Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The final excuse: Our own Anthrolife

Hi bloggie friends,

     I've been holding this secret in for a while, but it's time you knew. The real reason why I haven't been blogging on a regular respectable basis is because of debilitating exhaustion and overwhelming nausea in the last 3 months.

     That's right, I'm pregnant. We're due 1/11/11 and both very excited.

     As the author of Anthrolife, with its small but esteemed readership, I feel a great deal of remorse and guilt for not going to Anthro stores. I love my blog. I love the clothes/housewares, I love visiting the stores, trying on clothes and hearing back from you all.

     But I have to tell you--the very Volcano candle scent that I used to delight in, sniff ecsatically--now causes me to retch and lurch in a most-unladylike fashion.

    And I love Anthro much too much to dry heave within its rustic oak doors. 

     So, please forgive my slow (and store-less) posting. Nowadays, I'm most likely asleep, dry heaving in the corner, or trying gamely to button my pants.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Outfit of the NIght--Vegas, Day 3--FINALLY!

Let me just start by saying this: the bathroom in our hotel room was bigger than our kitchen at home. I could have done a high-kick in the shower (if I were physically capable). It was just a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Outfit of the NIght--Vegas, Day 2

Our second day in Vegas kicked off perfectly--at the Wynn Buffet for breakfast.

I had always assumed that Bellagio had the best buffet in Vegas. Chowhound's boards, however, state otherwise. The more I read, the more I found a strong stream of opinion pulling for the Wynn.

Well, it was definitely more beautiful from the start. Especially eating in the garden atrium area, with soaring greenhouse ceilings and surrounding mirrors, brightly lighting the huge array of flowers, plants and antique lamps hung in archways.

I know I said this was not a food blog--but I have to show you that the Wynn has very ripe papaya in their breakfast buffet. This is meaningful because it is not easy, cheap or common, like the usual mass breakfast fruits (watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries--all found at the Bellagio, and mediocre quality). 

And I found that to be the case for the food in general. Not as plentiful as the Bellagio--but definitely higher quality.
I wore an Anthro Lilka sundress, circa '08. Sorry this is such an incomplete picture. I was too busy stuffing my face to care.

Chris took snapped this shot using the Hipstamatic application on my iphone--retro-fying it.

More of Wynn's clustered flowers. They really had a beautiful aesthetic--lots of bright colors and flowers, without gaudiness. Much like you-know-where.

Dinner at Rosemary's restaurant was mildly disappointing for both of us. Only redemption was our very friendly waitress and the crunchy rice krispie peanut butter dessert concoction.

No, that's not it, below. We popped them in our mouths and it was over within half a second. 

Highlight of the day was Wayne Brady's utter, flabbergasting, quick-witted genius. Why has he not exploded into a new hemisphere of Letterman/Leno-type fame by now?

Every single moment of his improv show was just as hilarious as Whose Line Is It Anyway, but just edgier.

Chris was convulsing helplessly next to me, tears streaming down his face.

WB is the FUNNIEST man alive.

I say that with honesty and confidence. Go see him if you EVER get the chance.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Outfit of the Night--Vegas, Day 1

Happy Independence (from Treacherous Outside Forces, such as Ye Olde England) Day!

Speaking of the hemorrhaging of cash. It's 4th of July weekend and time for Chris and my 2nd annual Vegas trip.

Here's to the pursuit of happiness and freedom (financial and otherwise).

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ok, NOT FAIR, Anthro

Dude. C'MON. How DARE they bust out the logarithmically increasing cuteness in shoes! JUST when I have decided to stop shopping until I am not HEMORRHAGING CASH.


Is is just me? Or does it seem just NOT right.

Btw, glad to see the Picture-Perfects are still on the website, but sucks that they're still full price since I tried them on about a month ago.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


While Nalynne and company were here a few weeks ago, we took several trips to Home Depot to check out their shop-vac/Weber grill/garden shovel selections.

Nalynne spotted these lovely plants in their garden section, simply labeled as "Tropicals from Around the World" that she recognized from her home Anthro in Columbus, Ohio.

Sure enough, when we went to the Santa Monica Anthro, they also had these lovely parsley-like fronds, gracing their tables, amongst Jane Austen books and Splendid tees.

She bought us 2 of them--found some great dark espresso-colored pots at Target, and they've been brightening up our Dining and Kitchen areas ever since.

My favorite aspect of these plants is that they're so delicate-appearing. Yet seem to be hardy enough to be watered only every 3-4 days. Or whenever we happen to remember.

I think they were about 7-8 dollars at Home Depot. Great deal for such a big impact, no?