Thursday, July 7, 2011

Flipping Out!

Hey to my very few readers! I would love to dish about Jeff and Jenni and Zoila...and best of all, GAGE with you! Please come over to the post I wrote on Houzz and chat with me.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Gorgeous House on Lake Austin

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Mark Cravotta, an interior designer and furniture designer, about this gorgeous house on Lake Austin in Texas. He custom designed a handful of pieces of furniture for the house, as well as a staircase railing, and best of all, he helped the clients curate a diverse collection of works by local artists.

Houzz Tour: Luxurious and Comfortable Lake House

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jay Mohr's Real Housewives of New Jersey Blog

If you didn't happen to catch Jay Mohr on Watch What Happens Live, you missed out. He's hilarious, and managed to be very gracious to the wreck of O.C. plastic surgery sitting next to him (I forget which one it was, but that could describe a few of them). Well now he's writing a recap blog on Bravo and it's hilarious. Here's just a tiny taste:

Melissa in her interviews continually pounds away at Teresa and Joe. It's hard to take much of what she says seriously, because she is constantly mixing in, "Praise Jesus!" "Praise Jesus!" is a very effective and powerful thing to say, but when you say it at the wrong time, it comes across as kind of creepy. Example: "I was taught to be a wife in the kitchen, a lady public, and a whore in the bedroom. Praise Jesus!" 
In the "thank goodness there was no second take department," Melissa praises her husband's "work ethnic." Moments later Joe expresses how much he loves his wife because of her incredible "worth ethic." Outstanding.
Am I the only one noticing that none of the houses on the show are baby-proofed? While getting ready for Giuseppe's christening, Adriana made it down three flights of stairs and brewed herself a pot of coffee.

Way to go Bob Sugar; great recaps so far! Personally, I feel that there is just too much to say while literally sitting here with my jaw on the ground, absolutely speechless after these shows. I'm loving reading Jay's take, it's so much funnier than anything I could come up with myself. I will say I really appreciated the cameraman who shot through this cross while all of the "F*** YOU! I WILL F***ING KILL YOU"s were going on in the background, while grown men tried to kill each other in the middle of the klassiest kristening in the world. Speaking of "classy", I've decided that every time one of these cast members uses the word "class," an angel loses its wings a baby gets its ears pierced.

By the way, I've never seen Jay's act, have you? It's now on my to-do list. Check out his upcoming dates here.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Bubbs is Coming from a Place of Yes

The Bubbs is loving Bethenny's new book. She's been hogging it so much I haven't been able to figure out how to come from A Place of Yes yet. However, judging from the intro, she obviously spent about 20 minutes scribbled the book from a Skinnygirl bus or in between Skating with the Stars jumps. Let's hope it gets better, because I'm usually too cheap to buy new hardbacks so I expect a lot.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

J. Crew Wedding Goes Bad

Today I received a J. Crew catalog in the mail and I couldn't help but notice that a lot of their bridesmaid dresses are starting to look really...bridesmaidy. They used to be the one place that provided dresses we had a chance of wearing again, but right now they are looking a whole lot more like something from David's Bridal (that horrible place is tied with JFK airport for the place I hate most on this earth).

Can I get some straps? Some shoulder coverage? Don't they understand that these would look HORRIBLE on 95% of the population? And what's up with the yucky shiny fabrics and bad colors? Any of these choices would go straight in the hotel trashcan right after the wedding, just like the ten other bridesmaid dresses I've had to wear.

She looks like she's wearing a towel:

Bad shimmer + bad color + bad boob bow = Cheap Looking:

This fabric might make for some pretty drapes in a somber room...

I have I mentioned that I am THE WORST bridesmaid ever? I make this fact very well known, yet people keep asking me to be in their weddings. I don't know what the hell they are thinking.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bethenny Cashes In

Did you hear a huge explosion earlier? It was Jill Zarin's head exploding, hopefully all over Johnny Weir:

It's estimated that Bethenny sold Skinnygirl Margarita for $120 million dollars. To see the entire article, click here.

