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Friday, September 28, 2007
If you liked Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Science of Sleep (I watched this film numerous times), music videos by Beck, Bjork or Daft Punk, to name a few then there is a good chance you are a fan of director Michel Gondry. He just collaborated with Motorola to try to find a way to make their RAZR2 a little more exciting....click here to view the ad
Posted by Jen Sall at 9:26 AM
HATE snakes!! We have rattlers all over the place. I was banished from the house last night & even though I was exhausted from Los Angelenos visiting the night prior, I took the dog up Sanitas. I almost stepped on this guy!!
And YES I was carrying my phone but only in case the workers needed to contact me. Back to the story, so the snake isn't that big and its not a rattler and I would have killed it but it's too small to make into a purse, wallet or even a key chain - KIDDING!!!
Posted by Jen Sall at 7:52 AM
Last night there were workers at my house late and so I made a quick trip to my local WF for dinner. As per always I was craving sweets and found myself in the frozen section. Instead of my usual Mango Palapas I decided to try Ciao Bella Chocolate Sorbet.
Why not I thought, it's made by Italians so it has to be good. Damn, I'm smart. This stuff is delish!!! So good!! And this coming from the girl that lived in Roma for some time (and she definitely did her fair share of sampling gelati/sorbet)
After a few huge scoops straight from the pint I quickly flipped to the nutritional scorecard to see what kind of damage was happening. Another win!! Very low fat (if any can't honestly remember) and less than 200 calories per serving. Not that I really care but it's yet another bonus.
Posted by Jen Sall at 7:38 AM
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I know its so cliche' seasons change and there is a need to shift from the day to day. We just ended the full moon, Harvest Moon, when the Moon is closest to the Earth.
I have some trips booked in the coming weeks but I am itching for an international trip. Be careful what you wish for, I know! But if someone is dying to drop a tickie and some major spending cash in my lap here's where I would be heading...
And if you don't know where these two spots are - too bad for you!
Posted by Jen Sall at 11:42 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
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Monday, September 24, 2007
The weather is for crap here today. All that rain that never landed in CA has been coming down in buckets this morning. So much so that my dog had no interest in a walk this morning.
Cool rainy weather = perfect movie watching, junk food dining and some tea drinking.
If I were go to the theater it would be for and only for Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited. Love his films!!!!
& I hear tomorrow he is releasing a free download of a short film he made starring Natalie Portman.
In the T Style Mag special supplement in NyTimes yesterday there was a great 2 page spread of Wes - Profile in Style: Wes Anderson!!! Centered around his time shooting Darjeeling in India.
Posted by Jen Sall at 10:41 AM
Sunday, September 23, 2007
You know that small point in time when you can balance an egg perfectly...aka Sat night into Sunday morning. Or the evening sculptor/artist Jerry Wingren hosted another one of his Equinox party's. His home, studio, guest cottages are a short jaunt outside of Boulder - its a beautiful spot. Far too isolated for me in the winter but great nonetheless. It was a lovely evening, I arrived much later than intended so the light was not ideal for photo opps but I did take a few with my camera phone.
Posted by Jen Sall at 6:29 PM
Friday, September 21, 2007
In the past I've mentioned the eco-entrepreneurial siblings of MioCulture and Freitag now I've found VelvetLeaf Clothing.
A company conceived by Laura and Becky Carter, California natives. These young and smart women use only 100% certified organic cotton. Pair that with the beautiful designs and you can't go wrong. Below are a few of my favorites but jump to their website here to view the entire collection and read more about the company.
Nice work ladies.
Posted by Jen Sall at 2:03 PM
Remember the old adage, your ears start burning when someone is talking about you.
In what authorities are calling one of the largest seizures of counterfeit goods in American history, police confiscated 160,000 pairs of fake Nike sneakers from six separate locations in Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.
The sneaker operation was one of four alleged counterfeit rings selling fake goods with brand names such as Nike, Motorola, and Microsoft, all recently broken up by police.
The phony sneakers, which authorities said had a street value of $7.1 million and could fill 18 tractor-trailers, were seized on September 12 after a two-year investigation that led to the arrests of Yue Huang, 26, and his wife, He Bin Huang-Wang, 26, authorities said. An undercover detective posing as a buyer infiltrated the Staten Island-based ring in August 2005, and throughout the investigation purchased hundreds of pairs of fake Nikes, as well as knock-off Louis Vuitton handbags, authorities said. During one purchase in 2005, the female investigator swapped $2,690 for five boxes containing counterfeit Louis Vuitton handbags, authorities said.
Investigators believe the brand name counterfeits were manufactured and trafficked into New York from overseas, and are working with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to discover the source.
A counterfeit operation based out of the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, where two suspects, Hananya Ederi, 27, and Jacob Eran, 28, allegedly sold counterfeit Motorola Blue Tooth earpieces that were made in America, was broken up earlier this month.
Motorola tipped investigators to the scam after several people called the company complaining that the earpieces were causing a burning sensation in their ears, authorities said.
Posted by Jen Sall at 9:14 AM
Thursday, September 20, 2007
This just in from the Onion....click here for the entire article.
A shot of the some of the evidence found at the crime scene.
Posted by Jen Sall at 8:41 AM
One of these days I need to learn how to take a screen shot of a film...not really relevant.
Click here or on the photo below to watch the off-Bryant Park display of Jack Spade's new spring collection. It's perfect. I especially love the man in green.
Posted by Jen Sall at 8:27 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
From Defamer.com today is 'talk like a pirate day.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
I know better, I am a junkie in a crackhouse. I probably do have a 'problem' if I am making excuses and finding reasons to go to Powell's Sweet Shoppe. I stopped by mid-day today and it's been a sugar high ever since!!! Normally, I shy away from chain stores but for this I will make an exception. Sugar in every possible form and nooky and cranny of the store....I should have taken a photo when I went but I was WAY too distracted so here's one from another store which will give you an idea.
