Tuesday, July 31, 2012


The weird pairing that is Sephora and JCPenney has reached my kinda sorta naidar with the addition of a new (leased) shop at the JCP Michigan Rd/86th St location, which I frequent because of the vacinity of Cirillas, Kinko's and a recycle bin (not really realated, but still). Anyhoo, the official opening is August 10 and the first 50 customers get a gift card! And a sample bag! And Olsenboye! I just hope the service is better then the Keystone location. Those idiots are useless

Pets Rock of Love

When I think of Bret Michels I don't always think of Waggums and Fluff?  Oh wait, those are strippers not dogs, so I guess I do.  Launching a pet supply line, Pets Rock, with PetSmart, BM is exploring his softer side and his obvious love of furry friends.. Expect squeaky Marlboro Reds, Jack Danels chewies and (insert obvious joke) lots and lots of bandanas. What marketing genius thought of this? Apparently a drunk one. http://www.petsmart.com/

Friday, July 27, 2012

Bluebeard yum yum

First of all I'd like to thank all my fans for your multiple page loads and commenting. Every click raises my stats and keeps those Google checks coming. Kiss kiss

Finally made it to the hottest spot in town, Bluebeard in Fountian Square, or maybe it's Fletcher Place, I'm sure someone will let me know which. Do not let the horrifying road repair deter you, just go down the alley off McCarthy and park in the Hinge alley (DINNER ONLY, never lunch). Choose the shady patio or the back bar room with it's post industrial decor and count the typewriters game. Drinks are plentiful with craft beers (of course), extensive wine list and weirdly wonderful cocktails. The menu, well, as Fox said, it is just too much. Every dish has multiple local ingrediants with an emphasis on pickles (yay!), light on red meat prefering to focus on  hand processed porks and sausages. Packed salads, simple sides like radishes w sea salt & butter and a cheese plate that would make my famous cheesemonger friend Christina pee her pants. I was literally was paralyzed with indecision. Perhaps the raw oysters with watermelon mignonette? No? Ended up with the sashimi fluke and Fox got the meatiest thing on the menu: mackeral w mozarella. Portions are small but so amazingly complex and flavorful you feel fully satisfied. Go: of you like Black Market and Libertine. Stay Away: if you like Dennys or Hooters

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Buh Bye

Been hearing rumbles of this rumor for a long time and sadly it is true. N Rue is closing. Yea, it is but bittersweet because while we are losing a fashion powerhouse of trendy dresses mized with amazing vintage, we also gain a huge gaint discount. Like as in 75% off all winter and 50% of spring and vintage. Sorry, I got all the Pucci yesterday

Friday, July 20, 2012


OH look! I have found a new animal cruelty atrocity from Thailand (surprise) . While these sneakers may look super cute they have a nefarious and slightly sickening origin: the skins are custom ordered and grown on an animal which is then harvested for the end users enjoyment of a one off production shoes for a mere $1500. REALLY. Send http://www.rayfish.com/ all the hate mail you can y'all. Geez

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How much do I love this?!! Akris teamed up with Bergdorf Goodman to produce a one off collection celebrating the department store's 111th  (random!) anniversary featuring the stores 5th ave facade

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Victoria's Secret Lip Scrub balm two fer

Like a Five Minute Manicure for your kisser, this lovely smelling 2 piece VS lip scrub polishes  from the bottom and soothes from the top. I've never been a fan of Vickie's makeup line, it seems like an afterthought, but this product is unique and effective.

YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR: So when I got back from my semi sunny vacay, I wanted to prolong the experience by slathering myself with a tropical (coconut/mango/pineapple) lotion to pretend I was still drinking the colada. Lazily I just picked some up at the CVS 3 for $9 and while yes it was indeed moistruizing, it was by no means super, long lasting smelly. Lesson learned: just buy the BBW stuff and get on the coupon carousel. Also Body Shop excellent yet so traffic-ey that Keystone X is

Sunday, July 8, 2012

It's not always about me

My kids have a crazy fun 2 story fun house in the backyard that they cannot resist, no matter how hot  or cold it is so i do not feel the need to upgrade but I was at Lowe's on 86th & Michigan and WHOA this super cute playhouse stopped me in my tracks. Part of a contest sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, this is just one of the many really fun structures that are looking for your votes and also potential purchasing benefitting a good cause. http://playitforward.indyhabitat.org/Home/About

Legitimatized by Antique Helper

Hi! Did you go to the last Indie Vintage Art Antique Mart? Loser. Seriously this is the best source for  fab priced, totally unique wares for the home and you were not there?? Geez. Ok so you get another chance August 4th don't blow it, it's at Glendale behind the movie theatre. At the last show I was next to the best the piece there: this mid mod white fireplace (still avail!!) from my friends Dave & Mark.
Graham & Spencer beaded tank dress, vintage boots, Target cowboy hat, heat survival side braid

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday 'Merica

Charlotte Olympia Wonder Woman Shoes (my name for these, not hers) $1050.

It's Independance Day. I had mine a year and a half ago but I still get excited revisiting the concept. Went to the lovely President Harrison Home on Delaware for the annual ice cream social. It was hideously hot but we got some free ice cream and a house tour so it's was all good

Mani Pedi

Not a big fan of press on nails but the new collection by Ruffian for MAC may just change my mind. Or perhaps even inspire me to create the look myself with my ginormous collection of polish that I continually buy but never wear. Chanel mushroom only please. 3 looks including a red reverse french manicure  and a script ruffian logo(shown) that I may just have to commandeer for some kind of fancy stationary, it looks that good. $25 http://www.maccosmetics.com/

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Now you're hungry

You hear "affordable luxury " all the time but what does it exactly mean? Is is Target shopping with good quality, on trend designed housewares? Is it a brand new Kia? Is it a teeny tiny Vuitton wallet? Well, I hit the definition of Affordable Luxury last night when I skidded down 10th street to hit Sushi Club. Right by the Foot Locker Outlet (a mixed result experience usually) this former Pizza Hut is a huuuuge enourmous googleplex surprise. First surprise: all you can eat $22 including soup, salad and appetizers NOT A BUFFET WHEW Second surprise: it is fresh and delicious on par with Mikado and Wasabi completely not kidding. You're welcome