June 29, 2007

Let's Go Shopping!!!

Deborah Mayer has the right idea!! She has launched a business that literally takes you on a tour of the world's best shopping - warehouse shopping, that is, and mostly in Europe! So you know what that means - amazing designer clothing at half (or less) the price!

Gretchen and I hope to attend one of Deborah's outings, but until then....you can read all about her shopping sprees via Shoparoundtours.com - from her itinerary, pictures to testimonials.

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Planet Lulu Sale!!!

One of our favorite Sale Sites - Planet Lulu - is having a huge haute sale on July 12th!!! Don't miss it - brands like

To be invited to the sale you have to be on the Guest List - so click here!

Tell a friend about Planet Lulu by clicking here!

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Supersmile - Where do you Quikee?

My new favorite everyday 'must-have'...Supersmile's Quikee! a handy pocket-sized tube, has been clinically developed to promote whiter teeth, fresher breath and a brighter smile!!!

Simply smooth on a drop of Quikee over your teeth and around your mouth, using your tongue obviously.

It is great!!! A serious Haute product!!!

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High Maintenance

Consider this beauty routine (no, it's not mine)...

"Every other day: hair blown out, 45 minutes, $65 Twice a week: personal trainer, one hour, $80 Twice a week: eyebrow waxing, five minutes, $30 Twice a week: thigh treatment, 45 minutes, $125 Weekly: hiking with trainer, two hours, $150 Weekly: Zone Diet food delivery, $250 Twice a month: pedicure (with manicure), one hour, $40 Twice a month: facial, one hour, $160 Twice a month: massage, one hour, $125 Several times a month: makeup and eyelash application, $145 Monthly: photo facial, 15 minutes, $500 Every six weeks: hair color, two hours, $450 Every three months: hair cut, 45 minutes, $140 Twice a year: Botox and Restylane, one hour, $1,000"

Talk about high maintenance.

Read the rest of the New York Times article, "Skin Deep: Beauty Regimens Reach for the Gold Standard".

image and quoted text from nytimes.com

June 28, 2007

HMS loves Tory Burch

We love Tory...especially this time of year. Her breezy styles are comfortable, chic, and easy to wear in the summer with their fun colors and prints.

Here are some favorites...

Tory Tunic

Elisa Dress...great for work

Betty Tote

Harrison Dress

images from toryburch.com


June 27, 2007

Inner Grace

Philosophy's 3-in-1 Shampoo, Bath, & Shower gels have quite the following. They are constantly introducing fun new scents, often inspired by desserts (strawberry ice cream), cocktails (margarita), or holidays (candy cane).

The latest incarnation is Philosophy Inner Grace Perfumed Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel 16 oz .

"Inner Grace is your own personal heaven and was formulated with a scent to help bring peace and balance to your life. "

I fell for the floral and musky (similar to Narciso Rodriguez's fragrance) scent first.

The best part; however, is that 100 percent of Philosophy's gross profit from the sale of Inner Grace, inspired by the life of the late Dana Reeve, will go directly to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
images from sephora.com and www.christopherreeve.org

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June 26, 2007

HMS on Happy Housewives Club

Check us out....

Hautemommastuff on Happy Housewivesclub.com!

If you missed it, be sure to check out our interview with Darla Shine, author of Happy Housewives.

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Ecoist Reusable Shopping Bags

Oh How Green It Is!

Check out Ecoist's, one of our favorite environmentally conscious haute spots, new product!

The Reusable Shopping Bag - only $7.95!! or the convenient set of five for $38 that comes with a carrying pouch.

Help prevent billions of those plastic shopping bags from going into landfills. Ecoist also plants a tree for every set of 5 you buy ! Each bag holds the equivalent to two regular plastic bags.

Made from sturdy, durable, and washable polyester, these reusable shopping bags come in 20 different patterns.

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June 25, 2007

A Few Good Reads

Both of these are great for a day at the beach!!
(or those few hours you get late at night...)

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Calypso Dress Beats the Heat

If it gets any hotter we all might have to start wearing moon-suits!

Since those aren't very fashionable, let's start with the Julia dress from Calypso. So totally feminine and versatile! Check out all the ways to wear and the great colors available.

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Roberto Cavalli plus HM, totally haute...

What can I say, one of my favorite haute spots continues to impress me. H&M's association with amazing designers continues with the announcement that Roberto Cavalli will design a collection consisting of both men's and women's clothing.

Other high-end designers associated with H&M include Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Viktor and Rolf and of course my favorite MADONNA!

