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    more and more, I think its the match more than the brand name. I've found a perfect match in bobbi brown's stick foundation...a line down the nose, a dot on the chin, a stripe on the farhead, and two circles on each cheek...blended with fingertips, set with a hint of bronzer powder...voila! And it lasts all day, the only thing I need to do is brush some white powder around my eye area 6pmish, and or course lipstick throughout the day,..but this product works for me all day long. However, for every person I reccomended it to, half have not been as contented.
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    I bought the Coach Dori shoe, with the toggle at the front, fun and sassy but still business like enough...for casual I just ordered the Michael Kors slingbacks on wooden wedges..they were in the Lord and Tayloer ad in this weekend's newspaper. I figured they had three of the spring trends: woven leather, wooden heels, and platform. Plus, they were only $129, so by next spring when its all changed, it won't matter so much. I will probaly go to DSW to see what they have in powder blue mid heels, I like it as an accessory this spring..but don't want to invest, as next year it will be a di
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    here in Austin, I take work/dressy clothes to one of two places focused on women returning to work or entering the workplace for the first time - check with the local bar ass'n or look through the social service organization listings in your yellow pages - or call up the local "welfare" office or women's shelter Paul, Homefront in lawrenceville has a similair program to this..if Mrs. has specific career clothes, they set newly independent women up with interviewing clothes, etc...but they must be relatively fashionable and gently gently worn...I'm pretty sure there was a simialir program
  4. no needels, but I would love to contribute $$ for whatever is needed...or mail you a GC to a national craft place, like Michael's?
  5. yes, it was a fun topicc and thank you all for adding to it. Christina, you HAVE to write a book..the little snippets you shared were great. Roald Daahl is wonderful, I should have included him I fine that children's READING books..that is, those first chapter books, taht you read yourself, and have a plot line, are very BOY/GIRL centic...femalles tend to read Drew, males tend to read Hardy...I think the lines blend a bit more before and afte rthis window in time..toddler books are more generic, adut literature the same. But early reeader,up to early teen, tend to bend towards one
  6. Ah, my faorite Library book was Tide in the Attic...the flood in...Netherlands? Sweden? I'd love to re read that book...there was a cat and a goat on the roof, w// the family, waiting out the flood.
  7. I'm talking pre teen....I loved Harriet the Spy, and after reading her I made efforts to "uniform" my bike like hers, with spy glasses, marbles and string...to prepare for any mystrey that might arise. I also loved the Three Investigators, even though it was boy-centric. Then , when I was 11, I found How Green Was my Valley, by Richard Llewelyn, and never returned to children's literature. Quickly followed by Little Women, To Kill a Mockingbird, and ALIVE. whew, o wonder I need therapy
  8. and Meyer was in my River Cafe days, so I'd say 1987-9, so Ronald Reagan. and my gut reaction is Phinneaus, but that might be "ATW in 80 days" related, or perhaps Julia Roberts related...
  9. the first answer is mcsorley's...and if anyone shows even the slightest interest in hearing my 1982 Matt Dillon McSorley's story, I'd love to share(go ahead, ask) Mary Louise Parker, Longacre square and Hellman's..I don't want to scroll back to th Q's cause i might see the spoilers. Fun question, Wilifred, thanks.
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    Plus, ther4e are direct correlations between longevity and a healthy weight, whereas a few crow's feet never killed anyone!
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    this issue interests me in the context that Omni mentioned, that is, efforts to hide the signs of aging. My peer group ( suburban, 40-55, high on the tax bracket, professionals, often mothers) seems to be endlessly pursuing whatever it takes...peels, botox, Plastic surgery, to hide the first signs of aging. Grey hair, sagging boobs...I can't remember a get together where these signs weren't discussed and analyzed. My friends are all blonde or highlighted, and are fit and toned and manicured to the point of being "perfectly polished". I'm the only one in my immediate "crowd" wh
  12. Avalon, or Stone Harbor, NJ. on Seven Mile Island. Avalon is appropriately named. http://www.avalonbeach.com/ Great for kids, not in the middle of the touristy crap, but close enough to spend a few hours on the rides and waterparks, etc...close to Cape May. Cape may has lost of elegant old hotels with pools, a bit busier than Avalon ( and prob less expensive) but also a good choice with kids.
  13. We had lunch there on March 11, a Saturday, after the Architectural Digest show at Pier 94. Honestly, there was no way I was able to sit on the banquestte without putting my ass in a neigboring diner's face. I'm not NY thin, but I'm not Roseann Barr, either. Worse, as the waiter serviced the table next to us, he had to stick his ass in my husband's face..umm..we'll set att he communal tables, please. After we moved, we ordered beers and burgers. I think the burger needs to be prepared M or above. My Rare burger was just warmed inside, but the ribs and the foie were not warmed t
  14. I get 7-8 hours in bed, but unfortunately two-three times per week I wake up 3amish and struggle to fall back asleep. I used to make myself stay in bed until my 6am alarm, but lately I've become more frustrated and just gotten out of bed at 5 or so and started my day. The dogs get so confused when I let them out at 5 instead of 6, and I'm afraid that they'll get used to 5am pee time, so I sneak around trying not to wake them. If I can fit in a nap on a weekend, whcih is rare, I simply have a beer or two with lunch, and I'm out cold. Alcohol during the day knocks me out.
