Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Florals for Spring - I know right?
Miranda Priestly put it best:
"Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking." We all know and love The Devil Wears Prada... and whether or not the main character is based off of the fabulousness of Anna Wintour and despite the obvious sarcasm in that statement, this Drama Queen LOVES florals! Seriously... totes loves them.
I know what you're thinking: uhhhhh, excuse me? Drama Queen? It's March and its cold and its rainy and still a little snowy. Why are you already talking flowers?? Because my Pinot Drinking lovelies. Because you must always be ahead of the fashion curve. Because you must spring ahead. Because if you are not prepared for that random beautifully sunny day amidst the depressing rainy days, some other super chic chica will be and then what? You're going to wish you had listened to me and maybe that cute guy in the park would have taken a second glance :-) Now look at the goodies I've brought with me!
I just purchased the cutest spring dress - Kimchi Blue - Print Chiffon Sahara Dress It has all of the essentials: a classic cut that gathers at the waist to essentuate my curves; a light, flowy fabric that will keep me cool on hot days; conveniently placed pockets where I can stow my go-to Rosebud - Minted Rose Lip Balm and a modern, chic floral print that puts my Great Grandmother Alice to shame.
I absolutely cannot wait to pair this beauty with my ultra fav Tory Burch - Classic Reva Ballerina Flats and O. M. G. did I mention the newest A-list addition to my sunglasses collection? Diane von Furstenberg has sent me to heaven with these! Jessica Biel was spotted wearing them in L.A. this past weekend. Did I say A-list or did I say A-list? Only the best for my Sisters!
I must run along now Sisters, I still have unpacking to do and my clothes are not going to steam themselves (unfortunately). Talk to you next week darlings!
High heels and beautiful bouquets - Marise, Faboulously Floral Drama Queen
Posted on 03/24/2010 10:41 PM by Drama Queen
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Just My Luck (of the Irish...)!
Hey Dudes. Erin Go Bragh!
Legend has it that ol' St. Patty boy drove the snakes out of Ireland with his magic pipe. Thus!, folks all over this nation and the next choose to celebrate this ancient happening by taking back a few (or more) pints, wherever they can find one. But you know, to me, this does not sound like something to get inebriated about. Big whoop! I'd drive everyone off my block if they heard me playing the pipe, too. That's why I failed Recorder in 3rd grade.
So, instead of celebrating this holiday, I celebrated Monday's holiday: the Ides of March! In ancient Roman history, the Ides of March is best known as the date that Julius Caesar was murdered by the Roman Senate. Now, that is one WICKED reason to celebrate! And plus, for this holiday it is of the utmost appropriateness to consume our very favorite of all beverages in honor of Roman culture. Vino.
Story time!! For the past four days I've been living without any electricity. The storm last weekend totally bummed out a tree that's been chilling in front of my place for the past 20 years. The poor tree obviously couldn't do its thing any longer, and chose to land directly in front of my home, blocking crosswalks and almost hitting cars in the street. It took down one power line with it, and that power line belonged to me.
So, I came up with a list.
What to do when you don't have electricity for 4 days straight (in no particular order):
1. Perfect the art of origami
2. Learn to light a fire, Eagle Scout style, in your fireplace
3. Read a book (cliché, but when else do you have the time?)
4. Knit Grandma a sweater (you owe her an ugly one as payback for at least 6 style-less family holiday parties)
5. Meditate on how much better life is without Ryan Seacrest's voice coming through your television speakers
6. Organize old family photos by candlelight
7. Don't check your email (as if you could if you wanted, but consider it a blessing!)
8. Yoga (without the underlying hum of electricity running through your head)
How would you survive a four-day blackout?!
Posted on 03/17/2010 7:21 PM by Wicked White
Friday, 12 March 2010
Rain & Music Festivals? Must Be Spring
||'Sup dudettes & rockettes,
So, I mean, this weather on the eastern seaboard is totally bogus right now. Word to the wise: Don't wear Chuck Taylor sneakers and jump in 3 inch puddles. Blisters and funky smells ensue. As well as great squeaky sound effects when walking through carpeted book stores. Customers get nasty. No good.
Thankfully, one of my favorite seasons is on its way in just 9 short days. Spring to me means bicycles, a new pair of shades, wine & cheese picnics, and the beginning of the music festival season! Whatever your poison may be as far as ear candy goes, you can find it near your place of residence through this Festival Finder.
Pick from 24 different genres on the left of the page, or punch in your zip code to find anything near you.
Any middle sisters planning on catching any shows or Festivals any time soon? I have fourth row seats for Spoon at Radio City on March 26. I'll be sure to update you on the awesomeness I will encounter.
Posted on 03/12/2010 8:24 PM by Mischief Maker
Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Vancouver Opening Ceremonies!
Friends, loved ones, and Vancouverans alike,
Now... THAT was a show. The show I speak of is the closing ceremony at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. I didn't know whether to laugh, cry, both, or call my mother and ask her to tuck me into bed. Because, somehow I reverted mentally 20 years. I'm not exactly sure what they were thinking. Regardless, it certainly was Canadian, wasn't it!?
Let me note, I thought my humor was self-depracating. But, I can sincerely say that this ceremony outdid anything I'm capable of! Impressive! This mime pulled the fourth cauldron up in the center of the arena when it failed to rise on its own, in parody of the technical failure in the opening ceremony. What a tactful way to recover! And I loved the exploitation of Canadian stereotypes. Come on! Beaver and moose heads? Thank you! Giant maple leaf dancers? Love it. Lumberjacks? Have we gone too far yet?
Anyway, this show served its purpose as a way for Canadians to bring their faults to attention in a brave and shameless matter. Oh, did I say that out loud?
I did feel a little guilty when they had to have acts like Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette and Simple Plan play. I mean, not like they're terrible or anything.
Who are we kidding, they are terrible. But we appreciate their modesty and boringness all the same. Thanks, Canada. Where would we be without you? Who would we United Statesmen compare ourselves to?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the lavish performance designed by our nifty neighbors of the north.
Posted on 03/02/2010 9:19 PM by Surfer Chick