Friday, December 7, 2012

Theology, Art & History: New Books on My Shelf

A few months ago I made myself promise not to buy anymore books until I got through at least half of the books that I bought and still have to read. I cannot keep promises. At least not when it comes to books. For a while I did okay, but that was because I got a Kindle and in addition to books constantly being sent to me, there are a lot of really great books offered at great prices. When it comes down to it, anytime I am within a few feet of books for sale I end up forgetting my promise and browsing.  

Most times I am able to show restraint, and only purchase a couple books that I really, really want to read and know that I am not going to be able to find later.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Shopping For The Hostess, A Gift Guide

Finding the perfect hostess gift is something I have had to do a lot in life, and it never gets easier. For the holidays I knew I was going to be doing a lot of visiting and that visiting is going to happen with people that I do not know the best, but have opened their doors to me. Shopping for the hostess this year has been the hardest, especially since I need to be able to fit whatever I buy into an already packed suitcase. 

Still, I have run across a ton of things that I know just about anyone that loves hosting parties and people will love. Might buy a few of these for myself too!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snoozing at the Hard Rock Hotel #Chicago @HardRockChicago #Travel

I've been meaning to mention my stay at the Hard Rock Hotel in Chicago for a while now, a long while. My stay there was packed in between a long series of events-- been meaning to tell you about some of those for a while now too-- and between all that and everyday craziness, I just never got to it. Well, today is the day. 

The one crappy shot of the outside of this beautiful building I remembered to take before leaving.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Shopping for Tea Lovers, a Gift Guide

There are a lot of fans of tea on my Christmas gifting list, and I always try to get them something unique that I know they will enjoy. Here are just a few of the cool things I have come across and bookmarked over the months. 

Super cool DVF teapot
Source: via Unus on Pinterest

Friday, November 23, 2012

Verizon Giveaway! Nokia Lumia 822 & Verizon GC!! #VZWSM

Remember when I told you I had an exciting giveaway for y'all?! Well, today is the day I get to share it with you. Verizon is giving one of my readers the chance to win the new Nokia Lumia 822 and a $100 gift card that you can use towards your Verizon bill or for accessories.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Playing With the New LG Intuition from Verizon #VZWSM

Before I received the Samsung Galaxy SIII, I didn't think there was a device that I could become totally dependent on-- not even my laptop is that for me. I have actually gone without a cellphone for prolonged periods of time, on purpose, and if I happened to lose my cell phone I never panicked nor looked for it.  The SIII has changed so much about the way I do things, the time in which I get things done and even how I plan things out. 

It really has made my life run so much smoother, saved my butt on more than one occasion and introduced me to cool apps and features that make life easier and interesting. Love it!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

All Is Right In My World, Or It's Harder to Be Happy

I'm about to get mushy, folks.

I don't know if its because November is the month we are supposed to do all sorts of reflecting, or if its just because so many of the things/people I have been worried about, concerned for etc. are doing well, but I am just a bouncy, happy mess lately. It's worrying me. 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Coolest Thing, Since the Last Cool Thing Happened to Me, Happened to Me! #NASASocial

I slept till one in the afternoon today because I haven't been able to sleep since Friday night.....on account of a little email I got. NASA has invited me to attend a NASASocial at Kennedy Space Center!

What's a NASASocial? It's like an ice cream social on asteroids-- big and out of this world (and the ice cream is freeze dried)! And no calling me a nerd, because I already know I'm a nerd. Hello, I'm going to a NASASocial.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

#Chicago Toy and Game Fair 2012 #ChiTAG G!veaway

Years ago I was able to attend the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, and had a ton of fun getting to see and discover all the new stuff coming out. This year ChiTAG celebrates its 10th year and the biggest event yet!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Inspiring Young Women to Know Their Beauty #DoveInspired

Ever talk to girls and young women about their looks, about what they think is beautiful? I promise you it will be an interesting conversation. With three younger sisters I have had, and probably will continue to have, the opportunity to speak with them about what is beautiful and how they see beauty.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

#Music in #Chicago, Pandora Presents, World Music Festival and Gypsy Jazz Festival

I am hopelessly behind in sharing all the events, goings on and excitement I have had the chance to take part in. September is always like that though, I try to get every last bit of summer, sunshine and fun packed into every day. Then there is the fact that everyone else tries to push their events at this time of year to coincide with back to school, and you can't forget that its Hispanic Heritage Month which means even more fiestas and cultural events. It can get exhausting, and this weekend I just called it quits and chose to blow off everything, stay home and relax. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

This Month I'm All About.....

Can't believe summer has come and gone, and now September, the month where I tell myself for thirty days that I can still pretend its summer, is over too. Last year I told myself that I wasn't and didn't have to do another winter, and then winter turned out to be a breeze and I got all soft and make plans and obligated myself to all kinds of things that will keep me here in the cold. Have a lot of decisions to make, plans to hash out, things to either dive into or step away from. And all of those things are kinda what I'm about all about this month......

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The #Chicago World #Music Festival and @CantecadeMacao

You know how I am always going on and on about my love for flamenco, flamenco fusion, flamenco rock etc? Well, its weeks like this, when Chicago puts on music festivals that I am in heaven and able to get my fill of the sounds that make me feel more alive than anything else. True, over the last few years there have been several flamenco based groups that popped up here and there in Chicago, but even though they are great and I love them, they just don't have that authentic sound that I crave.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

About The Name

Now more than ever I find myself explaining the name, Unus Sed Leona. When I started this blog I pretty much just went at it like I did with all the others. No focus, no theme, no one topic in mind, just my sporadic ramblings--- and believe me when I say that I have a lot more rambling through my head than I have the time to sit up and think out through my fingers. 

The names have always been a necessity,

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hydrate at Raging Waves Water Park #Chicago

Less than an hour outside Chicago is a great way to spend the last weekend of the summer season, Raging Waves Water Park. The girls and I had the chance to have a little fun last weekend, not only on the water slides, but riding the Cowabunga zip line as well. Located in Yorkville, IL, in the middle of a bunch of cornfields, are more thrills than most can manage in a day. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Working From Home with the Samsung Galaxy SIII and Some Business Apps #VZWSM

With the addition of some new technology, the Samsung Galaxy SIII to be exact, to our household, we have all had the chance to download, upload, and try out all kinds of apps and services that I hesitated using in the past. There is tons of new fun stuff, but I wanted to talk about some of the great business apps that I have started using because they have made it easier to work from home. In the past, I have never used my phones for much more than texting, talking and the basic apps on account of nothing ever working well. All of that has changed because of the incredible performance of the Samsung Galaxy SIII and the reliable service from Verizon Wireless.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What's Bloming in the Community Garden #WhatsBlooming

A couple weeks ago I stopped by the community garden just to see how it was doing. With the drought, an empty rain barrel and a lack of garden hoses near our own veggie gardens, there was little that survived. I was able to keep up with everything that was growing in containers and the patio garden beds, but there was only one of me. It did give me the chance to see how all the drought resistant and natural gardening I have done around the house actually held up. I am proud to say while the plants went into survival mode, the actual flowers died or wilted, the plants themselves all made it through and are flourishing again all on their own. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

We Decide: The Latino Role in the 2012 Election #WeDecide

The 2012 election is more important to more Latinos that I know than the 2008 was, even with the super heated immigration debate that went on back then. True, immigration is still a hot button topic this time around, but healthcare, education and unemployment have brought the Latino community together more than ever before. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Better State of Mind With Enrique and JLo in My Life #EnriqueJLoTour

Guess who got to go see the Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez Concert here in Chicago? ME! You can win a VIP concert experience too-- read through to the bottom to find out how.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Garden Party It Is, Sweet 16 or Quince Party Theme

The twin's Quince got away from us last year, don't remember what it was now, but there was a lot of something going on back then. Anyway, that means it's Sweet Sixteen this year and there is no way this birthday is going to get away from us! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Best #Chicago Deals and Events for the Week of 7/26

There is so much going on in Chicago this weekend, like every other weekend, but I think I actually have some free time. I can't remember the last weekend I had free to make plans, even the weekdays have been packed lately. 
Anyway, here is a roundup of all the great events and deals in Chicago for you to take advantage of. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Day At The Brookfield Zoo #Chicago #Travel

