Friday, November 13, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Knock knock on my Dior

When it comes to perfume I’ve always preferred the classics. I don’t necessarily mean classic recipes, as I can’t groove with the chemical scent of Chanel No. 5. But I do mean classic notes of delicate nighttime flowers. Can you think of a more seductive thought than a flower that blooms in nighttime? You clearly cannot. That’s why I’ve gotten on the Miss Dior train, recently, and can’t put down my little bottle of “Cherie.” The appearance is classic (a pink, glass sweetheart bow affixed to the stop-cap), and the innocent-chic redolence it emits is even classier. I have no shame when it comes to wearing night scents during the day, and vice-versa, so I can recommend “Cherie” to anyone, for anytime.

stocking stuffer perfume

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pennywhistle Paper Co. Debut

The shop is open! You can now visit Pennywhistle Paper Co. on to view and purchase my handmade cards, postcards, and stationary!

Right now, I only have two items up in the showroom, but plan to have many more added by Wednesday, once I take the pictures.

All items are handmade and hand-embossed by me in my Brooklyn studio. Right now, I'm mostly making antique-style cards and postcards using recycled brown paper with a rubber-print and gold-ink embossing technique.

Here are some early examples:

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Have a Classy Summer on the Cheap!

Here are a couple of cheap and class-act how-to's for a NYC lady's summer... nice nails and delicious drinks. A new cocktail for all to try, with all my favorite things. Introducing the 'Orange Summer.'

How to Make an Easy Summer Cocktail

How to Give Yourself a Salon Manicure

Friday, May 8, 2009

True Love in True Color

Like most people, I love 'LOVE.' While weddings are the traditional showcase of love, oftentimes the wedding becomes about showing off your money, or your style, or they're about being perfect (something that love never is). Glamour Magazine has a link to this guy, photographer Max Wagner's website right now, and let me tell you, this guy knows how to showcase love. Here are a couple of my favs:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bono to share his love poetry...with Elvis

First, let me say that I am a Bono fan—really! But I can’t sit back and let the following media-mistake wash over the literary among us without some kind of nasty words from me. Bono, you are a lyricist, not a poet (oh when will we learn the difference!), and as such, please keep your adolescent odes in your livejournal, where they belong.

The Following is an excerpt from Bono’s tribute (read love) poem to Elvis Presley, which he will read as part of a 15-minute feature interwoven with specially composed music and archive material to be broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on May 13 2009.

elvis son of tupelo.

elvis mama's boy.

elvis the twin brother of Jesse who died at birth and was buried in a shoe box.

elvis drove a truck.

elvis was recorded at sun studios by the musical diviner sam phillips.

elvis was managed by colonel tom parker, an ex-carnie barker whose last act was a singing canary.

elvis was the most famous singer in the world since king david.

elvis lived on his own street.

elvis liked to play speed cop.

elvis had a monkey named scatter before anyone.

elvis wore a cape at the white house when he was presenting nixon with two silver pistols.

elvis was a member of the drug squad.

elvis wore eye make up, just hangin' out

Monday, February 2, 2009

Long lost in the blogosphere

Upward mobility? Perhaps not. Nicer digs? Oh but yes!

Having recently left the chewing-gum, pork rind, malt beverage-clad streets of Harlem (on the heels of a murder in an altogether too-close self proximity), I find myself in the somewhat cleaner, ritzier, glitzier belly of Brooklyn Heights. I traded my view of the GW toll road, for a million dollar view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline. Instead of an all-night Mexican karaoke bar next door to me, I now have a French cafe, and fine meats butcher.

Point made: it seems I live in a nice neighborhood now, which greatly increases my daily ease and comfort, while greatly decreasing my daily fear for life. Two steps forward, one step back: now that I have a laundry facility in my building, I have no excuse for dropping my laundry off at the fluff and fold.