Saturday, August 29, 2009

Act III of Goodnight Sweet Prince

Darlings! So glad you could join with us for ACT III of Goodnight Sweet Prince!

Isn't Paris wonderful! Whatever you call Paris, the City of Lights, the City of Love...the City, excuse me....Gina is that you???

Looks like Gina is a little preeeee-occupied so we'd best hurry back to the theatre!

Oh, we're just in time, the curtain is rising!

act 3

Our darling celebrating last season's La Diva!

Did you enjoy meeting Anita and viewing Act III? She is tres delightful isn't she? And so imaginative, oui?

Remember you have a chance to use your creative talents to determine the outcome of Act IV of Goodnight Sweet Prince. Simply follow the instructions at Castles Crowns and Cottages. I wish you bonne chance!

I enjoyed being out and about with all of you tonight. By the way, did you just adore my little vintage 50's frock from Posh Girl?

My equally vintage YSL pumps. Oh, Yves, how I loved you so!

A little bling of a clutch!

For my hair tonight, I channeled the fabulous Coco herself!

And a touch of Chanel red!

I look forward to seeing you again next Saturday, September 5th to review the entries and vote for the winner of Act IV. The following Saturday, September 12 at the stroke of midnight, the votes will be counted and the winner of Act IV of Goodnight Sweet Prince will be revealed!

For now then, I will say Bonne Nuit to the City of Lights!


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ice cream n cake n cake

I am writing today because of that cute Baskin & Robbins commercial. You know the cream n cake n cake, ice cream n cake n cake. That's the one, the one that keeps playing on and on! Anyway did you know there's a dance-off sponsored by Baskin & Robbins. Here's the info and some videos.

The party ain't live without ice cream n cake

Pause, step up, ice cream n cake

Stop, hold up, tag team!

Ride wit ya boyz, now slip n slide

Now who dat is wit the ice cream n cake

I know what you're saying, if it wasn't in my head before it is now!

I want me some ice cream n cake!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Act II of Goodnight Sweet Prince

Hurry everyone!

Act II of Goodnight Sweet Prince will be starting in five minutes! You have just enough time for a few sweet treats and a glass of champagne in the lobby!

Here we are at Le Petit Théâtre de Chimères and strangely it looks like the Odeon Theatre n'est-ce pas?

I am here supporting my dear friend, the playwright, Anita as we begin Act II of her virtual play Goodnight Sweet Prince. For a quick rewind, enjoy my review of Act I here or at Le Petit Théâtre de Chimères here.

Don't forget to enter Anita's contest to complete Act IV of Goodnight Sweet Prince at

Here is a sneak peak of Monsieur Balzac in costume...

I decided to have a little fun with costume changes myself and very quickly slipped into a divinely arresting Vivienne Westwood as seen here worn by Kim Cattrall.

Sexy Christian Louboutin at my feet

I found a lovely Rachel Zoe Celopatra clutch to carry an evening's essentials: lipstick, theatre tickets a few euros!

Darlings, in the tradition of sparkling libations like Buck's Fizz and Bellini may I present
Pomegranate Champagne Punch

4 cups crushed ice
2 cups pomegranate juice
1/2 cup ginger ale
1/4 cup brandy
1 (750-milliliter) bottle Champagne or sparkling wine
Pomegranate seeds (optional)

Preparation: Combine the first 5 ingredients in a pitcher. Pour about 1 cup of the Champagne mixture into each of 8 glasses. Garnish with seeds, if desired.

Mmmmmmm, positively delish!

Vive la France!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sadie Shops the Hood

Welcome to urban living - I guess that's what you would call it - it's definitely not the 'Burbs. But after nine years I've grown to love this section of town. It's definitely alive and diverse. You are visiting an area known as Antique Row - got your walking shoes on?

Zac's Attic - a little on the pricey side but nice things

Folk Arts Rare Records - does anyone still have a stereo?

Hood Antiques

I've always loved the Chinese dragons above their doors. Very mysterious! No doubt nefarious goings on in the alley! NOT - a very nice older couple own the place.

This used to a cute antique shop but now is Tibet Gift House.

Hepburn's Closet, the new kid on the block!

Hungry? Maybe Jayne can help!

Jayne's Gastropub - sorry the G got cutoff!

A neighborhood favorite, Antique Row Cafe serves things up retro style. You will be hard pressed to find a table over the weekends but it's worth the wait! It's even rated in Zagat's.

Senior Mango's for fresh fruit smoothies

John Michael's Salon and Souza's Hair Color & Design both style and color hair and both right next to each other!

