Filed under: Musings
As you may know, I hate the color pink.
Okay, maybe I don’t hate it so much now, but it’s not one of my favorite colors. I mean, it is the signature color of Mary Kay and Pure Romance, and I do look good in pink, but I’m not about to paint my nails or anything else pink.
Yet, after finding an article on these women, I might invest in a pink sari.
The women that I refer to are known as The Gulabi Gang. They’re a group of women in India who are apparently tired of abusive husbands and police that do nothing about it. So, these fierce women take matters into their own hands. And when words don’t work, they use violence.
These women are notorious for beating abusive husbands with lathis [traditional Indian fighting sticks]. Talk about R.E.S.P.E.C.T….
I’m no man-hater or anything, and I wouldn’t go around beating people, but I can see their side of it. After getting out of an abusive relationship myself, I’m not really all that sympathetic towards anyone that thinks it’s okay to put their hands on me.
So, if you ever see me around town wearing a pink sari, stay out of the way. It’s going to be my new way of telling the general public that I’m going to beat someone up.
If you ever find me enjoying a day off, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell right off the bat. That’s because 1] I don’t give myself very many days off – between working with and for clients, keeping DJC in order, working on new things for Signature Paperie , and creating material for my book, I really don’t see the need to take a day off when I’m having so much fun. [Yes, I am a workaholic, and yes, I love that about myself.] And 2] If I do give myself a day off, I’m probably doing the same things that I do for my clients – shopping. That’s why I love this job so much.
I love to shop. But, seeing that I’m constantly growing and my body is changing so much these days, shopping for clothes [my favorite kind of shopping] is really a moot point. So instead, I’ve been spending the few days that I’ve taken for myself to shop for things for my home. And you’ll never guess where I went the other day…
I absolutely love this place. Half of the things that I own is either from Z Gallerie, or looks like something from the store’s website. [It is rather annoying when they don’t have something in stock. I’m not very patient when it comes to getting things done.] This place is a godsend for me. I love room planning and interior design [I’m considering taking classes to get me started in that field], and every time I walk into Z Gallerie, I get bombarded with so many ideas for every room in my home. Whether it’s redecorating the living room, moving furniture around in the guest room, or trying different accessories in the kitchen and dining room – I’m never at a loss for things to do when I come out of that store.
Of course now, I’ll have to be more careful in my redecorating endeavors, with the baby and all. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t reposition a picture of seven…
So, where do you love to shop? Tell me all about it. Maybe I’ll check out a few stores and talk about it here.
Filed under: Musings
If there is one car that I would absolutely love to have, it would be the Aston Martin Vanquish.
Specifically, the 2001 Aston Martin Vanquish S. Yes, that exact model. In black. Maybe with orange trim on the inside, but I won’t bore you with the details.
This car is magnificent. And I don’t say that about a lot of cars. In fact, I don’t call anything magnificent. But I will make a huge exception for this car.
I’m writing about this car because I saw one today will driving around Houston. Just the sight alone made me realize just why I love being a personal concierge. Not only do I work with the kinds of people that drive those kinds of cars [and what great taste they have, indeed], but I’m also working towards having one myself. It may not be soon, but someday I will have an Aston Martin of my very own. And that makes fighting Houston traffic and holiday gift lines worth it.
P.S. It seems as if the Etiquette gods have smiled on me. Not one person [that I’ve seen] has gawked at me since Thursday’s post.
Filed under: Musings
I’ll never understand how people can be so rude.
I’m about five and a half months pregnant now, and every time I go out in public [which is all day long], I get at least ten people who just feel the need to stare at me. Why is that? You would think that a pregnant lady is nothing new to humans these days, but it seems that every five minutes, someone’s eyes are falling out of their heads because they can’t stop looking at my stomach. And I’m not even that big yet!
It’s almost hilarious. Almost.
Maybe people were taught that once you’re pregnant, you can’t move or leave the house. Maybe they think that I just have a beer gut and I’m abnormally skinny everywhere else. I have no clue. What I do know is that it is extremely annoying and flat out inconsiderate to just stop and stare at someone. One woman almost got hit by a car while crossing the street. I mean, seriously, have you never heard of a working mother? And it’s not just adults. I get crazed looks from children all the time. Of course, they’re young and they don’t know any better, but it would be nice if their mom would at least tell them to close their mouths when they gawk at me. Honestly, I feel like a sideshow attraction every time I set foot into the Woodlands Mall.
This has got to stop.
Filed under: Great Finds
This is one of my favorite places to send clients who need a break from the madness. Their spa services are great, and their hair stylists can perform small miracles when it comes to getting ready for the latest event.
The Urban Retreat is owned by Francie Willis, and has been around for nineteen years, so they definitely know what they’re doing. I hope that they stick around for just as long – I have a feeling that I’ll be stopping by their sometime soon with the way the holidays are treating me.
In other news, an email came across my inbox from The Daily Candy. The Daily Candy is a favorite of mine. I get little updates every day on style and fashion, travel, and even some quirky stuff that I’d probably do better not knowing about. If you ever get the chance, sign up for their daily news. It’s free, and you can learn a lot about what’s going on in the world just by what some crazy designer is concocting in his studio today.
Filed under: Musings
Today’s post is a nod to the past. The past year, that is. As 2007 is drawing to a close, I’ve found myself thinking about where I’ve been and how far I’ve come over this year. And while I won’t delve into detail about the past eleven months of my life [you’d get bored really quickly], I will share with you the five things that have made this year as much of a success as it could be.
1. Mama Bee Belly Butter. It’s the first on the list because it’s probably the most important right now. I love this stuff, and it makes my skin sooo soft. Don’t be surprised if you catch me randomly rubbing my stomach.
2. Nars Liquid Eyeliner. I love getting made up without too much makeup, and this stuff goes on liquidy smooth.
3. The Bally Rito Messenger. This bag is awesome. There’s a place for all my things – my wallet, my portfolio, my client packages, and even my purse on certain days. Plus, the bag itself is ultra-sleek.
4. The Amsterdam Chair from Z Gallerie. I love this thing. You have no idea how many times I collapse in it after a long day of shopping and errand running.
5. Whole Foods Market. Yes, this really is more of a place than a thing, but it’s been great nonetheless. The food is great, and I love going there to get new ideas [when I have a little time to spare].