Image from www.thefoto.ru

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June 24, 2007

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BeautyBox from New Beauty

Now you can order one of our favorite magazines and receive great sample products at the same time!!! New from NewBeauty.com - with a purchase of a subscription to the magazine you receive what is called the BeautyBox - five generous samples of the following products:
  • Bliss The Youth As We Know It
  • Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser
  • Prevage Anti-Aging Treatment
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Anti-Fatique Cream

    Free Shipping code - FSForU2Day and expires on June 30!!! so Hurry!

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Dermaquest - Dermalash

Our lashes take a beating with mascara, removing mascara and curling. Not to mention rubbing them if you have horrible allergies. Now you can maintain gorgeous lashes easily!

I recently purchased Dermaquest's Dermalash, and I love it! Dermalash is a nourishing treatment that also stimulates hair follicles, which can result in longer, fuller and more youthful-looking eyelashes. It also strengthens the lashes and prevents breakage and hair loss from assault due to factors such as allergies, pulling, rubbing, lash curling, cosmetics and heat. New lashes can reach their full growth potential, and visible results can be seen in just 3-6 weeks.

Purchase at Skinterra.com

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June 23, 2007

Protect Your Color!

Matrix announces the launch of Shade Memory, the FIRST complete professional line for color-protective, shade specific hair care. Shade-specific base formulas allow the individual needs of blondes, brunettes and redheads to be addressed most effectively with customized regimens that won’t alter color. This comprehensive color maintenance line boasts a long list of attributes: it repairs damage from color processing, protects color treated hair from fading and UV damage, boosts and refreshes color and enhances radiance and shine.

While all color-treated hair tends to be dry and is easily oxidized, each specific shade of color is prone to unique issues and should be treated with a customized formula. Many product ranges claim to utilize different formulas based on hair color, but only Shade Memory boasts the precise amount of each shade-specific ingredient needed to leave you with a notable difference in vibrancy.

Sparkling Blondes Restorative System – Blonde hair is prone to split ends, breakage, overall damage and dulling. This formula contains restorative ceramides, protective Vitamin E and brightening grapefruit clarifiers to repair, protect and brighten. The fragrance includes an apple citrus fruity top note, while the middle note is a white floral and the bottom note is a musky floral.

Rich Brunettes Dimensional System – Brown hair often succumbs to dryness and can appear undernourished, matte and without depth. This formula contains moisturizing shea butter, nourishing panthenol, high shine oil and protective anti-oxidants to add moisture and create multi-dimensional shine. The top note of the fragrance is woody floral, the middle note is fruity orange and the bottom note is warm vanilla woody.

Vivid Reds Balancing System – Redheads can have uneven porosity and visible color oxidation, so color tends to dull and fade very fast. Balancing protein fortifiers, protective anti-oxidants and micro-shine polishers work together to equalize porosity and boost vibrancy. The fragrance boasts a top note of fruity berry, middle note of red, fruity floral and a woody musky bottom note.

Within each formula, there is a complete range of hair care products to address each shade’s needs:

Shampoos ($15.95 / 13.5 oz) & Conditioners ($16.95 / 13.5 oz)

Shade Memory’s shampoos and conditioner are non-color depositing. All formulas help repair internal damage, protect color and add shine. They are designed for daily use.


June 22, 2007

Farylrobin Shoes

Very unique designs at Farylrobin shoes. They have a very feminine design but some do have a slightly chunky heal.
They use great colors and some designs are almost vintage looking.
Check them out and let us know what you think.
Farylrobin's are sold in Louisville, KY at Clodhoppers.

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Boho Chic

The term Boho used to scare me with thoughts of stoned, unbathed, tie-dye clad Grateful Dead worshipers...
Until celebs like Kate Hudson and a new favorite shop, Calypso, updated Bohemian to Boho Chic.

Bali Sarong and Bikini

Enfant collection Elise Dress

Don't miss their home accessories and bath and body lines as well...

photos from calypso-celle.com



Watch Karen, Tinsley, Carole, Eva and more in this hilarious promo for the book , The Manny, by Holly Peterson.

from Publisher's Weekly: "Jamie Whitfield, 36, lives on Park Avenue with her three children and her mostly absent high-powered attorney husband, Phillip, and works part-time as a producer for a prime-time news program. She hires Peter Bailey-29 and biding his time until he get funding for his software business-to plug the household's gaps and be a father figure to nine-year-old Dylan."

As Plum Sykes says,"Now, there is nothing more amusing than the posh girl falling for The Help, but upright Jamie holds out--for pages and pages and pages--determined not to cheat on her husband. But when Jamie discovers another Alpha Mom has seduced Peter in her linen closet during a play date, it seems only a matter of time before the inevitable happens. "

This book is a riot!


