Monday, October 17, 2011

Classic Hanae Mori in The Absinthe Room vintage clothing shop on ebay!

hanae mori in the absinthe room vintage clothing shop
I love this classic squiggle print dress by Hanae Mori. A boutique Hanae Mori with that 1980's classic cocoon silhouette. Dramatic with such grace and personality. Vampy and feminine. Love it! In The Absinthe Room vintage clothing shop online now. :)

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Time flys when you're having fun!

From pneumonia in January, to a torn annulus in May...the year has been a rock and roll Roller-coaster Ride! Still have had plenty of time to list on ebay and have had fun collecting great vintage clothing to sell. So much to talk about, so little time! Got a great tan over the summer and discovered My Morning Jacket :) Too bad they're not coming to Florida any time soon. Stay tuned...

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12 Days until Christmas: 12 Gift IDEAS TODAY!

12 Days until Christmas: Last minute Local :12 Gift IDEAS TODAY!

1.Shop local: Grab some goodies from your local farmer's market or holiday craft fair:
hand made artisan soaps, candles, jewelry....

2.Grandparents for their grandchildren:
Gift certificate for dance, singing, music, piano (etc.) lessons (Winter class schedules begin in January).

3.Movie tickets. These 3-d movies are expensive these days!

4.The gift of green:
Orchids, pretty indoor plants, stag horn ferns, or medicinal herbs...

5.Parents with college students:
Gift Certificate toward a great dinner at a local college restaurant.

6.Support your local favorite neighborhood musicians: buy their c-d.

7. I-tunes gift certificate, or burn your own compilation and distribute accordingly. :)

8. Hostess gift. Remember how much it costs to feed the ENTIRE family on Christmas Day and be sure to honor her/him with something for their hard work. Bar towels, oven-mitts, bake-ware, serving platters, plant, flowers, chocolate....etc.

9. BOOZE. Nesting at home 'cause it's too expensive to go out, or get a DUI...We love to keep our liquor-larder stocked. Rum, Grand Mariner, Kahlua....

10. The local Art-groups, including the city Fine Art Centers and the CARCS and UPARCS have wonderful art for sale. You can really find some pretty pottery, small framed icons...Great gifts that usually support local organizations.

11. "A Day at the Spa", massage, facials, pedicures...gift certificates from your local day spa.

12. Support your local playhouse:
tickets to an upcoming show or production.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 9 : 15 More Days Until Christmas. Idea #9: The Big PayBack

Got to have it for yourself, or by it for your tragically-musically-hip, loved one:
The Big Payback, by Dan Charnas. (I ordered mine today!)

While listening to the interview done by Terry Gross with writer Dan Charnas about Charnas' book that chronicles the history of Hip-Hop, I actually started to cry, well, I welled-up. This great interview also played samples of some old-school hip hop by The Sugarhill Gang, Run DMC, and other great artists from "Back in the Day," and it brought back so many great memories. Man, this music really stands the test of time, it was so ground breaking in the 80's and still makes you want to move and party today.

To learn about the inside story of the beginnings of Hip-Hop and follow the creative explosion of the movers and shakers in the Hip-Hop industry like Sylvia Robinson Russell Simmons, Rick Ruben and others is a great journey.

Your music lover will really enjoy this read. The Big Payback

Get out your vinyl, spin some Sugarhill and enjoy a great book!

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Day 8: 16 More Days Until Christmas, Gift Idea #8, VITACOST.com

Right now Vitacost.com has a great deal, free shipping on orders over $99.00. Believe it or not, you can get so much more than just vitamins on Vitacost. This website has your favorite organic shampoos, soaps, food, and great skin care lines, as well as your medicinal needs for so much less than grocery store or _ _ _- mart prices.

Stock up on your sundries with free shipping and sometimes save as much as $3.00 per item. I get my protein powder here, my Aurashika incense and champa bath soaps, fish oil, vitamins, and organic cleaning supplies to say the least. A great place to shop and save money.

Gift idea #8? Create a little sampler of some must have for the organic home, some Nag Champa incense, hand made soap and exotic perfume oils, soy candles or some dead sea bath salts or peppermint shaving soap for your man. Tie each bundle with a bow for your bevy of loved ones, or co-workers. Indulge and save.

http://vitacost.com

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Day 7, Gift IDEA #7: The Best HAIR Tools, A GREAT GIFT!

