Please Watch This Show…

So, now that all the new shows have started…this is the one that I like the best. Revenge on ABC Wednesday nights at 10pm. Please watch this show and check it out. It has all you could want from a good drama…

Beautiful beach houses…

Beautiful scenes…all over the Hamptons

Mean Girls…

Cute boys on boats…

Dramatic confrontations…
Reconnecting of old friends and loves…
Bad guys in fast cars…

and.. adorable Emily Van Camp from Brothers and Sisters…

About the Show

“REVENGE is universal. As primal as the need for love, sex, or the feeding of a searing hunger. Revenge crosses time and culture. It starts unwinnable wars and visits generations of blood feuds on families with unsettled scores. Revenge is as old as humanity. Dark and dramatic and endless.” — Mike Kelley, Creator of REVENGE

Wealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge.

Emily Thorne (Emily Van Camp) is new to the Hamptons. She’s met some of her wealthy neighbors, has made a few new friends and seemingly blends into the town. But something is a little odd about a young girl living in a wealthy town all on her own, and the truth is that Emily isn’t exactly new to the neighborhood. In fact, this was once her old neighborhood, until something bad happened that ruined her family and their reputation. Now Emily is back, and she’s returned to right some of those wrongs in the best way she knows how – with a vengeance.

If this show gets cancelled like Lonestar did last year, I might stop watching TV altogether. Well, that is not possible, but I will be very upset.

Suri Will Not Approve….

On today, they have this picture of Gwyneth and Apple strolling through New York City and all I could think is..oh no, this is going to be on Suri’s Burn Book and it won’t be nice. I am predicting a comment about the Helly Kitty purse, the jean shorts and the knee socks. Let’s see if I am right…stay tuned.
UPDATE-this is what was on Suri’s Burn Book today…..

I can’t even believe that a wealthy person paid money for those shorts. Or those knee socks. (Knee socks? Seriously?) And while I can appreciate the occasional use of licensed merchandise, I think Apple Martin’s Hello Kitty bag is rather childish. The whole ensemble is just a little too pedestrian for someone of her financial standing. Ah, well. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Everyone knows I only carry my Little Mermaid bag ironically:

I know Suri pretty well at this point.

Happy Birthday GP and Updates…

Happy Birthday to my fav Gwyneth Paltrow! I swiped this pic from Pinterest and think it is one of the prettiest ones of her I have seen in a long time. Her recent Goop newsletter post detailing her trip to Los Angeles to attend the Emmys was fascinating. I love reading about the behind-the-scenes details.

On other fronts..I am dealing with the BAD news from my orthopedic doctor this meds for my aching back. He prescribed losing a lot of weight and walking twice a day for 30 minutes. Twice a day! I can’t even wrap my head around the logistics of walking twice a day. I will be spending all my paychecks on Moroccan Oil products from washing my hair so much, not to mention the laundry. I have laundry in the hallway of my apartment building, which I loathe. All in all, I am sad that getting older is painful, time consuming and expensive. There..I have complained enough for one post. You can probably now catch me at Lululemon getting cute walking gear and at the Beaucage salon in Boston getting the Yuko I thought I could wait until next Spring to get on my unpredictable hair!!!!!

In Love With Elin…

These past few months, I have been going through a reading spell. I am always reading at least two books at a time, especially when I am traveling. I brought a few on my recent trip to Nantucket, but my friend Cece, whose house we stayed in, had a library and the shelves were packed full of good books. I immediately zoned in on an Elin Hildebrand book, The Love Season. I was hooked after the first page. Her books are so good, you can get fully immersed in them and then lose track of time!

The Love Season is about a chef named Marguerite Beale, who lives on the island and used to run a very successful restaurant. The character lived on Quince Street, which was a couple of blocks away from where we were staying. Every time I passed the street, I couldn’t help looking down..what a geek-I know. Marguerite was described in such great detail, that I kept feeling like I saw her when I was walking around Nantucket. I am laughing at myself writing this, but I am so serious. When I was near the end, I kept it with me in my purse. I ended up finding a chair in a store and read while my pals were shopping away. The last time I did this was in Memphis. I was reading a book in line at Graceland and my friends were extremely annoyed with me. Anyway…the book was great.

On Monday, after I finished reading The Love Season, I bought Summer Affair. Another great read, I finished it on the plane before we reached Miami.

A few months ago, I read this one. A little more drama, but this was the first book of hers that I read. I loved reading about Nantucket in the background of the story.

The Castaways was amazing. I could not put this one down. The four couples in the story are so likable, so real and she describes their friendships in a way you can totally relate. I felt like I knew them all after I finished this one.

Next up…Silver Girl!!


Dancing with the Stars is not on my usual list for the DVR. I never really got into it and only saw it a couple times when someone good was a “star”. After all the crazy summer promotions, I tuned in last night, ready to cheer on Chaz Bono and Rob Kardashian.

Chaz, because I feel like you have to cheer him on after seeing him on Oprah and then on the OWN channel with his show. He is so interesting and his story..well-unbelievable. Rob, because I am a huge Kardashian fan, and want him to shine like all his sisters. Plus, it is fun to see them in the audience.

I thought it was ok..I am not a huge fan of the show. I think the outfits are a little over the top and all I could think of was how much spray tanning was going on before the show. I will watch tonight to see who gets kicked off…but counting the days for American Idol to favorite competition show!

