Thursday, May 20, 2010

Volcanoes Mess Stuff Up

I'm bummed.  All of this volcanic activity in Iceland is putting a dent in a trip I was going to take to Europe this July.  But I'd rather be safe than sorry, so oh well.
I am, however, excited about the Shopping Trip to Paris I have planned for November!  In fact, Miss W (that's what I'll call her) came in and dropped off her deposit today!  Miss T, the other adventuress, dropped off her deposit several weeks ago.  It makes me feel good to know that they trust that I will find the best possible price for the trip.  Of course, and as I've stated before, they'll get all of their money back should they be unsatisfied with the final price and decide not to go.  I seriously don't think that's going to happen though.  =)  Let me know if you're interested.  November will be here fast.  Watch.
Other than not  being able to go to Paris, everything is going pretty well.  I have lots of changes coming on the horizon, so it'll be fun to see oo la la! transition over the next year.  Even though I'm not going to Europe (boo, hiss, boo), I plan to do some shopping in June, after the sale is over.  Oh yeah.  I guess I shouldn't forget to mention that there is a sale going on at the store:  10% off on all jewelry, hats and gloves through Memorial Day Weekend.  In fact, if you bring in a copy of this blog post, I'll give you another 10% off (smiling).  I swear, I love a sale.
I guess that's it for now.  I've got seeds to plant.  =)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

RIP Lena Horne

My love of fashion started at any early age.  I grew up watching musicals and old movies and was always drawn to the imbeccable style and craftsmanship of the garments, whether I was looking at Greta Garbo wear a man's hat and pinstriped suit or Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor in an Edith Head creation.  They just don't make clothes like they used to.
They also don't make stars like they used to.  Stars back in the day always had so much style and class.  Including Lena Horne.  Lena Horne died today at the age of 92 and there will never be another like her, just like the fashions of my childhood cannot ever be re-created in the same way.  RIP, Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 - May 9, 2010). 
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