Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Heiress

Cathy Horyn, one of my favorite fashion journalists, wrote a great article about Stella McCartney for last Sunday's New York Times Magazine. I love reading serious articles about fashion professionals, and this is good enough to share: 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Road Trip Conquered

The road trip to Florida was great! It can be a real pain in the a** to travel with small children, but this time it went really well. No melt downs, tantrums, nobody threw up or leaked their diapers, and they didn't even fight! The drive to Orlando is really long, and I am not sure that I want to do it again any time soon, but I am really happy that we did go, and got this experience. We had so much fun while driving; we came up with a family motto: "the family must go on", and our own words to Kelly Clarke's song Stronger "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, drive a little longer". We counted the states we passed and were fascinated about the climate change from winter to summer. We discovered Cracker Barrel restaurants! And when we saw the first palm trees we cheered really loud! On the way back we were like old pros.. we knew where the best rest stops were and what to do in the car to entertain ourselves (dvd's, playing i spy, reading, doing quizzes). And we all know each other a little bit better and our family bond is just that much stronger...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Goodbye Whitney

Whitney, your funeral is taking place today. So sorry that you passed away. Your talent was amazing. I have always loved this song, and my kids love it too... Thanks for giving it to us. Thanks for giving so much joy through your music to so many people. If only you would have had some of that joy in your own life, and not be so troubled with substance abuse. Goodbye and rest in peace. 

I believe the children are our future
Teach them well
And let them lead the way
Show them all the beauty
They possess inside
Give them a sense of pride
To make it easier
Let the children's laughter
Remind us how we used to be

Everybody's searching for a hero
People need someone to look up to
I never found anyone
Who fulfilled my needs
A lonely place to be
And so I learned to depend on me.

I decided long ago
Never to walk in anyone's shadow
If I fail, if I succeed
At least I lived as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can't take away my dignity

Because the greatest love of all
Is happening to me
I found the greatest love of all
Inside of me
The greatest love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest love of all

Friday, February 17, 2012

Stock Ticker to Watch: KORS

Where was I when Michael Kors went public with an IPO? The stock has doubled in the two months it's been on the market.. Fashion is not always a very good business for investors, but leave it to Mr. Kors to prove that it indeed can be profitable to invest in a fashion stock!

And with collections like these, I expect this stock to do very well for the foreseeable future!

 Michael Kors Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Michael Kors Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Michael Kors Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Michael Kors Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wherever You Go, Go With All Your Heart

This brave woman is going on real ROAD TRIP today! Me and the family are driving from New York to Orlando, FL (and back next week). My husband has done the drive several times helping various family members move down to Florida (and back), but I (nor the kids) have never done a car drive that long.. 1100 miles and 18 hours, according to Mapquest. 

Last summer we drove to Niagara Falls, 400 miles and 7 hours (again, according to Mapquest). That trip was so much fun we started planning this Orlando trip, but now that the time is here, I am scared! Yikes - what if it's too uncomfortable and what if we get annoyed of each other and fight the whole way?! Why did I agree to do this? It's too late to have a change of heart now. The kids are super excited about the road trip and going to Disney World.. the hubby just told me to let's make the best of it - so I guess he's a bit worried too...

Hopefully this trip will teach me and the family something new about ourselves,  strengthen our family bond and make some unforgettable memories.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tory Burch - Cute and Wearable

It could be so easy to hate her, but instead, Tory Burch has long been one of my favorites. Her clothes are so wearable, and still fairly reasonably priced. And she keeps getting better. Just look at these styles for next fall...

Tory Burch Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Tory Burch Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Tory Burch Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I have not really been paying attention to the fashion week this time, partly because I've been so busy and partly because the pictures I saw were not particularly interesting or exciting. Until today - when I saw what Mr. Jacobs had done... Crazy wonderful is how I would describe his collection. A nice Valentine's Day surprise. Fun and exciting for sure. Finally something to blog about!

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear

Monday, February 6, 2012

New York Love Story - Times Square

Times Square is the most annoying place for a New Yorker. It is so crowded and full of tourists. But at the same time, it is so cool, that we have this place in our city, so full of life and showmanship. Times Square has changed in the recent year and is now a family destination..gone are the peep shows that crowded the area when I moved to New York over 20 years ago.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Little Things That Make You Happy

You may already know about this web site where a new happy thing is posted every day:  Some of the happy things are little and some are actually huge, like number 471 on my list here: