NYT: Girls Getting Older, Younger

Never Too Young for That First Pedicure - New York Times

I didn't have a manicure until college - and it's not something I keep up. I guess this is just a "sign of the times" - but BLUGH.

But I wish the innocence of dolls and Barbies and all that could last a little longer for little girls today.

NYT: Bridal Gown Trends

The Bride Wore Very Little - New York Times:

"According to a 2006 survey by Condé Nast Bridal Media, 16 percent of couples choose a destination wedding — a fourfold increase from a decade ago. The same survey found that only 46 percent of brides are married in a church or synagogue, down from 55 percent the year before. With weddings transported to other locales comes a loosening of conventions.

Whether they marry in a walled garden, on a tennis court, on a yacht or at the beach, “brides are more focused on the after-party, and on personalizing it,” Ms. Bratten said."

Think this might be part of the reason so many marriages end in divorce? Because the brides focus on the celebrity and "after party" of the event/wedding, instead of the marriage itself?!

It's still so hard not to get sucked into it...the bridal machine, designed to suck all your savings and spit you out on the other side of your wedding a little let down, like the day after Christmas, but with no Boxing Day Sales... It's going to be great though - because I'll be married to the best guy ever! Whee.


Jellybean Sudoku


The things people make... I think I want the Jellybean one!

~Marilyn Jean, the Jellybean. =)


From WWD:
TV, the Next Frontier for Steve & Barry's

When Shawn's cousin Robbie, and his wife, Tabby, were in town last weekend, we had the BEST time. Their mutual cousin Kellie, a true New Yorker, took us around. The natural history museum, China town, Little Italy, Times Square, Toys R Us, etc. Robbie makes me laugh hysterically - I think we were just on the same wavelength or something. And it was good to spend time with Tab. She's pretty awesome.

And Kellie - well I could write a love letter about her, but I won't. Needless to say, I'm a LUCKY LUCKY girl to get to become a part of this family.

SO, this ties into the S&B article above because one of the things we did was go to Steve & Barry's to look for souvenirs (R&T's daughter, Sarah, wanted some sunglasses). They had a pair of running/casual shoes on sale for $9. They were a dark greeny-grey with purple edging. AND they had a size 11. Holy heck!

So I've been sporting new kicks this week.

Happy Valentine's!!!

PS Can't wait to get my hands on a Spock T-Shirt from S&B. TOO cool!

Via Perez

"There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theatre actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on."

- George Clooney

I literally laughed out loud!

IHT: Swag for Blogging

Beauty bloggers begin to pull in the swag - International Herald Tribune

Interesting. I'd have to write about beauty products, get an audience and be more diligent about posting... Not for me, but it's an interesting phenomenon.

Onward. ~Mari.

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