Wednesday, October 31, 2007

They're Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Techniques 101 and just in time for Thanksgiving!!!!! Williams-Sonoma will be offering the following techniques classes for the month of November! They are FREEEEEE!!!! So sign up at your local participating Will-So today!!!!

Please join us for a special Holiday themed series of technique classes at your local Williams-Sonoma store. Attend a technique class this fall to learn the art and science of cooking. Led by our own Culinary Experts, each hour-long class is dedicated to a specific culinary topic. To celebrate the season, in November we're offering classes designed to help make your Thanksgiving feast a memorable one. The classes address the best way to work with specific ingredients and introduce you to cookware and tools that streamline preparation. Topics include everything from how to roast a turkey to creative ideas for side dishes. Join us for the entire series or choose your favorite individual classes. Class size is limited, and classes tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve your space today. For more information or to request menus for specific classes, please call the storedirectly

On the Menu:

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5: Turkey 101. This class will guide you through all the preparations of the turkey, from selecting your bird to seasoning it for the best flavor. Learn about the benefits of brining and get tips on other great flavoring techniques, from injecting spices to compound butters. This class will also provide strategies for a stress-free holiday.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12Roasting & Carving the TurkeyLearn the principles behind roasting a turkey with confidence. Discover why the right pan is essential, how to gauge when your bird is done and how to masterfully carve a turkey and present it beautifully at the table for family and friends. We'll include regional turkey preparation methods in our demonstration.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19Traditional Sides with a TwistTired of the same old mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce? This class will teach you how to put a whole new spin on the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes using tools you already have in your kitchen. You'll satisfy everyone at your table with these delicious accompaniments. Recipes included.

Gobble Gobble!!!!

Live Long and Eat Well!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Well, Well, Wellies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some of us may be singing the tune, "Rain rain go away..." and some of us are just wishing we could get a little rain! Whatever your tune of choice may be, do it in a great pair of Wellies!!!! Wellies were named from the Duke of Wellington, a British military gent. These fun, fashionable boots can be seen from Banana Republic to Target!!!! They come in an array of styles and colors!!! InStyle featured them in the November issue (Winter Boots, pg 282). I am personally loving styles by Tory Burch(which I got for a steal of a deal at the end of last winter) and Hunter. Regardless of your budget, there is a Wellie just for you. And they are perfect for wearing over your favorite pair of jeans or even dressed up with the perfect black dress...Well at least in route to that holiday party! Rain, snow, or shine, you will be Well-ie prepared in this great staple!!!! Here are a few that I am liking:

Splurge: Tory Burch at $295

Wont break the bank: Jcrew Sherpa Lined Tartan at $78

Steal: Leopard Print at $19.99

My personal favorite are by Hunter, which are out of Scotland and an original Wellie design with a twist: How cute are they?? Perfect with a corduroy dress!

These are just a few to wet your feet or in this case keep your feet dry!!! And oh how your feet will thank you!!!!

Live Long and Shop Well-ie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Special Treat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Trick or Treat?, along with some other old town virginia boutiques will be offering some sweet treats and discounts too. Check out the flyer below!!!!

Don't miss TREAT's Halloween Handbag Event!Present a copy of the e-mail(go to website or print out the flyer and receive an additional 10% off our already discounted prices on any handbag purchase made between Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28. We have new fall arrivals from Gustto, Anna Corinna, Goldenbleu, Isabella Fiore and more!

TREAT is located in the heart of Old Town: 114 S. Royal Street Alexandria VA 22314 703.535.3294

Now that's no Trick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Live long and Shop Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A Few Good Things to Do!!!!!

There are a few cool things happening in the DC metro area this week and weekend! Looking for something to fill up your agenda book? Well, check out what I found:

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2007 @ Cusp
Grab your gal pal and come catch aglimpse of all the rich, regal huesthat are commanding our devotion here at CUSP Century City and CUSP Georgeotown this season.
And yes, lunch is on us.Wednesday, October 2412:00 - 2:00 pm
Where:CUSP Century CityCUSP Georgetown

Thursday at Cusp Tyson's Corner

Thursday at Urban Chic Georgetown

Sunday at your local participating Pottery Barn

And don't forget about the Bra Fitting event at Neiman Marcus this weekend!!!!
Oh so many things to do, so little time!!!!!!! Make it Work!
Live long and Plan Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Euro Cafeteria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, my bff and I were out dining and discovered something new and hip in eateries!!!!! A place that welcomes you with gummy bears and warm smile. A place where you get a card and tray and pick your own place to seat. No, I am not referring to your high school cafeteria, but a more modern version called, Vapiano!!!!

