So, did I mention that I went to a jewelery party on Friday night? In attendance were 20 lovely ladies, including our hostess, Best Friend’s daughter, Teacher-Girl.
Teacher-Girl is fun – she’s a yummy-mummy with a great 4 year old and a very nice husband. She’s part of a group of yummy-mummies…you know the kind….7 for All Mankind jeans, $300 haircuts, hip homes, SUV’s, and tight butts.
But Teacher-Girl does throw a mean party, complete with slushy drinks, cheesy dips, chocolate fondue, and lots (ya, lots!) of wine. The jewelery line was Stella and Dot. Of course, I fell in love with a few things, but these home party items are very expensive. Drool-worthy, however.
My favorites:Bracelet – $70. Completely impractical but gorgeous. Couldn’t wear it to work because it would bang on my desk every time I put my arm down.Necklace – $60. I could probably find something like this at Winners for 1/3 the price. Seriously. Pretty and sparkly, though….
How much did I spend? Wait for it….. $0.00!! Yes, I behaved myself (money-wise) and didn’t buy anything. Jewelery parties are not a line item in the budget.
This morning, I had brunch with my lovely friend (and physiotherapist) Myra. We went to Cora\’s, the best brunch spot in the city. I had Eggs Benedict with mushrooms and brie….hollandaise on the side. But only because it makes my english muffin soggy, not because it’s loaded in butter. 🙂
This afternoon included a trip to the insane asylum that is IKEA on a Sunday afternoon. It was crazy-busy, and I didn’t buy anything there either. What restraint!!!! Actually, I didn’t want to wait in line at the cash.
The Academy Awards are on tonight. My predictions:
1) Anne Hathaway and James Franco will be great.
2) Nathalie Portman and Colin Firth will win. I really, really hope that Colin Firth wins. He’s Mr. Darcy (P&P) after all.
3) The Kings Speech will win best picture.
We’ll see. There is wine chilling and a frozen pizza to enjoy while watching. Enjoy your evening.