31 May 2010

Sex Closet

Check out Carrie Bradshaw's closet from the Sex And The City Movie website. What else are you going to do with your long weekend?


30 May 2010


Years ago, I bought the most fabulous tray from Wisteria. Sadly, it caught on fire during a photo shoot. True story. You know how trays have a tendency to put themselves in peril. These colorful trays sell for $34 each at Wisteria and hopefully they know better.


29 May 2010

Bon Weekend!

Found this picture by Annie Schlechter on the "Room Galleries" section of Coastal Living's website. Gorgeous!


28 May 2010

A La Plage!

MAC's To The Beach collection hit stores yesterday. The packaging is TFFW (too fabulous for words). For the record, MAC is my favorite makeup brand. Check it out!


27 May 2010

The Stamp Of Fabulous!

This first class (of course) Katharine Hepburn stamp was recently released by the USPS. With a Kate Hepburn stamp, your mail will say I'm strong, independent, modern and look great in slacks.


26 May 2010

Where Are My Smelling Salts?

I've died and gone to bag lady heaven. This Riviera Bag from Calypso for $95 has me swooning. Where oh where is my Fairy Bagmother?


25 May 2010

Cool Waters

If irreverence is your thing (reverence is so 1985), than John Waters is for you. He's one of the funniest writers I know. His new book, Role Models is coming out today and I couldn't be happier. Love that it's being published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. They published T.S Eliot, Pablo Neruda, Walker Percy, Flannery O'Connor and basically anyone that makes all us former English majors tinkle. John Waters must be in heaven...or hell in his case.


Post Snark: Crackpot is mandatory Fabulous Alert reading. It was on your syllabus.

24 May 2010

Happy Endings

Among my favorite things in this world is a pair of starfish sandals I got from J.Crew. When the starfish came off I was inconsolable. J.Crew generously agreed to pay for the repair bill. Unfortunately I live in a small town whose only shoe repair store insisted they couldn't fix my shoes to which I replied, "We can put a man on the moon, but you can't fix my Starfish Sandals?" Long story short, I found a hippie with a "Can Do" attitude and lived happily ever after with my J.Crew Starfish Sandals. No really.

These faboosh Starfish Sandals sell for $115 at Piperlime.


23 May 2010

I Thought It Was Me

Here I am thinking I look great for my age and the whole time it was my perfume? According to the April issue of Allure magazine, the scent of Grapefruit gives one the perception of being ten years younger. Jo Malone's Grapefruit is my favorite Grapefruit scent. So clean and fresh. Perfect for travel.


22 May 2010

Petites BoƮtes

I never have anything to go in the little boxes because I'm a minimalist but I like them anyway. This is, of course, contrary to the whole minimalist "thing" but there it is. Am I a closet hoarder? Gasp! These dangerously cute boxes are on sale at Talbots for $14.99.


21 May 2010

Why Can't I Do Cannes?

Oh to be a French fly on the wall at this famous film festival. What is it like to breathe its rarified air. You kind of can with the documentary Cannes: All Access. Queue it up. And here's a behind the scenes book on the subject: Cannes: Fifty Years Of Sun, Sex & Celluloid.


20 May 2010

Happy Birthday Jimmy Stewart!

Jimmy Stewart is one of my all-time favorite actors. He reminds me of my Dad who not only looked like Stewart but could do a mean impersonation. For lovers of Jimmy Stewart and film, it doesn't get any better than Hitchcock's psychosexual masterpiece, Vertigo. Check out the trailer!


19 May 2010

Tootsie's People?

When I saw this doxie on India's blog and read that she got it in Florida from a strange woman, I couldn't help but wonder if it's one of Tootsie's kin. Tootsie (left side) has similar markings to Banger (right side) and I got her from a strange woman in Florida. Hmm.


Passage To India's Blog

J'adore India Hicks. I too am completely obsessed with the "island life" and her chic spin on it is so very very. Check out her new blog!

This is a picture of The Cricket Pavilion at Hibiscus Hill in The Bahamas. Remember when India's home was in Domino? It was one of my favorite issues.


18 May 2010

Come Away...Come Away!

Don't wait for Bali to find you. Enter the Kate Spade getaway contest for a chance to go there for five days.


