31 March 2011

A Whale Of A Tail

Sea Bags has introduced a new whale tail print seen here on a wine bag ($29). It's also available on a tote in blue, green or pink. Don't know about you but I prefer my whales blue. I do, however, like my giant sea snails pink. 

-CABOO 

30 March 2011

Springtime At West Elm

Pillows ($29-$34)
Montauk Nest Chair ($499)
Fabulous Candleholders

West Elm is so lovely this time of year what with the pillows, candles and side tables in bloom. Check out West Elm's new items for spring. So fabulous. 

-CABOO 

29 March 2011

The Brush Off

Gold Mine 7 Piece Brush Set With Case ($24.99)


"Roped In" Kabuki Brush ($12.99) 

I'm loving these limited edition cosmetic brushes from Sonia Kashuk available at Target. Haven't seen them online yet. Not only do you get five million brushes (and by five million, I mean seven) but you also get a fabulous wicker clutch. 

-CABOO 

28 March 2011

It's Raining Fabulous

Sleeveless Knit Trompe L'Oeil Romper ($99)
 Short Sleeve Chiffon Overlay Floral Print Dress ($69)
Short Sleeve Printed Chiffon Blouse  ($49)

Rising fashion star Kinder Aggugini just created an affordable line for Macy's and it's super fab. I read about this glorious news in Glamour's "Five Things To Know Right Now." The other four weren't so great, e.g., "Grunge Is Alive Again." Ug. Not if I can help it. 

-CABOO 

27 March 2011

Spring Hath Sprung!


Spring is here and so is a new friend who is a fan of my garden. 
Her name is Lady Cerise. 

-CABOO 

26 March 2011

St. Barths Here We Come?


In conjunction with the publication of In The Spirit Of St. Barths ($45) by Pamela Fiori, Aussoline is offering a chance for a St. Barths Getaway. I so need one. Tootsie does too, but we might have to settle for the book which looks fabulous. 
"In spite of an airport runway that's not for the faint-hearted, St. Barths is synonymous with Caribbean elegance and chic. In this celebratory volume Pamela Fiori, a regular visitor for both work and pleasure, shares the legacy of the island. Through interviews with locals and regulars, many of them bold face names, she shows off the best beaches, villas with extraordinary views, and some of the island's most memorable destination weddings. A final chapter, Essential St. Barth features Fiori's pick of hotels, villa rental companies, event planners, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and shops." -Aussouline
-CABOO 

25 March 2011

Magnificent Pineapple Obsession

My obsession with pineapples hasn't ended. Check out these fabulous pineapple shot glasses from Tommy Bahama ($36 for two). 

-CABOO 

24 March 2011

It's The Keira That Sells The Coco


Check out Keira Knightley rock the casbah in the new short film for Coco Chanel's Mademoiselle. Here are some observations: 
  • Keira's hair is fabulous with a capital FABULOUS. 
  • They make cream-colored motorcycles (I know about the cream-colored ponies)? 
  • The wallpaper in the opening sequence is to die for (Oscar Wilde would approve). 
  • Get ready for the beige power jumpsuit to make a comeback.
  • There's a nice homage to Coco with a mirrored spiral staircase.  
Directed by Joe Wright of Atonement fame, the Chanel ad is mandatory Fabulous Alert viewing. Click here for the Coco

-CABOO 

23 March 2011

Smellegant

Candle snobs and design snobs alike are going to tinkle when they see the Jo Malone candles with designs from the late David Hicks. The oh-so exclusive limited edition candles are available for $65 at Nordstrom in Lime Basil Mandarine (my pick), Pomegranate Noir, and Red Roses. 

-CABOO 

22 March 2011

New Kate Spade Blog!

THIS IS A FABULOUS ALERT LEVEL CHARTREUSE! 
Kate Spade just launched a new blog, The Weekly Spade: A Blog About Color. Check it out but don't forget to come back to Momma. Here's Deborah Lloyd's (Kate's Creative Director) inspiration for March. So fabulous.

-CABOO 

21 March 2011

I Can't Handle The Cute!


I have a soft spot for busted up animals. As a child I'd always choose the ugliest stuffed animals because I thought no one would love them. When I saw Feel Better, Little Buddy: Animals With Casts by Julia Segal, I could scarcely contain my aahs. Selling for $10.27 on Amazon, it's a cute gift idea for someone dealing with the not so fun healing process. 

