Friday, November 30, 2007
With the grey skies outside, this sunburst is brightening my day. It's on Ebay, a tri-level sunburst sculpture that may or may not be an authentic C. Jere. Who cares, it's gorgeous.
Check out this mirror sold by Jonathan Adler. He recently debuted a line of authentic C. Jere sculptures that are much more expensive. This one goes for $1,100! I prefer the ebay one that's currently less than $100.
I don't have a place to put it, but maybe someone else does!
Check out the listing here.
Beverly Hilton for the Project Angel Food fundraiser. The best part was the Ted Baker fashion show. They have lots of great dresses for gals & preppy coats for guys.
I couldn't resist a prance down the catwalk after the show. Do you love my dress? It's Kate Moss for TopShop. I really wish they had them here in the US.
Isn't Eric McCormick cute? Not that I know him. We just spotted him shopping & grabbed him for the photo op.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
It was so much fun to be silly with Robert in front of our tree. This is our first official Christmas together. Every other year we've spent apart except for last year. But in 2006, our house was under construction & we didn't even put up a tree. We just let the holiday fly by
Don't you love Robert's Santa costume? I bought it for $39 bucks at www.santasuits.com. I bought a sexy green elf costume from yandy.com, but it was too small and the dress didn't match the stockings.
I went searching through my closet & this morning I hit the jackpot. My D&G dress from the Grammys was hiding in the back. It worked better than any elf costume. (Plus I got a second wearing out of it!)
Jonathan Shapiro photographed us. He is gifted & headed to Bali as we speak. All of his vehicles are biodiesel & he has aspirations of helping less fortunate countries convert to biodiesel generators. What's not to love?
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
When I was watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, I was transfixed by this balloon, and then my husband reminded me of what was so familiar about it. Jeff Koon's "Rabbit" from 1986! It was wonderful & so true to the original.
There's a great article on the NY Times website. But the writer talks about how different his creation looked from the other colorful balloons. I happen to love that childlike quality of the parade. The "Rabbit" just gave it that wonderful chrome kick.
I also loved the Care Bears float featuring the bears ice skating. Brings back childhood memories. (Care Bears... stare!) The Hello Kitty balloon too! (I had my first shopping sprees at the Sanrio store while back to school shopping as a 3rd grader.)
Speaking of NY, I'm heading there for another trip. I can't wait! It's an all-girls trip with my mom & my niece. We are going to visit my brother again. So excited!
Woke up early to start the bird cooking. Don't know if I got the thermometer in right. I need a trim.
Doesn't the table look festive? The candied yams, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, rolls & cranberry sauce were delicious. The turkey and stuffing were a bit dry, but if I ate them in the same bite as the green bean casserole they tasted moist!
That dinner was more work than I imagined, so immediately after the meal, I laid on the couch with Simba & let the tryptophan kick in.
AgAfter my power nap & a shower, I changed into this cute dress from H&M. I'm still a bit groggy at this point.
Robert isn't. He's ready to go to grandma's house. He's holding Sabrina, our 3-legged Halloween cat.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Why is it up so early? Well we were watching I Love New York 2 this morning & Robert says, let's put up the tree. I figure why not, since I'm not in the mood to lug it up our stairs on Thanksgiving. If he's inspired, he can do most of the work.
By the way, this comes from the gal who put up her tree in August two years ago. Not because I was selling it on ebay and needed to take a photo. It was for a much more pathetic reason than that. I was homesick, alone, & it provided comfort. Better than stuffing myself with oreos, right?
That's the same year I collected all of my vintage ornaments. I don't have the time to do that now. Maybe I have more of a life now? I sound pathetic. It's that time of year anyway when sappy pitiful stories are all over the place. That was mine for the holidays. You're welcome.
Hard to believe it can be 11pm in LA and there are no decent restaurants open to grab a bite. It's enough to make you want to move to NY. I missed dinner, so I was desperate for food & a cocktail to relax before Thanksgiving. That's how I ended up in the McDonald's drive-thru & landed at the Good Luck Bar.
Love the drink names - Hong Kong Bong, Gold Cobra, Fist of Fury. Though the Mai Tai is still the best thing they serve there. That's my husband Robert picking out some tunes. So many beautiful details to enjoy with the libations, I snagged a few matchbooks for luck.
I just learned some of my favorite bars - Good Luck Bar, El Carmen, Bar Marmont and Jones Hollywood - are owned by the same person, Sean MacPherson. Bravo.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
These holiday cards are simple and compact - like calling cards. It's the perfect amount of space when you've only got a bit of time to sign a quick note. These are from turtlepapers.etsy.com
This is the end credit sequence from Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events. I was mesmerized when I saw it the first time & the music is the perfect match. It was directed by Jamie Caliri and designed/animated by Axiom. The score is by Thomas Newman.
I was inspired to post this short masterpiece after learning that another outrageously talented and macabre-inspired talent - Tim Burton - is directing two new 3D films for Disney. Frankenweenie & Alice in Wonderland!
I love Alice in Wonderland so much. Lewis Carroll's imagination was boundless. Here's an excerpt from the book, right after she finds the tiny door she can't fit through:
There seemed to be no use in waiting by the little door, so she went back to the table, half hoping she might find another key on it, or at any rate a book of rules for shutting people up like telescopes: this time she found a little bottle on it, (`which certainly was not here before,' said Alice,) and round the neck of the bottle was a paper label, with the words `DRINK ME' beautifully printed on it in large letters.
These sweet animals have so much life.
The chick wearing a tiny hat looks like he's ready to lick a flagpole and get his tongue (or beak) frozen to it.
The mouse with tinsel halo & soft wings reminds me of a girl performing in a holiday play.
Both are made by Jennifer Murphy.
These are at Urban Outfitters, but she has her own website where she sells her creations. Click here!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Oh yeah & the vino. I bought a bottle of Chalk Hill chardonnay. My mom says after drinking this, it will be hard to drink any other chardonnay. It's a bit expensive for my budget, but I love a nice glass of wine & after all.. it's Thanksgiving! Did I tell you how excited I am?
I bought my usual La Crema & Kendall Jackson chardonnays in case the food takes too long to cook or friends stop by. I hope they do!