Look at the girls in this picture, don't they look so happy? Drinking fancy Sex and the City type drinks with giant orange wheel garnishes. They're having so much fun!! This could be you! You can swill cheap champagne and get a gift bag of "goodies" - come on, who doesn't like free stuff? And while you're there stop by the Rabbit Hole Industries booth and check out our new styles and see the famous Blair headband live in person. Don't miss out. We'll be at Shecky's Girls Night out tomorrow (Thursday) from 5 - 10 p.m. at the Boston Center for the Arts. See you there!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thinking of using the annual company holiday party as an excuse to overserve yourself and tell your boss how you really feel about him? Before you pontificate yourself unemployed (thanks house pinot grigio) – tell your office party planner about Mobile Mixers.
Forget the typical cater waiter in a rented penguin vest. The boys at Mobile Mixers – Boston’ newest Event Bartending Service - are passionate about beverage. Quality ingredients, innovation, a quick bartenders wit and if I do say so myself - good looks, make the Mobile Mixers crew the boys you want pouring the drinks at your event.
Owner Mike and his team possess years of bartending experience in the Big Apple and the Hub and hope to fill a niche that brings urban hip bar service to your cocktail party, event, wedding or office party.
Mobile Mixers provide the set-up, the barware, the liquor liability insurance and the unparalleled service. The team will work with you beforehand to customize a menu of one-of-a-kind drinks to match your theme. Whether it’s a garden party, a baby shower or a Spanish themed party, Mobile Mixers has you covered. The team can highlight an of-the-moment ingredient to keep your cocktails current, or better yet - make your beverage personal (read: your official wedding beverage.)
So, be a savvy sipper and hire Mobile Mixers for your next function. Trust me; your party will be the talk of Beantown. Visit mobilemixersonline.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Same story every year. You say you’re not going to dress up and then, like always, your friend with the awesome costume already planned convinces you to dress up at the last minute. At this point you usually have no time, the stores are closing and your only options are closet creations like “hippie,” “cowgirl,” or some sort of lingerie wearing insect, creature or blue-collar worker. I mean what is Halloween these days without a garter? Are these girls all still mad at their parents for making them wear a winter coat under their ballerina princess costume?
So, while most girls are dressed as common prostitutes, there are also the ones that get realllllllly creative. They try to be funny or quirky. I love the effort people put into this one. I’m talking about the people who dress as riddles, clichés, activities or inanimate objects. Having to explain a costume is the worst. You’ve all seen “God’s Gift to Women” and “Identity Crisis.” A personal example: In the 7th grade my mom convinced me to be a picnic. Worst day of my life walking around school with a makeshift table and dinner for four on my chest. That one was a real hit with the guys. Seriously, thanks mom. I can't believe I actually bought your “be different and “original” speech. While my sister was frolicking around as a lovely turquoise satin unicorn, middle school boys were ripping bags of Fritos off my picnic, I couldn't fit at my desk and I had a fork and knife in my hair.
You’ll also be sure to see a few creepy couple costumes, read: M & M’s, weird renaissance looking pairs and my mom and dad always loved the pirate thing.
Then there are always the funny and current “I wish I thought of that” costumes.
Here are a few we may see in the 2010 Halloween season:
• Chilean Miners (they survived so I think it’s PC)
• The Jet Blue flight attendant that lost it
• Teen Mom
• Lady Gaga in Meat
• Bed Bugs
Be careful not to dip into the 2009 season’s picks –
• Jersey Shore characters
• Sarah Palin
• Kate Gosselin
• Susan Boyle
• Real Housewives
• Mad Men characters
• Lady Gaga in Orbit
• Anything Twilight related
Here are a few of my picks for great all around costumes –
• Nude PETA protester
• Any eastern European gymnast from the 90’s
• Karl Lagerfeld
• Donatella Versace
• Mr. Rogers
• Johnny Weir
What are you going to be?
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I really need to get my tush on the “E line.” The MFA is shutting it down lately with their fabulously fashionable exhibits. If you missed Boston Fashion Week to “go to the gym” or because “you were tired”, a trip to the Emerald Necklace area might give you your fix.
Check out these exquisite exhibits right now at the MFA:
- SCAASI: American Couturier
At: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,
Through June 19, 2011.
Scaasi dressed socialites, first ladies and movie stars throughout the 60-80’s. To be honest, a lot of his client’s names are new to me, but the clothes look like something out of my most vivid fashion fantasy.
- Avedon Fashion 1944–2000
At: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Through January 17, 2011
Richard Avedon was one of the greatest image-makers of the twentieth century. He revolutionized fashion photography with his imaginative, spirited portrayals of the "good life” showing beautiful women wearing extraordinary clothes in irresistible settings. He worked primarily at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Many of his images have become icons of photographic history.
So get out there, culture is alive and well here in the Bean. And, if you’re feeling really really crazy get your butt over to the Gardner museum to stare at those empty frames that once held paintings by Rembrandt, Degas and Vermeer. (Okay, I admit, I’m showing off because I just read the “Gardner Heist,” and you should too.)