Vapiano is a pizza and pasta bar that offers contemporary ambiance, with non-traditional service. Here's the concept:

If You Love the European Lifestyle You Will Love Vapiano
Somewhere between the nicest of fast casual and hippest of casual dining restaurants is Vapiano.
Defining the future of fresh casual - a new and refreshing niche in the restaurant industry - Vapiano is an innovative European concept serving made-to-order fire roasted pizzas, fresh, house-made pasta and hand tossed gourmet salads. Already a hit in Europe, with 17 open locations and another 100 in development worldwide, Vapiano puts a new spin on the dining experience with its urban upscale Italian decor and its modern customer service.

Guest Experience
Vapiano is a fast casual restaurant with a twist - customers use a "chip card" to personally order their food or drinks

Although, we didn't dine here, the hostess kindly allowed us to feast on gummy bears and take a jaunt around the place, which was very open and chic!!!! It's soo cute and I love all things CUTE indeesd, therefore will definitely be gathering the girls and making our way to this modern day cafeteria!

So far their only U.S. locations are in the Washington DC metro area, but sure to be popping up in your neck of the woods!!!! Check them out at:

Great place for a date and you don't have to worry about running out time. There are no end of lunch bells here!!!!!

Live long and Eat Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Women on The Move!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Calling all women of all shades, shapes, and sizes!!!!!!!! Women are on the move(like you didn't already know that) of something big and here are two great organization's to add to your list of greats! WEEN and iask! Two very good friend's are a part of two great organizations that are both on the verge of something great!!! Here's a little information on both groups:

WEEN Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network

MISSION The Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network is a coalition of women of all ages and races committed to supporting, promoting and defending the balanced, positive portrayal of women in entertainment and in society.
VISION The WEEN network consists of women and men in entertainment dedicated to improving the quality of life of women and young ladies throughout the world.As trendsetters, we are utilizing our impact and visibility to effect positive social change in the following areas:corporate social

responsibility, media impact and community, grassroots programs.

We are a group of professional women (and some men) of all races, colors and creeds dedicated to empowering and uplifting today's Professional Black Woman.

How wonderful it is to know that We, Women, are on the move and doing such inspirational things and setting fabulous examples for the next generation of Women on the Move!!!!!

Do something fabulous today!!!!!

Live Long and Be Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Champagne & Lingerie!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Save the Date!!!!!! Neiman Marcus Washington DC will be hosting and Intimate Apparel Event featuring a Champagne reception to toast the arrival of Fauve, a new line of lingerie by Fantasie, featured at Neiman's. The event takes place Thursday, October 25 from 5 to 7.

Can't make that event? Well, Friday and Saturday they will be hosting a Fauve/Fantasie and Freya Fit Event, meaning they will be taking measurements and fitting you accordingly! The Fantasie and Freya lines are outstanding, especially for those of us who are a little more endowed! They offer both bras and undies!!!! The dates for this event will be Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, call for times.

And lastly, Saturday from 11-12pm, they will be hosting and seminar, Underneath-it-all: Revolutionary Solutions, the curvy girl's guide to resolving wardrobe dilemma's!!! This is sure to be a winner. Im sooo there!!!!!!!!!!!!

For more info call, 202-966-9700 ext 2080. Ask for Cynthia and tell her Toni sent you!

Live long and Shop Well!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Quickie!!! Deals and Steals

Check out a great deal from Forever21!!!!

Now that's what you call a Steal of a Deal!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

L.B.D... Every Woman Needs One!!!!!!!!!!

