Posts tagged spring

april 2006

04/25/06


~Last night I was watching tv and I saw a commercial for the latest Cirque Du Soleil show that is starting on Randall’s Island today. My mom has been dropping hints like crazy for this show so we are going to see it for Mother’s Day. Even better, my boyfriend and his mom are going to come with us (the moms will meet for the first time!). I’m just so happy that the Mother’s Day Gift pressure is over – both for me and John plus Cirque shows are pretty awesome!!
-heather

04/24/06

~With spring here (despite today’s torrential downpours) and summer around the corner, I realized that I desperately need a tan if I plan to wear any fun clothes!! However, I don’t need the wrinkles! Soooo, per a friend’s recommendation I’m trying Clarins’ self-tanner. I’ve tried self-tanners in the past, but I usually ended up looking a shade of awful orange and so did my clothes, sheets, etc (you get the point). Well, so far this one is spot-on without the splotches! The key is to mix it with a moisturizer. Anyhow, I’m hooked..now when will it be sunny again?! -candace

04/19/06

~Happy ::belated:: Birthday to Erica!!! We had a nice tarte celebration yesterday complete with, what else, cupcakes! For those of you who don’t know, Erica is the queen of baking around here, so Lex and I wanted to repay her with some really special cupcakes of her own…so we made Beaker from The Muppets cupcakes! They were so much fun to make, and surprisingly easy…problem is, they looked so cute and hysterically funny we almost didn’t want to eat them! Key word being almost…
-maria

04/12/06

~So it’s possible that I might have a new obsession: Coke Blak. Phil has been telling me about this stuff since he saw a commercial for it during the Academy Awards, and I swear, I thought he made it up. I hadn’t seen it anywhere! But lo & behold, I spotted a 4-pack at Key Food this weekend, and I had to try it. It promises “coke effervescence with coffee-flavored essence,” and since I’m a big coffee soda fan, that’s definitely worth exploring. Anyway, it tastes just like this soda I used to drink as a kid called No-Cal Coffee Soda. Apparently me & my dad are the only ones who remember this stuff, but whatever—I am officially a Coke Blak convert. -alexis

04/10/06

~I can’t believe Passover is this week! I like the holiday because I get to see my family, but giving up foods like pizza for a week is tough. You would think I’d be used to it by now, but every year it’s s struggle. At least my Mom made an extra pot of matzah ball soup for me. Nothing is as good as her golden chicken soup and fluffy matzah balls! -nicole

04/07/06

~I’m a die-hard cat lover but I’m not allowed to have pets in my apartment. I’m dying to move to a different place so that I can get a kitten! So when my brother tells me he’s going away for 3 weeks and needs someone to watch his 2 cats, I unselfishly offered to host them (ok, maybe it was a little selfish!) I figure it’s only temporary so the super won’t have a problem with the illegal pets – haha! Well, he drops the cats off last Saturday and it’s been sort of a nightmare ever since. Turns out my boyfriend is allergic to them, they wake us up every night at 4am running back and forth through the apartment (did I mention it’s a studio – 2 people and 2 cats are a bit TOO much…) and they love to sleep on top of us! I just don’t know how we’re going to get through the next 2 weeks! John has even threatened to move out until my brother comes home. I think my chances of getting a kitten in the future are dwindling by the minute… -heather

march 2006

3/31/06

~For those of you who haven’t seen the posts on our board yet, this weekend we have two hour shows this Sunday on QVC. It is so exciting to be there, no matter how many times we’re on. Hopefully all of you guys can watch and support us…it’s always so great to know that our loyal tartelettes are pulling for us! Plus we are introducing some new items, and running a lot of great specials so tune in if you can! April 2, 2006 at 5am & 6pm ET! -maria

 

3/29/06
~Spring is here—Yay! However, I have nothing fun to wear. I think April and May are by far the most difficult months for clothes. Maybe, I think that because I desperately need a spring jacket—perhaps it’s time I buy that

Burberry, sexy trench I’ve been eyeing. I’d also like to buy some cute lightweight tops. C&C and Juicy never let me down! While I’m at it, I really want these Dita Aviator Sunglasses! -candace

3/27/06
~I just have to show off the cupcakes Maria & I made for Alexis’ birthday last week! They are cookie monster cupcakes since he’s Alexis’ favorite muppet! I think they came out awesome and Alexis loved them! Maybe Maria & I should go into the cupcake business? -erica

3/17/06

~HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! xx the tarte team

3/16/06

~I just have a random funny story; My roommates bf was on a plane back from Florida and the group Three 6 Mafia (The 2006 Academy Award winners for Best Song, “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”) ended up sitting across from him. The funny thing was they were carrying around their Oscar with them! And when the plane was getting ready for take off they wrapped the Oscar up and put it in an LV bag… that’s some great carry on luggage! haha -erica
3/13/06
~MARCH MADNESS: This weekend was all about Syracuse basketball!! SU became the first team in BIG EAST history to win 4 games on the way to the tournament championship. It started with senior guard Gerry McNamara’s last-second 3-pointer to beat Cincinnati, then a 2 point overtime upset win over UCONN, a 1 point nail-biting victory over Georgetown and the championship win against Pitt. All very, very close games!! Gerry (also known as GMAC) was just unstoppable! And to think the local media said, “McNamara was overrated. The fifth-seeded team will play Texas A&M on Thursday—GO ORANGE!!!! -canDANCE
3/8/06
~It’s still bordering on freezing in NY, but at least Spring is right around the corner! And with that comes spring cleaning – something I’ve never been very good at. I always start out on an adrenaline rush thinking that I’m going to scrub every inch and make everything spotless…then 45 minutes into it I realize I haven’t made a dent, get dejected and go eat some ice cream. It happens every time! Luckily I found this article in

Good Housekeeping that will streamline my spring cleaning…but I’ll probably still top it off with some ice cream! -maria

3/6/06
~Ok, I need to talk about the Oscars. First off, I’m a huge Jon Stewart fan and I think he did a great job! At first he seemed a tad bit timid, but he definitely pulled through (it’s a tough crowd to begin with). And how funny are Steve Carell and Will Ferrell?! I loved their make-up skit. Next, the actual awards…this is the first year that all my guesses for best actor/actress and best supporting actor/actress came true! I was really excited and I saw almost every movie. What I do think is odd is that none of these actors/actresses were in the best movie or in the movie by the best director. Um, and Three 6 Mafia…I’m still speechless. Lastly, let’s talk about fashion!!! Ladies that I thought looked great—Reese’s glam look and Felicity’s daring Zac Posen debut! I really liked Hilary Swank’s and Jennifer Anniston’s dresses (simple, yet classic). And let’s face it—George Clooney really stole the show this year. -candace

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