Friday, September 25, 2009


As somebody who works at a magazine, I understand the
importance of having a good cover. Sure, what makes a cover
"good" is different for everybody, but most people agree that it
needs to be eye-catching. With Washingtonian's most recent cover
making a stir, I found this blog about controversial magazine covers
to be pretty interesting. Just think, at one point in time the first black
Playboy model was quite controversial. Check it out here.

Heavenly Dresses.

I am dying over these J. Mendel dresses. They are just so gorg.
They are so feminine and soft, yet with very modern lines.
Click here for a larger view. I am officially obsessed.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cuteness Overload.

Another baby shakin' it to Beyonce's latest jam. Is that cute or what?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Least Surprising News Of The Week!

The word is out that Avril Lavigne has dumped her "Sk8ter Boi," Deryck Whibley of Sum 41. They have been married about three years. Word on the street is that their marriage has been on rocky-rocks for awhile now.

So tell me this, why do "celebrity" (using that term loosely) marriages seem to fizzle so quickly? First Tom and Nicole, then Reese and Ryan and now everybody. It's too much to handle!

PS: Ok Avril, you're a single woman now. Great. Let's get a fresh start and maybe hire a stylist? I am begging you.

PPS: Your new line of 'punk clothing' is just so lovely.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Meltdown Mania.

This week has just been full of celebrity meltdowns. From Kanye West's classy outburst at the VMAs to Bruce Willis' meltdown towards a fan at a VIP after-party to Serena Williams telling the judge that she'd like to shove her tennis ball down his you-know-what. Something must be in Hollywood's water this week, right?! Yea, right.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Kanye Drama at VMAs!

Dear Kanye West,

You are seriously a prick. I don't care how amazing the "Single Ladies" video was (it was smokin' hot), you don't interrupt somebody who is accepting an award. Please shut your mouth.



PS: The video of Kanye's shenanigans has been taken off YouTube. The above video is of his public apology. Boo hoo.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Whitney's Back!

I have been a big fan of Whitney Houston since I was, literally, 7 years old. "The Bodyguard" soundtrack was the first cassette tape I ever bought and Whitney's very first album was my first album as well (along side Madonna's "Like A Virgin" CD; man, I had good taste). Needless to say, I am thrilled that Whitney is back - sober, beautiful and ready to take the stage again. How delicious and juicy does Oprah's interview with Whitney look? So juicy that Oprah has even said that this is her best interview to date. Check it out on Monday's Oprah. You know I'll be watching the late taping Monday night.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Kathy Spoofs Kate.

I love Kathy Griffin for many reasons, mainly the fact that she wore a reverse mullet wig for this spoof. Amazing. “Wah, wah, wah. Here, drink the tears of fame.”

Monday, September 7, 2009

New Boot(ies).

The cooler weather has got me thinking about fall fashion. I have a laundry list of things I'm eying for the cooler months, but new boots were definitely at the top of my list.

I found these beauties at DSW for under $50. Their platform makes them fairly comfortable too.

I got a fantastic structured 'boyfriend blazer' the other day from a consignment store and am now on the hunt for a really sexy leather jacket to wear over...well, anything!

What is on your wish list for this fall?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Plans.

Hi dolls! Oh man, am I happy there's a three-day weekend coming up for Labor Day! What are your Labor Day weekend plans?

I'll be jetting (er, driving/battling terrible traffic) to Charlottesville, Virginia for a weekend at a B&B and a day trip to three vineyards with unlimited (gulp!) tastings. Oh mercy, mama's going to enjoy some vino this weekend! Have a fab (and wine-filled) weekend!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Restaurant Week Update.

I dined at Vermilion in Old Town last week for Restaurant Week and
had a really nice meal (and great company). I chose the fixed three-course
menu that started with their summer tomato gazpacho. It was very
refreshing, with hints of watermelon, goat cheese and dill.

For my main course I had the filet with sweet beets, and their
version of onion rings which were so light and airy.

I finished the meal with their "Vermilion PB&J." It had classic PB&J flavors,
chocolate and the best hazelnut rice crisp for that unexpected crunch.

Overall, my meal experience was great. Service was attentive but not
overbearing, decor warm with lots of dim light, red velvet, intimate
booths and tasty food. Chef Anthony Chittum definitely delivered.

"I've Got Soul But I'm Not A Soldier!"

I was lucky enough to see The Killers last night.

Talk about an amazing, high-energy performance.

I also went to Virgin Freefest this weekend; with performances
by Wale, Blink 182, Weezer, Public Enemy and many others.
The atmosphere was so fun and laid-back, including ping pong,
photo booths, free Converse sneakers, and Richard Branson
sky-diving onto the roof of Merriweather Post Pavilion. No joke.

I'm hoping to see Lady Gaga in a few weeks. Nothing beats live music!