Posts tagged Food Network

may 2005

5/31/05

~I’m sitting in the office listening to Alexis play an awesome mix CD and its making me want to make a new CD of my favorites. I can’t just yet though because I’;m waiting for Coldplay’s new album to come out. I hear its absolutely amazing – you can all check out some sample tracks on the Coldplay website and let me know what you think!-maria

~Does anyone besides me (and my boyfriend) want to see that new Food Network reality show, The Next Food Network Star? I need a new show to be addicted to and this seems like a good choice. I’ll happily watch anything involving food. Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day weekend!-alexis

5/27/05

~So a few years ago I stumbled on this band Rilo Kiley and got kinda into this song of theirs called Science v. Romance. It’s a bit weird, but the music is really lovely. Anyway, now they have a whole hipster-scene thing that I’m not so into, but I still think it’s really funny/awesome that the lead singer is the same girl who played Hannah in Troop Beverly Hills, a true 80s classic. (And the guitarist was Pinsky on Salute Your Shorts!) Just a random musing for today.-alexis

5/26/05

~Ok, I’ve found the perfect quick getaway! It’s a beautiful spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’m so there on my next girls trip!-telly

~FREEDOM!!!!!!! That’s the word that describes my weekend. Larry is going to New Orleans with his friend for a bachelor party; I have the apartment to myself!!! Some shopping, some culture, and some spa treatments will entertain me this weekend. I can’t wait! I just hope he behaves himself.-nicole

5/25/05

~I’m so excited about taking cooking and baking classes with Erica! We’re going to take intro to cooking and cake decorating classes. It’s educational, it’s fun and they serve wine – lets see if we can actually make it through the class without passing out!-maria

~I’m so looking forward to the long weekend!! I plan on playing tennis, rafting, and having a good America barbeque in our backyard…let’s hope the weather holds up!-leonie

5/24/05

~I can’t believe it but I actually LIKED Star Wars III! John literally had to drag me there on Saturday (I had visions of long lines and obnoxious Star Wars junkies in my head) and I have to admit that I really enjoyed it. For all you girly girls out there…it ain’t that bad!-heather

5/23/05

~I’m officially a GRADUATE! I can’t believe it, no more school.. I’m on the path to being an adult with coffee and my new Kate Spade Planner in hand. Now I just have to get through the ten Graduation parties I have this weekend!-erica

~Just got back from London last night-I had such a great time!! Honestly, the trip was even better than I expected..I got to see 2 friends who live over there, which was so nice. However, I am totally bummed to come back to our hacked forum!! Luckily Telly fixed it, but all our old posts are gone. I think I’m taking it the hardest-Erica is making fun of me. Oh well, onto bigger and better posts.-alexis

5/19/05

~Jeans…jeans…jeans…that’s all I can say! I desperately needed to get some new jeans for my new job here at tarte because coming from Wall Street, you couldn’t wear them to work so I didn’t have that many. After searching and searching I hit the jackpot at the Saks and Neimans outlet. My best bargain was a pair of Diesel’s for $42!! I also got a pair of Paper, Denim & Clothand a pair of Smiths. Now I just need a good tailor.-nicole

5/18/05

~I had the best weekend I’ve had in so long! A friend was visiting so we came into Manhattan to show her around and to be honest it was really the first time I spent time visiting all the different neighborhoods since moving here. We went everywhere–even Times Square! The best part–Terrance bought me a Marc Jacobs bag!! I’m thrilled…he’s the best!-leonie

~My parents just returned from their native Scotland after a two week trip and they brought me some great goodies! I love these English tea biscuits called McVitie’s Chocolate Digestives and they brought me three packages!! Yeah! (not so yeah for the diet). They also brought me a tea towel (so Scottish!) with our family tartan on it. So exciting!-heather

5/17/05

~I must say, I’m really into the Yankees right now and no, I’m not one of those fans that hates them when they lose and then jumps on the bandwagon when they win. My favorite thing to do when its nice out is go to a game, which I haven’t been able to do at all this year sigh Hopefully I can have one weekend without some type of party or family function and get one game in before September!-maria

5/16/05

~I am SUCH a dork! I love spring cleaning so much (too bad I can’t clean on a regular basis!) that I found myself reorganizing my sock drawer at 10:00 last night! However, I think what got me through is my new music obsession that I listened to ALL DAY and night which is so good I literally put the CD on repeat. Her name is Corinne West and her voice is amazing…Definitely worth checking out.-lallie

