Saturday, January 21, 2006

What's Love Got To Do With It?

It's less than a month away before the most romantic day of the year honouring love and lovers is celebrated. Looking for something sinful other than chocolate? Here are a few delicious and calorie-free options for Saint Valentine's Day. Which goddess are you? (click on image to enlarge)

Pick #1

For the frivolous gal who doesn't take herself too seriously...

Stupid Cupid - Lt. Siam & Rose, 108mm


Pick #2

For the girl next door who's sweet on love, but not so innocent...

Kinky n'Pink - Lt. Rose/Crystal, 108mm


Pick #3

For la femme exotique who exudes mystery and intrigue à la Suzy Wong...

Hypnotik - Siam/Lt. Siam & Silver Filigree, 127mm


Pick #4

For the no nonsense gal who believes in sensible shoes...

Wild About Bob - Lt. Rose AB, 51mm


Pick #5

For the hopeless romantic waiting for her knight in shining armour...

Katie - Crystal & Silver Filigree, 102mm


Pick #6

For the woman who loves to pump up the volume...

Rockin' Ruby - Siam & Crystal, 110mm


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Friday, January 20, 2006

Sex in the City

It was a Carrie Bradshaw moment as I breathlessly arrived fashionably late for a long overdue lunch with the girls today. Because of scheduling conflicts, we hadn't seen each other since forever and a day. It usually requires numerous emails back and forth before we can all mutually agree on a suitable date.

The energy was high (probably the results of the glorious sunny weather) and melodramatic as we exchanged stories of our four lives over a quick and uninspired bite at Scoozi's. WE being the fitness gurus I met through FitCity back in my days as a gym rat, chin-wagged about families, careers, travels, mammograms and toys boys.

My trusted friend, whom I shall refer to as Samantha, told us about a fundraising project she was working on for her daughter's school. I quickly seized the opportunity to support the kids and offered to donate some jewelry for the silent auction at the 10th Annual Hastings Elementary Quebec Exchange Fundraising Dance.

It sounds like a promising event and benefit. Tickets are only $15.00 and available at Highlife Records. Come out for an evening of fun and bid on some goodies at the silent auction.

Sterling Silver & Swarovski Crystal AB Necklace 16.5" and Earring Set (MSRP $150.00)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Blame it on the rain...

I was doomed from the start as I introduced myself to the belligerent audience. Arduous as it was, my presentation left no impact and though I knew it wasn't personal, I had felt so defeated all the same. The dreary, darkness of the day did nothing to lift my spirits as I trudged home in the torrential downpour. Record breaking days of rain or not, I'm really beginning to lose my sense of humour.

As per Sr Jesee's orders and AGAINST my temple detoxification cleanse, a troubled night called for a double dose of espresso this morning. Out the door I went with my superhero spirit in tow ready to fight off evil, NOT. I stood wearily at the intersection and stepped off the curb in anticipation of the light turning green, when I suddenly realized it didn't. A nanosecond later, I leapt back on the curb just as a city bus came barreling down the street, blowing it's horn. As the sardine-mover decelerated, I recognized the driver waving at me was our riding buddy, Fergie. Dude, thanks for the wake-up call, but there are better means to take my breath away!

Shiny things never fail to make us happy and we were tickled pink when we received our latest shipment of delicious crystals. Looking forward to brighter days, we cannot wait to flaunt our latest designs, so stay tuned for our tribute to Cupid...coming soon.

Current Music: Sinnerman - Nina Simone - Verve Remixed 2

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Two Thousand and Six

We brought in the New Year with an intimate group of friends sans fanfare, catching up on each other's lives and making plans for the future, but none of them actually involved a "resolution".

Here we are seven days into the new year and nothing feels especially new. The skies ever so dark and gloomy, the rain relentless and temperatures cool...the winter doldrums have arrived.

I've started detoxification of my temple with all things naughty including alcohol, caffeine and anything refined or processed. The dizziness comes and goes as my body withdraws from life's little luxuries of pâté de foie gras, Merlots and crème caramel. *sigh*

The changes are not only physical, but also psychological, as I've even noticed that wearing my fabulous chandeliers has taken a back seat to more demure ornament drops. There are moments when I feel much like a bear and hibernating or at the very least a lay down and tummy rub just like Sadie in the pix below.

Soon all this will change as Chinese New Year is three weeks away and the "gorging" and exchange of Red Envelopes begins. With Valentine's Day following close behind, all that red is sure to lift one out of this winter funk and be filled with warmth and happiness, but for the moment, I'll just cozy up under the covers with a hot cuppa tea and a delicious book while I resolve not to...