There is never nothing to do in Chicago, and I am always excited to see a different part of it. Its just as fun to visit places in the city that friend's or visitors have never seen. Last week I had the chance to go to Brookfield Zoo with a huge group of young women that had never been there before. I have kind of mentioned the Girls' World Forum on here, but I still have to do so in greater detail. Here's a shot of a huge lot of them watching the dolphin show. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I Can't Believe I Can Still Get Her To Do What I Want

Missy and I have this weird relationship, about 50% of the time we are as close as can be, but then she goes through these teenage moments and closes herself off from me because I am enemy #1. Right now we are in the close as can be days, but still she loves doing everything I say not to, or that she knows I would say not to. Like one of those toddlers that just has to push the button when you tell them not to push the button. 

The funny thing is, and the reason I decided to post today, I can get her to do what I say without questioning (or arguing) for some of the weirdest things.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I Met Melinda Carroll, Girl Scouts' Rock Star!!!

I was volunteering at this awesome forum this weekend that had me greeting girl guides and girl scouts from all over the country and world, took me all over Chicago and left me inspired and motivated. I'll tell you all about my experience at the forum later, because right now I want to tell you about who I met (besides tons of new girl scout/guide friends and adults). 

I got to meet Melinda Carroll!!  

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Positively American Food and Smore's Brownies! #Recipe

I was reading a short piece about 10 foods that most people would probably not guess were made in the USA. When you think of American foods, there are a few things that come to mind like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or the banana split, and don't forget the hamburger!  And then there are Smore's Brownies :)

Saturday, June 30, 2012

For Greater Glory, and My Family #Entertainment #Movies

I mentioned the film, For Greater Glory a few months back, and that I was conflicted about going to see it. Prior to this very Hollywood version, some smaller production companies put together similar films about this neglected topic in the history books. 

If you haven't heard about it, For Greater Glory, is a film about the Cristero Wars that occurred in Mexico during the Presidency of Plutarco Elias Calles.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cantigny Gardens and My Garden #Chicago

I love visiting public gardens, and fortunately we have a lot of them here in the Chicago area. The Cantigny Park in Wheaton, IL, just an hour west of Chicago, has gardens and a house museum (golf course too) that I have been visiting since I was a child. 
Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny
This past Saturday was the second time I had been to Cantigny in as many months, and hopefully it won't be the last time this summer. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Interesting Day on the Trail

You never know what or who you are going to come across out on the trail-- the bike trail that is. We live relatively close to a main bike trail here in IL and now that I have a spiffy new bike I get out on the trail a lot more often. 
My Terry bicycle

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My Top 5 Apps for the iPad

My top 5 favorite apps for the iPad change all the time, naturally, as I add new ones. There are one or two that have stayed favorites no matter what else I find. I know I usually categorize everything, because that is how I like things, but the 5 apps listed are all over the place in interest. 

5. Video Star

Friday, June 1, 2012

5 Thrift Store Finds to Recycle into Crafts

I've never liked thrift stores, though you wouldn't know that now. When I was younger my mom would stop into them to scout out antique furniture-- the finds were few, but every once in a while she would score something great. One time I accompanied her and found a piece of vintage costume jewelry, never found any ever since, but I always take a peek in the glass cases up front. Over the years though, I have come to see thrift stores as a treasure chest for crafting materials-- albeit, most of the things I pick up are taken apart and recycled in entirely new ways (and I'm not talking junk art). 

I was reading a post over at, Let's Go On a Picnic, about being a thrift store addict and I got to thinking of all the things I look for at thrift stores to recycle into crafts.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

4 Free and Fun Things to Do in Florida

I was reading 4 Fun Things to Do in Florida by fellow blogger, Kecia, over on Southern Girl Ramblings and I got to thinking how everyone thinks of Disney World when they hear about a Florida vacation. When we were in Florida last summer I couldn't help but think how expensive it must be to live near so many exciting options. And in just the two weeks we were there I ran through more money than I have on any other vacation-- including those to Europe. 