17 May 2010

Daniel Day Handsome

So dedicated to the craft of acting, Daniel Day Lewis has managed to hide the fact that he's one of the most handsome men in the world by playing unattractive characters. Let the evidence speak for itself, ladies and gentlemen:
  • There Will Be Ugly
  • Ugly Gangs of New York
  • My Ugly Left Foot
  • My Ugly Laundrette
  • Room With An Ugly View
It was refreshing to see him play a good-looking man in the recently released DVD, Nine. Whatever shortcomings this movie had were overcome by the stunning DDL.


16 May 2010

Not Without My Shlapa!

As a skin cancer "survivor" I never go anywhere without my shlapa. Protect your pretty faces people. This cute little nautical number is available at the GAP for $24.50.


15 May 2010

Calvin Can!

If anyone can do this Triple Crown thing, it's Calvin Borel. My fellow Louisianian is set to get the second jewel today at Pimlico on fabulous horse, Super Saver (not crazy about the name). We shall see. The Preakness Stakes are today at 4:30 on NBC.


14 May 2010

For The Love Of Lemons

I love lemons. I love the way they taste, look and smell. Such a happy little piece of fruit. Check out these cheerful lemon-inspired glasses ($3.95 each) from Crate and Barrel.


13 May 2010

My Kingdom For A Seahorse!

Unlike the Sea-Monkey, the Seahorse has a certain dignity. This Seahorse necklace from Kate Spade is too cute and can be found at Nordstrom for $75.


12 May 2010

Happy Birthday Katharine Hepburn!

One of a kind Kate. They don't make them like this anymore. Really. I racked my brain trying to think of an actress like her and came up empty. Check out Kate in The Philadelphia Story, one of my faves. It also stars Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart thus making it mandatory Fabulous Alert viewing.


11 May 2010

Once De Mayo

Love this new Mexican mosaic tunic for $78 from J.Crew. I wonder if Michelle Obama is going to get this one. It's very White House casual.


10 May 2010

The Imponderables

Is it possible to own too much lipgloss? Sometimes I wonder and then I see something like this and realize what a ridiculous question that is. This set of 12 mini glosses from Clinique is practically free ($25) at Sephora.


09 May 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you for always loving me...even when I'm not fabulous (hard to imagine).


This picture was taken at Bonnie Doone.

08 May 2010

Tootsie Take Note!

If Tootsie wants to get her Mommy something for Mother's Day, here's something she would like. These fabulous Kate Spade earings are available at Nordstrom for $45.


07 May 2010


My Mother's Clothes by Jeanette Montgomery Barron is a perfect little gift for Mums, Grandmums or Chrysanthemums. Sells for $17.96 at Barnes & Noble.


Post Snark: Does Mother's Day make you think of N. Scott Momaday? Me too.

06 May 2010

Then I'm Going To Kiss Your...

The mighty Pineapple, a symbol of hospitality, slang for the lady garden (also slang), or something I put in a smoothie. The Talbots Pineapple Tote sells for $79.


05 May 2010

Z Is For Zebra

I will work this scarf like a Marsh Mongoose on the Serengeti. Avail at The Nana for $59.50.


03 May 2010

Flowerhead Power

I'm so wowed by Olaf Hajek's whimsical/magical illustrations. I feel like I did the first time I saw a Fellini film. The next book I have to have, Flowerhead: The Illustrations of Olaf Hajek, is available at Barnes & Noble for $43.20. Check out the video courtesy of Gestalten about the fabulous Olaf Hajek.

02 May 2010

Crossing The Cupcake Line?

I recently saw this muppet cupcake extravaganza on Entertainment Weekly online and it has me wondering if this whole cupcake thing has gone too far. Is there such a place as too far when it comes to cupcakes? Check out these "cupcake experiences" on Britain's Cupcake Occasions website. A sugar coma awaits!


01 May 2010

The Horses Are On The Track!

The Kentucky Derby race begins today at 5-7 p.m. EST on NBC. Beautiful hats, bourbon-based drinks, big sexy horses (once a teenage girl, always a teenage girl), Bob Baffert's hair and best of all it only lasts a few minutes. Count me in. Here's the Kentucky Derby Barbie on the backside at Churchill Downs. Check out this great gallery of Derby pics on the courier-journal.com


Post Snark: Kentucky Derby Barbie looks a little bit like Gretchen from The Real Housewives Of Orange County...or maybe Gretchen looks a little bit like Kentucky Derby Barbie.

Little Horse, Big Heart

This is a picture of Thumbelina, the world's smallest horse. Visiting sick children and spreading cheer, she's like the Princess Di of horses. Here she is at Niagara Falls. Sadly, Thumbelina will not be competing in the Kentucky Derby. Check out Thumbelina's website.