Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy 2010!

May 2010 be the best ever! Cheers to you fellow bloggers and readers.

Preppy Christmas Decoration-SALE!!

On sale now: $19 at RSH (Formerly Room Service Home)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Lady Gaga, You Are No Lady to Me!

Trying to achieve that "Cool Mother" award, I purchased Lady Gaga tickets for my teenage daughters for Christmas. Lady Gaga was going to perform at the Fox Theater, and I envisioned my daughters and me watching a somewhat entertaining singer perform while I sipped champagne in my velvet theater chair, with my antique opera glasses, at the beautifully restored Fox Theater in Detroit. I figured that I could handle screaming teenagers from the comfort of my front row balcony seat (and this was of course after my car was valet parked right outside the door). Surely, a civilized way to view any artist I thought!

An alarming email was received this evening around 8pm. Lady Gaga has moved venues to Joe Louis Arena. Joe Louis is where the Detroit Red Wings Hockey team play. My Fox theater tickets were cancelled and I have to repurchase (with a secret code) new tickets to sit hard chairs in a cold ice arena. I have to do this at precisely 5pm tomorrow evening and I was not planning on being home!! Ms. Gaga, it seems rude to change your venue or for a better word, "greed" may be driving your decision to ruin my perfect evening.

I will reluctantly take my daughters and have to park on the 18th floor of the structure, walk in the freezing cold up 70 stairs and go into the mob to see Lady Gaga. My civilized dream is over!!

So, sorry Lady Gaga, you are no lady to me because I am going from



And I assure you that they do not sell champagne by the glass here!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

MAC & Lilly-A dream come true!

Maybe my teenage daughter will finally think Lilly Pulitzer is ok and "cool". Cannot wait until January.

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas French Macaroons

I am a little on a french macaroon kick. After decorating for the St. Joe Ball (Paris, City of Lights theme), I discovered a woman at our Farmer's Market who makes french mmacaroons for our French Bistro--"Eve" (the owner was on Top Chef and was eliminated second round----but who cares--it is a great restaurant). Our french macaroon chef (who is from Paris) makes very unusual flavors for Eve: hazelnut, ppomegranate, blood orange, etc. My dream would be to make these as gift for my friends for the holidays. Maybe someday....

Monday, December 14, 2009

What would you pay for the Game Clue? Juicy Couture Clue!

Clue cost:$15, Juicy Couture Clue cost:$58 The pieces had better be made of gold!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Monogrammed Gifts Under $20

Etsy ($14.00)
Etsy ($18.00)
I Love Etsy!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Vera Bradley's Boyfriend---Baekgaard

These past few months, there has been lots of Baekgaard at Homegoods, TJ Maxs, Marshalls, etc. I believe this company was started by Vera Bradley owner's husband (now deceased). I love the leather and featured the darling plaid passport covers before. I love this purse and it comes in black, blue, aqua and purple. $140! Have not seen it yet at the discount stores, but I will keep looking.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

St. Joe Ball--Lounges again!

Main Ballroom
Theme: Paris City of Lights
Upper Women's Lounge -Couture Theme
Custom Dress Designed for the Lounges
Lower Women's Lounge
Men's Upper Lounge
Men's Lower Lounge-Wine Theme 150 French Wine Labels Surrounded the Mirrors
Corks were on the skirts around the sinks
Just finished up another year of the St. Joseph Ball Lounges-I guess I have a reputation! Think we have raised about $850,000 for the new Mother & Baby Unit. This year, the theme was Paris, City of Lights. The lounges are stadium bathrooms which we transformed into a boutique and a boudoir. We even had a woman design a couture gown for us--yes, she designed it for the bathrooms. We actually moved it into the hall outside of the bathroom and it is being auctioned off.
Lot of fun!!!