The Best HAIR Tools, A GREAT GIFT for your loved one~
Another girlie-gift idea, and you can spend A LOT of money on this.

The hands down best hair product line, Rene Furterer, I love the Okara line. This is an amazing product, so lush, organic, French, and the best shampoo, conditioner, shine spray ever!
I got mine on Drugstore.com. I've tried 'em all, believe me, and don't waist your money on anything else!

and the best HAIR BRUSH...Mason Pearson. Worth it's weight in gold, literally.
Tressence.com has a sale now on these heavenly brushes.
This is a gift that the receiver will have FOREVER!!!

Mason Pearson Brush on Tressence

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

Monday, December 06, 2010

A Pause While Shopping, A Vignette for You:

Stunning and quite poignant....

I found a few clippings, saved for many years and tucked away in a box of old seamed stockings.
The pieces of newspaper, photos taken from magazines, and writings were all about children, quite telling, since the owner who saved these pieces of ephemera never had children.

Maybe as a younger woman, she wished to have kids but never did, but saved little odds and ends about babies and children and stashed them away into her lingerie drawer, thinking that one day she could use them and refer to them as needed.

Here is a prayer taken from a newspaper clipping that she saved and I'd like to share it with you, (it probably dates to the 1950's):

O heavenly Father, make me a better parent. Teach me to understand children, to listen patently to what they have to say and to answer all their questions kindly. Keep me from interrupting them or contradicting them. Make me as courteous to them as I would have them be to me. Forbid that I should ever laugh at their mistakes, or resort to shame or ridicule when they displease me. May I never punish them for my own selfish satisfaction or to show my power.

Let me not tempt my child to lie or steal. And guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate by all I say and do that honesty produces happiness. Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me. And when I am out of sorts, help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue. May I ever be mindful that my children are children and I should not expect of them the judgement of adults.

Le me not rob them of the opportunity to wait on themselves and to make decisions. Bless me with the bigness to grant them all their reasonable requests, and the courage to deny them privileges I know will do them harm.

Make me fair and just and kind.
And fit me, O Lord, to be loved and respected and imitated by my children.

Amen.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

Day 6, 18 Days 'Til Christmas: Idea #6, GIFT FOR YOUR GAL, HOT BOOTS



(Sesto Meucci Boots on Zappos, "Kassie")



Day 6, 18 Days 'Til Christmas: Idea #6, GIFT FOR YOUR GAL, HOT BOOTS.


You can do an expensive handbag, rare perfume.... but if you know your girl's shoe size, you can really fork out some money for an awesome, hot pair of boots. SHE WILL LOVE YOU.

Here's a list of my favorite boot brands, not your usual "Find at Macy's kind of Boot," these are some of the best URBAN Brands that your Lady will be ASTONISHED that you knew how to find these awesome shoes.

I don't shop malls anymore, not into Brands and Labels, just quality. I do everything ON LINE, so you can haunt the following list of online shoe sellers that you may want to follow for some great discounts and offers this time of year. Free shipping both ways, you can't do wrong:

MY FAVORITE BOOT BRANDS:
(Not in any order).
1. Fly London. (Beyond Hip, I own 4 pairs).
2. Frye Boots. (Can't go wrong with Frye, vintage classics!)
3. Sesto Meucci (High Quality, Classic Style)
4. Chie Mihara (My kingdom for a pair of Chie Mihara shoes!)
5. Gentle Souls (Buttery Leather, exquisitely made)
6. Miz Mooz (Buy Local, Made in Soho NYC)
7. La Canadienne (Classic, Timeless, worth the investment)
8. House of Harlow (Bohemian Eclectic)
9. Pam Project (Hip Classic and Chic)
10. Piklolinos (Italian style mixed with urban new)
11. El Naturalista (Organic style)
12. Gabor (Delicious as the name, dahling)

ONLINE SHOE STORES:
1. Endless.com (Love this online store, they have it all).
2. LorisShoes.com (Buyer has GREAT TASTE, has everything).
3. Zappos.com (Great for video descriptions of the shoes).
4. Shoes.com
5. Planetshoes.com (Got good crunchy shoes, vegan etc.)
6. Amazon.com (May find boots for less from other retailers).

Show her you care :) {{{{{ Then buy her some great boots}}}}}}

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home