-CABOO 

Post Snark: The pup on the cover looks a lot like Strut, a family pet from many moons ago. 
STRUT

20 March 2011

Moon Mix

Click here to check out my new playlist on Ping. 
It's the perfect mix for enjoying that big old moon. 

-CABOO 


POST SNARK: Last night I kept checking to see the promised Uber Moon but saw no such thing. It was just a garden variety full moon. Still beautiful though. 

19 March 2011

Moonstruck


Tonight the moon is getting supersized. I don't think you can miss the uber moon. Just remember to look outside. 
"Mark your calendar. On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It's a super "perigee moon"--the biggest in almost 20 years." Dr. Tony Phillips Science@NASA 
-CABOO 
Post Snark: If you're feeling a little loony, just blame the moon. 

18 March 2011

Bananas For Pineapples


These would look so good on me. Thanks Kate! Click here for everything pineapple. 

-CABOO 


COMING SOON: Something BIG is coming. Tune in tomorrow. 

17 March 2011

"Laugh, Clown, Laugh"


Kathy Griffin's brining the funny tonight in her special Fifty And Not Pregnant. I'm sad she's not doing My Life On The D-List anymore but as long as she's throwing Bravo a special from time to time, I'll be okay. The laughs begin at 9 on Bravo. 



-CABOO 

16 March 2011

Ikat Youkat A Wekat


Springtime is usually when ikat rears its pretty little head. I'm ready for it. Here are some cute ikat bowls ($14 each) from Anthro

-CABOO 

15 March 2011

To-Dive-For Swimming Pools

Perivolas, Santorini, Greece






I swim a mile everyday in a pool a slightly less glamourous than any of these. Check out the resort pool slideshow on Coastal Living's website or see them in the March issue. 

-CABOO 

Post Snark: One of the happiest days of my life was when my parents bought a house with a pool which I lived in because I had to wear a back brace 23 hours a day...unless I was in a pool. Sadly, my hair turned green as a result but whatev. I'm fabulous now. 

14 March 2011

"So Nice"


Check out this gallery of outdoor rooms from IKEA. Love this one. 

Dining alfresco is an important part of being fabulous. You can tune out the world and really enjoy your meal and guests. More importantly, you can wear big hats. 

-CABOO 

And The Beauty Winner Is...


When it comes to makeup, there are no losers but in case you're interested here's the list of beauty winners from Neiman Marcus. Click here for all the noms. 

-CABOO 

13 March 2011

"Reunited And It Feels So Good"


My iPhone has been in hospital for the past few days but is back home now and resting comfortably. The kind doctors and nurses at the Apple Hospital took good care of her and had her back to me in a flash. Here she is resting on a scarf while my Brownie camera watches over her. 

-CABOO

Rules Of Engagement


Attention airport security. You can frisk me until the cows come home but don't mess with my precious toiletries. They are sacrosanct. 

These inflight bags are see-through so when you go through security your bag won't be violated, however your person might. The set of three sells for $20 at Neiman Marcus

-CABOO 

12 March 2011

Zach Galifianakis On SNL!


Tonight Zach Galifianakis is hosting Saturday Night Live. If anyone can bring the funny honey, it's ZG. Check out his SNL promo on Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

-CABOO 

11 March 2011

"Bizarre Love Triangle"


Never Let Me Go hasn't let me go yet. I keep thinking about the strange storyline, haunting score and Andrew Garfield's disheveled hair.
"Based on Kazuo Ishiguro's acclaimed novel, this sci-fi drama from director Mark Romanek is centered on thirtysomething Kathy (Carey Mulligan), who reflects on her time spent at Hailsham, an English boarding school, alongside classmates Ruth (Keira Knightley) and Tommy (Andrew Garfield). Born for an unusual reason, the three struggle with their destiny and their love triangle. Charlotte Rampling plays headmistress Miss Emily." -Netflix Online
Never Let Me Go is a Fabulous Alert must-queue, but please refrain from watching the movie trailer. It gives away too much.

-CABOO

Post Snark: How is it that Andrew Garfield's messy hair looks so good and my messy hair looks so messy?

10 March 2011

New Kate Spade Website!

This is a Fabulous Alert Level Canary Yellow.
Kate Spade has a new website.
Happy Thursday.

-CABOO

"I Think It Needs Me"

Sigh.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs flower ring is available for $78 on Piperlime.

