Thursday, September 17, 2009
Check out Shecky's last night for Chicago's Girls Night Girls Night Out 5pm-10pm tonight at The Great Hall at Union Station
Awesome one of a kind clothing, accessories and gifts as well as beauty treatments and fun cocktails.
Be sure to check out the Dirty Dolls lingerie booth for gorgeous bras panties and shapers!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
In honour of "Fashion's Night Out" in NYC Tonight all the Chanel boutiques in the city will be hosting special events including:
15 East 57th Street 6pm-11pm:
Personalize Your Own Chanel bag
Vogue Editor Andre Leon Tally will be advising tonights handbag designers from 7pm-7:45pm
139 Spring Street @ Wooster 6pm-11pm
Champagne and Nail Bar
Enjoy complimentary manicures and Champagne at the Soho location
* I hear the new Chanel Le Vernis shade is HOT
733 Madison Ave@64th Street 6pm-9pm
Complimentary Champagne and french chocolates while you shop
Im soo jealous Im not in NYC tonight :( drink and shop lots and lots for me!!!!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I am OBSESSED with hats this fall...maybe its because Madonna looks so damn good in them...maybe its because I just watched the Shirley MacLaine/Coco Chanel Lifetime Movie...maybe its because I bought the cutest sparkly beret EVER last week...
In any case... I was in New York City to visit my girlfriend last weekend and we stumbled into the cutest hat shop in Chelsea. Elle Christine Millinery on 18th St between 7th and 8th Ave has an awesome selection of women's sculpted fedoras, bowlers and other unique handcrafted pieces. Also- They are doing a "Mad Hatter Scavenger Hunt" this month with online clues that can lead you to win a free cocktail hat.
If your lady loves fabulous headwear as much as I do I highly recommend a trip to Elle Christine's Millinery followed by a romantic night in with Ms. MacLaine and a good bottle of Cabernet.
Elle Christines Millinery
255 West 18th Street
Tue-Sat 11:00am - 7:00pm
except Thurs 11:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 1:00pm- 6:00pm
Available on itunes for 3.99
So my hipster-ific friend went to this in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in June and said it was AMAZING. Though I'm not much of a hipster I am excited to check out the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago. Over 300 vendors will be selling everything from silkscreened tees, handbags and jewelry to handdrawn comic books. My friend snagged a killed set of ceramic plates that said "I heart you more than zombies heart brains!"
Check it out this weekend 9/12- 9/13 from 11am to 7pm
Wicker Park on Division Street between Damen and Paulina
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I literally thought I had died and gone to heaven (or at least it's fancy waiting room) when my girlfriend and I walked intoSwarovski's new concept store in soho this weekend. The store which spans the width of the block between mercer and broadway just north of broome street, is a combination of a swarovski retailer and lounge/cafe.
It's a gorgeous place to stop and have a glass of wine or a coffee while you are shopping in Soho. Their Kir Royal was super yummy and seemingly even more bubbly than usual amongst the all the crystals!
Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED New York
NY, NY 10012
Mon- Wed 10am-7pm
Fri- Sat 10am-7pm
Sun 12pm -6pm
I accidentally stumbled upon this site while doing research for our upcoming SS2011 lingerie styleguide and fell in love with its kitchy layout and adorably packaged panties. Passport Panties is a lingerie company started by some sassy Texan ladies who have a passion for panties and being prepared (two of my great loves as well!)
Each pair of underwear is packaged in an adorable colour coordinating passport carrycase. The sets range from their signature "Predicament Panty" (10.00: boyshort, panty liner, deodorant, cleansing towelette and piece of chocolate candy) , to their "Playful Panty" (10.00: boyshort, maincure set, deodorant, cleansing towelette) and their "Primping Panty" (10.00: thong, hairspray, breathmints,body lotion, deodorant, cleansing towelette).
So whether you want to send it to your sweetie to celebrate an upcoming trip, or you just want to provide a chocolate filled passport to say "sorry its that time of the month" Passport Panties make a cute and affordable gift!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
You thought I was gonna post something from BABELAND didn't you?
Actually this months pick is totes G rated. This awesome little gadget was sent to me and two of my co-workers this week as a gift and we can't stop playing with them!!
They were designed as a tool for peeps with ADD and/or who just need an outlet in never ending meetings. The fidget is a cute little toy that could be discreetly used at work/school etc. (So much chicer and less annoying than pen tapping- besides don't accessories make everything better?) It's an awesome gift for an ADD hottie or for yoursef;)
Check it out at FIDGETMAN.COM
I recommend the Chainy. It's pretty badass and can double as brass knuckles in an emergency! My co-workers are also in love with the Noah
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Ok so as many of you may already know my partner in crime and love of my life is a bit of a Potter nerd. I scoffed at her HP fetish when we first started dating, but I have to admit, she's even managed to suck me into this crazy world of wizardry.
When Aug 16th was coming close I knew I had to do something above and beyond our usual fancy dinners and romantic outings...I had to get my geek on!
I rewatched a couple of the movies for the details need to make apartment into a mini Hogwarts. First I made an "invitation" back to school and placed it in my mailbox. I picked my lady up from the airport and when we arrived at my front gate I asked her to check the mail for me. She opened up the invite and was delighted. There were Hogwarts coloured balloons (maroon and gold) the whole way to my front door where we found a picture of the Fat Lady with a note addressed to Anne. The note said that her birthday celebration was in the "grand hall" (formally my dining room- complete with floating candles and broomstick- fishing wire does wonders, friends!!) and her presents were in "Diagon Alley," aka my fireplace
She loved it and said that the thought and crazy details (I even made licorice wands and butter beer. It turns out there are a lot of potter-geeks online with great recipes!) made this her favourite present.
And the added bonus: It was sooo much fun to plan and create! There is nothing better than surprising the one you love and thinking of new and creative ways to make her happy. I highly recommend finding the quirky little things your lady loves and making a super nerdy and sweet theme date out of them :)
Hey guys I didn't realize how long I'd been slacking until one of my loving readers emailed me (Thanks Mal!) August was a little hectic as I had been celebrating the birth of all my main ladies: My girlfriend, my mom, my sis and of course her Madge-sty!
But I am back just in time for lots of fall tips!!!!
SPA WEEK'S s bi-annual celebration is back: Sept 14-20 in Chicago and California, October 12-18 in NYC. As a result: a ton of spas have great gift packages and most have signature treatments for $50.00 or less. (Chicago's Spa @ the Wit is offering it's feature Mimosa Body Polish for $50 and Saks Fifth Ave is doing its Peppermint Patty Pedicure for the same discounted price!)
check out the discounts available at your fav spa here