Sunday, December 10, 2017

SEEN AROUND TOWN

This week, the Mistress really got around. And NOT in the way your thinking. Between work and meeting friends for dinner, there was no time for sitting and relaxing right after work some evenings. But  with some good chuckles and beautiful scenery who could complain?
Views at the Philadelphia Art Museum.
John Wanamaker's grand organ and tree. As is tradition, the organ and light show still continue, even though sadly, Wanamaker's, a Philadelphia gem is long gone.
My favorite building for architecture in all of Philly...City Hall. Every year it's a festive gathering spot for the tree lighting and watching ice skating in Dilworth Plaza.

You would think at the Betsy Ross House, they'd at least put a wreath of greens on the door.

A beautiful window display for a toy store.
Love Park....where they now moved the annual Christmas Village. The village has all kinds of homemade baked good, and local handy-craft and knits for sale, not to mention hot chocolate and some of the best roasted nuts.

Meanwhile in New Hope, in my hamlet the other night, met my friend Pixie for a nice dinner, and saw the usual odd sights.
Santa...on a stylist Vespa.

Random signs in Love Saves the Day...a quickie boutique. I meant a quirky boutique.
The People's Market. All kinds of  bric-a-brac and jumble. 

Then Friday night it was off to the Raven Resort for Hedda Lettuce's Christmas show Lettuce Rejoices, filled with her holiday filth and hilarity and holiday classics. She is always a hoot and she was even still here for our first snow fall.

Any wonder I had a hang over yesterday?

Saturday, December 9, 2017

MEANWHILE, THE HOUSEBOYS...

...have been nothing but stand and posers since Thanksgiving......
But we've roused them to help us with decking the Casa Du Borghese later today.
One even showed unconventional creativity.

Friday, December 8, 2017

IT'S HAPPY HOUR

It's finally Friday....and I say good riddance to this week...it was a long one. And if your like me, you save all your important decisions till Friday at Happy Hour!!!!

While we have a cock-a-tail or 6 tonight....how's bout we set the mood with a seasonal favorite.....a peppy version sure to get you going.... of the Nutcracker Suite from Les Brown and his Orchestra!!!


If your lucky , the Mistress may even do some soft shoe for you.

IN THREE WORDS

In this weekly feature, I'll share a picture of a weekly guest and you tell me in only three words what come to mind.


In three words.....
Dorothy Parker

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

I have been running a tad behind with blogs reading again, as my schedule is getting hectic with work and social events. Our Christmas décor is all done at the store now, and yesterday we had meetings for spring trend previews and décor in New York. Which was a welcomed moment, after two hectic weeks running around like chickens with our heads cut off. Since the meetings were only half a day, I asked Mistress Maddie's #1 Fan, if he had time to meet me for a luncheon. Since we weren't far from Tiffany & Co, and the big queen that I am, I wanted to check out the new eatery at Tiffany's, The Blue Box Café. So now, one can indeed have breakfast at Tiffany's... so to speak.
Blue Box Cafe swung open its luxurious doors less than a month ago.... and has been packed ever since — people an opening day I understand, who arrived an hour before the 10 a.m. opening were sent home since reservations were already full. The cafe is the luxury jeweler’s first foray into food, with set breakfast, lunch, and tea service at $29, $39, and $49 respectively. So yesterday we went with our reservations...and when we arrived, we found a filled room, and devoured avocado toast, truffled eggs, finger sandwiches, desserts and lots of tea!!!! And I loved every bit!!!! I love the pomp and circumstance.
MM#1 Fan even ordered the Tiffany Waffle!
The room is covered in the brand’s trademark robin’s egg blue, from the slipcovers on the chairs to the paint on the walls. Wall decorations are Tiffany window displays in miniature, filled with chrome figurines, diamonds, and homewares. The design inspiration was to make diners feel as though they are inside a trademark Tiffany blue box.
After words we checked out the new home floor of four. I was totally feeling the vibe of this place. Clean, crisp, interesting looking and no screaming kids.....and some wonder gift ideas.

I love this statue of the dachshund!
And who wouldn't love this carry on case. Perfect for my glassware, tonic and gin when I travel, not to mention, double as my sundries case.
And then of course there were the Christmas windows outside.... very creative and fun. Jewelry is one of the hardest things to display creatively and they always manage it.
I also learned that day that the Tiffany Blue was inspired from  the wife of Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie de Montijo, who was the biggest fashion icon of the 19th century. When Charles Tiffany saw a portrait of her, he knew that the shade of blue in her gown would become wildly popular. He decided to make it the official color for Tiffany's brand.
Turned out to be a fun day. Holly Golightly was right... the good people at Tiffany are so kind, helpful, friendly, and will indeed help find a perfect gift to fit any budget. Although, I will tell you dear readers, I did not come home with a jewel encrusted telephone dialer.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

IS IT JUST ME?

Or does the Snow and Heat Miser remind you of anyone?????

GRANDE DAME

Brita Filter aspired to take over New York and eventually the world! It appears that the talented, creative and hysterically funny queen has accomplished her New York goal and is well on her way to owning the world. Quickly becoming one of the most sought after and popular queens currently in the New York nightlife scene, she has a great love for the community and a history of all facets of acting and entertaining. Brita got into drag three years ago, as an actor, did a play of Cinderella, and got cast one season as a stepsister and enjoyed doing the "drag " part so much, decided to become a drag queen. Brita is funny as hell I tell you and her acts contain  a lot of comedy, which really works for her since her name is Brita Filter, because her headline is: “Anything But Pure!  Should you find yourself in NYC, you check Brita out on  Tuesdays, at Pieces Bar from 8 to midnight. Wednesdays, Come On Wednesday at The West End.  Saturday at Glow at Boots and Saddle.  Sunday at Hardware for Skinny Brunch. 
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