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Monday, December 26, 2011

Nailed It

It's no surprise that I love glitter. Afterall, sparkle is my favorite color so why wouldn't I don my nails with a golden glow? It makes sitting at the computer and typing all day much more enjoyable.

The glow eventually wears off and removing the sparkle from my nails has proven to be a bit tricky in the past, so I decided to let the professionals do it. While at the salon, I realized I couldn't go cold turkey to plain-jane nails, so I opted for a bright geranium hue to get me through Christmas. Now, you must also understand that I RARELY paint my fingernails so this is a real treat.

The salon was really busy the night I decided to go. I waited patiently and apparently, unbeknownst to me, untwisted the bottle top to the color I selected. A wet sensation came over my hands a few minutes later...yep, I had nail polish on my hands...not my nails. I discretely cleaned off my hands with only those sitting next to me noticing my nail salon faux pax. The woman next to me got a kick out of my clumsiness. Glad I could make someone's day.

Eventually sitting down in the chair to be pampered, the nail tech noticed my new nail color selection no longer on my hands, but in MY HAIR!!! Color streaking is a popular trend right now, but it's just not for me. I've spent months trying to find the perfect shade of blonde so I was a little distressed, but couldn't do anything but laugh. Everyone in the salon was laughing with (or at) me as the nail tech used nail polish remover on my tresses. I think I'll stick to pedicures from now on.

Christmas Cheer 2011

Merry Christmas to ALL from New York City!

What a wide ranging Christmas this year has turned out to be. Thank goodness for technology or I might not have realized how our time was spent. Through camera phones, FaceTime (rest in peace, Steve Jobs) via iPhone, and Skype, we were able to spend a short time with our family although we are hundreds of miles apart. It somehow made our holiday away from family bearable.
Rockzilla got in the spirit earlier than we did this year. Santa dropped off this cute coat to keep my little elf warm. His enthusiasm helped prepare us for the holiday.
As we headed out to do some Christmas shopping, we ran into Teresa Giudice from The Housewives of New Jersey near Times Square. If you're not familiar with this woman, she's known to be quite the table flipper with a fiery, Italian temper. She was "gracious" enough to take a couple seconds out of her day for My Hero to grab a quick shot.
During one of our shopping adventures, I managed to find this coveted plaid skirt at one of New York's finest thrift stores to wear to my office holiday party. I felt like I walked out of Tommy Hilfiger ad, pictured here with my dear friend, Nicole.
Instead of spending time with family to open gifts this year, packages arrived via mail. My Hero and I felt like 5 year olds when we received the packages. It's so exciting to get surprises delivered in the mail!
Sunshine surprised me with this cute Pantone coffee mug and much needed Bed Bath & Beyond coupons. My morning cup-o-joe tastes WAY better now.
Thoughts of Sunshine inspired me to whip up a batch of her delicious smores cookies in my New York easy-bake oven. My co-workers indulged and they were gone in less than 1 hour of being unveiled.
Christmas Eve arrived and My Hero left for work. Ugh. This girl found refuge in a little retail therapy in SoHo. I hadn't intended to purchase anything, but I found this fabulous Cavalli dress in a thrift store for a mere $48!!! I was sure Santa meant for this to be in my stocking.
My Hero and I headed into midtown Christmas Day to enjoy the sites which we haven't had a chance to see this year. The tree was there, the skating rink was there, the big balls were there. Tourists were there. We were too! Merry Christmas, New York!
MWAH to all and to all a good night!

Monday, December 5, 2011


Welcome to Gaga's Workshop located on the 5th Floor of Barney's NYC. It truly is a wonderland of all things Lady Gaga for Christmas and for all of her Little Monsters. It includes cookies decorated in her likeness, jewelry, a small array of clothing with studs a-la-Gaga, and, of course, little stuffed monsters.

(Entrance to Gaga's Workshop)

(Monster Gaga hovering over the jewelry)

(Paws up Little Monsters)

Don't Go Chasin' Waterfalls

...especially if they appear in your bathroom at 4:00AM and coming from the ceiling! Yep, this is what my husband discovered a couple mornings ago. The water was plunging through the ceiling like Niagara Falls. One hour later, two ruined beach towels, a smelly monogrammed shower curtain, an irate super and several woken neighbors, the water finally stopped and the ceiling caved in. The silver lining = I don't have to find someone to fix it OR pay for it! I love NYC living!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dame of a Day

In the words of the recent Elizabeth Taylor, "Big girls need big diamonds." Since I can't have humongous diamonds (right now), I recently enjoyed a fabulous afternoon at Christie's Auction House with my girlfriends soaking in some of most fabulous jewels from Ms. Taylor's extraordinary collection. Our eyes skated over the ice rink otherwise known as the Krupp Diamond, swam with the Tiffany Dolphin brooch, and twinkled with surprise and delight from the beautiful array of colors from her many other pieces. We were also given a tour through several hundred feet of mannequins lavishly draped in her pieces ranging from Versace, Pucci, Chanel, and Ungaro to name a few.

Truly an amazing day for any girl who loves jewelry, fashion and things larger than life just as Ms. Taylor.