Sunday, December 19, 2010

Destination: Bahamas.

Atlantis Resort -- Paradise Island
Kind of warm. 
Sean Connery's backyard. I like.
Lyford Cay

How a Starfish looks at the World

Merry Christmas Downtown Nassau
at Starbucks.
I'll take that.. and that... and the animals, please.
And this house.
Or this one.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blood Diamonds

Where to go and what to buy.

This was the initial name of this blog. Pretty obvious why. But, because I can’t buy everything that I want ( unfortunately), I guess I can share with the world my findings.
Etsy is my latest finding. I knew about it, but I was reluctant to buy so called “home-made jewelry.” I needed my purchases to come in a bag that said Fred Segal, Planet Blue… Cartier sounds good also, but let’s not exaggerate.
But, guess what. Lots of these jewelry designers buy things on ebay, revitalize some pieces and here it is, the brand new jewelry that you are going to buy at Fred Segal for at least four times more than the cost. Why 4? Because the designer sells it wholesale to the store, normally double their cost. The store marks it up at least 2-2.5 times, and then you (the fashionista) come and buy it.
Of course, we have housewives on Etsy that put two beads on a string and call themselves jewelry designers. But, guess what? You don’t have to buy that. You can find really unique pieces, that are not marked up 4 times or more and that have an ingredient that I bet De Beers diamonds don’t have: Love.
So, if somebody wants to gift me any type of diamond, I will need to decline it. I can get the money instead and do some Etsy shopping and donate money to Amnesty International to put a stop to Blood Diamonds. Enjoy my Etsy Findings.
I love the Leather- Pearls Combination.
 Statement Necklace that can take any outfit out of anonymity.
I love the Blue Stone.
Both Vintage and Modern in One Piece

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Virginia Fine Arts Museum

Pretty Fashionable Stained Glass Lady
I like Golden Rabbits.
... and Tiffany lamps.
More Stained Glass

I think I like the Golden Rabbit more.
Floating World
Andy Warhol Triple Elvis

Buddha Watching TV

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I want to go to the Mall Mall Mall

I need to be taken to the Mall. I have no means of driving myself there as I cannot drive a stick shift. I mean, why would I know? Automatic cars have been invented and that’s the end of that. I mean, I have more important things to do while driving, like putting on my lipstick/ changing my clothes/ painting my nails.
I wanted to be taken to the mall for days now. I have important birthdays coming up and Christmas. Plus there is always a need of things for myself.
I want to go to the museum to, so going to the mall is not my only necessity.
“I have Egyptian Art.”
“I have Zara.”
“I have Predynastic stone palettes and vessels, Old Kingdom tomb reliefs, bronze figures of deities, and a 21st Dynasty sarcophagus.”
Zara can design a new product and have finished goods in its stores in four to five weeks. Your stuff are the same for thousands of years.”
“I have Faberge eggs.”
“I have Faberge lookalikes for SALE. Tell me, what do you sell? I am way more popular than you.”
“I have a Costume and Textiles Collection. It has more than twenty thousand objects, representing more than one hundred cultures and two thousand years of human creativity in the textile arts.”
“I have Forever 21. Check-mate.”
I guess I will just go to the mall. They might be turning their merchandise around at Zara, and I need to be there before that happens. Promise I will go to the museum too.
Picture: Me at the museum. I don't have a picture with me at the mall, as the picture taker doesn't do malls well.