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Saks Fifth Avenue $3,000 shopping spree

Want $3,000 to go shopping at Saks? Then go to and sign yourself up to receive email notifications from them and you’ll be entered in the sweepstakes. After you have entered, you’ll automatically receive a promotional code for 10% off your next order!

Another awesome theme park: Dickens World!


Not only is there going to be a Harry Potter theme park, but there is already a Dickens World! Just opened in May 2007, it’s located in Kent, England. It’s like the Theme Park Gods are making my dreams come true. I wonder if there is a character actor walking around as the Artful Dodger!!??

Now if only there were a Louis Vuitton world… well actually you can visit the Louis Vuitton Museum in Asnieres, France, 25 minutes outside of Paris. Or you can just go to the Champs Elysees LV store, aka “The Mothership.”

Five Essential Tips to Losing Weight


Eat less and exercise more. It’s that simple. Trendy diets are a waste of time- your body needs carbs to function properly. Losing weight is hard work and takes time and energy, but these five tips will help you on your way:

1. EAT BREAKFAST. Numerous studies have shown that thinner people eat breakfast. Skipping meals only slows down your metabolism and this makes you overeat at your next meal.

2. Drink water– lots of it. If you feel hungry, drink a glass of water; often we mistake hunger for thirst. If you are still hungry, then eat. Drink 8 glasses of water throughout the day to keep your body functioning at its best.

3. Keep a food journal for one week. Write down every single thing that you eat. Most people underestimate how much they actually eat.

4. Weigh yourself once a day in the morning and record it on This is a great website; you can enter in your exercise for the day, say 30 minutes on the treadmill at 3mph, and it will tell you how many calories you burned. You can also enter exactly what you ate, and it will tell you how many calories, fats, protein, and carbs you ate.

5. Incorporate exercise into your daily life. Exercise should be fun- not feel like a chore. A little bit here and there adds up. Try taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. In summer, go for a walk, rollerblade, or swim. In winter try skiing, try a workout video, or sign up for a dance class in your area.

Stay away from diet pills or herbal supplements of any kind (unless prescribed by a doctor). They are not approved by the FDA, and have been shown to cause a wide range of health problems, including heart attacks and can even kill you. Don’t go for the quick fix. The only tried and true way to lose weight and keep it off is by diet and exercise.

Good luck!

Amarante is here!

brentwood.gifsummit-drive.gifAmarante Vernis items are finally available for sale at Louis Vuitton. Go to to check them out. This color is divine- a rich dark cherry- and it will make a fabulous fall/winter bag. I can’t decide which I love more- Pomme D’Amour or Amarante…

I’ve been tagged!

Grace has tagged me- check out her interesting and beautifully designed site!

rabbid.jpgHere are the rules:

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to then report this on their own blog with their 7 things as well as these rules. They then need to tag 7 others and list their names on their blog. They are also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, letting them know they have been tagged and to read the blog.

Here are 7 random facts about me:

1. My favorite author is Charles Dickens (hence my nickname)
2. I auditioned for Jeopardy! – still waiting for the callback…
3. I have a slight obsession with Louis Vuitton- I know, you never would have been able to figure that one out on your own.
4. My darling husband and I are celebrating our second wedding anniversary soon. 🙂
5. My favorite food is Indian.
6. I’m a vegetarian- no meat, chicken or fish, but I do eat eggs and milk. But I’m not a preachy vegetarian, I swear!
7. I like to sing along to commercial jingles.

I am tagging: So Fash’on, The Clotheshorse, I Must Be Dreaming, Self Publishing on the Go, The Sartorialist, I Hate Generic, The Daily Obsession.

Fantabulous Gucci Sale

The Gucci sale is now online! Go to
and check it out- there are some incredible deals on there. Happy shopping!gucci.jpg

Here are some great items still on the website:

Bamboo flat pumps in fucshia floral canvas orig. $395, now $239

Hollywood heel in sand suede orig. $510 now $309

Bouvier medium hobo. This is a timeless classic. Shown in white Guccissima leather- was $1,250 now $719

Louis Vuitton Vernis Sunset Boulevard in Amarante

Amarante is finally here! This speaks for itself. Amarante is supposed to be available in stores on June 15- more info to come. This is a new clutch called the Sunset Boulevard, shown here in Amarante Vernis:amarante-sunset-blvd.jpg
Also check out this website: for great deals on secondhand authentic Louis Vuitton items.

Gucci sale! and new LV Epi color! (updated)

If the rumors are correct, there is a Gucci bi-annual sale coming up. From what I have heard there is a “pre-sale” going on through the end of May where you can go in and pre-order sale items to be picked up in June. The official sale is in the first week of June, BUT I have heard that by then most of the good items are gone. Supposedly, the discount is 30% on canvas bags and 40% on leather bags, but don’t quote me on this. Seasonal items only, nothing frm the staple collection. Also, the sale is not online.

