I love Allie's honesty. Take that hair down, girl!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
My cousin put the following TED.com talk on my radar yesterday, and it moved me in a big way. Tsakos says a lot, but this excerpt resonated powerfully:
There is a revolution. It's a human and technological revolution. It's motion and emotion. It's information. It's visual. It's musical. It's sensorial. It's conceptual. It's universal. It's beyond words and numbers. It's happening.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Dear Cocoa Puffs,
You are downright dangerous. Consider it luck, the way you surreptitiously plopped into our cart, but I guarantee it won't - it can't - happen again. I attribute our recent love affair to my very organic upbringing, but too much of a good thing is just sickening. Literally.
Monday, March 7, 2011
I love all 26 of these fun - and of equal importance - cheap date ideas. Especially the book club for two feature. I don't think B would object, but it might mean waiting for the next Vince Flynn novel to come out (starring covert counter-terrorism agent Mitch Rapp). Compromise is my second middle name.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Parisian woman in the Place de la Concorde by Jean Beraud, 1890
An excerpt from Entre Nous: A Woman's Guide To Finding Her Inner French Girl by Debra Ollivier:
If she can’t afford it, she won’t buy it. If it doesn’t fit (or make her feel good, or flaunt what she’s got), she won’t wear it. If she can’t find it, she won’t compromise. If she loves it, she won’t toss it. She reuses it, rethinks it, lets it age.
When a French girl shops, it isn’t a solitary act of buying something new. It’s part of a lifelong process of editing her environment, making small but meaningful additions to her home, her closet, her life.
When you shop like a French girl, you buy only one of anything – and make sure it’s the best quality you can afford.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Earlier today, I was gifted with an exclusive behind the scenes look into Tony Walker & Company, a brilliant shopping epicenter in Williamsville, NY. The tour came about after winning a contest via TW&Co.'s Facebook page - a fun surprise to reward a silly poem I wrote describing a posted picture of the company's Art Director.
The tour was exceptional, informative, and drool-worthy (in-store brands include Alice + Olivia, Elizabeth + James, DVF, La Perla, Lululemon, and Vince to name a few favorites). While there, I set up my virtual closet, registered for my 50% off birthday coupon, and was handed a darling TW&Co. goody bag.
I decided to give up shopping for Lent, meaning I have six days to get my fix before I put a lid on it. Meaning I may return for my second tour, tomorrow.