~OK, everyone has to go to the beauty buzz forum on our bulletin board and check out gossipgirl’s fun polls. I am such a nerd that I nearly wrote an essay on my favorite products (tarte & non-tarte). But we wanna hear from you guys too-check it out and post your faves.-alexis

5/13/05

~Happy Friday the 13th! I am so glad it’s Friday. I can’t wait to spend this whole weekend making home improvements. We’re pretty much spending the whole weekend shopping for finishing touches, but on Sunday we’re gonna go to the Brooklyn Museum to check out the Basquiat exhibit. He’s one of my favorite artists so I can’t wait. I’m hoping we can pick up some kind of frame-worthy print.-alexis

5/12/05

~I got two great pieces of news recently!! I am so excited! The first, my mom is coming here in two months-TO LIVE in the US! I am so happy that I can see her more often. The second, my sister-in-law just announced that she’s pregnant! She and my brother just got married six months ago! I can’t wait to see their baby.-leonie

~I’m going to Michigan this weekend! Are there any Midwesterners out there? It’ll be so nice to get out of the City and see some green grass, trees and fresh air! We’re also planning to do lots of shopping out there. They have amazing outlets. I can’t wait! I also can’t wait for Larry’s mom’s food!!-nicole

5/11/05

~I had a wonderful weekend at home in North Carolina. A group of amazing people were visiting, one of whom happened to be Wavy Gravy, a political activist for peace. Such an amazing person who has devoted his entire life to helping others… Most people know him from the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream aptly named Wavy Gravy. Unfortunately, the flavor was sent their graveyard because the Brazil nuts in it are too expensive. However, it’s currently in a list to be removed from the graveyard. Please VOTE to bring this flavor back as all the royalty money from Wavy’s name goes to his summer camp for underprivileged kids. It’s for a good cause!!-lallie

5/10/05

~My best friend has to go on a work trip to London next week and she’s allowed to bring a guest so I get to be her plus one!! I’m so excited. I love London, so I won’t even mind wandering around by myself while she’s out doing work things. We get to stay at a schmancy hotel and it’s basically just a long weekend trip…I can’t wait! The only thing I’ll be missing is my boyfriend. I wish he could come.-alexis

~ I’m so excited for this Saturday. My best friend’s sister is getting married and I get to go! I love going to weddings…I think in my next life I’ll be a wedding planner. I definitely would have talked my friend out of buying her maid of honor dress – she spent $3,000 on it!!! Can’t imagine what her actual wedding gown would cost – yikes!-maria

5/5/05

~We finally bought furniture!!!! I’m so excited! A dining room table, four chairs, a coffee table and an end table! Soon my apartment will look like a real apartment. I can actually have people over and they can eat at the table like normal human beings. I can’t wait to cook!-nicole

5/4/05

~Monday was so exciting! As most of you know we were on QVC and sold out in 8 minutes – incredible! Alexis and I were so nervous, but Maureen was awesome. It was a long day though, we didn’t get back to NY until 2 am – luckily my very wonderful boyfriend drove down here to pick me up and bring me home.-maria

5/2/05

~So my big move is coming up this Friday and I was in packing hell all weekend. You wouldn’t think one studio apartment could hold all this junk, but after 5 years (and one boyfriend with a LOT of clothes, video games & DVDs)…I guess anything is possible. I’m guessing I’ll be exhausted and cranky for the next 2 weeks or so. Should be a good time for everyone who works with me!-alexis

~I had the best weekend I think I’ve ever had. My yoga training started on Friday night and went all weekend. As intense as it was I was still so into it. So much information and now I have homework assignments! I love it so much though and feel so mentally relaxed…let’s hope I stay this way!-lallie

April 2005

4/29/05

~I admit it, I’ve been very bad. I just got the best cream puffs. Soooo bad for my diet but you must try them! They’re called
Papa Beard’s and they are the creamiest, most amazing sweet things I’ve ever had!!-telly

4/29/05

~I admit it, I’ve been very bad. I just got the best cream puffs. Soooo bad for my diet but you must try them! They’re called Papa Beard’s and they are the creamiest, most amazing sweet things I’ve ever had!!-telly

