These hand towels are on clearance for $4.99. I like the way they match my Aveda Singular Notes.
I would love to show more pics but Blogger is not cooperating with me today. I cannot even post a link. Sometimes I could just scream. So I'm going to take this time to answer a ton of questions that were thrown my way from Faux Fuchsia. I cut the list so as not to bore you too much.
Time I wake up? - 6am
Steak or chicken? - Tofu
Last film seen? - Brooklyn's Finest
Breakfast? - Tea and toast
If you could live anywhere in the world? - Here
Favorite cuisine? - Vegan
Food dislikes? - Prepackaged
Favorite restaurant? - The Farm
Favorite piece of clothing? - My vintage cashmere coat
Place that you would love to visit? - A summer in Provence
Favorite time of day? - Morning
Favorite sport to watch? - Football
Like your job? - Yes, although you may question it when you read my pet peeves!
Favorite color? - Black and white
Tattoos? - Yes, many. Just checking to see if you are still with me!
Pet Peeves? - Women who don't turn off their cell-phones for a facial, women who are 10 minutes late to a service and then need to use the restroom and then wonder why their service was cut short, women who want brazilians while they are on their periods, women who obsess over their brazilians while they neglect their face, women who talk REALLY loud in the spa, women who refuse to make appointments and then get mad because you can't fit them in, women who come to you straight from the gym dripping in sweat, women who can't get in with their regular therapist and then complain throughout the service that "susie" doesn't do it that way! I pass this long list of questions over to An Urban Cottage. Have fun with this list Steve!
Plus 1/2 cup of vinegar to a load of whites.
This is Eddie telling us how great these things are for separating your flatware. You know one drawer for bamboo handled flatware and another for sterling and so on. We got a kick out of that.
This is Eddie telling us that instead of using the ugly bottle that comes with room diffusers, to use an old antique bottle instead. Not a bad idea. They are working with PB on this idea.
While Eddie is going on and on about antiques, J is over there doing really important stuff, like making dinner reservations.
This was funny. Eddie was talking to us about the importance of old linens and the vendor was getting extremely agitated with him. We don't really know why but she was a complete shrew. It's a good thing Tracy from Comfort & Luxury was standing between them. He was being super nice to her and she was just mean. It was funny, you had to be there. BTW, Tracy has beautiful skin!
Eddie and Melissa. They both have smiles that could melt snow.
Eddie & I
Look at J's abs, I mean belt!
After the tour was over Melissa and I continued on shopping. In 1997 we ran the LA Marathon together. We finished the race in the blistering time of 5 1/2 hours. Yesterday we walked for 7 hours! Carrying crap. What a great day it was. Thanks Eddie and J.
Edited Note: Larry if you are reading this you know I love you and that my crushes don't last long.
A friend passed this super easy broccoli dish on to me. I guess the idea is that if you've been over-indulging then the purity of this dish is supposed to jump start a fresh eating plan. I don't know about that but I will tell you it is delicious, and I've made broccoli every which way imaginable. This truly is scrumptious.
Sarah from Semi Ex Pat in Oz writes about all things stylish Down Under. She is sweet, witty and so stylish herself. She has the most romantic husband in the world. He was in Paris on business, bicycled over to Chanel to buy her a pair of ballerina flats and photographed the whole thing. I could not look at my husband for 2 days.
Next comes Leslie from Hostess of the Humble Bungalow. She is the sweetest lady who lives in a darling bungalow in Canada. I'm telling you see leaves the sweetest, thoughtful comments ever. You will fall in love with her home and garden. And soon she will be a grammy, please go congratulate her.
Finally, Ginger at Cottage on Rosewood is transforming her house into a gorgeous home. Her energy is amazing. She transforms the average into extraordinary. Also, terribly sweet and honest. Killer combo if you ask me.
I'm not sure of the rules of these awards so I'm going to make them up right now. Tell us 3 little known facts about yourself or your life.
About 15 years ago I actually pulled into the driveway of this cottage I now live in and remarked, "who gets to be so lucky to live in a place like this!"
Who starts a blog on December 1, 2009 and in the first month does 109 posts?
Who has over 300 followers in just 2 months?
Who is an attorney who works in the Coalface but dresses like a movie star?
Who shops at Jean Browne for clobber?
Who says, "chipped nail polish revolts me"?
Who has 11/10 days?
Who makes me want to go to Australia for the first time in my life?
Don't know what I'm talking about? Don't feel bad because I have to ask her all the time what she's talking about.
She is such a fearless, funny writer, I don't think she'll be around here for long. She is definitely gonna be scooped up by someone big. She deserves a column in a proper magazine.
You've been told.
Run, don't walk. (sorry, I can't help myself)
If you should find yourself in the Palm Springs area I would highly recommend staying at The Viceroy. It is beautiful and hip without being pretentious. Kelly Wearstler has woven her magic inside and out. The place is dripping in Hollywood Regency style. The staff is amazing. They are so "on it" it's ridiculous. Every single employee we came in contact with was gracious. I wish the manager of the place read this blog to know how lucky he was to have such an awesome staff.
The Executive Chef, James Bailey went above and beyond to accommodate my vegan diet (on short notice) and build a menu around a bottle of 96 Opus One. He created a menu that will make this one of the most memorable anniversary dinners ever. I may as well confess here that I took a bite (or two) of caviar and of a foie gras that was prepared in a blackberry and brown butter sauce. Can you blame me? Our waiter Michael, who closely resembled a man I went to culinary school with years ago, and who put up with me calling him Robert all night, was attuned to our every need.
We started the mornings off with a hike. The Viceroy is snuggled in Tahquitz Canyon with spectacular views of the mountains. The energy these mountains put out is palpable. You can start the Cactus to Clouds hike ( one of the hardest day hikes in California, maybe the nation) right out the back door.
After hiking there was a 9 am yoga class with Eva. She was so sweet, caring and patient. I felt totally rejuvenated after her class. Next I received probably the best massage of my life from Tim. I don't usually get services at resorts because either A. they usually shorten one hour services to 50 minutes or B. they are bland or C. both. But that was not the case here. My one hour massage was amazing.
A couple of notes. I did fit everything into my one bag. I had 2 outfits that I didn't even wear. Faux Fuchsia noted that only her make-up would fit into this bag. That cracked me up because I only wear mascara and lipstick. Steve at An Urban Cottage was correct on the energy of Palm Springs, you really can feel it. And Joan at For the Love of a House, I included pictures of me in that dress that you requested, white legs and all. Thank you all for your well wishes. 30 years is quite an achievement! I promised pictures and here they are...
J. Crew blouse, Nordstom linen pants, Chanel sunglasses.