Monday, December 20, 2010

Hot Mess Monday

This should really be filed under Hilarious Mess, but whatever.

My Christmas came early when I stumbled across this photo online, poor kid!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

They Are Only In It For The TOYS!

Dear Santa,

Forget these damn kids (no offense my darling Ryan). They write you letters pretending to love you so you'll bring them toys. I have always loved you, regardless of my birthday being so close to Christmas. So stop by Chanel, thanks! xo, Lucinda

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Unique L.A.!

Unique L.A. is a fun and crafty gift show that is coming to the California Market Center this weekend. It's a great source for handmade holiday gifts, clothing, candles, food, music, fun, etc. Be sure to check out booth #213 in the Eco Section, koodelah is my girl Becky's hammered gold jewelry and it will be available for purchase! For more information, click HERE! See you there!

3rd Street Annual Holiday Party Tonight

Tonight is the annual 3rd Street Holiday Party in my hood. It's always full of great discounts, music, food and drinks. Stop by!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hot Mess Monday

Fergie Ferg looking more like Big Bird got into mommy's Quaalude collection.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Be Weave in Shocantelle Brown

It's hard to believe this is Laura Bell Bundy, the country singer and original Elle Woods from Legally Blond on Broadway. What can I say, it's finals week so enjoy this for the next little while, I'll be back when the rapture is over.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Paula Dean Already Knows This

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But in case you don't, my bestie Chris is married to a fireman and this is what happens when you try to deep fry a frozen turkey.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Now That's A Yes Ring!

Congrats to Prince William and Kate Middleton who have announced their engagement. He gave her the sapphire ring his father proposed to Princess Diana with, which is elegant and gorgeous.

And she didn't even have to buy it herself, unlike dumbass below. But rumors are now saying Simpson's ring is $100K from Neil Lane. Who the hell do they think believes that crap? Not a chance. I'd be surprised if that ring was $100, period.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hot Mess Monday

Sorry Jessica Simpson, but when your man gives you a ring that looks like that, you say no.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Jonathan Adler's Gift Picks 2010

My imaginary gay boyfriend Jonathan Adler keeps sending me emails with the most wonderful imagery of new items. I thought I would take a second and show you some of my favorites, just in case you happen to be stopping by my house anytime soon.
I love my JA ornaments hubby has gifted me with over the years. This gold weiner dog would be a welcomed edition on our tree.
And the gold banana is just as adorable.

Let's face it, you know you're in a chic home when you see a needlepoint Acapulco pillow with a pair of tighty trunks on it.
And this would just match everything in my house so well, sigh.
The perfect Chevron foot stool.
And not only a great hostess gift, but a good deck to have on hand in your house as well.
I love you JA!

Too Much?

In this country, “dual flush” usually translates to flushing the toilet twice. But in response to federal laws mandating reduced water use, companies are starting to introduce the technology in the States. Caroma’s Profile Smart, for instance, ingeniously boosts the efficiency of the standard dual-flush model by integrating a sink. Water used for hand washing is siphoned into the toilet tank, where it remains until the next flush—tapping a resource that would ordinarily go down the drain. For more info, go here.

Super Romantic

It's not everyday that I will see something on Perez that makes me cry, but I just had to steal this post. She is one lucky girl!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Team CoCo

Conan O'Brien has long been my ginge crush, something about him I just love. This trailer for his new show on TBS reminds me why. TEAM COCO!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hot Mess Monday

Cher Bear, your Vanity Fair cover is all sorts of wrong?!?! Your body is rockin as usual, but for some reason your title in red is lost to me and my eyes go directly to Seabiscuit. Sorry.

LA Mart Designer Appreciation Awards

I was humbly invited to attend the 10th Anniversary Los Angeles Mart Designer Appreciation Awards last Thursday, November 4th. Me and some of my fellow students enjoyed a lovely evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as three of the Mart's standout designers were honored. It was a great night!

I was hanging with the big dogs along amongst all the ASID Student Chapter Members. So nice of them to let me tag along!

The lobby was a perfect place for a low-key awards presentation.

I was my friend Jamie's T.A. many moons ago. Some of the best things to come out of my program include new friends. Plus she is shorter than me, so I tend to let her hang around and make me look tall.

I loved this window display at Two's Company in the lobby. A saddle and some riding boots really makes it feel like fall.

You know I love me some faux trophy heads.

