Sunday, February 28, 2010
I got all dolled up this afternoon to head to Meg's baby shower out in Connecticut. I've known Meg since I was 11 and she's having a little girl who Andre will hopefully have a crush on. I didn't take any photos at the shower since I was nicely tucked into a table with a great lunch and never ending mimosas.
Here's a hair tip: Hot rollers are always the key to good hair, but if you have to travel a bit to get to your destination, they can fall out and go flat. To look fresh, put your hair in rollers but don't brush them out when you unroll them. By the time you get out of the train or car, gravity will take over and they'll be just the way you want them.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The one place I always welcome promotions from is Teleflora, because I often send flowers and topiaries to clients when they move in.
2. Clean Out All Your Purses: When I was growing up we used to always make fun of La Madre because she always carried a huge handbag full of crap. Then I grew up and started doing the same thing. On any given day my bag is full of old listings, folded up back issues of The New Yorker, bills to be paid and about seven different kinds of pens.
I recently cleaned out every bag I owned, threw out out a few old ones, ran one through the wash and realized that my Louis Vuitton Speedy needs to be repaired. I also tossed all the loose change into the Peppe Jar*. Now, when I need a bag I can just toss my wallet and keys in, without pulling out a fistful of detritus.
Also: I put all my lip products into a little bag, which seems to be extending the shelf life of my glosses. No more opening a tube and finding it covered in grit.
*The Peppe Jar: It costs roughly $120 to bathe and shave a Persian cat, which is a ridiculous yet necessary aspect of Persian ownership. TR and I have a jar that we toss change into which usually defrays Peppe's grooming bills by at least 50%, if not more, depending on if I'm stealing the quarters for coffee. When the jar is full, which takes about three months, Peppe goes in for his spa treatment.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Valentine's Day! TR and I went to Pop Burger on 58th and Fifth, which was the accidental site of our first date. He unknowingly asked me out to some art show on Valentine's Day 2008. We never found the gallery, but instead had burgers and shakes. Men always drag women to art museums for first dates. I've never understood why. I know very few men who would choose an art museum over, say, burgers at PJ Clarke's.
This past Sunday I ran four miles, hosed myself down and then walked another mile and a half to Pop Burger from Murray Hill. After all that, I was ready to get my munch on.
I really like this photo of TR and Andre. TR is in denial that the boy is going to be a red head.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
TR: I've decided that once I've mastered chickens I'm going to move on to bees. Think about it: We could have eggs and honey.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
My dad and I have the same name: first, middle and last. (Well, he's Paul. And he's 69.) Since 2005 AARP seems to think we are the same person, and they've been sending me membership cards. This one came in a few days ago for my 2010 renewal. I love the dyslexic spelling of my name.
Let me know if you're in town and want a deal on a Motel 6 or an early bird dinner at Denny's. I got ya covered!
Friday, February 05, 2010
It's the entire floor of a Murray Hill brownstone, right off of Park Avenue. It's an enormous (1300 square feet) one bedroom with a home office. Extra high ceilings, two working fireplaces, new kitchen, small patio, tons of closet space. Huge windows, very bright and tons of pre-war detail and charm. $4250 a month. Live/work OK. (Past tenants include a man in the haberdashery business who used it as his showroom.) I have the keys and can show it at any time. If you're having a bad day just come and look at it. It will make you happy. Full specs here.