Saturday, May 31, 2008

~Sex & The City Bus Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Carrie & Co. as they conquer New York City! Drink where they drink, shop where they shop, and gossip where they gossip.

More than 40 locations on the tour, including:

*Have a cupcake at the bakery where Miranda stuffed cupcakes into her mouth

*Shop at The Pleasure Chest where Charlotte bought her 'Rabbit'
*See Carrie's apartment stoop

*Stop at a bar used on Sex and the City

*Visit the church where Samantha meets "The Friar"

*Go on location to the gallery in SoHo where Charlotte worked

*See the furniture store where Aidan designs his tables and chairs

*Get a sneak peak of locations from the Sex and the City movie.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Atomic Bonsai Kit - $20

It's always nice to have some plant life around the house or to freshen up your drab cubicle, but let's face it -- many a modern urbanite (or suburbanite, for that matter) lacks a green thumb. Enter the Atomic Bonsai Kit! A hip, clever, and evergreen alternative to wilting foliage, you simply interlock the cardboard bonsai leaves and branches together -- no scissors or glue (or watering or sunshine!) required. Like its real-life counterpart, the Atomic Bonsai can be pruned into new and unique forms; simply move a few "leaves" from one branch to another, and voilá -- a brand new configuration! Designed by Joji Okazaki.

~Nest Key Keeper

A pretty way to keep your keys organized. No more "Where's my keys!" mad search in the morning. Not that that ever happens around here of course. $13 at Room Service Home

~Word Nerd Sign

For you Austen fans out there,or just some word nerds this "Shh, Reading" door hanger features Jane Austen on an Italian marble tile. Great way to let the folks in your home know that you can't be're reading! $24.95 at Signals.

~Antique Glass Earrings

Antique Glass Earrings

I love the faint cherry blossom design on these earrings. They're made from broken pieces of depression glass from the 30's and 40's and come with information on the age of the glass and its original use. $42 at Bottled Up Designs

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

~Tea for Deux

Eiffel Tower Tea Set
Add a little ooh-la-la to the tea party. Includes 2-cup stoneware teapot (9¾" tall) with lid/stopper, plus two 2-oz. cups with saucers.

~Ce que je suis

Saturday, May 24, 2008

~I Wish I was a Punk Rockers With Flowers in My Hair

~Drive My Heart Away

Saturday, May 17, 2008

~Rita Hayworth Quote

"We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves. "
~Rita Hayworth

~Gone With The Wind Cocktails

The heroes of Gone with the Wind have been immortalised as cocktails:

The Rhett Butler

2 oz. Southern Comfort
0.5 oz. lime juice
1 tsp. curacao
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. sugar syrup

Mix in a shaker with ice and serve in a chilled cocktail glass.

The Scarlett O'Hara

1.5 oz. Southern Comfort
1.5 oz. cranberry juice
1 oz. lime juice

Combine ingredients in a glass with ice.

~ ~Lucille Ball Quote

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. "

~Lucille Ball

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

~Pink Peony Popcorn Please

Makes 12
12 cups popped, unsalted popcorn (1/2 cup kernels)
1/2 cup sun-dried cranberries
1 1/3 cups sugar
5 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
1 or 2 drops red food coloring
Combine popcorn and cranberries in a large mixing bowl, and set aside.
Combine sugar, 3/4 cup water, corn syrup, salt, and vinegar in a small, heavy saucepan. Set the saucepan over high heat, and bring the mixture to a boil. Insert a candy thermometer, and cook until the mixture reaches 290 degrees, about 14 minutes. Add food coloring, stirring, until desired color is reached. Remove pan from heat.
Pour the hot syrup over the reserved popcorn mixture; stir together with a wooden spoon until all the kernels have been well coated. Working quickly, use your hands to form a 2 1/2-inch-diameter ball. Transfer the ball to parchment paper, and let cool completely. Repeat with remaining the popcorn mixture. Store the popcorn balls in an airtight container up to 2 days.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

~Happy Mother's Day

Sunday, May 4, 2008

~Why we are never too old for Teddy