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29 May 2009

Jenny Humphrey's necklace in The Goodbye Gossip Girl

My favorite jewelry designer Pequitobun had another necklace featured on Gossip Girl! In the big party scene during the Season 2 finale Jenny's fabulously glam necklace is the one of a kind "Crown Jewels" necklace from Pequitobun. I'm not sure which necklace I love more, this necklace or the last Pequitobun piece Jenny rocked. I am SUCH a fan of the pearls and black garnets in the crown jewels necklace...but the dainty little rock candy like green amethyst cubes in the "preppy necklace" look good enough to eat. le sigh...maybe when I have a real job I'll be able to snatch up one of these fabulous little baubles.
Image from and pequitobun

28 May 2009

And another one bites the dust...

Tiffany's specialty pearl jewelry store Iridesse is officially going out of business. My wedding necklace came from Iridesse, as did my last anniversary gift, a pair of beautiful pearl earrings. I adore pearls and I am despondent that this cute little shop is going out of buisness. I am even more upset that I don't currently have the funds to take advantage of the 50-70% off sale going on in Iridesse stores rights now.

Image from Iridesse

27 May 2009

Happy Hump Day

Thank goodness we've moved beyond VHS, otherwise my New Moon tape would surely break at the shirtless Italy scene. DELISH!

Image via Just Jared

25 May 2009

Mysterio Baby Future T-shirts

I simply adore these little t-shirts from Wry Baby featuring you baby's amazing future as predicted by Mysterio. I kind of love the "Donut Tycoon" prediction.

Image from Wry Baby

24 May 2009

Brand New Season of Gilmore Girls

Back row: Lane, Michel, Paris, Richard, Emily,...Image via Wikipedia

Its a Lie! So, I was super excited to see that ABC was announcing a "brand new season" of the Gilmore Girls, which from the looks of the advertisement, could have been the real deal. I was of course skeptical, after all the show has been off the air for quite some time. An internet search showed that ABC was airing a season that was "new to them" but not new to the adoring legions of Gilmore Girls fans. Sorry folks, there is no "Gilmore Girls 2009" or "Gilmore Girl Season 7." Unless, you count the virtual Gilmore Girls fan fiction...which is headed into Season 10!
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23 May 2009

Binth Queen of Spades

My latest favorite artwork is the limited edition playing card series from Binth. I especially adore the queen of spades, a traditional illustration. The spades series of prints have traditional artwork, the heart series are a Tarintino-esque trio, the club face cards are Legend inspired and the diamond series have a hip-hop theme. Each print is $48, but they sell the playing card set for $10.

While you're there check out their city stationary and their one of a kind poster prints.

Image from Binth

22 May 2009

RIP Mrs. John L. Strong

I am so sad to have to announce that the luxury stationary brand Mrs. John L. Strong is going out of business. Hubby and I were huge fans of the extravagant and beautiful paper and home goods. Personally, I was unable to resist the seven deadly sins candle and stationary set and the home journal. Hubby uses the red croc embossed food and wine diary and directory to keep track of his appointments and such. It was our little tradition that I would buy him one each year as an early anniversary gift. I was looking forward to having a neat little bookshelf of agendas full of our memories and travels.

I was so sure Mrs. John L. would be around for forever, that I had plans to buy one of their house sets for myself in my future dream life, where I have money to burn on a super expensive box of notepads, with letter press covers reading "pool house," "jet," "movie room" etc. Tragically, my condo is basically a studio and I cannot afford to spend several hundred dollars on notepads, probably not even once they go on sale. In the event they end up 90% off I may splurge...and put the pool house notepad in my bathroom.
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12 May 2009

Avant Gardeners

I saw this book, Avant Gardeners, today in Anthropology. It looks so fabulous! Imagine my delight when I discovered in on sale for half the price at Amazon!

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02 May 2009

Food on a stick...

Corn dog (้บตๅŒ…็†ฑ็‹—).Image via Wikipedia

One of my best friends is moving to Iowa and recently sent me the following list to entice me to come visit her this August, if I can find a job I am SO going to the Iowa State Fair to try a sampling of their food on a stick, with a special effort to obtain those shown in bold:

1. Pickle on-a-stick
2. Pork chop on-a-stick
3. Corn dog
4. Cheese on-a-stick
5. Cajun chicken on-a-stick
6. Sesame chicken on-a-stick
7. Carmel apple
8. German sausage on-a-stick
9. Teriyaki beef on-a-stick
10. Corn on the cob on-a-stick
11. Cotton candy
12. Veggie dog on-a-stick
13. Turkey drumstick
14. Nutty bar
15. Fried pickle on-a-stick
16. Hot bologna on-a-stick
17. Shrimp on-a-stick
18. Chicken on-a-stick
19. Monkey Tails (chocolate covered banana on-a-stick)
20. Taffy on-a-stick
21. Honey on-a-stick
22. Ice cream Wonder Bar
23. Deep fried Snickers bar on-a-stick
24. Deep fried 3 Musketeers bar on-a-stick
25. Deep fried Milky Way bar on-a-stick
26. Deep fried Twinkie on-a-stick
27. Lamb on-a-stick
28. Meatballs on-a-stick
29. Deep fried hoho on-a-stick
30. Fudge Puppy (waffle drenched in chocolate syrup and topped with whipped cream)
31. Chili Dog on-a-stick
32. Funtastick Pork on-a-stick
33. Dutch letters on-a-stick
34. Turkey tenders on-a-stick
35. Deep fried hot dog on-a-stick
36. Chocolate covered cheesecake on-a-stick
37. Potato Lollipop (4 thick slices of russet potato deep fried and on-a-stick with dipping sauces)
38. Pineapple on-a-stick (Fresh pineapple dipped in funnel cake batter and deep fried)
39. Chicken lips on-a-stick (breaded chicken breast smothered with hot sauce, served with blue cheese dressing).
40. Cornbrat on-a-stick (bratwurst dipped in corndog batter)
41. Frozen fudge brownie on-a-stick
42. Ice cream cookie sandwich on-a-stick
43. Rock candy on-a-stick
44. Salad on-a-stick
45. Hard-boiled egg on-a-stick

Ummm, and salad on a stick...can anyone explain that one to me?
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