But I'm here to tell you that there are a lot of free and fun things to do in Florida-- and we did all of these.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

What's Blooming in the Garden, #Whatsblooming Spring Edition

Given the extremely mild winter we have been having, the garden is doing great and flowers are popping up everywhere. Because of the heavily shaded yard we have here at the new house Spring and late summer into fall are the most bountiful times of year. All the summers of trial and error, getting used to the new growing conditions a shaded forest has and microclimates that a hillside create are beginning to pay off. 

There is plenty that needs doing, plants that need dividing, replacing, borders that need reestablishing and tons of mulching. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Chicago Event: International Gem and Jewelry Show

Last year I was super excited to be able to attend the International Gem and Jewelry Show in Chicago for the first time. I remember reading about the show when I was very young and had my own subscription to Rock and Gem, so actually being able to go was very exciting. 
One of the perks of living in a city like Chicago is that big shows like this are sure to pull in-- twice a year. That's right, this weekends show is the spring edition, and around Labor Day will be the Fall edition!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I'm A Little Scared of Paris

I am sure that any Parisian who reads the title of this blog post just smiled and congratulated himself/herself on a job well done.  It's true though, I've let myself get scared over the thought of going to Paris even though I know its going to be fantastic. 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Why I Can't Stand Lisa Lampanelli

I don't really remember the first time I thought that some celebrities were better off forgoing these reality shows in order to boost or restart their careers. 9 out of 10 times, its a bad idea, at least in my opinion. True, there have been some success stories, but for the most part I, and the better part of the world that happens to catch a bit of these reality shows, ends up irritated, disliking, or in the case of Lisa Lampanelli (and Aubrey O'Day), not able to stand them at all. 

For the record I think it should be noted that I rarely watch television, and very little of what I do see is reality television. The snippets that I do get to see are minutes of what is actually taking place, so the fact that I am still able to dislike someone based on that amount of time says a lot.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Rascal Flatts, Changed Album Review

Just a few years ago I had never even heard of Rascal Flatts, these days I wonder what I spent my youth listening to. it was actually a friend that introduced me to the band in college via a similar introduction to MTVs world of reality television. Rascal Flatts made an appearance for an over the top sweet sixteen party and as soon as I heard them play I was a fan.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Why The Field's Genghis Khan Exhibit Flopped #Chicago

I am about to do something I never thought I would do. I am going to recommend that you save your money and do not pay to go see the newest exhibit at the Field Museum, Genghis Khan. That hurt, but I stand by it. 

I love the Field Museum. Not only is it my favorite of all museums, but it is my favorite place in Chicago. I could live there.  And I have been to countless special exhibitions hosted by The Field, there are actually very few that I have missed since early childhood.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Salute to Girl Scouts at Kennedy Space Center

Have I told you all how much I am excited about it being the 100 anniversary of Girl Scouts? Well, I am! There is so much going on this year all over the country to celebrate, including the Salute to Girl Scouts at the Kennedy Space Center. 

That's right, there is a special Girls Scout day at that awesome place in Florida where space nerd dreams come true. Remember that post I did earlier this month, telling you guys all about our trip-- The One in Which We Went to Space

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

In the Stars: Celestial Daily Deals Shopping Guide

I have been avoiding almost every shopping site I am signed up for in order to save up for a car and a possible family vacation. But, every once in a while one of those sneaky emails makes it through undetected and I can't help but check out what is being offered on all my favorite shopping sites. 

Today happened to be one of those days where there is tons of awesome stuff offered. Here is a quick roundup of a few of my favorite celestial pieces and where you can find them:

Jimmy Choo at Rue La La
I have been obsessed with stars lately, and though I prefer the sold out leather version, the Scarlet small suede tote is adorable!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Lenten Cooking: Potato Floutas

Floutas are one of those dishes that I never even consider sharing because it was always one of those common dishes that we just had whenever. On account of my dad's health scare it has been a while since we have had floutas or any fried food, but I needed something quick and meatless to cook with stuff that was already in the fridge so floutas it was. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Fringe for the Fringe!

I'm totally loving fringe right now. 

I have been obsessed with fringe ever since I saw that one magazine spread where Jennifer Aniston was wearing that short fringe skirt. Then there was the Hunter's Moon Festival where everyone was covered in leather fringe-- loved it! And of course, I love the 20's, because of all the fringe. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Demise of My Life on Account of Pinterest

Years ago I was so focused, so driven. I rarely used the internet, even though it made everything easier. 

