Monday, October 31, 2011
I made the appointment on Saturday, knowing I would want to coincide any type of blow-out with the Beaux Arts Ball. I told Duane, my fabulous hair guru, about my plan and there was a pause on the other line. I have only let him cut 1/2 inch at a time, so this was big news to him. I also made a deal with my little friend Nicole at work to cut her extremely long hair. Her appointment is next week.
When I showed up at the d.r. bonlie salon at 4:30, Duane was waiting for me with the funniest look on his face, he didn't think I would go through with it. I got my measuring tape out and we went to work. He broke my hair into four parts and put little elastics in but his version of 8 inches had the little rubber bands barely below my ears! I started to panic but kind of couldn't turn back. We were cracking each other up...
After a little color, shampoo and head massage, he was ready to get to work styling my new 'do. Duane is an artist and he cut my hair for almost 20 minutes straight, layer after layer, convincing me that I would love it. Too late to turn back, I just sat there and watched him create crazy layers so my hair wouldn't look boxy. Then we decided to add bangs, which I do every few years and promptly grow out. The end result...very cute. He made the layers flip out on the sides and although it was short, it did look good, but so much shorter than I ever imagined. I took this in the car before I drove home...
My beautiful ponytail is going to an organization called Children With Hair Loss. After doing a little research, I found out that Locks of Love needs 10 inches and could not guarantee my straightened hair would be used for a wig. They also charge for their wigs, which I thought was horrible. I found another this other organization which was started by a hair stylist in Michigan. They collect donated ponytails and sort them by color and send them off to the wig maker. When they are finished, they are donated at no cost to children battling Cancer, Alopecia and other ailments which cause hair to fall out. Although they prefer virgin hair, they take all sorts and only need 8 inches. Believe me, I am no martyr, but it feels good doing something selfless that will make someone else very happy. Yikes...I am so scared to blow dry it myself tomorrow!!!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tonight is Cynthia's fundraiser Karaoke for a Cause at the Rik Rak Salon. I am hoping to stay out the way of the karaoke line..it is my biggest fear!!!!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
2 Broke Girls is the funniest new show. I love both the actresses and think the writing is hilarious. Mondays 9:30 on CBS
Prime Suspect is one of my new favorites. It takes a little while to get into this show, but it is funny and interesting if you stick with it. They have this show on a wait-and-see list and I am hoping it survives! They are re-playing it during the week at 10pm to get more people to watch (and fill in the cancelled show's spots) Thursdays 10pm on NBC
Hart of Dixie with Rachel Bilson is adorable. It is hard not to keep thinking she is Summer Roberts from the OC since she talks just like her, but I LOVE this show. Jaime King is hilarious and it is a great mix of comedy and a little drama with great backdrops of Alabama. Mondays at 9pm on the CW
and...Revenge. Well, I do love this show but have to admit after watching several episodes, the acting is horrible. I never let that stop me from enjoying a good show, but still... They keep teasing that something HUGE happening on episode 7, so stay tuned. Also a quick disclaimer, they shoot this show entirely in Wilmington, NC (just like Dawson's Creek), and the actress who plays Emily has never set foot in the Hamptons. So funny. Wednesdays, 10pm on ABC
and New Girl..my favorite. I waited to watch and then watched three in a row and laughed so hard. Zooey Deschanel is so funny and irresistible..you can't help but love her. This show is doing so well, they were confident enough to pull it off the air for 2 weeks for baseball. The fans went crazy, so I am pretty confident this one will be around for a while. If you haven't watched yet, set your DVR and check it out. Tuesdays 9pm on Fox
Homeland with Claire Danes is fabulous. The story is so good and you get sucked in. She is amazing on television and Mandy Patinkin is great as her mentor. I love shows set in DC, so this is a treat and makes me feel like I am watching a sister show of 24! Sundays on Showtime
On my "thanks but no thanks list"...