I caught this picture of two of the three designers honored that night posing with their award. It was really beautiful, reminded me of a Baccart sculpture. Congrats ladies!

This is my new bestie Steve Martin. He's the Arc-ID Program Representative and he does a GREAT job with all us students.

At the end of the night we snapped a group shot. It was such a fun night!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wise Words

Someone emailed this to me the other day, and I thought it was really lovely. It don't know if it indeed came from the 90 year old, but I tend to agree with her train of thought regardless.

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, Cleveland , Ohio

To celebrate growing older, she once wrote the 45 lessons life taught her.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a specialoccasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23 Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hot Mess Monday

Awhore Matey! My friend Angel let me crash her costume on Saturday.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I have so much work to do this week, I am signing off early.
Have a great Halloween weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Today is another rainy L.A. day, makes me think of this video...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Comforts Of The Friendly Skies In A Hospital?

It's not everyday you'll see the words comfort and airline in the same sentence. And add in the word hospital and nothing seems right! But if you let your guard down, what London based designer Paul Priestman of Priestmangoode has come up with is a streamlined idea to lower costs of healthcare and provide more efficient service. The rendering above is the proposed Preistmangoode hospital bed which would be staggered in rows divided by low walls in what they describe as "Recovery Lounge Pods", where patients could rest after basic procedures. Each bed contains a reclining chair, magazine rack and pull out tv with On_Demand movie access. The logic of hospital staff being able to tend to patients easier like airline attendants tend to passengers allows for more beds in less space and less staff for more patients, however the trade off becomes privacy. Will hospitals start to privatize to those who can afford the luxury of their own room in times of illness?
Although the concept is a good one, I'm not sure I would want to be within such close quarters with other ailing folks. I mean, it's always my luck to sit within 3 feet of a screaming baby, who's to say that luck wouldn't carry over to my Recovery Lounge Pod? You can't exactly complain about those kinds of things without people looking at you like you just you just kicked a puppy. This idea is not without merit, especially in overpopulated countries where healthcare is an issue and there are shortages of doctors and staff. But I'd like to see an adults only airline (aka no screaming babies, no kids under 18) airline before this community rec-center like hospital. I swear, I would pay extra. Thoughts?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hot Mess Monday

Um, there is a thing such as too big. When you're oversized lighting fixture is bigger than your table, it's too much darling.

New Design Book by Mary McDonald

Now that is a living room I could really LIVE in! Mary McDonald has a new book out featuring most of her work including this grand Hancock Park restoration. Some of her stuff is considered a little over the top (Pagoda guest room?) but in this case, she hits my design heart dead on. Photos by Melanie Acevedo.

To check out more of Mary's interiors, buy the Rizzoli book; Mary McDonald Interiors: The Allure of Style.

Happy Columbus Day!

To some of you, today is Canadian Thanksgiving. To government workers it's a day off. To us guidos and guidettes, it's Columbus Day!
There's a parade somewhere in New York, God Bless America!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's Too Hot to Blog

Yesterday it was 113 degrees in Los Angeles, the hottest day ever recorded. I am dieing in my sweatbox of a house and have no desire to blog right now.

So here is a picture of my three godsons instead; Jay, Colin and the newest edition Preston.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Olympic Tower 2016 Rio de Janeiro

I know these photos have been circulating for awhile, but they really are magnificent.

These renderings are of the proposed 2016 Olympic Games Tower to be constructed on Cotonduba Island in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Designed by Zurique, it uses solar panels to pump sea water to create the waterfall effect, visible by land, sea and even from the air.

Hot Mess Monday

Hell to the Cho! What the hell kind of raptor looking tropical birdwear is this?
Kill me now.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tha Hotness

Seriously, Tom Ford, do you ever have a bad day? Good God Dapper Dan!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Irish Traveller Update

Well, let's face it. It has been awhile since I have featured some stunning imagery of our beloved Irish Travellers. Good Ole' Jane was kind enough to forward these First Communion photos from Mervue (Galway) Church some time ago and I have been holding out on you all until now. It looks as if our special little lady is the one in the center.

I guess each young lady gets her own church pew according to dress size.

The mini-top hats remind me of my ringmaster's uniform from Halloween a couple of years ago. Perhaps I am a trend-setter amongst the Traveller community. What an honor.

Is that the Zoila of the Travellers? Alls I know is the little one in pink needs a nap.