Home improvement

December 11, 2008

A stylish home is a happy home… well, maybe not but it should be! The Chic Retreat offers unique gifts and home decor for every price.  As the website says, if you like it, get it or it’s probably gone for good!

I love the 1950s Italian Glass Bottle… the blue reminds me of the ocean.



Also, these Petite Foo Dogs are just ugly enough to be cool… I’d like them for bookends.


Find the bottle – $150 and the dogs -$45 at TheChicRetreat.com.

Three times the fun!

December 11, 2008

Okay so apparently those annoying ads on Facebook do, occasionally, show something that is worth checking out (I’ll pass on the diet that promises you’ll lose 30 pounds in a week, thanks).

I am digging Tres Royale’s graphic tanks like this one:


Tres Pirata Tank – $26 at TresRoyale.com.

Lipstick Jungle ends on January 9!

December 11, 2008

Sad, sad, sad… Victory is easily my pick for best dressed tv character.  Others include Karen Darling (Dirty Sexy Money), Lily Aldrin (How I Met Your Mother) and Gabrielle Solis (Desperate Housewives). 

Whose wardrobe trailer would you like to raid?

Another one bites the dust!

December 11, 2008

ABC announced that another one of my favorite shows, Dirty Sexy Money, is being cancelled and will air a limited number of episodes.  Nooo! I’m hoping that the fabulous Natalie Zea will eat a cheeseburger and find another character that’s every bit as scandalous as the lush Karen Darling she plays now.  Five more episodes are slated through 2008 and into 2009.

Shhhh… deals at Victoria’s Secret

December 9, 2008

Victoria’s Secret is sweetening your Christmas shopping this year with some great deals on shipping and free gifts!

Save 25% off of your order (excluding Uggs, Frye and the 2008 Fantasy Bra) with code 25order.

FREE shipping and 2nd day express with orders over $100 with code FA813197.

Get a free scarf with any sweater purchae and a free fragrance gift set with any sleepwear purchase!

I’ve got my eye on the gray Convertible Scrunch Boot by Skechers.


VHS, cassette tapes, newspapers?

December 9, 2008

Tribune Co., publisher of the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times sought bankruptcy protection today for their massive $12.9 billion debt.  Do you think newspapers are on their way out?  With people catching up with their daily news via the Internet and television, newspapers may be expendable to many households now.  Do you still read the paper?

Tippin’ ain’t easy

December 9, 2008

Obviously waiters and bartenders get tipped but are you forgetting someone?  Sometimes it’s hard to figure out who you tip and how much to give.  Yahoo! posted an article today to help you figure it out.  Read it here.

Book Giveaway!

December 2, 2008

Want to score some great books, signed by the authors?  If you win, you’ll receive:


by Tali & Ophira Edut

SCOT ON THE ROCKS (a Luxxie pick!)
by Brenda Janowitz

JACK WITH A TWIST (a Luxxie pick!)
by Brenda Janowitz

by Mindy Klasky

by Leslie Lehr
by Alison Pace

by M.J. Rose

by Allison Winn Scotch

To enter, simply send an email to:  brenda@brendajanowitz.com with the subject:  Another holiday book giveaway.  You must be a subscribed to the Brenda Janowitz mailing list to enter, sign up at www.brendajanowitz.com.  Winners will be announced December 16th! Good luck!

Happy December!

December 1, 2008

There’s just 23 shopping days left until Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Britney Spears is celebrating her birthday on Good Morning America in her next stop on the comeback trail.  Tune in December 2nd on ABC.  Team Britney!

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show airs December 3rd on at 10/9 C CBS.  Don’t miss all the Angels with musical guest Usher.

Desperate Housewives Fashion Pick

December 1, 2008

Susan’s style change has been a pleasant surprise in the five years that have elapsed on Wisteria Lane.  I loved her Mike and Chris Theodore fleece collared jacket she wore on last night’s episode. 


I miss glamourous Gaby!

Mike and Chris Theodore jacket – $147 at singer22.com.