Lost and Found

I have so much to post.  I’ve been gone the last two weeks.  I was in New York for a week and then in Northern California.  I got off a plane from New York and went straight to my friend Sash’s birthday party and came home for 24 hours and drove straight up North for the week. I have so many exciting posts from New York.  I finally downloaded all my photos and I’m hoping this weekend I can finally get everything updated.  In the interim, I must tell you that last year, I did a post on Stuart Weitzman Alex Espadrilles worn by Jennifer Aniston (August of 2009).  I was obsessed with these shoes.  They were sold out everywhere. I walked into the store on 50 West 57th Street in Manhattan on a way to a meeting.  I was checking out the sale rack when across the room I spotted these (see below) and almost started hyperventilating.  I was like these look like the shoes from last year that Jennifer Anniston was wearing.  Charles, the sales rep, confirmed these were the infamous Jennifer Anniston shoes.  He said they were so popular, they had them reproduced.  Of course, I had to try them on. Of course, they had to fit.  Of course, I had to buy them.  I was in a rush to get to another meeting and asked if I could pick up “my shoes” later.  My darling Charles offered to drop them off at my hotel.  I was beyond happy.  Not only did I have great service, but I got my gorgeous Jennifer Aniston shoes.  My feet couldn’t be happier.  I LOVE NEW YORK!Stuart Weitzman Alex


Stay turned lot’s more to post!


The Big Apple

I’m in New York this week for business.  I just got in from dinner at Tao.  It’s a cool hip restaurant on 58th street.  I’m exhausted and going to hit the hay.  I’m a little behind on my posts but have taken lots of pictures to post when I get back. Being in New York reminds me of my city living days.  I miss the hustle and bustle.  New York was just what I needed to feel recharged.  Inspiration around me everywhere!  Especially the restaurant we went tonight for dinner. See below the fabulous decor of Tao.  Yummy food and fabulous decor!  Can’t wait to share my pictures with you.  Hope your all having a great week and promise to post soon!



Nothing Like a Little Bubbly

Years ago, I fell in love with Champagne.  I use to believe it was only reserved for special occasions until I met my Aussie friend, Jan.  She was tall, elegant, Australian, and a cross between Morgan Fairchild and Linda Evans when they were in their prime.  She exuded sophistication and glamour.   She was my first real friend when I moved to LA.  We worked for the same company and felt an immediate connection.  Little by little we started to socialize outside of work and I learned that Jan was a champagne connoisseur.

I always associated it with holidays and special occasions, etc.  She use to say to me in her Aussie accent there is nothing better than French Champagne.  She would drink it on a Sunday, any evening of the week, or at lunch on the weekend.  Everyday was a champagne day.  She taught me there is no better time than the present to drink champagne.  Over the years, I have come to appreciate her philosophy. 

What I love about champagne is you can be having a bad day and all you have to do is hear the cork pop.  There is nothing more beautiful than watching champagne bubbles in a glass. Champagne simply put, makes me happy!   My friend use to say, “Your the only person I know who drinks Champagne on a Tuesday!”  My response, “Why not, Tuesday?” especially when my mom and I discovered there was such a thing as a champagne stopper at Williams Sonoma.    Once I discovered that, Champagne was part of my week.

I was recently celebrating my friends ten year anniversary for her boutique.  I wanted something different that we had not had before.  Joe, the owner, of our fabulous local wine shop Manhattan Fine Wines suggested a bottle of Rose Bollinger to help celebrate the occasion (see below).  We found this fabulous quote on the side of the box and I think it expresses my thoughts exactly on Champagne:

“I drink champagne when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty.”

~ Madame Lilly Bollinger ~

 Evinité - Bollinger - Champagne Bollinger Rosé Brut | Champagne | Champagne | Parker --- | Vino sonrosado | Comprar Vino

    champagne bubbles


In addition, there is nothing more decadent than fine chocolate while drinking Champagne.  I stumbled upon these truffles a number of years ago while in the home and decor section of the Beverly Hills  Neiman Marcus.   I had bought several champagne truffles from the chocolate case and loved them so much that I bought a box.  Neiman’s no longer sells them.  I became so obsessed with them, I tracked them down one year on-line (in a Boston boutique) and ordered several boxes.  My neighbor Andy works for he UK Film Council and is back and forth between London and LA.  He’s always asking me what I want from London.  I can never think of anything (that’s within budget LOL).  He was on his way home last week and texted me to see what I wanted, of course, at the very last minute, I emailed him to say, “Charbonnet Et Walker Champagne Truffles,  PLEASE!”Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles

I say to all of you ~ break out the bubbly and celebrate.  Celebrate your day, celebrate your kids, celebrate your significant other, celebrate life, celebrate your friends, celebrate the craziness, but most of all celebrate yourself!


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