Dragonfly Salon about two blocks from the guys above

Skin Deep for facials

AcuCare Health Center offers holistic type medicine, massages and accupuncture. A couple of the neighbors have been there and recommend it.

Tattoo You at Avalon Tattoo II

El Rayo Guitar shop is right next door to Avalon

Classic Bows Violin offers all matters relating to violins

Interested in a new bike, used bike, bike repair?

Hope you had fun shopping the Hood! Be sure to click on the links for more info. By the way, the lovely Sadie says hello - she's not feeling so hot today :(

Bye for now!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Goodnight Sweet Prince - A Night at the Theatre!

Bonsoir my lovelies!

I enjoyed a fabulous virtual evening tonight at the premiere of my dear friend Anita's latest play Goodnight Sweet Prince at Le Petit Théâtre de Chimères. No need to Mapquest the address as it is located at Castles Crowns & Cottages. The play is about a famous Parisian couturier and his unusual assistant Monsieur Balzak.

Scruffy little shop assistant, M. Balzak - be sure to thank him on the way out or you may be missing a shoe!


The lovely Anita is a very talented playwright and Act I of her lively and lighthearted play made its debut tonight amidst champagne toasts and a chorus of Bravo!

Anita accepting last season's accolades of La Diva!

I decided to dress to the nines in Chanel. Here is the vintage Coco Chanel I wore as seen on the lovely Audrey Hepburn. I also wore several layers of pearls which were de rigueur with Mme. Chanel

The lovely Audrey Hepburn

I wore these beautiful Chanel shoes but confess to wearing them around the house first to practice as they are rather high!

And would any day or evening be complete without a splash of No. 5!

As with La Diva, Goodnight Sweet Prince is an interactive play which means you get to complete the last act of the play. Just follow along for the next few Saturdays as each act is unveiled and you can enter the contest to complete the story! Sound like fun? Visit with Anita at Le Petit Théâtre de Chimères and in the meantime....

Cheers to Anita and a fabulous opening night!

À votre santé!

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Ballad of Reggie, Roxie and Kitty

As with most cats, my kitty, Kitty, has a habit of bringing things home. I've (almost) gotten used to geckos, mice, assorted insects, even a baby possum. I tell myself it's because he loves me. So imagine my surprise when he started bringing home other cats not once but twice!

My guy, Kitty

A little bit about Kitty...he adopted me when I moved into the neighborhood. It's not like he didn't already have a home, he lived across the street. I had the back door open one day and he just sauntered in like he owned the place. Basically, he walked into my life and never left and it's been about eight years.

Guide to living the good life -
Yeah baby, make mine a mojito!
I think it's obvious that I was a person of interest and Kitty had been stalking me. It was also my birthday so I thought it might be some kind of good omen or something. Over the years Kitty has placed many a dead bird at my feet to convince me of his love and affection.

But imagine my surprise when he started bringing home other cats! I guess he thought he was living the good life and maybe others would like living with us as well. First there was Reggie.

Halt! Who goes there - Reggie on the left Kitty on the right.

Sir Reggie taking his leave from the Kit Kat Klub

This little cutout door was known as the milk door. Back in the Stone Age there used to be a creature we all knew as the Milk Man. He would show up at the crack of dawn and leave your order on your door steps. In this case he would store the goods in a comparment built in on either side of the milk door.

The first time Reggie came over he showed no signs of leaving so I called the number on his collar. Surprise, the owner lived across the alleyway from me and she had just gotten Reggie from the animal shelter. She was sure he would go back home at dinner time and he did.

A few days later Kitty brought Roxie over. I thought she would go home at the end of the day as well but she didn't. She was still with us late in the evening in the patio so I let her come in and she snuggled in bed for the night.

The Lady Roxie

The next day I called the number on Roxie's collar which turned out to be the same person I called about Reggie. She said she had just gotten Roxie as a companion for Reggie. When she showed up to collect Roxie she said Reggie was heartbroken and was moping about the house.

Kitty and Roxie
For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

Since then my neighbor has had both Reggie and Roxie in lockdown! I have seen them off and on standing in their doorway behind the screen door. I'm sure they would love to come out but for now they are indoor cats.

I would prefer Kitty were an indoor cat as well but it's impossible. He has gotten into numerous fights and we've had many expensive trips to the vet. The vet suggested that I let him stay outdoors during the day and keep him indoors at night as this is when most kitty turf wars happen. So far so good!

A most charismatic cat!

You may be interested to know that Kitty does have a nemesis. He lives in the condo across the street. I don't know the cat's real name but we call him Lex Luthor. More on Lex another time!