Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Another Year Older...

What a fun day.  I love my birthday and this year was no exception.  When I arrived to work..this is what I found...


Nicole had done a bang up job outfitting my desk


She also made me love bites..I die over these...


 Nicole and Helen both brought me flowers...


Me and my department went out to lunch..very fun.


And later in the afternoon, we had a little cake


It was delicious..obviously off my diet today


Me and Mike, my work BFF

Such a fun day..have a few more birthday celebrations this week..I like to draw it out!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Julian, You Beast...

PLEASE DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE SEASON FINALE OF SEASON 3!

Having watching the UK airings of Downton Abbey via online stolen links last Fall, I have been sitting on the secret of the ending of the season for some time.  Painful, really.  I received the first secret link through a friend in Idaho.  She had seen me post about Downton and knew I was obsessed.  I watched it in disbelief that I was breaking all sorts of network television rules.  Each week, the link appeared on a Facebook page and each week I devoured the episodes on my laptop.  



Around this time, Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley) began a Broadway run in New York and reports surfaced that he was not signing on for Season 4 of this amazing show.  These reports always pop up and usually go away, but this one stuck.  So, in the back of my mind, I knew there was a possibility of Matthew's demise.  The horror!!!



Season 3 proved to be full of drama...Cora's Mothers arrival started it off, the death of poor Sybil and Thomas' shenanigans filled each episode with plenty to digest.  I hated Sybil's death..she was such a favorite but I saw the benefits of this twist in the storyline play out in later episodes.


Edith is still single and searching for love and now Mr. Branson is trying to move upstairs gracefully without stepping on any toes.  Things in the kitchen get a little bit interesting when Daisy gets a promotion...


If you have not caught up on Season 3, get to iTunes and catch up quick.  You won't be able to stay away from the shocking finale news for long.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Candles in Cachepots

One of my favorite finds at the Atlanta Gift Show finally arrived on Friday.  I am so in love with these hand poured candles nestled in adorable re-usable cachepots.  At only $30 each, these make a great hostess gift or a nice treat for your self.  I am dying to keep one for myself but cannot decide which...










Check out these amazing candles here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Obsessed with Lee...



The Other Sister was the name of the first book I read about Caroline Lee Bouvier Canfield Radziwill Ross, Jackie's sister and the more beautiful of the two.  If one was obsessed with Jackie as I was for years, some of the interest had to spill over to the younger sister who was a Princess.  All the books and articles have them close as ever and thick as thieves growing up and staying close right up until the end.  

Lee compiled a book called Happy Times a few years ago for Assouline and it is chock full of amazing pictures from her eclectic life.  Like Jackie, she had exquisite taste in clothes and home decor and everything in between.

Sofia Coppola interviewed Lee recently..so fun to hear her actually speak! She talks about her childhood, Truman Capote and so much more. Check it out here... 

Just in time for Fashion Week, The New York Times published an article called The Real Lee Radziwill.  Read it here....

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Are you kidding me???


That Gerard Butler, Leonardo DeCaprio and Bradley Cooper were a couple of miles away from me at a South Beach club makes me crazy..I would have died to be there.