So I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I couldn't resist. I was looking online for Macy's window displays and saw their cool interactive website. You can make your own Santa (see RoRo above) and send it to your friends. Also, a nifty little thing they are doing - if your kid brings in a stamped letter to Santa, Macy's will donate $1 (up to $1 mill) to the Make a… Continue
I was at Borders recently searching for paper and stumbled upon Influence by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but this book really sold me on the cover or covers alone. Influence has two covers one with Mary Kate Olsen and one with Ashley Olsen, side by… Continue
I openly admit that my sister Grace dresses me. Sure I can pick and choose what I think looks best for my pear shaped figure but it's my sister who can spot the latest fashion trend and turn it into something wearable and stylish.
It's a little different when it comes to my husband. From the moment we met, he's let me have a hand in picking out his… Continue
There's something about the ladies Brian Viveros draws, the way their cigarettes hang in their mouth, the way they look beaten up and grungy, like they got into a fight with a boy for some snide remark and then decided not to shower. What's cool is that this up and coming artist is from our neck of the woods, Riverside, CA. As a surrealist fetish/mutilation artist… Continue
What I like about Hayden-Harnett is that they carry really hip and cool bags/accessories/clothes that don't try scream look at me. Sure we can all appreciate a nice Louis or Prada bag but true style isn't about labels, it's about putting together something unique and interesting.
So the girl made some bad decisions. K-Fed (more like K-fucked you up) - We knew he would be a dud, darling, we saw that coming from a mile away. She doesn't have the vocal range of Leona Lewis, the edginess of Rihanna or the moody soulfulness of Rachel Yamagata. No sweet charm from the likes of Zooey Deschanel or Priscilla Ahn..in fact, you know every serious… Continue
Goodbye Starbucks, Hello Meet! Meet is an innovative new concept in business meeting that is the brainchild of Sara and Marc Schiller. A two-story, 2,500-square-foot SoHo loft has been transformed by the duo, with the help of The Apartment (one of New York’s premier design consultancies), into a creative setting for meetings, conferences, pitches, brainstorming… Continue
Seems like a pretty cool idea and one that I'm willing to try out when we go to New York next month. Mappetite is the new map that shows you "good direction to great food"! Now if that catchphrase doesn't do it for you than you be crazy!
The flip and fold map provides quick little inside stories and descriptions about the city's culture, landmarks and… Continue
Added by alice on October 24, 2008 at 10:30am —
I have to say I've been a fan of J. Crew back in my high school days when I would go with my sisters to their store at South Coast. I'd sneak a catalog and then go home and mark it up with my red pen, hoping and wishing that one day I could afford to buy their classically chic clothes. Now that I'm older, I still like wandering into their stores - sure the colors… Continue
Added by alice on October 16, 2008 at 10:00am —
Better than the Bill/Jerry commercials but really...how many of these "it's all about you" ad campaigns can there really be? We've already seen it with Gap and American Express (though they concentrate more on famous people)...
I'm a Mac owner...but at my old jobs I was all about the PC - can't we all just get along?…
HOTEL CIPRIANI, Venice
Clooney's bachelor pad when in town for the Canne Film Festival. This 50 year old legendary hotel perches on Giudecca Island facing San Marco, amid a sea of quiet streets, sprawling gardens, and that giant saltwater pool (hotel lore says it was planned in feet but the designer built it in meters, thus tripling its size). Hotel Cipriani
Doubles from $1,260;… Continue
In the words of Fergie, the Marchesa Spring Line is G L A M, O R, O U S . Georgina Chapman is a brilliant in having kept her designs young, pretty, interesting. A bit too pastel and too much tulle for my liking I think. Then again with Harvey Weinstein as your hubby, you can whatever you want, Ms. Georgia.…
Much, much, much more to come, I'm sure, from our Fashionistas .. but I just died for Carolina Herrera's Spring Line. Not to sound too Rachel Zoe - but her new cocktail dresses are absolutely BANANAS. And if Hilary wore her pantsuits, she would've won herself some nominations!…
As Annie and I were driving around to look for a place to eat in Downtown Vancouver a few months ago, we spotted this hotdog cart with a huge line. The sign on the cart said "Japadog". Could these Japadogs put the infamous LA bacon-wrapped we know and love to shame? And so the love affair began.
The Menu: The Terimayo ($4.25) is the most popular. An all-beef dog, grilled and topped with nori… Continue
New song uploaded to the music player. Great song about paying your dues and recognizing those that came before you.
See, ever since the day I got the chance to make a change,
I've been in this game, it's a new day, and I'm making it known cause, I just want the world to know, I'm paying my dues, and I got the utmost, I just wanna let you know, I'm paying homage cause you've paved the way for me,… Continue
Added by alice on July 12, 2008 at 7:00am —
From Men's Vogue:
Massimo Vignelli's 1972 New York subway map was hailed as an instant graphic design classic. After recently updating his famous diagram, Vignelli signed 500 limited-edition prints that were available exclusively through Men's Vogue. While the signed version is sold out, unsigned maps are available for free within May 2008… Continue
Added by alice on June 3, 2008 at 4:32pm —