I keep telling myself I don't know what happened. But I do. Pinterest was definitely not the first, and it won't be the last. Books have always been there, screwing things up, monopolizing my time, taking up all the space- in the house and my head. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Shamrockin' It

When I was little I used to find four leaf clovers in our yard all the time. I never even had to put any effort into finding them because they grew everywhere. I think I even have a few of them still sitting around.

We don't live at that house anymore, and I have not found a four leaf clover in years. I hunt them down online now, and they are almost always jewelry :)

Agate Shamrock, Etsy $38

Friday, March 16, 2012

2012 ESCONI Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show #Chicago

You know how I am always talking about all these nerdy things that I am interested in? Well besides astronomy and space exploration, this happens to be one of them. The interest started way before I got my first Rock and Gem Magazine, way before the National Geographic videos that I memorized word for word. 

My interest in minerals and gems stemmed from afternoons spent playing behind my father's shop-- at least that's where I think it started. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday Girl Scouts of USA!!

I could not let the day pass without mentioning the 100th birthday of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America! I grew up in scouting, all my friends were in my troop, my mom was the leader from the 4th grade on, I traveled with scouts, made scout friends all over the world, got to explore career and personal interests as a scout. Its easy to say that scouting had a big influence in my life. 

I went all the way through the scouting program, minus being a daisy because the troop met during my nap time, and when I earned my Gold Award and

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Eau de Tangerine! Taking Cues From the Garden

When I heard tangerine was named the color of the year I kinda cringed because orange and tangerine are not easy colors to pull off. But when I started thinking about it and looked through my own closet and jewelry cases, I realized that I have a lot more than I thought and it really isn't that hard to style.

Friday, March 9, 2012

#Chicago Flower and Garden Show, Hort Couture!

The Chicago Flower and Garden Show starts tomorrow, and for the first time in forever, it actually feels and looks like spring for the show! Usually its snowing, or has just snowed, is incredibly cold and dreary, and though the flowers are a bright spot, its hard to really get in the mood. Yesterday, when I woke up, I wanted to run around the yard to see if there was anything pushing up out of the soil-- but I resisted. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The One in Which We Went to Space! #Travel #NASA

I know I have never properly about our awesome trip to Florida last summer. I do that sometimes, share things in drips and drabs. If you're a newer reader a have no clue what I am talking about, this past year, knowing that the space shuttle program was going to end,  I took a once in a lifetime trip down to Florida to catch the final space shuttle launch.

We ended up spending two weeks in Florida, filling our time with everything NASA, getting some sun, checking out the wildlife, natural preserves, and even went to Disney World.

Friday, March 2, 2012

War Dance & The Patongo Fund

Did anyone read the book, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier?  When it came out a few years ago it really put a face on the atrocities people, and especially children, were living through in war torn African nations. Since then, we really have heard a lot more about these rebel forces that form, and effectively carry out their wars using child soldiers that are abducted from their families. 

In the time that has passed since I read the book, I have spent time better informing myself about situations like this around the world. When I was younger, I spent a lot time informing myself and others about issues like this, social issues, environmental issues, and pretty much anything else that touched my life in some way. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My 5 From Urban Outfitters March Catalog #Fashion

With every new Urban Outfitters catalog there is a list of pieces that I want. Usually those pieces go into two piles-- the ones that I want and need to buy and the ones that I want a version of and aim to create myself.  

These are the ones that I cannot make and want to buy for myself ASAP. The best part, all of them transition very nicely from spring to summer. If any of it looks familiar to what I have featured in the past its because I like what I like.

Cloisonne Drop Earrings
I love cloisonne jewelry. Have tons, will continue buying it and these are a perfect addition to my collection.  

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bubble Gum Ice Cream and Sundresses

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Yesterday we had a snowstorm. It looked like this outside.
Source: via Elke on Pinterest

But inside all Missy and I were talking about was summer.

And all I could think about was wearing


Monday, February 20, 2012

Downton Abbey, Until We Meet Again #DowntonAbbey

I have so many mixed emotions when it comes to Downton Abbey....
  - I detest Mary. I sympathize with her.
  - I want a Violet in my life! Wait, maybe I don't!
  - Why does PBS group the episodes together, I need more than one month of this. Never mind, give me more Downton every week!