L.B.D.= Little Black Dress!!!!!!!!! And every fashionable and not so fashionable woman needs one in her closet. I myself am in search of the perfect little number as we speak!!! With the holiday's quickly approaching and office parties, house parties, homecoming parties, and political parties on the agenda, an LBD is just what you need to set it off right!!!! Whatever your affair might be, the perfect LBD is just the ticket!!!! I am really feeling short, little numbers, but understand that more conservative affairs, call for more conservative measures. I found an array of LBD's both high and low both in size and cost! From Saks to Target!!!! Even Forever21 had a great little number for the low low price of...are you really aren't ready...$10.50, oh yes, that's what I said, $10.50!!!! Simple and chic!!!!

Black tafetta and ruffles are very popular this season. Along with asymmetrical cuts and silky satins, which are sure to flatter most shapes!!!! Check out what I found at Saks, Target, French Connection, Forever21, ShopIntuition, and of course Shopbop!!!! While youre surfing the net, check out Forever21's new couture line Twelve by Twelve, theyve got some hot little pieces at not so couture prices!!! Youre sure to get lucky!!! Now get to shopping!!!!!

Live long and look hot in your LBD(thanks for the acronym K-Stu)!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Trick or Treat Trick or Treat...Gimmie something Orange to Wear!!!!

Fall has officially arrived and I must say its the best time of the year! Leaves are falling, days are getting shorter, the wind is whistling, pumpkins are all around, and Orange is the color to wear!!!!!! All shades from burnt to florescent(it's all about the 80's these days) So, go for it!!! Try out some of these fab finds. Try orange tights with a cute corduroy chocolate dress and booties! Or try a cute navy jumper dress, layered with a hue of sienna turtleneck!!!! Lots of combinations to try and now is the perfect time to Treat yourself!!!!

Happy Fall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Live long and Fall Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Another Quickie!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Sale Happening THIS WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SALE...BIG...WEEKEND!!!!!!!!!! All the words I need to hear!!! If you are going to be in the DC Metro area you may want to head on over to the National Jean Company aka NJC in Bethesda. Here's the skinny:

National Jean Company Tent SaleWhat: Stop by for 20 percent off the whole store, plus up to 75 percent off select lines like Amanda Uprichard, Anlo, and Paige Denim.Why: You’re looking for a big top.When: Fri.-Oct. 8. Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.Where: 7301 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda (301-907-0295).

Gotta love that Daily Candy!!!!!! I will be there!!!!!!!!! See you there!!!!!

Live long and Sale Sale Sale!!!!!!!!!!!

Quickie!!! Everyone could use something that's FREE

I might be on the late freight, but my friend Amy just put me on to Google's free 411!!!!! It looks and sounds pretty awesome! I will definitely be using it, since Sprint likes to charge for information!!!! Why cant everything in life be free???? Well here's a good start! Check it out here:

So next time you are in search of the name of that boutique in L.A. use your freebie from Google!!!!!

Live long and Shop Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Suited and Booted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the market for a suit??? Well next time you are in sunny Cal, check out The Suit Closet, located in downtown Los Angeles!!!! Thanks to my friend Jazzyrock, I gained some awesome insight about a young woman following her dreams. Here's more about her and the fab shop!

A Suit for Every Woman.
The Suit Closet was created due to a lack of retail selection for women's suits in one location. For us at The Suit Closet, we wanted to make shopping for a suit simple.We offer women convenience, selection, and a wide range of suiting styles so that they can spend less time looking and have time for the more important things in their lives. We carry missy, petite and plus sizes for career and formal occasions. With over 10 labels and 1,000 suits, our clients can find the perfect suit set with pants, skirts or dress.

Pretty awesome!!!!!

Live long and Dress Well!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Weekend Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Are you looking for something to get you through the week? How about looking forward to spending a little time in quaint old town Virginia? And while there, check out a quaint Treat!!!! Treat boutique is located in the heart of old town Virginia. Treat is a sample sale boutique. Meaning it offers high-end designer threads at at least 50% off the retail price!!!! It's one of the first of it's kind here in the District. Its got everything a shopping girl is looking for and then some! Designers include: Plenty by Tracy Reese, Tibi, Hollywould Shoes, Delman, and much more!!!! They even had a great end of summer sale with up to 85% off!!!!! Wowsers!!!! I think it deserves a look-see? They are only open on the weekends, Friday-Sunday. So this gives you just enough time to get all the work week stuff taking care of and just relax and Treat yourself on the weekend!!!!!!

Looking forward to the weekend...

Live long and Shop Well!!!!!!!!!!!!!