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Getting Gorgeous!

3 Apr

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On Saturday, I was lucky enough to attend the Getting Gorgeous event in Chelsea, which was aptly held on a stunningly fab day here in New York. Hundreds of bloggers and countless businesses were in the house, along with my dear friend Chris. Vera from I’m Not Obsessed kindly invited us and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

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Event attendees included Simply Orange (who happily gave us mimosas to enjoy while wandering the floor), Degree Women, Hanes (who talked me into trying their socks when enduring sweaty workouts), Sarah Potempa (who chatted with me about the importance of finding the PERFECT hair straighteners), Georgetown Cupcakes (drool!) and many more.

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Go figure, I was more enthused about the cupcake than anything else. My friend Chris has the red velvet while I had some lemon-raspberry concoction. When I say they were droolworthy, I mean it. Moist and sweet, with a crazy delicious cream cheese frosting.

Overall, I had a fun time talking with vendors and snapping pictures like crazy. Once I got home, I dove in to the gift bag and found some cool stuff. I never knew Wheat Thins had Cinnamon Sticks, but hey, guess what? They do. Also, I found a product close to my heart… I don’t normally write about my work life but I was really happy to get these little gals in this bag.

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What I loved the most about the event was seeing all the ladies come out in full force. White, yellow, purple, black, women from everywhere were here to celebrate their overall gorgeousness. Who doesn’t love that? Channeling my Spice Girls days, I’m all about girl power.

Thanks to Vera and the entire Getting Gorgeous staff for a lovely event!

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Many loves for today

14 Feb

My current loves:
Cinnamon-spiced coffee with a touch of cream
the new Kings of Leon cd
My leopard-print ballet flats
Pink donuts with white sprinkles from the local donut shop
Nearby friends
Faraway friends
Pretzel M&M’s
My new gorgeous necklaces from this magical shop
Never Let Me Go
Romantic dresses from the Elie Saab Spring 2011 Couture show
This, always and forever

I don’t care if you are married, pregnant, single, divorced, dating, desperately single, or none of the above. I hope you take a minute on this overly pink/red holiday and know that you are loved.

Happy Valentines Day! Go eat some cake :)

ultimate party foul

14 Dec

“Um… What is this?! Ew, seriously, what is this?!” the tall brunette asked her friend. I watched, in horror, as both inspected my cupcake like it was a bomb. I quickly ran in to the kitchen, downed a glass of champagne, and tried not to run over to the girls and rip the cupcake out of their hands. They didn’t deserve the cupcake, I thought… I obviously needed to take a chill pill. After a couple of deep breathes, I walked back out and quietly told the girls that the cupcakes were peppermint flavored and they were really glad to have this mystery solved. As if to diffuse the situation, the girl smiled politely and stated that this was one of the most moist cupcakes she had ever had. But it was too late, the damage had been done.

After this weekend, I realized that I could NEVER open my own bakery. I either need to develop thicker skin or carry a large bat around with me so I can knock some sense in to those who don’t enjoy my baked goodies. I prefer that second option, but I don’t think customers will appreciate my assault and battery technique.

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so long sweet summer

27 Aug

Yesterday, I decided that I was going to make the most of my last week of summer. Throughout that last weekend, I kept joking, “I’m a dead woman walking!” I think people thought I was kidding, but little did they know that I was telling the truth. For me, the loom of school feels like death. It’s literally a cloud of impending doom. Because I know it’s going to be a toughie. Because I know that my over-achieving ways will get the best of me. Because I will push until I get to the end. Which, I realize now, is seriously only THREE MONTHS AWAY! Can I get a hall-le-fucking-yu-yah!

Sorry. I’m done now. This whole week, instead of planning ahead for autumn and all its glory, I plan on savoring every last minute of summer. From the sunny skies to the fresh produce , I’m grateful for it all. Compared to others, this summer has been fairly mild. A few killer days, but thats about it. I made due on my promise to read as much as possible, although I still have a pile waiting for me. I hung out with friends, got a new job, enjoyed the olympics, took some mini vacations, and generally kicked back as much as possible with summer school and new job stress.

Overall, golf claps all around for the summer of 08.

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Babycakes in Sacramento, CA

8 Nov

Babycakes in Sacramento

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Attention all! Babycakes in East Sacramento is finally open! Anyone who needs a cupcake fix can find it here at 3675 J Street. Hopefully it’s as good as everyone hypes it to be. Check out the cupcake-dedicated blog, Cupcake Takes the Cake, as it’s featured on there. Also, Mike from the Sacramento Bee did a mini review of it. Hopefully I can swing by there soon to test the sweets out!

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