8/31/05

~This is the first September in 18 years that I won’t have school! Right about now I’d be getting all my supplies and working feverishly to try and finish all the homework I was supposed to do over the summer. It’s such a relief to not be in school anymore but it’s also kind of sad to not be going back and seeing all the friends I missed and hearing what they did for the summer. Thank goodness I have tarte! We might throw our own “back to school” party!-erica

~I have always had high respect for my mom and all mothers in the world — now I’m have to raising children that respect is even moreso because I totally understand being someone’s parent is never easy. Please don’t think I am pregnant (hehe), I just suddenly have two teenagers to take care (my two cousins who just moved from Hong Kong are now living with us under my guidance). Good practice for learning to be a good mom though!-leonie

8/30/05

~I had such a sweet (read: cheesy) date day with Rich this weekend. We went to

New Roc City in New Rochelle – where I live – and played mini golf, went to the arcade, checked out the ice skating rink, saw ‘Red Eye’ and topped it all off with dinner and drinks. We also decided to take up ice skating again – well, I’ll take it up again since he’s a hockey pro already… The weather was beautiful and the whole day was perfect – just a little reminder to kick back, relax and embrace your inner child every once in a while! -maria

8/29/05

~This weekend was a total old school blast….My best friend was here visiting and we went out Saturday night…I have to admit I succumbed to the LA socialite scene and busted out the Daisy Duke trend by wearing my cutoff’s from (no joke) 9th grade! I had so much fun in them that I’m seriously considering buying a

new (and improved-hehe) pair. All in all, a most fun weekend!! Nothing beats old friends, recycled clothes, and knowing you can still wear the same size as high school. -lallie

~After a totally uneventuful, hot weekend, followed by the humidity that’s supposed to happen this week…I am seriously over summer. I know I’m just reiterating my craving, but I WANT FALL!! The September magazines are making me want all the clothes too…particularly the totally unaffordable Sigerson Morrison boots Rachel Bilson is wearing in the new Lucky and the

Mulberry Phoebe bag in pink. I will take donations, if anyone thinks I’m a worthy cause. Hee hee hee. -alexis

8/25/05

~Last night I had a good ol’ fashioned girls night. We went to for tapas to Secretes in the East Village. You have to go! We had the most amazing lobster ceviche, chicken stuffed with monchango cheese, and cucumber spaghetti with pickled tropical fruit. All that food coupled with great Spanish red wine and five close friends was an awesome evening. I can’t wait for the next girls night!-nicole

8/24/05

~It’s hard to believe I love playing computer games (well, one in particular), but I’m currently addicted to a new game (at least new game to me) that Terrence got from his friend called

Sim City. It’s basically this game where you can create your own dream city and house and anything you want…so much fun! Looks like I have a new weekend activity!-leonie

~I had a great Saturday thanks to Maria and her awesome friend Barbara! Who was able to score me FREE tickets to see the AmsterJam concert, hosted by Heineken on Randall’s Island. Aside from it being a steamy hot day, everything was great… and I got see some cool bands like Garbage, Fat Joe, Wyclef Jean, and 311 but I must say that Snoop Dogg and the Red Hot Chili Peppers stole the show. Thanks Maria & Barbara!!-erica

8/23/05

~Went to a college friend’s wedding in Lexington, Kentucky this weekend -it was very different than the typical NY weddings that I’ve been to but it was a lot of fun!! Kentucky is beautiful and – the people sure can party! We were drinking bourbon until the wee hours of the morning. Needless to say, I’m still pretty shot!!-heather

8/22/05

~I played in my first official poker tournament on Friday night-i.e., one outside of one of my friend’s apartments and in an actual poker club. I was a little intimidated at first since I was one of two girls playing with 50 guys, but that actually ended up working to my advantage, since they all assumed I had no idea what I was doing. WRONG! I stayed in the tournament longer than my boyfriend, his friend, AND the other girl and ended up making the top 20. Which means no cash prize, but I still felt awesome afterwards.-alexis

~I attempted to do a little fall shopping this weekend (because I had more than $5 in the bank) and whatdoya know–I found NOTHING. All I bought was a necklace! I think my next purchase will be a new bag–I love this

Juicy one and since I already own a Juicy bag I know that they are reliable… Maybe that’s what I’ll shop for this coming weekend!-lallie

8/19/05

~I’m so excited! I just found out that my big sister from college is coming here tonight! This is good because I already had plans to go see my neighbor’s band,

Never The Nines, play at Kenny’s Castaway…so we have something to do! Now, what to do for dinner?? Having her here also means I can get a head start on some fall shopping-yeah!-lallie

8/18/05

~So I got my wish! Terrence saw my craving and promised to take me Cartier this weekend to try on the Trinity rings — if they look good on us, they will be our wedding bands, YAY!!! Now I know next time when I like something, I’ll have to put it on our craving page right away!-leonie
~Larry just called and surprised me with Neil Diamond tickets! Wasn’t that sweet? We’ll be in one of the corporate boxes at Madison Square Garden. I can’t wait to hear Neil croon!-nicole

8/17/05

~On the advice of Erica and Maureen, I started reading the

Harry Potter series. I loved watching the movies, but they totally don’t compare to the books! I’ve read the first 4 in a week, and am now obsessively reading the 5th. Nothings better then getting lost in another world for a few hours…even if that world is filled with witches and wizards!-maria

~Went to see

Murderball Friday night on Alexis’s recommendation. (She usually has weird movie taste, but she forced us all to watch the preview for this and it looked cool). I have to say, it was really awesome-so inspirational and not depressing the way you might expect it to be. The guys in the movie are so tough, you kind of forget they have any disability at all, which is pretty amazing.-heather

