Wednesday, February 27, 2008

iPods and Cool Tees

So I mentioned a while back that I bought a new cover from iFrogz for my video iPod. You don't even have to guess what it looks like - I got a combination of pink and green! Go figure, huh? Its kinda cool. I like that I can take the green band off to access the charging port when I want to sync it with my computer or car. Its that weird rubber that seems to be a magnet for the lint at the bottom of my purse, but that's not too big of an issue cause it rubs right off.

I also found some cool t-shirts on sale... here are some pictures of them. I found out that my "code name" among the boys is "Gi"... so the Grover shirt was perfect...

...and this Charlie Brown shirt was too cute... (front and back)

Amazon sent me a coupon that only be used on shoes from Amazon or so I was surfing the net looking for some cool, sexy high heeled sandals for the summer... I'm obviously feeling the Carlos Santana shoes this season.... enjoy!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Saturday Deals at Macy's

Right now, I really don't have the time (or energy) to write all that I would like to today. I spent most of the week in Denver and have yet to unpack and relax. But I did want to give a heads up to all of my fashionistas, especially those in the Minnesota region.... Macy's has some ridiculous sales going on this weekend. I walked past the coat section yesterday and had to do a DOUBLE TAKE. Did I read that sign properly? No. Couldn't be. Does that really say All Clearance Coats - Buy One Get One FREE. Yes. Free. And there are hundreds to chose from. I watched as a customer, who spoke very little English, repeatedly asked the saleswoman to explain this to him. It just didn't make sense. You buy one, and you take another home at no cost. He was as amazed as I was. His wife must have worn a size similar to mine because we spent the next 25 minutes searching rack to rack for the smaller sizes, which seemed few and far between, and snatching them up. The whole time I'm staring at the rack where I left the North Face jacket I wore to the mall, daring someone to even think of snatching that as a free coat. While I didn't see that much in my size among the coats I liked, I called all of my girlfriends who can wear a size 8-12 or L because those were in abundance. You name it, they had it. Calvin Klein. Via Spiga. Guess. BCBG. Soia and Kyo. Tahari. Columbia. Laundry. Anne Klein. I was in a wool/leather/down-filled/faux-fur trimmed heaven. Bobby called in the middle of my madness and unexpectedly was thrown into the role of "emergency fashion consultant" - a position that I'm sure no boyfriend wants to be placed in. He did a great job in helping me narrow my 5 coats down to just 2 (and reminding me that buying 4 was simply unreasonable).

In the end, I came out with an antique brown, butter soft Guess leather blazer with pockets and brass detailing along with a black Via Spiga knee length, belted coat with silver rivets and detailing. At the original price of $450 each, my total bill of only $175 was a great bargain. I found some pics online of the black coat and a jacket that is similar to the brown one. If you're looking for a coat for next year (or the next few months if you're in Minnesota like me) - get in the store now!!!

Other great coats I saw in the buy one get one free area....

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Happy Birthday to me - and all the stuff that comes with it...


Last Friday was my birthday! Yeah! After working a full (and not fun) day I hopped on a plane to Chicago where Bobby immediately picked me up and whisked me away for a romantic dinner at One Sixty Blue in the West Loop. I have to admit, of all the nice dinners we have had (most of which I've posted on this blog) this was my absolute favorite. My personal descriptions of our menu items could do no justice to the socially accommodating master of the house - Chef Martial Noguier. This man has created a menu to die for. I couldn't fit my camera in my cute little Coach wristlet (here for all of my fashionistas) but I found some pics online that other people took of the restaurant, kitchen and one of the items we ordered:

cheese appetizer - capriole farm herb goat cheese - sun-dried tomato / lemon confit / blanched garlic / frisee salad /goat's milk  11






Bobby's entree - Prime rib au jus with the BEST mashed potatoes ever made (and gravy)






With my ahi tuna dinner, small cups of the chefs special soup (which tasted like butternut squash and mushroom with goat cheese), an appetizer of braised quail and the best mango, cheesecake, pineapple dessert I've ever tried, it was the best birthday dinner ever!

I also got a wonderful birthday gift from my boyfriend - the new UGG Classic Cardy boots! I had a pair in the Oatmeal color on backorder (not shipping until 2/28) and Bobby searched the entire city to find what must have been the last pink pair in my size. I love them so much! I canceled the pair I was ordering and instead grabbed the Lacoste Albany shoes I posted on the last entry!

The rest of the weekend was full of food and fun and a birthday celebration that went on for days. We ate at Salud (yes, I mention that one a lot and somehow it turned into countless birthday shots of tequila and a hilarious ride home), Bin Wine Cafe (a cool wine bar up the block from Salud that my cousin put me up on), Milk and Honey (the ultra-cool breakfast spot my cousin took me too where I had apple pancakes with toffee and caramel) and Butterfly Sushi Bar (not as good as my old stand-by Sushi Wabi, but definitely more wallet-friendly). While shopping for Super Bowl goodies I also discovered that Chicago grocery stores (more specifically Jewel-Osco) do a great thing in their wine/liquor sections.... FREE TASTINGS! After a few tries (yes, I tested them all) I found a new "mixed drink in a bottle" - Jose Cuervo Golden Margarita - and everyone at the Super Bowl Party loved it.

Monday was supposed to be "return to Minneapolis day" but after 4 canceled flights and a 4 hour delay ON THE PLANE, Northwest Airlines finally dropped me off back home this afternoon. Yes, 2 days later. The weather in Chicago was definitely not anything to be happy about. I'm so glad to be back. Thanks again to everyone who left birthday wishes on my page and my email! Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, my focus has been on returning home!

As for the item of the day (this one goes out to you Choc) they FINALLY came out with an iPod Touch (an iPod with a touch screen and wireless access) in a 32GB version! My current iPod is a 30 GB video iPod so this is much more comparable. The price tag is currently at $500 (WAY too high) but at least I now have something to look forward to. The price has to come down soon, right?