So now the long wait begins. But there is plenty to get me, and you, through the long months-- and way more than after the end of last season!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Worth a Watch: Vincere

Every time I talk about a foreign film that I think everyone else needs to watch, I go off on why people need to give foreign films a chance. I'm not going to do that today. Today I am just going to tell you about the Italian film, Vincere, and tell you why I think you'll want to watch it.

The thing about history is that it lives on way after we are gone. Even when we don't write something down or try to cover something up, the details and story find their way to the surface. In the film, Vincere, Ida Dalser is just one story that someone tried to erase. It didn't work. 
The film starts around 1905, with a young Ida and Mussolini, and the very passionate relationship they began. It continues through Mussolini's rise in politics, and then we learn about Ida's abandonment by Mussolini. As the story goes, Ida and Mussolini were married and had a son. Apparently Mussolini had a daughter with another woman before his song was born and he married the mother many years later-- denying his alleged first wife and son.

Ida repeatedly and obsessively dogged Mussolini for acknowledgment-- and who can blame her-- telling everyone that would listen that she was his wife and that her son was theirs. Eventually, Mussolini got tired of this and things became difficult for both Ida and her son. He went on to use his secret police to gather and destroy records regarding their relationship, basically erasing their existence. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hoarders At Heart?

Moving, unpacking, moving, unpacking. That pretty much sums up the life of most young adults, whether they go to college or not. All that moving does have its benefit, it reduces the likelihood to hoard on account of Having to move your hoard (unless you have a parental abode to stash your hoard in while you are in transit). 

I'm sure everyone has seen at least one episode of Hoarders, or at least heard of it. The show follows the lives and treatment of people that are true hoarders, filling homes, yards, and cars with stuff-- most of it nasty. Every time I see an episode I stress out about the wall of boxed up books, the core of my personal library, that have never been unpacked.  

Even more stress inducing is the remainder of the house that has never really been unpacked either, rifled through boxes and piles of belongings waiting to go on the shelves that are to be installed once the perfect color is chosen, the walls are painted and the flooring put in.  

I know very few people that don't have some type of hoard somewhere, some stash of things that they just cannot bring themselves to discard. Things have a way of growing on us, reminding us of a day, a person, a time. They can be comforting, really. I think many of us are mini hoarders at heart, and even those perpetual thrower outers that I have spoken with mention a desire to keep things but a kind of manic overriding drive to get rid of stuff in order to prevent any hoarding. 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Unus Sed Leona's Week in #Music 412

I have been downloading a song a day for a while, depending on the mood I am in when I wake up, or the mood I want to be in. I am a huge Latin music lover, but I listen to so many genres for so many different reasons. Most of the time it comes down to the lyrics, its danceability, or even just a whim. Here's what I got this week.

Una Mujer Como Yo by Albita
Love how fast and upbeat her salsa music is, and this is by far my favorite song from, Albita. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fox Down Your Pants, Just Weird or Wrong?

I came across a real gem in my email this week- candy colored fox fur vagina patches. No, I did not get auto corrected, I really did mean candy colored FOX (not faux) FUR down there. Who comes up with this stuff?

So apparently a fairly well known spa has come up with a new beauty thing for women to try now that the novelty of vajazzling and tanning tattoos has worn off.  It involves a full bikini wax and then the application of tufts of fox fur that have been colorfully dyed. Bright colored feathers are the other option, though I sincerely hope that the pointy ends have been filed down or something. 

A few things....

Why would you go through the pain of getting rid of the fuzz only to add more obnoxious fuzz?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

In Love With Downton Abbey

Photo Credit: Town & Country
I don't know why, but for some reason it would make sense that my latest obsession is another British drama-- period one at that. The winter months do require one good excuse to cuddle up on the couch every week.  When Lark Rise to Candleford went off the air I never thought that anything half as good could be produced, but I was wrong. Glad I didn't have to wait for forever.

I am so in love with Downton Abbey. And not just the story, but the fashion. It has always been one of my favorite periods (Edwardian) for clothing, and I just wish I had the daily excuse to dress up. All those beads!