Emmy Recap

I love the Emmy Awards because they are in September and the only awards show for a I watch an extraordinary amount of television. The Red Carpet was very red last night but there were other dresses that had people talking…

I will never understand why so many people hate GP. There were tons of not-so-nice comments on her belly baring Pucci dress last night. I say the haters are jealous..there are not many people who could pull this dress off and I, for one, thinks she looks amazing!

Hot tamale in Vera Wang

Beautiful..and the back was to-die-for..and she kept her tattoos all covered up!

This one..all I can say is wow.

Minka Kelly looked very pretty in Dior…

The Good Wife would not be so good without Christine Baranski. She looks fabulous here…

And for the show itself…

Best moment…Kyle Chandler (Coach Taylor) finally winning an Emmy for his amazing portrayal of everyone’s favorite football coach. It was unexpected but so, so deserved.

Second Best Moment..all the Best Actress, Comedy nominees following Amy Pohler up on stage, lining up like a pageant..and then the winner Melissa McCarthy being crowned with a tiara and bouquet of cute and so sweet. Loved her since she was Suki on Gilmore Girls.

Lastly..the cute boys from Entourage came on stage and ended up accepting Maggie Smith’s award for her..kind of funny. She probably hasn’t even heard of their show!

All in all, I thought it was a good show. Jane Lynch did a good job and seeing Friday Night Lights earn two Emmys was worth watching the whole thing!

Fall Television

I already missed two of the new Fall shows! I am so mad but it is my own fault for delaying this post. This is a list of the new shows that I am going to be looking at. My cautionary tale is that you cannot get yourself sucked in too deep with one of these shows since it could be cancelled in a split second….remember last year’s Lone Star??? I am still sad about that one…

Two Broke Girls Mondays at 8:30 pm on CBS (starts on 9/19)

Hart of Dixie-Mondays at 9pm on the CW (starts 9/26)

The Playboy Club-Mondays at 10pm on NBC (starts 9/19)

Ringer with Sarah Michelle Geller Tuesdays on CW 8pm (started 9/13)

Up All Night Wednesdays at 8pm NBC (started on 9/14)

Revenge- Wednesdays at 10pm on ABC (starts 9/21)

Charlie’s Angels- Thursdays at 8pm on ABC (starts 9/22)

Person of Interest- Thursdays at 9pm on CBS (starts 9/22)

Prime Suspect- Thursdays at 10pm on NBC (starts 9/22)

A Gifted Man- Fridays at 8 on CBS (starts 9/23)

Pan Am -Sundays at 10 pm(9/25)

Bent-Midseason replacement NBC

Scandal-Midseason replacement ABC

I Hate My Teenage Daughter (11/23)
Even though the name is bizarre, this show looks so funny. My elementary school friend Katie Finneran is in this show, so it will definitely be on my DVR list!

The Firm-midseason replacement
I just read that a series based on the book “The Firm” is in the works..catching up with Mitch McDeere after he and Abby emerge from witness protection. Supposedly starring Josh Lucas.

Fashion Week Craziness

Is it me, or did it seem like this Fashion Week was EVERYWHERE??? So many tweets, blogs, online magazines and websites all talking about the shows, the fasion and the madness of it all. The pictures are so fun to see, you can bet many of the designs will turn up next season on RHONY.

A few bloggers that I follow had been tweeting from the shows and I was exhausted for them.

The timing of Fashion Week was perfect for this week’s roll out of Missoni for Target’s highly hyped debut on Tuesday. When my alarm went off in the am, I convinced myself that there would still be stuff left when I got there and online. Then..the tweets let me know how wrong I was. The website crashed, this is particularly intersting since for years their site was run by Amazon and they just revamped it in time for the Missoni launch. Maybe if they had kept things as they were, no one would have had to see the little dog on the site telling them they were quite popular! A few of my friends scored big and were thrilled with the pieces. This was a conversation on Facebook about it. I just about died laughing…

They were fighting at my target! I was with Max and it was not safe! I got my boots though! I was there when the doors opened at 8am yesterday…..there was a mad dash… lions going in for the kill!

This lady ran up, hugged the rack of clothes, lifted them and ran for the register….well attempted to run, when another lady slapped her upside the head and grabbed a hanger from her arms….it went down like Warriors! It was CRAZY!!!!!

Go back and check the returns. I didn’t even know about Missoni but heard this morning and I was there for a different return and there was a pile of Missoni returns.

No kidding!!!! I saw 3 separate women with CARTS FULL of stuff….clothes, boxes, pillows, hair accessories…you name it! I couldn’t believe! this one woman was obsessed!!!!!!!!

There was literally not ONE thing left in the store. They put it out this morning and it was gone w/in 3 hrs.! And the site crashed like 5 x’s throughout the day. Insane! They may, or may not, be getting a new shipment in. It’s like the Calypso line during the summer. Once it’s gone, it’s gone!

So, hopefully you were successful in getting some Missoni goods this week. There is TONS of it on eBay..when the fever dies down, so will the prices. By then, you might be sick of seeing everyone wear the same pieces around town!

Photos courtesy of New York Times

Buh Bye Ladies

Huffington Post, Us Weekly and Gawker are reporting that four ladies from the Real Housewives of New York have been let go. Alex McCord, Jill Zarin, Cindy Barshop and Kelly Bensimon are all out for this next season. I was starting to like Kelly again, can’t stand Jill and Alex was just annoying. Cindy, I didn’t really care one way or another. There are reportedly three new ladies joining the show. What will Jill do now?????