YUMMMMM!!! I am drooling just looking at the photo.
Posted by Jen Sall at 6:43 PM
My ideal party is a handful of good people over; mulling around the kitchen, cooking, chatting and drinking. Maybe its due to my time spent living in Europe whose to say? I like to cook in a style that doesn't call for a lot of measuring or directions. A carefree method so to speak.
One person who works in this liberated way is the lovely Nigella Lawson. I adore her show and how she flitters about the kitchen. She now has a home collection, Living Kitchen - click here for the entire collection. But I have posted a few pieces below, including her famous mezzaluna. If you have ever watched her show you know she can not go far without this utensil. Btw - the platter is made by South African potter Di Marshall. Di works from a small studio in George, South Africa, employing 18 local people. The pottery is individually hand made from start to finish. It's all gorgeous.
Posted by Jen Sall at 10:22 AM
Monday, September 17, 2007
Buy this beautiful Helen Ficalora necklace and 25% of the proceeds go to Project Sunshine.. Project Sunshine is a nonprofit organization that provides free social, educational and recreational programs to children and families affected by medical challenges. Click here for more infoAnd to see more of Helen's fabulous creations click here
Posted by Jen Sall at 9:19 PM
Friday, September 14, 2007
It was a little chilly this morning, ideal temp for jeans, cute top and boots. This type of ensemble is always my preferred wardrobe. It's just right for Boulder, the most casual town.
Humm - maybe I should draft a memo...
Posted by Jen Sall at 7:46 AM
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Since I promised some pretty pictures to offset my rant and alls a buzz about Fashion Week. I knew I should head directly to the fabulous and most stylish Mary Jo Matsumoto's Trustyourstyle.com Fashion Week roundup. These are my wish list purchases but I highly encourage you to visit the site and read the entire review, click here to jump
Posted by Jen Sall at 9:35 AM
As if it wasn't bad enough to hear reports of Kayne's running around, crying like a spoiled 3yr that he didn't win any VMA's and wasn't the opening performance so now he was boycotting MTV. When did MTV start playing videos again...
Today I read a blurb in WWD.com (Women's Wear Daily) that stylist, using term to quote ONLY, Rachel Zoe considers herself more influential than the Editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour...
“Anna Wintour is one of my heroes, but they say I’m more influential,” Zoe tells Lynn Hirschberg in this Sunday’s issue of The New York Times Magazine. “As great as it is, Vogue won’t change a designer’s business. But if an unknown brand is worn by a certain person in a tabloid, it will be the biggest designer within a week.”
IMO - 1. You certainly think very highly of yourself Ms Zoe - what unknown brand have you brought to the spotlight? I seem to remember your 'style' to recycle vintage designer pieces.
2. It's been a long time since Vogue was really about Fashion, its more about promoting those designers that spend a lot on ads in the mag. Have you lifted the Sept mag? Its ALL ADS and those are the clothes in the spreads.
Ok, rant over. I will try and find some pretty items to post.
Posted by Jen Sall at 8:41 AM
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tb and I grabbed sush on Monday. Those who know me are aware this would only happen in one of two places in Boulder...anyways I wanted his thoughts on a possible project and he updated me on the latest in his world. Man, that boy works hard. Look out for more cool things from his gruppo in the near future.
In the meantime be sure to stop by Friday for the latest Art Opening at the shop/Joy Engine - Rafa Jenn.
Posted by Jen Sall at 6:03 PM
Sure I am biased and over the top supportive when it's a friends' company, idea, product or business but it doesn't mean they aren't rocking it! So true when it comes to my girl Amanda's eco-line Avitastyle.com. I remember when she had a little speck of a space in a hotel room in LA and now she's big time at Coterie (for those non-fashion folks trust me, this is a big thing) and now a retail shop on 3rd in LA.
Posted by Jen Sall at 3:13 PM
Sunday was a cool, overcast day in Boulder. Early evening I popped by Kimmie & KP's adobe and lucky for me KP happened to be whipping up a little din din. Kimmie and I caught up on my LA travels and KP cooked - love the role reversal!
While former employment includes cheffing it up in Aspen, these days KP scouts and books all the entertainment at the Boulder Theater - Public Enemy 10/25!!!
We looked at their backstage requests - nothing juicy here.
Getting off topic...so KP whipped up this pasta, sausage and veggie ensemble. Perfect meal for the dreary day and while I am not a vegetarian I try not to eat much meat. The meal was delish and what was most surprising was when the chef informed me that I was not eating meat but Tofurky Sweet Italian Sausage. Score!! Yum!!
Posted by Jen Sall at 8:24 AM
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Your gift for attending the Anna Sui fashion show. The caricatures are those of the founders of Forever21 - MAJOR RIP-OFFS artists with whom Anna is in the midst of legal proceedings. And she isn't the only one!
Seems to be a lot of drama this round of NY Fash Week - a certain publicist blacklisted journalists and called them some not very nice names for writing unfavorable reviews of their designers. Click here for article
Posted by Jen Sall at 11:13 AM
I have been on the hunt for a pair of flat boots for weeks and since there is NO SHOPPING in Boulder I was hoping I would score in LA. But it was disgustingly hot and my time shopping on 3rd in LA was quick and far too hot for trying on boots. I did pop into Sigerson Morrison for a few and fell in love with both pairs below but then I found the Loeffler Randall patents !! At $600 a POP, I will wait until I head to NYC next month....or someone surprises me with the best belated bday pressie ever - size 8.5 folks.
Posted by Jen Sall at 8:12 AM