4/28/05

~Greetings from Hong Kong! My days are filled with meetings and trips to China everyday, but I am completely enjoying it because I get to spend time with my family. I am being totally spoiled by my mom and dad because I don’t have to lift a finger at home ….I sure will miss it next week when I’m back in New York.-leonie

~Tonight I’m having dinner with two of my closest friends, Meredith and Dayna. Unfortunately, being that it’s Passover, no delicious pizza or pasta for us! I can’t wait for this holiday to end because I am CRAVING pizza like you wouldn’t believe! I am seriously going through withdrawal. I guess I’ll have to deal with a steak (poor me-hehe).-nicole

4/26/05

~My entire weekend consisted of party after party after party. Friday night was my friend’s surprise birthday party, Saturday was my other friend’s luau themed birthday party and Sunday we barbecued for my niece’s 5th birthday. I never though I would say this, but I think I am all partied out for a while! Best part of the weekend: the teriyaki chicken skewers at the luau. I seriously must have eaten 8 pieces!-maria

~I honestly couldn’t be more excited about tonight! It’s the Jammy Awards, sort of like the Grammy’s for jam bands and so much more fun. I bought my tickets like two months ago and it seemed so far away. Now it’s here!-lallie

4/25/05

~The last thing I watched before I fell asleep last night was an Emeril show on the Food Network. I think it was “Emeril’s Pastry Pointers”. I don’t even like cream puffs or eclairs, particularly, but the show made me kinda wish I was a housewife and I could just sit at home today, whipping up treats with my Kitchenaid mixer. I’m so 1950s at heart.-alexis

4/22/05

~I am so happy it’s Friday. I don’t even care that the weather’s supposed to suck tomorrow. I just want to relax at home, have some eggs & read the paper. The only thing that could perfect my morning is if the New York Times had the Split Decisions puzzle tomorrow. It’s like a modified crossword that they only do about five times a year. Yes, I’m a total nerd. And proud of it.-alexis
~Ok people. It’s official. I think I’m going to get a dog. I’ve been looking at
Shibu Inu’s (they look like little foxes!) but I’m still not sure. Love, love Border Collies but I can’t exactly have a sheep herding dog in my apartment! So excited!!-lallie

4/21/05

~Tonight is my first dress fitting!! I’m really nervous, so of course I’m eating a chocolate crossiant for breakfast. Let’s just blame that on nerves. I got my shoes this weekend-
Stuart Weitzman. Surprisingly, they’re comfortable. I can’t believe the wedding is in less than three months. I’m freaking out. There’s too much to do!!!!!!!!!-nicole

4/20/05

~Four birthday cakes and a wedding… that’s a total of five cakes! Rounding out a week of celebrating my 22nd Birthday. It was all topped off Sunday (my actual birthday) by a party and the coolest cake ever, in tarte colors of course!-erica

4/19/05

~This weekend was so perfect! The weather was finally cooperative, so I spent Saturday shopping at Woodbury Commons and Sunday barbequing with friends at my house. I finally feel like its spring, but now I want it to be summer!-maria

~So I went to my first Yankee game of the season last night! Perfect weather too! There’s nothing like watching a ballgame (and having them win), having a beer in one hand and a hotdog in the other…Can’t wait for the next one!-heather

4/18/05

~Tonight is my tap class! This is the class where I find out if I advance to the “advanced beginners” class. I have faith. I have been doing pretty well and my teacher seems to like me. Wish me luck! PS-This is a great workout!-lallie

~My best friend said she wants board games for her birthday, so I decided to go to Ebay to see if I could find some old school gems (Girl Talk Date Line, the Sweet Valley High board game which I had etc). I found instead
Mall Madness And now I am coveting it so bad! Remember those fake credit cards? And the little “cha-ching” sound it would make when you swiped it? So good.-alexis

4/15/05

~So last night we went bowling for Erica’s birthday. It was SO much fun, even though at one point I actually threw the ball backwards (not a lie. I’ll blame the beer). What we learned is that Raquel & Maria are secret ringers. The fact that I am a total spaz cameas a shock to no one. Had the BEST time though! I think tarte should start a bowling league.-alexis

4/14/05

~I am happy to report that the wedding planning is coming along quite nicely. Larry and I started taking dance lessons. I think there’s hope for us! He says I always try to lead but I have to let him do it-he’s such a guy. We still don’thave our song yet. Any suggestions out there? If so, please post it on the forum!-nicole

