Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Also, if you have not paid a visit to Carolyn's website you must visit asap! You will find darling gifts, beautiful wrapping accessories and great ideas. At Christmas time she had pink and green holiday wrap. It is sadly no longer available, but if you check of the holiday issue of CRStyle on her site you can see some photos. Also available is a wonderful selection of Blue Canton trinkets. Whether you consider yourself traditional or modern you are bound to find something you cannot live without here, it is just a divine, online shopping experience. Now we just need Charlotte Moss to make her site as marvelous as her NYC townhouse (I am DYING to go, has anyone been lucky enough to go??) and we will be all set. Have a fabulous evening!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I read the cover while there and also on Amazon and am for sure ordering myself a copy. It looks like a fun summer read and even if it ends up being horrible the cover is at least delightful to look at! Here is a short summary from Amazon:
Emmy is newly single, and not by choice. She was this close to the ring and the baby she's wanted her whole life when her boyfriend left her for his twenty-three-year-old personal trainer -- whose fees are paid by Emmy. With her plans for the perfect white wedding in the trash, Emmy is now ordering takeout for one. Her friends insist an around-the-world sex-fueled adventure will solve all her problems -- could they be right?
Leigh, a young star in the publishing business, is within striking distance of landing her dream job as senior editor and marrying her dream guy. And to top it all off, she has just purchased her dream apartment. Only when Leigh begins to edit the enfant terrible of the literary world, the brilliant and brooding Jesse Chapman, does she start to notice some cracks in her perfect life...
Adriana is the drop-dead-gorgeous daughter of a famous supermodel. She possesses the kind of feminine wiles made only in Brazil, and she never hesitates to use them. But she's about to turn thirty and -- as her mother keeps reminding her -- she won't have her pick of the men forever. Everyone knows beauty is ephemeral and there's always someone younger and prettier right around the corner. Suddenly she's wondering...does Mother know best?
These three very different girls have been best friends for a decade in the greatest city on earth. As they near thirty, they're looking toward their future...but despite all they've earned -- first-class travel, career promotions, invites to all the right parties, and luxuries small and large -- they're not quite sure they like what they see...
One Saturday night at the Waverly Inn, Adriana and Emmy make a pact: within a single year, each will drastically change her life. Leigh watches from the sidelines, not making any promises, but she'll soon discover she has the most to lose. Their friendship is forever, but everything else is on the table. Three best friends. Two resolutions. One year to pull it off.
So much to do and so little time. I am off to get back to it.
Countdown until I Bon Voyage: 12 days!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I won ($16) this darling J Crew, flamingo pink pleated skirt on Sunday. I cannot wait to put it to good use!
I live in Nancy sweaters and have been trying to track down this pink for the past year. It was only sold in a few stores and sold out immediately. When I found it yesterday afternoon I had to 'Buy it Now" and still only paid $32! It is new without tags (I do not really understand this eBay term, I mean do people really cut tags off before wearing an item???).
I am eyeing this Lilly, cashmere halter. I thought it might be cute for summer, but am a bit worried it could be a bit short on my long torso. However, it is hard to go wrong at $8.99!Yes, I am utterly obsessed with tunics and cannot get enough. They are just so practical and cute when it is hot outside. I already have one white one, but this style is a little different. It is a size 6 though, so I might have to have it taken in if I end up buying it.
OK, sorry for such a short post, but I am beyond tired and need to get to bed. I cannot wait for the American Idol finale tomorrow!
Monday, May 19, 2008
PS please say a big prayer for me; I have a big meeting at work on Tuesday!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
I thought I had pretty good luck! Overall, I had a great time. I was not a huge fan of the layout of the outlets. They were in a mall setting and the mall was sort of dark, but when you are almost getting things for free you cannot complain! The only thing I wished they had was a Brooks Brothers; looks like I will be making a trip to Allen soon! After Grapevine I stopped by Homegoods and picked up an adorable green and white stripe beach towel with pink flamingos. I saw they had several Lilly and VV items in the connecting TJ Maxx, but I did not need to add anything else to my closet...
