Sunday, September 23, 2007

A Great Place to Celebrate

After Pops for Champagne moved from it's unassuming neighborhood location in Lakeview, I was skeptical to try the new location in trendy Rivernorth. While it has a totally different look and feel, the tasty drinks, live jazz music and therefore, appeal remain the same.

A Bag for Day and Night

Hobo's clutches are as practical as they are stylish and can take you from daytime wallet to nighttime purse. I love this one in gunmetal metallic leather, with a beautiful paisley lining.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Best Show (Formerly) on TV

Winner of six Emmy awards and one Golden Globe, Arrested Development was the best show on television, until it was cancelled in 2006. Even after it’s cancellation, the show still has a cult following (including yours truly), due to the distinctively understated wit and complexity of each character and episode.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to become immediately “hooked,” watch your first episode online at MSN Video.

Makeup Bag Faves

Never a makeup snob, my favorites range from longtime drugstore bargains like Covergirl’s Outlast lip color in "Plum Satin," Rimmel Lycra Lash Extender and Almay's Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover to trusted department store finds such as MAC's Powder Blush in "Frankly Scarlet," Bobbi Brown's eye shadow in "Bone," and Aveda’s Inner Light Tinted Moisture with SPF 15.

The Perfect Fall Look

The hottest look for fall, these super luxurious Satin De Luxe Tights from Wolford are uber stylish when paired with a questionably short black dress and patent leather pumps, such as these Christian Louboutin Som1’s with a metallic heal.

Live for Sofia Moments

Not only is Sofia Coppola an idol because she's an Academy Award-winning director (Lost in Translation) and a Marc Jacobs muse, she's also the force behind "Sofia," the light-hearted, sweet line from her father’s winery.

Her Mini Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine packs are just as perfect for catered events and parties, as they are for those days when you deserve a little bubbly – just because.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Ray-Ban Wayfarer's: Hot or Not?

All the celebs are doing it, and most importantly, the coolest guy I know, JWeb, wants to bring 'em back. Thoughts?

Editor's Note: Above named "coolest guy I know," just pointed out that the shades pictured are in fact Oakley's, not Ray-Bans. Oops.

Shop in Confidence: Choose Colors Wisely

In case you're wondering, the official top 10 colors for Spring '07 (in fashion and design) have been released by Pantone. They selected their colors based on fashion week, so this is definitely the direction we're going next season.

Fashionably Test Your Memory

I've always been a fan of memory games, and this "adult" version in beautiful, abstract patterns by Maharam is a perfect excuse to revert to childhood (once again).

Golden Rules

After a recommendation from my favorite Golden Girl, I'm jumping on the latest polish train and making my next manicure golden with OPI's, "Golden Rules!".

Britney Spears on VMAs...

....was not a fave. I'm incredibly disappointed in our girl. This was her shot at a comeback. Her new single - Gimme More - isn't bad (I actually really like it). She's an amazing dancer. So, why on earth was she a). not bustin' a move and b). not at the very least, lip sinking her heart out? Come on Brit, make us proud.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Versatile Cardigans

I love my JCrew featherweight merino cardigan in "clover." It was just as perfect for today's early morning golf lesson (I also love time off between jobs) as it has been for casual days at work and chilly summer nights. For fall, I'll be wearing it in navy and chocolate.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Another Flowery Ring

I must have a thing for flower rings, because I'm constantly drawn to these cutesy gold boggles. I particularly like Kenneth Jay Lane’s Pink Flower Ring, mainly because it’s less than $100.

Official Mac Owner's Club

Short editor's note: Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I've been without a computer since last Wednesday. However, as of today, I'm an official member of the Mac Owner's Club. I really don't know if one exists, but I suddenly feel like a superstar with my sleek white laptop in my lap. Pretty soon, I'm going to start dressing like a Mac. Oh wait, no, that's just really not going to happen.