-CABOO

"On The Day That You Were Born The Angels Got Together"

Let us pause for a moment and give thanks for the ridiculously handsome, Jon Hamm. Today is his birthday. I would love to see what his parents looked like because I think it needs to be studied.

My favorite part of Jon Hamm is his speaking voice. Listen to his wheel spiel for Kodak in season one of Mad Men. Chills! His brilliant recitation of Frank O'Hara's Meditations In An Emergency (click here) is one of the most poignant moments I've ever seen on television (that and when Reva Shane got amnesia and became Amish on Guiding Light).

-CABOO

Post Snark: The fabulous picture above is from the "Summer Man" episode of Mad Men. Check out the Mad Men photo galleries.

09 March 2011

See Jane Work It

See Jane Work's website got a facelift. Check out their collection of dream offices. I'm liking the view this one has and there's no office chill.

-CABOO

08 March 2011

Show Us Your Toots!

Plastic Mardi Gras beads are a Tootsie's best friend.

-CABOO

The Goods

Here's some Mardi Gras loot someone standing in front of me paid a high price for. Positioning yourself near an exhibitionist is a great strategy for getting beads and you get to keep your dignity intact.

-CABOO

07 March 2011

A Skinny Girl With Sass

Bethenny Ever After airs tonight at 10 on Bravo, a Fabulous Alert Level Chartreuse to be sure. So glad she's back. J'adore sassy Bethenny.

Shawn Rabideau, Bethenny's long-suffering wedding coordinator from Bethenny Getting Married, is also back on Bravo in a series of webisodes. Check out this picture gallery of Shawn's priceless expressions and click here for the webisodes.

-CABOO

Post Snark: Here's Bethenny's Bluefly "Closet Confession" commercial, the extended version. So cute.

06 March 2011

Not Without My Blankie

Delicate flower that I am, I'm forever fighting an office chill. These work woobies (cashmere throws) from Williams Sonoma Home look perfect. They are on sale for $198 (reg. $298).

-CABOO

05 March 2011

Even More Vintage Mardi Gras

Here's my Uncle Billy as king of one of the Mardi Gras krewes from days of yore. I guess that makes me royalty?

-CABOO

04 March 2011

Lessons In Smelling Good

My philosophy on smelling fabulous is as follows:
  • Just because your life stinks, doesn't mean you have to.
  • You may not have a million bucks, but you can smell like you do.
  • If nothing else, smell amazing (the rest will follow suit).

Bahiana by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is a frontrunner for my new spring/summer fragrance. The notes include Brazilian orange, caipirinha lemon, mandarin, tagette, green leaf, rosewood, gaiac wood, elemi, amber, musk and coconut. It's available at Lucky Scent for $120 or $3 for a sample.

-CABOO
Post Snark: As a member of S.O.A.P. (society for overly aromatic people), I know of what I speak.

03 March 2011

Caipirinha Time

I'm crazy about Caipirinhas, Brazil's national cocktail. Muddling limes to make a Caipirinha is as much cooking as I do, but it's so worth it. Click here for the recipe. My friends got me this bottle of Cachaca (a liquor made from distilled sugarcane) to make the delicious drink. I love the bottle so much I don't want to drink it, but I also love Caipirinhas. What to do?

-CABOO

Post Snark: Let the drinker beware. Caipirinhas are pretty strong and it's so easy to drink them and drink them and drink them. If I was a gnat, I would dive into a pitcher of Caips and drink my way to the bottom. What a way to go.

02 March 2011

"I Am On A Drug. It's Called Fabulous."

Only $29.50 At Old Navy!
These eyelet numbers from Old Navy will help me maintain my fabulosity without breaking the bank. I can wear them when I'm rambling around my French island cottage (see post below). Both the shift and tie-belt dresses sell for $29.50 at Old Navy.

-CABOO

Post Snark: There are no side effects (melting faces, weeping children, etc) from Fabulous and it's totally available. Just look around.

01 March 2011

Give Me The Simple Life

This is where I would think deep thoughts and then read Perez Hilton.
How nice to swim laps oceanside.
When I'm done a batch of Caipirinhas will hit the spot.
Why is there a man in my living room? I think he's the designer.
He can stay because he matches the room.
I can't cook so this is where I would look at take-out menus.
All I really want is a simple French island cottage. This one designed by Barry Dixon will do nicely. Tootsie and I will get along splendidly here. Once again, Coastal Living gets me. Click here to check out the St. Barts stunner.

-CABOO