Now I am off to make an item for my spring swap partner. I am all done with my shopping and as soon as I finish getting the items together I will be putting my box in the mail. I cannot wait to see everyone's photos of their items! Have a fabulous evening and wonderful day of rest!!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Someone needs to get bidding on this one... at $.99 you should not pass it up!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Supporting the Big Red way back when!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
PS, how does everyone get/find/create their adorable blog art?! It took me ages to edit mine in Paint and it still has major flaws. Does anyone have any ideas or insight?!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Finally, I am hoping to visit Bath yet again. I have already been to Bath twice, but I utterly adore the city and all it has to offer so another visit is not out of the question. The UK Center for Jane Austen as are the Roman Baths and Fashion Museum. The Pump Room, part of the Roman Baths, has a wonderful menu and a delightful afternoon tea. The city is so full of history and art so I am going to try and add it to my calendar.
As you can see I have a busy few weeks of decision making and planning ahead of me. So, so, so many choices to make so if anyone has any recommendations or insight send them my way! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!
PS, can you all believe that a week from tomorrow we will now who won American Idol?! This year is just flying by! It is hard to believe we are half way through May and summer is right around the corner. What a fantastic year it has been though. I have so much to be thankful for and could not be any happier. Goodnight!
Monday, May 12, 2008
I must mention that I am BEYOND thrilled people are commenting on my blog. It is so nice to know people actual read it and take time to share their thoughts, so thank you!
This weekend was quite fun. On Thursday evening I got together with all the other Kappa girls that will be serving as officers for the Dallas Young Alumni group. We figured out our calendar for the entire year which was a big feat and are ready to recruit some new members! After dinner at Manny's I went home and planned to watch Grey's Anatomy, however the TiVo choose not to record it so I settled for 27 Dresses instead. I had a busy day at work on Friday and afterwards I went to What Happens in Vegas. It was SO cute and I want to go again. I think Cameron Diaz is adorable; she is very cute with an awesome figure, but her personality really sets her apart. On my way home from the movie I stooped by Target and got all the ingredients to make puppy chow which was beyond delish. Saturday was a busy day of shopping (see the post below) and then I spent the evening tidied up and watching Juno (not one of my favorites...). I heard so many great reviews for the movie and several friends love it, but I was not the biggest fan and have no intentions of watching it again anytime soon. Sunday morning I got up and got ready for work and have been here since yesterday afternoon. M and I hit up Celebrity for an afternoon snack yesterday and then for dinner we order Yumi to Go. For those of you that live in the Park Cities/Uptown area you must try Yumi. It is much better then your average Chinese food and far less greasy and disgusting. OK, time to run and watch GG and make hot fudge sundaes! Much love!!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
The bag at SM; it also comes in a red and blue madras.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
5 things I can't live without under $10:
1. bottled water
2. Starbucks lattes
4. Post-it notes
5. my cuticle cutters (it is just over $10, but I literally do not know what I would do with out it)
5 Favorite Movies:
1. Father of the Bride 1 and 2
2. Love Actually
3. Pride and Prejudice
5 girls' names I love but won't use:
5 boys' names I love but won't use:
5 songs you could listen to over and over again:
1. Anything Michael Buble
2. Bless the Broken Road
3. Everlasting Love
4. The Way You Look Tonight
5. Bad Day (this is for you Nan!)
5 things that stay in my handbag at all times:
3. Chanel glossimer
4. business and calling cards
5 obsessions I have right now:
2. organic food
4. facebook bumper stickers
5 places I'd love to go:
2. Rio de Janeiro
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Finally on to the fun essentials, your travel accessories! When in London last summer I discovered Aspinal of London. It is much like Smythson of Bond street, but you can get their fabulous leather goods for a fraction of what SoB sells them for. I have included everything in the pink leather, but for those of you who prefer to tone it down everything shown is available in black and brown too! Aspinal also has a darling London Ladies Journal they publish every year. It has all the key social events listed and makes note of anything and everything happening in and around London. The 2008 is no longer available so keep checking the website for the 2009!
The basic travel necessities: a travel wallet to hold your ticket, travel information and your passport! The set comes includes the wallet, a passport cover and a luggage tag for $160!Travel in style and make someone in customs smile with this passport cover. $60 and can be personalized with your initials!
If you are traveling to London, this is another great (and stylish) guide to the lovely city!
If you are like me and constantly worrying about your nails this manicure kit is something you should never again leave home without ($155). Don't you love how even the British adore pink and green?
Happy travels to you all! Keep checking back for my London and Paris must-hit shops, restaurants and hot spots!