May 20th, 2008
May 16th, 2008
Kenneth Cole clutch marked down to $88 from $178 on bluefly.com. Check it out!
May 14th, 2008
Every elaney woman knows that a quick “thank you” can make all the difference. Job interviews, birthday gifts, and house visits should always be accompanied by a thank you note. If you hate writing notes and need something to make the process more fun, try Kate Spade stationary! Most of her notes come on Crane & Co. paper and are equipped with quippy statements. Generally about 8-10 cards for $20. Available online.
May 13th, 2008
Creed perfume, Love in White. What you saved on drug store conditioner, you may have to use for this perfume. 1 oz. retails at Neiman’s for $120. However, if there is a smell of an angel, it is this. Made for Grace Kelly on her wedding day, Love in White is light, but in the most knock-you-off-your-feet way. All Creed perfumes are handmade with natural ingredients. And from one bargain hunter to another, this splurge is worth it. Or, at least worth playing around with at the perfume counter!
May 7th, 2008
1. Mergers and Acquisitions, Dana Vachon. Vachon, a 2002 Duke grad and former employee of JP Morgan, writes an account of a male protagonist’s first year out in the world of NYC investment banking. What the novel lacks in plot (the story doesn’t develop with the appropriate robust), it almost makes up with vivid scenes into a greedy subculture. The dinners at Cipriani, the galas at Moma, and the summers on the shore vividly offer hilarious, poignant, and often sad insights. Bottomline: A mediocre version ofThe Bonfire of the Vanities with a cup of The Devil Wears Prada.
2. Remember Me? Sophie Kinsella. This book makes the official decrowing of the former Queen of the Beach Read. After Shopaholic and Sister, we didn’t think things could get much worse. And they don’t. But they don’t get any better with this strange tale of a 28 year old city savvy exec that got amnesia and can’t remember getting her teeth done. It is painfully predictable, and we suggest rather than reading the book, just read the back cover. Nothing much else interesting happens.