Sunday, July 31, 2011

Drama vs Nature

What happens when a theatre bat escapes into a late night rehearsal.

P.S. My reaction:

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?

Lobe buttons

Button-like flowers
Zinnias

Cute as a button:
Baby B

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Marvelous Snacking

We are in the midst of putting up an intricate show (crinoline, constant four part harmonies, ballot counting, harmonica playing, go-go boots, octave jumping, audience participation, and a multitude of step-touching) in a very short period of time.

That calls for some serious snackage.

The four gals agree upon the deliciousness of this new product:

We will happily incorporate the bags into the show (both acts!) in exchange for some free product. Do I smell a sponsorship? Chip'ins presents The Marvelous Wonderettes!

Wonderettes on a five - getting our Chip'in fix

Oh Chip'ins, we think you are marvelous.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Let's Make A Deal

I've been coveting these sandals all of 2011.

But that is a lot of pesos for some shoes...
How happy was I when I saw that for today only, through Lucky Magazine's daily flash sale, they're 50% off. Woohoo!
Just enter "luckydaily2" at checkout. Offer is valid from 11am ET on July 19, 2011 to 10:59am ET on July 20, 2011, or while supplies last.

I can't partake in this great deal, so I hope you will and I can live vicariously through your versatile-and-stylish-sandals-for-a-good-deal life.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wish You Were Here


and here:

and here:

and here:

But...I don't wish that you pay full price. I've found success (and sand) with the many online "flash travel sales" popping up on the internet. The above resorts are currently on sale with one of the sites below. Click HERE to sign up and start dreaming of "me time", postcards, and language barriers. 

Jetsetter: HERE
VacationistHERE
Tablet Hotels: HERE
Ruelala: HERE
Haute Look Getaways: HERE
Living Social: HERE
Sniqueaway: HERE
Ideeli Escapes: HERE

Meet you in the hammock! 

Cheery Cherries

Someone reminded me of these today:

I think cherries are the happiest fruit.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Learning is Dangerous

I know mentioned THIS before, but I am really concerned about the person who writes my Spanish word of the day email blasts.

For example, is this really the best sentence for "glue"?

Good morning! Here's your Word of the Day from Transparent Language.

Spanish word:
pegamento
English translation:
glue
Part of speech:
noun

Example sentence
 
Spanish:Elegí una mala semana para dejar de esnifar pegamento.
English:I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

Feeling Blue

But not in a morose sort of way. No, no, no. In a cerulean meets turquoise who happens upon cornflower that relays back to teal kind of way. That was confusing. Just see below.

Girly to the extreme:

Paired with matching nails? Or maybe just on the toes.

When you can't pick a blue. How cute would this be with a simple white tank?

Loving the "something blue" wedding shoe trend among 2011 brides.

Al fresco dining. I might like this even more because of the name.

Splash art:

The real thing is even better:

This vacation-ready tunic could double as a cover-up:

Summer+Stripes=a loving duo.

Back home, I would happily display these vintage inspired blue appliances:

Would love a dress form in an unexpected color. I guess step one would be learning how to sew...

A hose? Yes, a hose. But a BLUE hose!

Singing the blues never felt so happy.

Monday, July 11, 2011

NaCl

My sweet tooth has gotten slightly salty as of late. Maybe it's from all of the sweat formed from 90 degree NYC days? I know, that's gross. My apologies. Back to salt...


I was first introduced to this refreshing & summery drink when I lived in Florida with these two luscious ladies:

It took me about 2 months to finally get the name right. I kept calling it the Scooby Doo, the Snoopy, the Sea Pup...I might not have known the name, but I knew it was delicious.

Excited to experiment with these salt flakes. Imagine the light texture sprinkled over a caprese salad.

I'm usually a fruity girl when it comes to Pinkberry. Don't dare ask me about their attempt to make a chocolate flavor a few years back-yikes. Bad news bears. But after hearing raves of the new salted caramel creation, I had to at least give it a lick. And it was good.

Of course, the real salt I'm craving is the one that comes from being seaside: salt air and salty ocean. The best medicine. Perhaps the Jersey Shore?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happiness is...

Boating Besties

Headway

I know it looks likes you would whip up some eggs with it, but this simple head massager is the best.
To quote a friend, "It makes me giggle like a schoolgirl".

And said friend is not a schoolgirl.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Cat Suit

So You Think You Can Dance is already a grand jeté of entertainment, but I have to admit that I often watch the show just for Cat Deeley's quick wit and enviable style. She always seems to be having so much fun with what she does and what she wears. I once read that she does all of her own styling.

Now there's proof! A glimpse into her world backstage, In the Dressing Room with Cat Deeley, shows Cat and both her makeup artist and hairstylist scheming and playing with different looks for each episode. Most of it comes together 5 minutes before she is due onstage and you get some pretty useful tips to looking as fab as Cat.

Check them out HERE.

I can't help but notice that they have a champagne toast every night. No fair.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Shoe In

For summer shoes, there are a few basic requirements: comfortable, versatile, and easily slipped on and off. After all, the optimal shoes for summer are bare feet in the grass. But when you must protect your tootsies, these are ideal.

Sooooo comfortable instantly. No wearing in needed. I want them in every color.

For kicking around. Casual at its best.

Can't go on a trip without THESE.

With the footwear taken care of, it's time for a pedicure...
Putt Putt LuRuSo

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Practicality

A very thoughtful relative (Let's just call her "Sparky"...) took notice of my many mentions of acquiring cupcakes in my purse and found the perfect solution to my predicament.

Voila! 
Similar gadgets found on Amazon:

Not only will this keep a lovely buttercream frosting from ending up all over my keys and Metrocard, but the bottom is a silicone bake cup, making transition from oven to purse effortless.

Can't wait to test this out.
Thanks, Sparky!

Friday, July 1, 2011

No Nos

What a creative and humorous way to deter people from unwanted exits:

Of course, for the 4 year old sitting behind me, the chance of seeing dinosaurs AND crabs with his very own 4 year old eyes only encouraged his curiosity to pass through the forbidden space.

You can't say they didn't warn you.

Since we are in the neighborhood, I'd like to highly recommend the Blue Moon Cafe.

More specifically, one of these:
Cinnamon Roll

It didn't last long.

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