8/15/05

~We had such a fun family birthday party at my aunt’s house yesterday. I don’t know what it was, but I just felt like such a kid this weekend. Being at home, driving around and going to the beach, just relaxing, sucking helium out of balloons and eating 3 different kinds of cake yesterday-it was such a nice day. My best friend was even in from San Francisco and got to stop by and see my whole extended family, most of whom haven’t seen her since we were seniors in high school! It was just one of those days you wish would last all week long.-alexis

~I’m having one of those days where I really want to go on vacation. I got this email this morning about different destinations and now I am completely obsessed with Santorini, Greece! I’ve always wanted to go there but now I’m going to try and make it official. This resort,

Perivolas, looks absolutely amazing. Better start saving now (for a trip in March).-lallie

8/11/05

~This weekend Phil and I are taking my parents to the

Brian Wilson concert at Jones Beach for my dad’s birthday. I’m excited–we’ve gotten really into his album “Smile”,which was actually mostly recorded in 1967 but only finished in 2004. There’s something eerie & sad about it, but there are some funny songs too (“Vege-Tables”= awesome) and of course a bit of the classic Beach Boys sound too. Definitely worth checking out.-alexis

~I’m back in the Big City! No more honeymooning for me. My

Seabourn cruise was AMAZING; they spoiled us rotten! We had the best time cruising the Italian and French Riviera! We went to Sardinia, Sorrento, Palermo, Capri, Nice, and Monte Carlo. I thought New York was high fashion, but it has nothing on the Rivera! After the cruise we spent a couple of days in Nice going to the beach, eating the freshest seafood, and shopping. Larry is ready to move to Nice, I’m trying to convince him that we should move to Capri!-nicole

8/10/05

~That’s it I’m moving to Mexico! I’ve had Mexican food three times this past week and I’m not complaining. I love it, yesterday the whole office enjoyed a lunch feast from

Chipotle, Heather, Maria and I are totally addicted to their guacamole. Then last night for dinner I went to a local Mexican restaurant with my girls and had some great food and really strong margaritas!-erica
~One of my friends just got her dream job at
Boeing. She got an amazing relocation package for this new job in Seattle and I was invited to go with her next month for a few days. What a nice offer!! I’ve never been to Seattle before but have been longing to visit there forever and now I finally have the chance. I hope we will have time to go to Vancouver as well.-leonie

8/9/05

~Today is our lovely intern, Amanda’s, last day. We have LOVED having her this summer. Such a huge help–not sure what we’ll do without her! So much has gotten done this summer. She’s so sweet she even brought in a Junior’s Cheesecake for all of us! We need to get her a gift for all of her hard work.-lallie

~I found a new author that I LOVE -

Elizabeth Berg. I’ve read at least 5 of her books and have loved all of them. I especially liked the last one I read – Range of Motion. Some other good ones are Open House, Joy School and Durable Goods – to name a few!!-heather

8/4/05

~I’m supposed to go to

Coney Island tomorrow night for my sister’s birthday-I hope it doesn’t storm! I’ve never been there before and I’ve been dying to go forever. I really, really want to ride on the Cyclone! I have a thing for wooden roller coasters. Actually, I have a thing for any roller coaster. Roller coasters, hot dogs, cotton candy, and beer-aka a perfect summer Friday.-alexis

~It’s hot – not just any kind of hot, the kind of hot where you feel like passing out just from standing by an open window. So what’s better to calm the fire then some good ol’ ice cream?! Then I got to thinking – where is the perfect ice cream place in NYC, and I think I found it.

Dylan’s Candy Bar is a massive 2 story candy store (think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) right across from Bloomie’s. It has more candy (current and nostalgic) and ice cream then anyone could dream of, and even a bright party room painted in candy colored stripes. And if you’re not in NYC you can check out the Dylan’s near you -there are also stores in Upstate New York, Texas and Florida. Enjoy!-maria

8/3/05

~It’s so strange being a commuter… And now that all of my old classmates from home have graduated and are getting jobs, I run into so many people at the train station. This week alone I’ve seen 5 old classmates from grammar-school and high school and its getting very awkward! It’s so hard to explain how I work for a makeup company but I’m not wearing any makeup..Thankfully I’ve started putting our cheekstain and (new and available very soon!) mascara on in the car just in case!!-erica

~This past week has been so crazy for me! I’ve been busy at work and then going home to try and pack boxes for the move! I am so ready for a nice

spa treatment after the move this weekend. Hopefully this will be a treat from Terrence!!-leonie

8/2/05

~Our talented little Erica is so kindly blinging out my phone! So, soon my phone will look like

these. Mine will be decked out in clear, light pink and dark pink Swarovski Crystals – I can’t wait! God I love cute, shiny things!-maria

~I got a

digital camera for my one year anniversary with my bf. So awesome!! I’ve been taking pictures constantly since Saturday!! It even does movies too so I recorded a birthday message for my mom and sent it to her. It’s so fun!!-heather

8/1/05

~I’ve been a little obsessed with pageants since I was a little girl. I dreamt about being Miss America (my mom would never let me be one of those pageant girls!) and now I dream of judging a pageant. I was watching this documentary this morning (seen it like three times before) called

Living Dolls that’s all about the life of little girls in pageants. So interesting (and a bit sad I’ll admit) but it almost made me late! Hopefully, one day you’ll see me as a judge on Miss America!!-lallie


~So
Lallie, Alisa and I spent this Saturday working at the annual Super Saturday sale in East Hampton, a fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer Research. Basically it’s a GIANT outdoor designer sale with steeply slashed prices and all the proceeds go to charity, which is great. We had so much fun, sold out of all our tarte goodies, and even picked up some cute stuff for ourselves (wearing my new Chip & Pepper jeans right now).-alexis