  15. Vetri is a very special place. The staff creates the balance between "welcome to our living room" and "professional service"..often a tricky thing. Do they still have the bright red prosciutto cutter in the front room? I also saw one of those at the IWMerchants in NYC..those antiques are quite costly!
  16. Another thing I meant to post about, looking for you-all's opinion: When I made the reso, I spelled out my rather unique last name. Upon doing so, the reservationist inquired "Robert?", indicating that we were in her "system" Neither myself nor my husband has ever been there before ( I even teased him about it, but did confirm that he's never had a business meal there that I somehow didn't hear about) . I just assumed they got our name from AMEX or perhaps Open Table, whcih I have used but not for this reso. Would high end places share info? My husband regularly spends over 1k o
  17. I have a high maintenance client who "maybe" wanted to take a second look at a property tomorrow. It was jamming up my entire weekend, forcing me to shift clients to Sunday, etc...He called today to say he can't make it...why am I cheerful? Because everyone else has been compressed into a few hours on Sunday, so tomorrow I can go tot he Architectural Digest show at the Piers, and then lunch at dbModerne! YAY for last minute reprieves from bothersome people!
  18. the surly chef thing is so......yesterday.
  19. this is a NY centric board, would anyone's opinion change if I clarified that this was like the Per Se of Philly? I'm not a writer blessed wtih clarity. the restaurant is on the second (third?) floor of the hotel, overlooking a park. the table was a window seat, and my seat looked out over the park, his looked towards the brick wall of the neighboring building, which juts out. Bob wasn't bothered by the seat, he's much less tuned into ambiance...just give the guy the wine list, if you know what I mean. I do have enough dining experience where I should have looked around and sco
  20. I'd leave that bit out. (And this is from a woman that thinks kid's shouldn't be allowed in anything other than McDonalds until they learn to shut up and use cutlery with boths hands. ). Why would it "Go without saying"? Are you implying that all mothers are rude? I'd give the letter a shot, but would send it to the restaurant manager rather than the chef. No, I meant to imply that all mothers that allow a new born to wail in a public/quasi public place are rude. I chose to send it to the chef because he is the manager/owner chef and because its not BS..his food really doe
  21. Thanks for your feedback. I actually expect, in a restaurant of this caliber, that there should be no HORRIBLE tables. yes, premium ones, yes, preferred areas..but nothing so poorly located taht the experience can be defined by it. ( the tariff for this meal exceeded $1000 for two persons, it is considered along w/ Le Bec Fin, Philly's finest) When we initially sat down, I asked my husband if facing the wall bothered him.. and it might sound corny but he said he would just stare at me all night The larger tables had not filled, the baby had not arrived in the "private room" nearb
  22. Orik, do you think its a waste of time because of Nero's point, that they heard this before? the chef was involved in the complete rehab of the restaurant, from my understanding. Or is the letter too weak? Another aspect of this is that "window" tables at this restaurant over Rittenhouse square ( one of only three "5 star" Philly restaurants) are coveted. and I suspect these tables were stuck in to maximize the amount of window seating... anyway thanks for your feedback.
  23. My son's English Teacher, who was only 28 years old, died yesterday. It's Connor's first real experience with death, and he's having an extra hard time wtih it, because he complained how boring he was, how many papers he asigned...regular kid stuff, but I think he's feeling guilty. I tried to initiate a conversation, but at 18, they are pretty tight with emotions. So, if I can't console I'll cook... I'm making him fettucine alfredo for dinner, his favorite. actually, this is way past an "annoyance", that seems to trivialize it. sorry.
  24. I don't want a free meal and I don't want a big back and forth w/the restaurant. I just want to get my point across. So, how does this letter read to you, assuming I will spell check my ever present typos : Dear Chef Lacroix, I'd like to compliment the wonderful food and service that I received while dining at Lacroix on Tuesday, March7. I have had the opportunity to dine in a variety of fine restaurants, and your well composed, balanced and perfectly prepared courses were memorable. Both your wine and dinner menus are complex without being overwhelming, providing a knowledgeable dine
  25. My .02 I felt te gowns were all quite safe, and while Michelle Williams was perhaps a bit off on color, the style was great, the makeup was great, and the presence of color was great..It seemsed that if they weren't in black, they were blonds in a beigy/white/monochromatic look..and all those pale lips! selma Hyack (sp?) was sensational. J Lo had it together as well. Huffman is one of the best actresses around, and underserved in her TV show. Plus, she's married to Wm. Macy, who rivals PS Hoffman in his ability to envelop a role. Any opportunity to look closely at Clooney's fa
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