31 October 2009
30 October 2009
29 October 2009
Halloween has me thinking of ghosts, especially chic ones. The following people, who are no longer with us, are more than welcome to haunt me anytime, anywhere.
Audrey Hepburn: Just to breathe the same air she breathes. Do ghosts breathe? Also, I need her help with my Dad's garden.
Vincent Van Gogh: First I’d play him the song by Don McLean and then I would ask him about the whole ear thing.
Grace Kelly: Would love her to help me reorganize my closet. Maybe she and her wardrobe could haunt me.
Cary Grant: Honestly, I’m not sure what I’d do with Cary Grant’s ghost. He’s so perfect.
Dorothy Parker: Her ghost would be great to have at work. Have summoned her on many occasions while staring at a blank page.
Judy Garland: A go-to kind of ghost for Christmas. We could do a holiday special together.
Rex Harrison: Would adore it if he haunted me as sassy manghost, Captain Gregg, from The Ghost And Mrs. Muir.
Jane Austen: Think she would get a kick out of reality television. We could watch a Real Housewives marathon and make snarky comments.
My Dad: Want him more than anyone to visit me. He showed me what makes life fabulous. I think he would like my blog.
28 October 2009
27 October 2009
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown airs both Tuesday and Wednesday on ABC at 8/7c. There are no excuses for missing it this year!
"There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin."-Linus Van Pelt
26 October 2009
25 October 2009
24 October 2009
23 October 2009
I’m one of those perpetually cold females, but for obvious reasons a snuggie is not an option. I’ve been eyeing these cozy throws from West Elm. As seen in the picture, you can have them monogrammed (someone has some very unfortunate initials). The cozy throw or “work woobie” sells for $39 at West Elm.
22 October 2009
Fashion icon and muse for YSL, screen siren, and the embodiment of the fabulous French female (her image was used not long ago to represent Marianne, the national symbol of France), Catherine Deneuve, I salute you. In your honor, I’m going to have an Umbrellas of Cherbourgy kind of day by singing everything!
21 October 2009
20 October 2009
In A Charlie Brown Christmas, Charlie Brown uttered the unprecedented lines, “I just don’t understand Christmas … I always end up feeling depressed.” Never before had a cartoon child displayed complex emotions. I was hooked. Charlie Brown’s alienation was not only all too relatable, but charming and funny. The new book, Celebrating Peanuts: 60 Years, is a must-have for all us fans. Sells for $47.25 at Amazon. Don't you just love the cover!
19 October 2009
18 October 2009
17 October 2009
16 October 2009
15 October 2009
14 October 2009
If my laptop could sing and play musical instruments, which I suspect it does, it would sound like Air’s new album, Love 2. I especially love "Love" and "So Light Is Her Footfall". Moon Safari is my favorite album of theirs and I don’t think they could ever top "La Femme d’Argent" or "All I Need" but I’ll be here waiting if they care to try!
13 October 2009
12 October 2009
At a young age, when it was clear that I was in possession of my father’s, not my mother’s, nose, I was introduced to the wonderful world of the most beautiful woman in the world. Her name…Audrey Hepburn, and like myself she had a pronounced proboscis. I have since grown to appreciate that I don’t look like everyone else and having anything of my dear father’s is a privilege. Celebrate all the things that make you unique!
11 October 2009
10 October 2009
09 October 2009
08 October 2009
The teacup pigs as seen on the Today Show yesterday were too cute. My mind started to reel thinking about the “downsizing” of other species. Mad scientists, geneticists and the like, make it work. Here’s my wish list:
- Pocket Elephants
- Pygmy Pandas
- Half-Pint Hippos
- Diminutive Dolphins
- Weeny Walruses
- Junior Jaguars
- Right-Sized Rhinos
- Non-Venti Narwhals
- Quarter Kangas
07 October 2009
06 October 2009
05 October 2009
04 October 2009
For the record, I hate guns and wouldn’t trust most adults with a pair of craft scissors much less a gun. However, the packaging for the Juliette Has A Gun line of perfume is way cool and a tad phallic. The common thread to this trio of scents is the rose which promises, “When applied at the right places, men bend irresistibly on their knees.” Samples are available for $3 each at Lucky Scent.
FYI: My alter ego is a spy who, instead of carrying a gun, carries an atomizer filled with fabulous perfume.