What's Up This Weekend

Here's What's Going on in Lexington:

Night For The Nest Saturday at Good Ol' Days Barbecue...live music by Chet Lott - $50 859.259.1974

In Louisville:


June 21, 2007


Another Haute Beauty Site...Apothia by Ron Robinson

Carrying niche lines including Kai, Bond No 9, DuWop, Somme Institute, Osea, and so many more.

A few favorites from Apothia include:

Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Reparative Hair Pak

Kai Eau de Parfum (this has replaced Marc Jacobs for me)

Nyakio Kenyan Coffee and Sugar Scrub

photos from apothia.com


June 19, 2007

Haute Jewels

We seriously can't get enough great jewelry. Some cheaper costume is fun, but when it's unique and Haute then it's just perfect.

Here are a few we love!

Vilaiwan.com - from the Premier Collection 7
Freshwater Pearl, Yellow Quartz and Crystal
Check these out they are some of my FAVORITE...very Haute!

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Peanut Butter Drive - Children in Haiti

I recently met a wonderful woman name Bea. She brought to my attention this crisis and I hope this post will help increase participation.

Lifeline Christian Mission is currently holding its 6th Annual Peanut Butter Drive. This is a nutrition program to provide impoverished, starving and malnourished toddlers, kids and adults in Haiti with peanut butter and other nutritious foods. Peanut butter is rich in protein, vitamins & minerals, which is just what the children need! The goal for 2007 is 75,000 jars!!!

You can collect peanut butter at your church, school, work, organization, neighborhood...where ever!! If you are interested please contact Beatrice King at bebeking216@yahoo.com or 859-333-3714.

This is a great cause - please help out!!!

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Are You An Alpha Mom?

There has been lots of buzz lately about the Alpha Mom...

Defined (on the Today Show atleast) as a busy, multi-tasking, tech-savvy trendsetter who is always the first to have the latest and greatest of everything.

I thought this was a cute video on Niki Oden, but don't think I'll be making cupcakes with my little one while wearing a Dolce and Gabbana dress.

"Whether it's a gaming system or a car, products that pass muster with Alpha moms are likely to sell well. With women making the majority of a family's spending decisions, it's easy to see why these purchasing powerhouses are the ones to watch. Alpha moms aren't shy about letting their friends know they had a disappointing dinner at a local restaurant."

How do you see yourself? Tell us about an alpha mom you know in the comments.
photo from msnbc.com


Babies Abound!!

Happy Birthday to all of the new Celebrity Babies!!!

Tiger Woods & wife Elin welcomed daughter Sam Alexis on Monday as Julia Roberts and husband Danny Moder announce the arrival of Henry Daniel. Kerri Russell gave birth June 9th to a baby boy named River, Kevin James and wife announce the arrival of daughter Shea Joelle, and Nancy O'Dell welcomed daughter Ashby Grace last week.

Here are a few chic new items for the hautest new moms...when the ordinary just won't do...

Nest Children's canvas and patent leather diaper bag is chic and loaded with user-friendly features. Perfect for Spring/Summer.

Baby Kaed's On the Go Pad opens up to a changing mat on one side and 3 pockets on the other side to hold your baby kaed wipes case (included) and 4-6 diapers. This is larger than a diapees and wipees, but practical to stash in the car or under the stroller if you have a newborn.

Head to The Nest in Louisville or Oeufnyc.com to see the beautifully designed & well-appointed line of furniture. They have some precious knit sweaters and legwarmers that you must see as well!

European-designed Fresco Highchair by Bloom has tons of cool features in addition to its eye-catching style.
photos from yoyashop.com, hauteicouture.com, oeeufnyc.com, babykaed.com and nestchildren.com

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Lipstick Jungle

"These women aren't looking for Mr. Big, they are Mr. Big"

Forget Desperate Housewives...this Fall (actually whenever Sunday night Football is over....which is definitely not soon enough!), I'll be watching Lipstick Jungle on Sundays at 10.
Lindsay Price is fashion designer, Victory. Brooke Shields is movie exec and mom, Wendy. Kim Raver rounds out the trio as magazine editor, Nico. All have been named to Wall Street Magazine's '50 Most Powerful Women in New York' list.
Author Candace Bushnell said of the three: “What I tried to do with the characters is put them in the same situation that powerful and successful men often find themselves, ... I'm fascinated by what it's like to be a woman in one of those powerful positions because there is really no road map about how you're supposed to behave. Just as society needs to re-evaluate our ideas about femininity and what women can do, we as women need to re-evaluate our ideas about it too.”
Watch clips, check out photos and find out more here.
photo from nbc.com

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