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Blogger Wishlist: Dawn & Mariah

Blogger Wishlist: Dawn & Mariah

Well today in Cape Town it definitely feels like winter, the rain is pouring down, it’s so loud I can’t even think properly! Luckily we have two more Blogger Wishlists to put us in a good mood and let us do some imaginary shopping escapism! We have from Dawn from Manhattan and Mariah from Cape Town.

Dawn’s blog, The Alternative Wife, is another one of those beautiful places that leave you feeling happy and inspired. Lots of gorgeous fashion, dreamy decor and photography, it’s all covered. I love the way Dawn writes and how she reveals little snippets of her life, it’s a wonderful place to escape to!
The Alternative Wife's wishlist

So Dawn, what are you wising for?
1. An iPhone 4 – I’m probably one of the last girls on the planet to not have one.  I’ve been addicted to my blackberry for years but I’m finally ready to make the switch. 
2. An iPad. Yes Mac basically rules my world.  And I’m constantly on my MacBook Pro ignoring my other half so this new toy could help ease tensions at home.
3.This FentonFallon bracelet. I’m big on statement jewelry and this one is the perfect rocker chic piece.
4. A beach house. This is my ultimate dream and this summer I’m sort of making it come true by renting one for a few weekends and for another week in August.  One day I’d love to actually own one. (Image via here)
5. Chanel 2.55 in Black – I’ve wanted this for a VERY long time and hopefully my lucky day is just around the corner πŸ™‚
(Image via The Cherry Blossom Girl)
6. An SLR.  I’ve been wanting to get into photography a little more so this is definitely one of the things on the top of my list.  I’ve been researching for a while and right now I’m between the Nikon D3000 and the Canon EOS 1000D
7. YSL Tribute T-Strap Platform Sandal in Black – I’d take patent or not.  And come to think of it I’d take many other colors as well…I’m not that picky.

Thanks so much Dawn, I think I could quite happily have everything on your list! Those heels are incredible and I could easily do with some more apple technology in my life!

Mariah is originally from Virginia, America but she and her husband have decided to settle in Cape Town and start their life together here. Her blog, size too small, is a fresh, light space full of lovely inspiration. Every time I pop over I discover an amazing new design find or some fabulous fashion or photography, I’m always tempted to do a little online shopping when I visit!

size too small's wishlist

And over to Mariah…
1. Subscription to frankie magazine– Love, love, love this magazine. Sadly I haven’t found anywhere that sells it in Cape Town.
2. A Walk-In Closet- Enough said (image via here)
3. Homestead Print– I love this poster by Beauchamping. It would be perfect in my little guest bedroom/office vibe. 
4. Water Bottle Carafes– These are so beautiful- made to look like plastic water bottles but they are actually glass. So lovely for a dinner party.
5. Sewing Machine– My old sewing machine is floating around Johannesburg somewhere- I’m afraid I’ll never get it back. A new one would be great.
6. Swedish Hasbeens– The “it”shoe of the season has been calling my name for a while now.

Thanks Mariah, I’ll take that walk in cupboard and a frankie subscription any day! So did any of these make their way onto your wishlists? I’m sure the Chanel bag did, it seems to a firm favourite with all my blogger friends!

  1. ceo

    14 July

    I couldn't agree more with the wishlists….



    14 July

    Thank you so much for having me Lana! It was so much fun to live in dreamland for a little bit πŸ™‚

  3. Silver Strands

    14 July

    I'm a mac lover too … thus, the beginning of my wish list would look exactly like yours πŸ™‚

  4. SogniSorrisi

    14 July

    Great lists! I'll have one of each.

  5. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

    14 July

    Love Dawn's blog! Great lists by both ladies…those glass water bottles are so cool! Checking them out.

  6. alli/hooray

    14 July

    Mariah is one of my very favorite bloggers – loving all of her picks.

  7. Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    14 July

    love both lists, Dawn is one of my most loved blog girls, anything she likes I like!
    I recently discovered Mariah and she is lovely too! xoxo

  8. Cupcake Couture

    14 July

    Really enjoying these. So well put together and interesting. x

  9. Tamanna A. Shaikh

    14 July

    Hi Lana! Coming over from Dawn's and must say you got fabulous stuff going on here! Blogger wishlist idea is sooo inspirational really!! Love these wishlists–they're an art in themselves, aren't they? πŸ™‚ Would love tohave you over at my blog! xoxo

  10. Anna Liesemeyer

    14 July

    I love Dawn! I have to agree with that ipad and iphone:)

    Also, Mariah…never heard of Frankie. Will have to check it out!

  11. Valerie

    14 July

    I love Dawn's blog and her wishlist is fabulous. I'm now adding those YSL's to my list too!


  12. Indie.Tea

    14 July

    I really want the 2.55 too. Normally I hate "brand/luxury" things but I am willing to make an exception for THAT. Its so old-fashionededly (is that a word) glamorous.

  13. Diana Mieczan

    14 July

    I love those lists…Dawn,I really love that Chanel and the YSL sandals…awww those are perfect!

    I adore the Frankie Mag too:)

    Kisses girls and have a wonderful afternoon:)

  14. Jammer

    14 July

    Great lists! Those glass water bottles are so neat!

  15. The Simply Luxurious Life

    15 July

    Thank you for letting us get to know each of these bloggers a bit more. Dawn's list is lovely like her blog, but I've just been introduced to Mariah – thank you!

  16. shari @ little blue deer

    15 July

    Oh, great lists! I love them both! Happy to find you and happy to be your newest follower! XO!

  17. Sarah Klassen

    15 July

    Such a fun series!

    Dawn is one of my favorite bloggers, but thank you for introducing me to a new blogger. Both have such great and different styles — I really enjoyed this post and learning about some of their must

  18. Dustjacket Attic

    15 July

    lovin' your list Dawn, I'm after a good camera too and have those two listed πŸ™‚

    Nice to meet Mariah too, lovely post.
    xxx DJ


    15 July

    I'm coming from Dawn, and love your blog, your style. Forgot it's winter in CapeTown now. We are all so HOT we are dying in the US. I'm following now. xx's Marsha

  20. Heather {A Measure Of...}

    15 July

    These wishlists make me so happy. Love Mariah's walkin closet and Dawn's heels!

    I also like finding other people in the southern hem, making winter a little less lonely. Will be following along!

  21. Lana

    15 July

    Thanks for all the lovely comments, nice to meet so many new readers and glad you're enjoying the series!x

  22. one sydney road

    16 July

    ooh so many great things on these lists. YES to the beach house…my dream too, sigh!! and YES to frankie magazine…I can't find it here in the states so I'm with you!

    love this series lana!!

  23. SummerTeeth

    18 July

    gorgeous stuff! love mariah's wishlist.

  24. BEL

    23 July

    such a cute idea! i love reading these wishlists!

  25. Persis Shah

    18 August

    awesome wishlist!

    just stumbled across your blog and everything here is so pretty! do drop by mine too when you have some time.


  26. Signe

    2 October

    Both very nice wishlists! And I am craving a pair of Swedish Hasbeens as well but here in Norway I would go for one of the more wintery pairs πŸ™‚

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