Hey Martha Stewart, what did that woman who didn't know how to play Scrabble ever wind up doing for Martha Stewart Omnimedia after she beat Bethenny out for the job on your Celebrity Apprentice? Way to go Bethenny!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Target Shopping

I just wanted to do a quick drive-by and share what I just found while perusing Target's website (I was trying to check out the Calypso St. Barth stuff, but I cannot seem to find anything except for a super cute straw bag I just ordered for $12.99).  In my cruising of the interwebs I found this beautiful occasional chair from DwellStudio for Target. It's on sale for circa $130 right now. That's a big bargain! Oh, by the way, here's the purse:

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Three Things I am Loving This Week

Hey! If ANYONE is still reading this neglected blog, thanks! Ever since I got a new Google Mail account through another company I work for, it signs me out of this one and I can never remember my passwords, and it turns into this whole "forgot password?" thing and you know what? I'm too lazy for all that! But reading in bed last night, laughing out loud at every page (literally; I'm not saying I "LOL'd" casually, I mean I bust out laughing in my bed and then I get the giggles and literally cannot stop), at things like "She Ann Jillian-ed part time," or "well played Jeannie Fey, well played"), I had to share. Without further ado...


BOSSYPANTS! Soooo funny, and once you stop laughing, you see all the insights of the brilliant and beautiful (no matter what she says about her flat feet and rounded shoulders) Tina Fey. Apparently Ms. Fey and I were both brunettes from north of the Mason-Dixon line at UVA at the same time. Unfortunately for me, that's about all we have in common. I'm not into audiobooks, but I imagine her reading this one would be a great one to put on my shuffle to enjoy while walking or cleaning.

Speaking of my shuffle, I received an iTunes giftcard for a recent birthday, and I immediately ordered up the new Britney. I can't help it, but Femme Fatale is pretty freaking awesome. Like the first time you heard Madonna's Like a Prayer Album.

Finally, I love the obnoxious and offensive programming only Chelsea Handler can bring. The semi-scripted faux behind-the-scenes hilarity of After Lately is a lot more entertaining than Oprah's behind the scenes show on the OWN network, though I have to admit, I find that show pretty fascinating as well.

I'm not sure about how Tina and Chelsea would feel about being in a post with Britney sandwiched in between them, but I feel quite confident that either one of them could make a good joke about it on the spot!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

It was such a pleasure to get to know the fabulous Coco of COCOCOZY when she shared her vibrant outdoor space with me. She's also just launched a line of gorgeous home furnishings.

Houzz Tours: 5-Day Outdoor Makeover

Monday, February 7, 2011

Kim Richards and her Wooden Shoe

Oh I am so sad I have not had time to keep up with blogging about the Real Housewives. With two different casts and several Watch What Happens Live episodes each week, it's just to overwhelming. Plus, I am writing full time for Houzz, so by the end of the day it's hard to look at the laptop screen anymore.

One issue I had with RHOBH was "who the hell are Kim and Kyle Richards"? I loved queen bee Kyle (she's not a bully, she's simply the one everyone wants to be BFFs with the most and she dresses the best and looks the least plastic). However, my friend Mike Pooley forwarded me this clip of Kim Richards on Little House on the Prarie and I just had to share it. I remember this bizarre episode very well. I had blocked out that Pa got into a disturbing barn fight. Oh, and by the way, if you find the Diff'rent Strokes episode nearby on YouTube, you may recognize Kim. I have no idea why Arnold was at a bus station, but I remember her in that episode!

Hallelujah!!!! Jonathan Adler is Coming, Jonathan Adler is Coming

I am SOOOO happy! Jonathan Adler is opening a store in Atlanta over in the Westside Urban Market. I guess my quest to get rid of my credit card debt will not be happening anytime soon!

By the way, as if this past fall, one of those killer suzani covered sofas had been replaced by these hideous chairs. I'm not sure how that happened:

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Monday, January 17, 2011

The Client List

Is it just me, or was Jennifer Love Hewitt's dress a combination of two misses from last year, Kate Hudson's weird white dress and Drew Barrymore's weird dress:

This odd shape around one's boobs (so Madonna "Express Yourself" era):

Plus this weird sea urchin thing added to the waist:

  Equals this:

You know I TiVO'd The Client List. It was Lifetime garbage at it's best. I highly recommend making a total crapfest out of it by making it a double feature night, and adding Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss starring Jamie Lynn Sigler.

Which dress did you think was the worst disaster?  I think my vote is for this. January Jones needs to say goodbye to Versace and head in a more Betty Draper-esque Nina Ricci direction. Add some lucite platforms and this dress is straight out of The Moonlight Bunny Ranch. :

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Would Love to Meet the Diva...

...who pulls off this necklace. It's so Samantha Jones, circa 1999. Or Grace Jones, circa 1979. Or perhaps Elton John, today:

Necklace from Tory Burch. It's 245 Smackers.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lucas's Loft in the Trees

Hey Everyone, just wanted to share an interview I did with my fabulous friend Lucas Mire. He took me on a house tour of his fun loft in The Old Fourth Ward: