Fabulous in the City

Links Gallerie
28 February 2008, 10:24 am
Filed under: Links Gallerie
A photo by Ren Rox

 This was a short month [yet longer than usual for February – yay for Leap Year]. Here are the links that have made this February a good one.

Ikea.com. You didn’t think you would escape the Swedish masterpiece, did you?

IMDB.com. A good place to find out about all the great movies that are coming out, as well as past cinematic adventures to revisit.

Men.Style.com. The online home of GQ and Details magazines, and a good place to find out about the latest gadgets and products that men like.

PostTots.com. The impending fetal bomb is growing fast, and this site is a great place to find all the those finishing touches for the nursery.

So, how was your February? Tell me all about it in the comments section.


Rihanna – A Style Maven
25 February 2008, 9:14 am
Filed under: Musings
A photo by Musicjot

 One of today’s It-Girls that I’m really looking forward to seeing more about is Rihanna. The young singer may have some good songs, but I love her new sense of style even more.

Some of my friends and family members say that I resemble her, but I just don’t see it. Though I wouldn’t complain if I did – the girl is gorgeous. But I digress.

I’ve seen this girl everywhere – on magazine covers, tv shows, and in her music videos. I must say, I love what’s she’s done with herself.

I especially love her hair and makeup. And while I’m not ready to cut my hair again just yet, I would love to steal her hairstyle. Maybe I’ll find a good stylist that can give me a similar feel without sacrificing the length.

P.S. Be sure to check out my Kaboodle lists. I love this site.

Checking out the Latest Trends
21 February 2008, 9:22 am
Filed under: Great Finds, Ideas

A photo by ajpscs 

I’ve decided that it’s time to change things up a bit. So, I’ve decided to tweak some aspects of my personal style. What better way to do that than to incorporate some a the new trends in fashion?

While I’m more than satisfied with the way things are now, I just like to try something different every once in a while. Mind you, I’m not very gung-ho when it comes to adopting every trend that comes my way. I prefer being myself, not a replica of every runway model and print advertisement. With that in mind, I went to check out some new things to try [in moderation, of course].

  1. The first trend that I wanted to try my hand at is new take on meswear for women. I love the sleek lines and sophisticated strength of a good jacket, some tailored pants, and a bold tie and pocket square. This one will probably have to wait until after the baby, though, for [very] obvious reasons.
  2. The next new thing that I’d like to try is the flowy dress craze. Not only would it give me more room to grow [and growing I am], but it would be great for dinner parties and events that I’m coordinating for clients. Good camoflauge material, and not the Army kind [though I’m used to that as well].
  3. Another new aspect that I’d like to incorporate into my wardrobe are saris. I love saris. The fact that it’s a traditional style of dress and yet is so sexy and feminine is amazing to me. I love the fact that you can wear one and be almost completely covered, yet feel like an earth goddess incarnated. I wore one for my prom, and I loved the feeling – and the extra attention.

I think I’ll look into those before I go any further – especially with the baby and all. Let me know what new style or trend you’d like to go for in the comments section.

On a More Personal Note…
18 February 2008, 12:09 pm
Filed under: Developments

Ultrasound of Lucian’s Head    Today’s post is kind of late, but I have my reasons. I just came back from a doctor’s appointment, and I’m so excited.

I got my first ultrasound images today!

Usually you’d get them soon in the pregnancy, but for some reason, my little bomb is a shy one [I have no idea why]. So, my doctor was finally able to get a good shot of him – yes, it’s a boy.

I have about six more weeks to go before the big day, and I’m starting to get really nervous. I’m putting the finishing touches on the nursery in my spare time, but I still can’t seem to stop worrying – what if I don’t have this, who’s going to  remember to bring that?

But, I guess that’s a mother’s job. It’s just a little strange to start thinking of myself as a mother just yet.

Ultrasound of Lucian’s Toe        

My Own Valentine
14 February 2008, 9:58 am
Filed under: Ideas
A photo by vaneska thomz

 It’s Valentine’s Day, and I must say – I have an extreme love-hate relationship with this Hallmark holiday. [Don’t we all?]

On one hand, Valentine’s is one of the busiest seasons for me [my seasons are based around holidays and events in my clients’ lives]. Yet, on the other, I hate the holiday. It’s so juvenile and moronic to me. But, that doesn’t stop me from buying the chocolates. [What can I say – I love chocolate.]

So, in light of this seesaw of emotions towards this love-filled day, I’ve decided to shop around for some great things that I can do as a single woman [and soon-to-be mother – just about seven months now] on Valentine’s Day.

  1. There’s always the classic movie night. But instead of some feature-length film, I’d rather watch Sex and the City. What’s a movie night without your favorite girlfriends?
  2. I had the vague idea for a Singles’ Mixer. I could definitely use this company. Plus, it would give me a chance to throw another great shindig for all my friends. Who knows – maybe I’ll give it some more thought.
  3. Of course, there’s every girl’s fallback – shopping. While the mall may be a little crazy with all the late gift-buyers, I’m sure that I’d have some great fun buying new stuff. And I may even catch a sale or two.

So, what are you doing this Valentine’s Day? If it involves flowers and going on a date, I don’t really care [just kidding], but tell me all about your plans.

Ikea – My Heaven on Earth
11 February 2008, 9:49 am
Filed under: Musings

A photo by PinkLovesBrown 

A photo by Tara Anderson

It seems rather silly, I know, but I love Ikea.

Every chance I get [which isn’t often, unfortunately] I take a few hours to walk around Ikea. It’s like a maze of greatness. I was there over the weekend, helping a friend of mine pick out furniture and accessories for her apartment. It’s times like that that make being a personal concierge a breeze. She’s extremely picky, and I’m just used to making the decisions on my own. But I digress.

Ikea has to be one of the best places on earth when it comes to room planning and interior design. I mean, with all the different options and product lines, it’s just a matter of knowing what you want and finding it. And their naming system is so unique [a great branding tool, I must say]. It’s part of the reason that I recommend Ikea to so many of my friends and clients alike.

For instance, another friend of mine was looking for a desk. Seeing that he’s over six feet tall and loves to sit at his computer all day, he took my advice and went to Ikea [smart man]. Of course, he ended up calling me from the store – Ikea can be a little intimidating for first-timers – wondering where to go and what to look for. From my office I was able to lead him to the perfect desk, giving him the name of the item so that he could ask the lovely people with the blue and yellow shirts. He loves his desk, and now he’s looking for more great finds from Ikea to fill his apartment with.

It just goes to show you, Ikea is a room planner’s heaven.

Great New Cinematic Adventures
7 February 2008, 10:05 am
Filed under: Musings
A photo by zero g

 I heard about some upcoming “cinematic adventures” [yes, I do love Dane Cook], and I’m so excited to see them.

The first one is Sex and the City: The Movie. If you know me at all, you’ll know that I am a die-hard SitC fan – I’m actually looking for a good poster of the girls to put in my office. Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte all play integral roles in my daily decision-making process. I like to think of myself as all four girls rolled into one. So, you’ll understand why I’m sitting on pins and needles about this movie. After all, look at the title of this blog.

The next movie that I’ll be in line for is The Other Boleyn Girl. It stars Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johannson, and Eric Bana, and from watching the trailer, I’m bound to enjoy it. It’s based on a novel by Philippa Gergory, and it’s looks stunning.

Another movie that I’m dying to see is Iron Man. While I didn’t get into the story that it’s based on, I do love comics [I know, I know], and I’m really excited about seeing just how well this movie turns out. The trailer looks promising so far. I’m not sure if I agree with Robert Downey, Jr. taking the lead role, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

So, what movies have peaked your interest for this year?