Up All Night
On my newish tv show list of favorites
The Good Wife
Rizzoli and Isles
In Plain Sight
and on my still good after all these years list....
Law & Order SVU but missing Det. Stabler
Friday, October 21, 2011
These are the results as of 2:30 on 10/21/11. I have to say, the last few times I have flown, I have tried to get the row behind the exit row since their seats do not recline, but those seats are hard to get. I can't seem to win. I need to fly First Class obviously.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I have a table at the Westminister Carnival on Saturday and thankfully, the weather should be beautiful. I have been busy making jewels, organizing all my bead boxes and running my newly fixed dishwasher! xo
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Last night, I was able to secure an amazing friend's house for my next trunk show. I am so excited for all the shows to start. I am ready!
And.. the best news this week:
A real electrician came to my apartment this morning and not only fixed my broken overhead light but my dishwasher, which has not been turned on since I have became the owner in January. I hate doing the dishes and have been buying paper plates for months. So..now it works and I could not be happier!!!!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Protesters on Wall Street
Some star power added to the mix...
Occupy Movements in Tokyo and Europe
Last week, they movement marched up Fifth Avenue, home to many Wall Street executives.
Coincidentally, while I started reading more about this topic a few days ago, I stumbled upon a documentary called Inside Job, narrated by Matt Damon, that methodically chronicles the collapse of our financial institutions and, unbelievably, how the people that were in charge of these banks that made disastrous decisions in 2006-2008 are still in charge today while many of them should be behind bars.
This little movie, which won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary, is packed with information and is a clear and concise timetable of events. Click here to see the trailer. I highly recommend watching. It is on-demand on the Starz Channel right now.
Back to the Occupy Movement...
This weekend alone:
•President Obama referred to the protests at Sunday's dedication of a monument for Martin Luther King Jr., saying the civil rights leader "would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing those who work there."
•In Chicago, 2,000 attended a protest, and then 500 set up camp at an entrance to Grant Park before police began the arrests.
•In New York City, thousands of protesters in Times Square chanted, "Banks got bailed out! We got sold out!" and 42 were arrested for taking down police barriers. Two-dozen were arrested after entering a Citibank branch and refusing to leave.
•In Arizona, about 100 people were arrested — 53 in Tucson and 46 in Phoenix — after protesters refused police orders to disperse. In Phoenix, 1,000 people packed César Chávez Park to protest abuses by banks and corporations. Several hundred rallied in Tucson's Military Plaza Park.
Elsewhere Saturday: About 1,500 demonstrators marched for several blocks in Pittsburgh; an estimated 1,500 marched past banks in Orlando; about 1,000 rallied in downtown Denver and nearly 200 spent the night in Detroit's Grand Circus Park.
Similar demonstrations took place in London, Toronto and Mexico City. In Rome, protesters broke away from the main demonstration, smashing shop and bank windows, and burning cars. Mayor Gianni Alemanno estimated the damage to city property at $1.4million.
Stay tuned...this is such an amazing story
Friday, October 14, 2011
This charm bracelet makes me drool. The hand engraving on the charms is so beautiful, very hard to come by these days...
The Duchess of Windsor brooch, purchased at auction by Taylor herself for $620,000
Elizabeth Taylor's "The Taj Mahal Diamond," circa 1627-1628, on a gold and ruby chain by Cartier, was a gift from Richard Burton for her 40th birthday in 1972.
Richard Burton bought her a 16th century pear-shaped pearl, known as "La Peregrina," which was once part of the crown jewels of Spain
The famous Krupp diamond-33.19 carats, also purchased by Burton..there are diamonds from all of her husbands in the sale.
Also for auction are some of her more fabulous personal effects..like this script...
A Versace beaded jacket named "The Face"
and even a Renoir...
Thursday, October 13, 2011
She also suggested I have these needlepoint canvases made into pillows to match my living room. If I buy the fabric and all the necessities and maybe bring some yummy chocolate, I could probably get my Mom to make them over Thanksgiving. It's being added to this list.