Monthly Archives: April 2009

First 100 Days in Pictures

A family moment.
Obama Family Moment

Stepping out at their first formal dinner in Washington, D.C.
Obama Formal Dinner

First Lady Michelle Obama working in her organic vegetable garden.
Obama Organic Garden

At this year’s Easter Egg Roll, the Obamas opened up the activities to children of same-sex parents. What a concept, that all men and women are created equal, not just the ones we pick and choose.
Obama Easter

Malia running with Bo, the First Dog.
Obama Dog

Covet: Leather Bag Good Enough for Napoleon

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Since its first shop opened in Florence in 1774, the elite have looked to Pineider for fine Italian papers and luxury leather goods.

Pineider City Chic – Double Handle Calfskin Briefcase

Pineider’s 48 hour briefcase in fine calfskin evokes elegance and sophistication with its clean lines, spacious divided compartments for clothing and business essentials and zip with padlock closure to keep your possessions safe while traveling. Dust bag included, Made in Italy.

$2,040.00 at Forzieri

Darth Vader Has To Eat, Too

Pretty Prom Makeup

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It’s prom season.

Put your best face forward by following Makeup Geek’s step-by-step tutorial on how to apply pretty prom makeup.

If you are not familiar with Makeup Geek, check out the Web site for many tutorials on all kinds of pretty makeup looks. She uses a mix of high-end and inexpensive products, so you can duplicate the looks without spending a lot of money.

Enjoy.

Peach Is the New Cherry Blossom

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It seemed last year that cherry blossom was the “in” fragrance.

Cherry blossoms were everywhere: in photos, in fabrics, floating from the sky in car advertisements, in fragrances.

L’Occitane, last year, introduced a whole range of cherry blossom fragrances, including perfume, bath gel, even lip gloss.

Well, this year it is peach. Peach is the “it” fragrance for 2009.

L’Occitane, of course, has a limited edition Peach Blossom fragrance line.

I even made peach soap. On my Etsy page, you can find my peaches and cream soap. I’m trying to come up with a bath product inspired by a bellini cocktail, the wonderful champagne drink made with peach juice.

To make a classic bellini, pour peach juice or peach puree into a champagne glass about 1/3 full. Then top off with champagne or prosecco. So yummy and pretty, too.

Get your peach on.

Covet: Fendi Summer Purse

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Fendi Turquoise Sweety Sweet Nappa Leather Baguette Bag

This bag is perfect for summer in soft turquoise leather, just like the color of an Italian sky.

A delicate and sleek Fendi baguette in soft Italian nappa leather enriched by goldtone metal Fendi logos on the front snap tab and on the front pocket for an accent of understated refinement. Signature dust bag, Made in Italy

$428 at forzieri.com

More Muppets: Animal Performs Wild Thing

Forgotten How To Relax

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Has this ever happened to you? You work and work and work and when you finally take a day off, you don’t know what to do with yourself.

My office closed Monday, so I took off Friday to make a 4-day weekend. But now that Friday is here, I find myself stressing about how best to use my time. It’s not often I get the house to myself.

Do I take a nap on the couch? Or will I feel guilty if I waste my day bumming around?

Do I run errands? Or will I feel like I misused my time off if I do something productive?

Do I watch TV? Read a book? Exercise? Write? Get a pedicure? Walk on the beach? Sit in my yard and have a glass of wine?

I’ve forgotten how to relax.

Little Robot Experiment

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The Haute Smoky Eye by Chanel

“The CHANEL Smoky Eye — the season’s eye-mut-have — effortlessly goes low-intensity for day or all-out glamorous for night.”

Here are three ways to smolder by Chanel.

Les 4 Ombres Quadra Eye Shadow in Smoky Eyes
Four powder shadows to play with. Go subtle for daytime and play up the drama for night.

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La Ligne De Chanel Professional Eyeline Duo in Noir-Lame
Two powder-based liners can be used wet or dry.

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Exceptionnel De Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara
The finishing touch, choose from four smoky shades to lengthen and curl your lashes. Smoky Noir, Smoky Brun, Smoky Marine, Smoky Violine.

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