4/13/05

~Oh yeah! Tomorrow we’re going bowling for Erica’s birthday! Woohoo! I am THE champion bowler (or maybe I just think I am). Either way, it’s going to be some great exercise and fun time with the tartelettes!-heather

~I know its only Wednesday, but I’m already looking forward to this weekend. My boyfriend and I are going to clean up my patio, set up the grill (and bar) and have a huge BBQ! Now if we could just have one weekend without rain, everything would be perfect!-maria

4/11/05

~I must take a moment to praise outlet shopping. My boyfriend and I went up to Woodbury Commons yesterday (www.chelseapremiumoutlets.com) and the deals are just ridiculous. There were all these “spring madness” sales too, so everything was discounted upon discounted. I made out with cute DVF & YSL tops and a Pucci dress, and my boyfriend got a Burberry shirt. And if I told you what we paid, you would die of shock. Run, don’t walk.-alexis

4/8/05

~So I am officially an aunt (well, almost) for the first time ever!! My boyfriend’s sister had her baby girl on Wednesday night. Her name is Mya Nicole (we have the same middle name!) and she weighs 7lbs 3 oz, and she was just the cutest little bundle when we saw her yesterday! I haven’t been to the hospital to see a newborn since my cousins were born in 1986, so it’s been a while. I was a little teary-eyed- I can only imagine what I’ll be like when it’s my OWN kid. Anyway, congratulations Pam & Anthony!!-alexis

~Though I’m glad that the weather has changed for the better, I have to say… it’s totally ruining my bank account! It was beautiful out yesterday so I decided to go shopping during lunch. My best friend and I went on a shopping extravaganza yesterday on our lunch hour: white linen skirt (oh so tropical chic!), a metallic mesh belt that matches my bronze wedge sandals PERFECTLY (still looking for a bag), and a bunch of basics. Can’t wait for it to be warm enough for me to wear it all!-telly

4/7/05

~This wonderful spring day! I am so happy and now more motivated to finish planning my wedding, which is only two and half months away!! Just made the final decisions on my bridesmaid dresses-cherry red! Now if only I could go to Central Park for a walk to think about what else I have to do…-nicole

~I am so excited that I am going on a business trip to
Hong Kong next week! This means I get to go home and see my family! I must admit that this is one my favorite things about my job. I haven’t seen my family, my puppy and my friends for ages so this is perfect! I went shopping gifts for them over the weekend and just couldn’t buy enough! They love American things so I am going again this weekend. I hope the weather’s nice!-leonie

4/5/05

~To make my mom happy, my boyfriend and I drove down to Atlantic City on Saturday to spend the weekend there. Not really the ideal place for 20-somethings to hang out, but we made the best of it and we dragged my boyfriend’s brother and friend along for the ride! Plus, we got back just in time to watch the
Yankees beat the Red Sox. A good beginning to a promising season!-maria

~So I just got back from the wedding in
New Orleans…so wonderful but too short!! My boyfriend won $1000 in the casino on Saturday night!! That money better go towards my ring fund!(hehe) Just kidding!! At least the weather in NY is nice today. Makes it so much easier to work.-heather

4/4/05

~OK, so remember that awards show I mentioned on Friday?? We actually WON!!! (Well, we tied with Burts Bees, but still). Our little slide tin lip balm went up against Revlon, L’Oreal & mark and actually beat them! I’m still reeling from the shock. Anyway, thank you all for being so supportive-we couldn’t have done it without you! We’d also like to thank the Academy…heh heh heh.-alexis

4/1/05

~Well, the pseudo rockstar has done it again…I went to Fergie’s (from the Black Eyed Peas) birthday party at Marquee last night and I am literally dragging in my shoes today. When will I stop thinking I am a) rich and b) able to stay out all night!?? TGIF is all I have to say!-lallie

Very exciting news–we’re off to the CEW Beauty Awards today (sort of the Oscars of the beauty industry) to root for our slide tin lipbalm. We’re nominated in the “lip product under $12.50″ category with some HUGE competition–imagine: little tarte like the independent film that gets nominated against the blockbuster! So in this case it really IS an honor just to be nominated–but winning would be even better. Fingers crossed!-alexis