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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.

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