Sunday, August 22

{I love quilting...}

Do you love this Chanel Grand Shopper handbag ...
but simply cannot justify the price?

Well, Stuart Weitzman has the "Lotto bag" coming out this Fall which has the same aesthetic sensibility of the Chanel beauty without the price tag. This bag features quilted nappa leather with chain handles. It even features the comfy leather inserts on the shoulder straps. You can find it here online.

SW Lotto bag

Friday, August 20

{Bond no 9}

Bond no. 9 has created a scent just for New Orleans!
I love the fleur de lis bottle.
The people of New Orleans are obsessed with the fleur de lis.  It is not just the symbol of The Saints.  It is the symbol of the city itself, and you will see fleur de lis everywhere if you visit NOLA.

The base notes are cinnamon and sandalwood while the top notes are tuberose, violet leaf, cassis and vanilla.  I am curious to try it, but this Bond no. 9 scent is only sold at the Saks Fifth Avenue in The Shops of Canal Place in New Orleans.

Thursday, August 12


 I am finally getting around to posting a few pics from our vacation to California in July.  It was an all-around perfect vacation!  The weather was gorgeous with temperatures in the 60's and 70's which was a welcome change for us.  This was Lil P's first trip to California so of course we spent some time in Hollywood and Beverly Hills just having fun and taking in the sights!

Me, Lil P's cousin, and Lil P all wearing our movie star shades!

We had to do a little shopping here!

We found our favorite old movie stars' hand and foot prints on Hollywood Boulevard.  They were so much more interesting to look at than the stars on the walk of fame.

Here I am posing with Johnny Depp at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum.  The figures are incredibly realistic all the way down to exact height and even razor stubble on his chin here.  I have to say that the most stunning figure was Angelina Jolie.  I didn't take a photo of her wax figure because I still don't like her--haha!

We took one of those tours of Hollywood which included stopping and ogling lots of Celebrity homes...hee hee.  It was actually lots of fun!  I think this was Madonna's house:

I had to stop at the original Shabby Chic in Santa Monica.

We had an outdoor wedding to attend in Malibu which was quite lovely and scenic.