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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sangria season

I'm ignoring the chill and the wind and the rain I experienced yesterday on the Brighton Boardwalk and celebrating today's summer sun in Greenwich by sharing this Thai basil sangria recipe from Food & Wine. Because summer is here, damnit, whether it likes it or not.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Shuesday: Too much

And believe me, I like shoes with a lot going on, but this is just silly. It's a wedge, a sandal and a Mary Jane, with menswear detailing, and a zip up the heel, and, oh, btw, it's on a five inch platform. I'm dizzy.

Dior at BG.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Must haves: Earrings fit for a queen

I know, I know, it's SATC II week - you're all in a frenzy and don't know what to wear.

Make the mini-cineplexers jealous with these Cleopatra earrings - as seen in SATC II - by my dear friend WendyB. They are


Especially if you're a Samantha. And if the diamond studded ones aren't quite in your budget, get them in silver. Just as fabulous, and Ms. Field would totally approve.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Shuesday: No, Bad, Wrong III

I had to postpone the planned post for this week when these came to my attention. I think they may trump the other NBW posts below, on the grounds of animal cruelty alone.

Also, what happens if/when your feet get warm?

Also available at If Shoes Could Kill, bacon flats.

If Shoes Could Kill, via The Frisky, via Chic in Review, NYT

Previously: Part 1, Part 2


Monday, May 17, 2010

Reading my mind

Wendell Jamieson has written an article on pairing cocktails and movies - one more article I don't have to write.

(Although doesn't an icy cold martini sort of go with anything?)

(And he fails to mention that Pimm's goes with anything Merchant/Ivory, set in the summer.)

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Fit for a McQueen

Isn't she lovely? And what a great dress.

At Cannes via NY Mag.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Requisite celebrity sightings 14

In the continuing UK edition of RCS, the FG had a surprise date night including dim sum and an evening at The Old Vic to see Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing.

You might think we'd see Kevin Spacey, but not tonight - instead the play featured Toby Stephens (Die Another Day, among many, many other things), who was loovely.

And Fred Willard was in the audience!

(PS - I learned later that Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons played the main roles in the Broadway production.)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Shuesday: Attention to detail

What happened here, exactly? Did the scissors have a mind of their own? Did the designer walk away mid-creation? Cause these look like the shoes Pig Pen's older sister would wear.

Valentino at BG.


Monday, May 10, 2010

Icons we mourn: Lena Horne

Lena Horne, who was the first black performer to be signed to a long-term contract by a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died on Sunday night at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. She was 92 and lived in Manhattan.

Ms. Horne might have become a major movie star, but she was born 50 years too early, and languished at MGM in the 1940s because of the color of her skin ...



Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Shuesday: This is more like it

For spring, what you really, really want is a neutral, ladylike heel that you can wear with anything. Trust me. Because it's not always about the shoe.

Gucci at BG