Hurry up because the Gucci sale items will sell faster than Leilene’s used stripper-wear or Schataar’s “couture” dresses! 😉

Also, in LV news, there is a rumor of a new Epi color coming this fall- purple!! Can’t wait to see this one. Purple is quite the color this fall; purple Epi, Amarante Vernis- should be a great season for LV lovers.

***UPDATE: 5/28/07- Checked out the Gucci store today- lots of great bags and shoes on presale today. The official sale begins next week. Also Neiman Marcus is having a big shoe sale- tons of Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Fendi, Ferragamo, Prada shoes about 30% off.

Who will be America’s Next Top Model? And do we care?

The ANTM Season 8 finale is on tonight at 8:00 PM EST. My official guess is as follows: Jasleen will be in third place, Natasha in second, and Renee will win.

I was going to add in a nifty little poll, but balked at the idea of trying to figure out CGI/Perl Script. So just add comments about who you think will win.

Check out one of my all-time favorite sites: Television Without Pity. The writers are absolutely hilarious. They have episode descriptions and forums for everything from The Bachelor to Flavor of Love: Charm School. You will laugh until you have Diet Coke coming out of your nose. (learned that from experience)



Jasleen in dominatrix mode




EDIT: Boy was I wrong!! Jaslene won- congratulations to her! She can be edgy, sexy, pretty and sweet, and her runway walk is killer. Yay!

Louis Vuitton- sneak peek at Fall 2007 collection

Wow. Check out this new line coming in the fall/winter 2007 LV collection. Not too many details yet, but I’ve heard it’s called Monogram Techno or Monogram Degrade. Find out more info about upcoming new LV items (including new Vernis styles and the Amarante color) at
Oh and make sure to vote for your favorite blogs at!


AMARANTE IS HERE! Coming in fall to an LV near you..

And all I can say is… wow. Check out this fabulous French fashion website (scroll to the bottom and click on English to translate the site).
Here is a picture of the LV Amarante Vernis Pegase:Amarante Pegase

And here is the LV Pomme D’Amour Vernis Pegase:Pomme Pegase

Both are such vibrant, gorgeous, sumptuous colors- you might have to buy one in each color! Happy drooling.

Outlet shopping anyone?

If you are lucky enough to live near one of the Chelsea Premium Outlets, here is a guide to making the most of your trip.

Step one- sign up for great coupon deals! Go to , click on VIP club, click on Join Now. After you have entered all of your info, you will receive a printable voucher for a free coupon book, redeemable at the Information Center. When you arrive, go to the Info desk and pick up your coupon book. Say for instance you want to use the “$20 off a purchase of $100 or more” at Off Saks- simply hand the book to the cashier when paying. They will give you the discount, and sign off on the book to indicate that you have used that coupon. You do not have to use all of the coupons in one day- keep the booklet and use it the next time you come back.

Step two- eat a big breakfast. You will need fuel for shopping.

Step three- print out a map of the outlet shopping center, and circle the stores you absolutely must see. The place is huge and unless you spend five hours there you can’t see everything, so make a game plan.

Have fun, and remember- outlets are very hit-or-miss. You might score a fabulous Dior bag half-price, or a Burberry trench 30% off, or you might go home empty-handed.

And no, there is no such thing as a Louis Vuitton outlet. 😦

Louis Vuitton’s Fabulous New Amarante Color!

Louis Vuitton’s Amarante!


Finally, the much-awaited new Amarante color is available- only in the Inclusion accessories so far. You can see them on and they will be available for purchase in June. Amarante is a rich bordeaux eggplant, seems a little more purple than Vamp. The Amarante Vernis bags are rumored to be out in fall- dying to see the Houston, the Bedford, the Roxbury in Amarante. This might be better than Pomme D’Amour!

The connection between bad fashion sense and evil?

Hmm.. now what do Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (of Holocaust denial fame) and Kim Jong-Il (of torture and starving your population fame) have in common? What is the link between these two evil men? Let’s take a look, shall we?


And the common link is… THIS! The Members Only jacket!! members.jpg


I’m a Gucci girl.. in a Gucci world..

Going shopping at Gucci? I’ve made it easy for you with these three Bag ‘n Shoo sets:

Bamboo slides 3″ heel $385bamboo-slides.jpg with the Peggy top handle bag fuchsia floral canvas $1,450gucci-peggy.jpg

Sunset ankle wrap wedge sandals 3.3″ heel $535 sunset-heel.jpgwith the Wave large hobo $3,150gucci-wave.jpg

Hollywood open-toe sandals 3.3″ heel $565hollywood-heels.jpgwith Black Positano med fabric tote $1,350gucci-positano.jpg

I know, I know, only 3 inch heels?? I didn’t know Gucci made anything smaller than 4 inches myself!

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