…now this is why I love NYC. Well, there are other reasons too.
*I’m out of town seeing family this weekend, so sorry in advance for the lack of posts! It’s a crazy busy time! 🙂
Disclaimer: Before publishing it, but after writing it, I went back and read this post. Well, I can probably safely say this is just one of those posts where the writing follows my train of thought as I was typing – which, quite possibly, is not the most well-organized thing in the world. Forgive me (you might just find it a bit funny!)! Nevertheless, enjoy…
I told you on Friday how I was going out of town for the weekend…well, guess what? On my little trip, I saw a celebrity.
Okay, maybe she’s not a celebrity celebrity (know what I mean? like Angelina Jolie? Sandra Bullock? etc?), but a lot of you will probably know who she is. So does that count? Does that mean I saw a celebrity? Side note: Now that I keep typing “celebrity,” I’ve realized it’s quite a funny word. Don’t you think? Am I crazy? Try typing it 20 times in a row…okay, tangent=over.
Anyway, this is the lady – celebrity, or not – whom I saw:
It’s Tabatha Coffey.
Originally, Tabatha, a hair dresser, was on the Bravo reality TV show called Shear Genius. Famous for being so harsh and outspoken, she got her own TV show (which I’ve actually never watched…) called Tabatha’s Salon Takeover.
So now, I ask: do I have any Tabatha fans? Or are you all going, “She is not a celebrity…who is she?!”
….But back to my sighting…
I was sitting in a hotel, by the elevators, having just eaten a delicious brunch in the hotel’s restaurant – light, airy waffles with a blueberry compote and mango crème fraiche, to be exact. Then, a woman started walking towards the elevator…and instantly, I recognized her as Tabatha (no last name was needed – simply, Tabatha). As she got in the elevator, I tried to peak once more at her, without being too obvious, of course. I think I managed to not be too creepy or anything, but my guess is she noticed me looking. After all though, don’t you think she’s used to it? She’s pretty darn recognizable! (In case you were wondering, her outfit wasn’t anything extremely unforgettable or drop-dead-gorgeous, but she looked put together…her clothes definitely matched her edgier hair cut.)
So no, I did not attempt running up to the elevator to talk with her or even say “hi.” Would you have tried to? Or would you have tried to play it cool like I did? Or, would have no idea in the world who she was?! Be honest! I’d love to hear the answers to these questions, as well as stories of any of your own random celebrity sightings!
I’m the first one to admit that I’m by no means an avid reader (well, do blogs count? because if they do, then I’m an avid reader). However, recently I did read an excellent book, so I feel compelled to recommend it to you all!
While I was on vacation about a month back, I devoured The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo. The book is fabulous for two main reasons:
1) You find out amazing tidbits about Chanel’s life. Without doubt, Chanel is one of the most intriguing women, and definitely one of – if not the – most influential women designers in history. If you think you already know a lot about Chanel, you still won’t be disappointed with this in-depth book.
and 2) Karbo’s writing style is so enjoyable to read. Throughout the book, it’s as though you are talking to a friend…you just want to keep on reading and reading and reading. And remember: this is coming from someone who is not a big reader generally at all.
In a nutshell, my advice is to read this book! Although the reviews on Amazon give it only about 4 stars on average (out of 5), I would give it a much higher review. I flat out disagree with some of the lower reviews, one of which, for example, cites Karbo as annoying – no way! As a fashion lover, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with the book.
Run to the bookstore or library, or order it here now! And again, I am not being paid to write this review…I genuinly really recommend it!
As you know, last week Wednesday was my birthday! I gave you a rundown on some of the incredible presents I received…and tonight I get to tell you about another! It was on one of my wish lists recently. Any ideas as to what it is? It’s the River Bow Necklace!
Let me just say that it does not disappoint in person! It really is too cute! It has such a sense of quirkiness too, which I adore. My advice? Add this piece to your jewelry collection! It’s precious!
Sorry I haven’t been posting a ton in the past few days. Although it’s not an excuse, life has been pretty busy! But, I’ve been working on an extra special post I hope to have up by tomorrow (which technically I’ve actually been working on for weeks!)!
Hope everyone is having a great week…only three more days until the weekend! We can make it! Did anyone score anything from the sale today?