Fabulous Girl's Boudoir

Thursday, July 30, 2009

What he said, Part II

I've had a number of conversations over the past 18 months with some of my favourite women about this book, and now, thanks to GOOP, I've been introduced to what I'm sure is a healthy rejoinder.

"In Drink, Play, F@#k Bob Sullivan, a jilted husband, sets off to explore the world, experience a meaningful connection with the divine, and rediscover his passion. His travels lead him from his home in New York City to a drinking bender across Ireland, through the glitz and glamour that is Las Vegas, and to the hedonistic pleasure palaces of Thailand. After a lifetime of playing it safe, Mr. Sullivan finally follows his heart and lives out everyone's deepest fantasies. (...) Bob Sullivan has a lot to teach us about life. Let's just pray we have the wisdom to put aside our preconceptions and listen. Because what Bob Sullivan finds isn't at all what he expected."

Just like everything else, it's available at Amazon (also the source of the above blurb).

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Shuesday: Delicate flowers

Who doesn't want handcrafted blooms centered with sparkling Swarovski crystals from Spain on their feet on a day like this?


Monday, July 27, 2009

Must Haves: When is a bad influence a good one?

Wendy Wendy Wendy!

Of course it would take a real-life outing with one of my most prolific blogging friends to get me back into the blogging groove - thanks for your patience, all.*

WendyB invited me to a sample sale at the darling Soho studio of the fabulous designer Christian Francis Roth yesterday, and wasn't I just the best shopper there! (I know you're shocked to hear it.)

I've been disappointed with a few items I picked up recently elsewhere, and this afternoon was the final nail in the "these are totally going back" coffin. I've never owned, or even tried on, a one sleeved dress, and now I have two. This one came home with me, and the other is in production (it's black and grey, so it's not exactly suited for summer in NYC.) The one pictured here is navy and white, and makes me feel like a superhero, out for a night on the town. Do you think Wendy would make me Wonder Woman cuffs? Plus, it will force me to address the egregious tan line on my left shoulder.

This one I had seen previously on Ms. Wendy herself, and there was only one left, and it is /so/ adorable ... so even though it needs a little taking in, I grabbed it. And now I have an excuse to visit Wendy's fantastic tailor, Jean!

We ended the afternoon with delicious peach sangria and snacks around the corner at Emporio. (I may have to move to a place where the sangria and Pimm's weather lasts all year. I'm just saying.) When, as predicted, the heavens opened, we giggled and watched the rain from below, perfectly dry under their glass roof.

OK, there are far, far too many exclamation points in this entry. So I will hereby downplay my excitement about already owning fabulous shoes to go with these dresses.

*And, if you're one of the many ladies I know who's about to give birth, please know that I've been knitting instead of blogging. So stop complaining about surviving on Shuesday!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shuesday: And the bride wore red

If you're indulging in your Carmen fantasy wedding, or want your bridesmaids to have fantastic shoes, look no further.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Icons we mourn: Walter Cronkite

From 1962 to 1981, Mr. Cronkite was a nightly presence in American homes and always a reassuring one, guiding viewers through national triumphs and tragedies alike, from moonwalks to war, in an era when network news was central to many people’s lives.

He became something of a national institution, with an unflappable delivery, a distinctively avuncular voice and a daily benediction: “And that’s the way it is.” He was Uncle Walter to many: respected, liked and listened to. With his trimmed mustache and calm manner, he even bore a resemblance to another trusted American fixture, another Walter — Walt Disney.

(...) He was so widely known that in Sweden anchormen were once called Cronkiters.

NY Times


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Shuesday: When in Rome ...

Whether you're marrying in the Mediterranean, or wearing a dress reminiscent of a goddess, these jeweled flats will suit the mood. (Also useful if the groom is at all sensitive about his height.)


Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Shuesday: Pinktastic

These will definitely go with my tan and my Expose your Toes polish.