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Its A Beautiful Day

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

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Its a beautiful day in Charleston.  And I’m inside.

But don’t cry for me.  I played outside this morning and tonight is the granddaddy of all fashion events – The Oscars Red Carpet.  Somewhere in LA designer gowns are anxiously waiting their debut.  (Early prediction?  Natalie Portman saved the best for last.  She’ll finally get it right tonight.)

I’m inside preparing for a busy week.  My nanny is on vacation (have fun!) so my work time we be very limited.  Unlike Camille Grammer I don’t have four nannies, so when she’s away I’m back on deck.  Luckily my husband rearranged his work schedule so he can be home some of the time, but I’ll still be scraping work hours together in the morning, at night and during naps.

Lately, I fallen into the trap of doing work in Real Time Mode.  You know, an email comes in, you answer it, get the reply…answer it again.  When really what you need to do is have a set task and stick to it.  Its the way real work gets done.  But its so easy and gratifying to fall into the Real Time trap.

Now I’m off to do two hard-core hours of work.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Sea Pleasures & Treasures

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Smack dab in the middle of downtown Venice, Florida is a store I love – Sea Pleasures & Treasures. It’s packed with shells, shark teeth, beach toys, pool necessities and plenty of kitsch. And I’d be willing to bet the inventory hasn’t changed much in 25 years.

We traveled to Venice many, many times when I was in school. It holds some of my fondest memories. A break from the cold Michigan weather, my family all in good spirits and many laughs with our friends the Feldkamps.  We all took several trips to Sea Pleasures & Treasures to pick out a shell or plastic alligator.

Now I take my husband and daughter to visit.  We see my parents, go to the beach…you get the idea.  But I can’t go without a stop at my favorite beach shop.  Its so satisfying to find it preserved in real life as it is in my memory.

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Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

Venice, Florida - Alesya Bags

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Valentine’s Toast

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

I’m back!  Thanks for the wait.  Hope you all had a fantastic Valentine’s Day.  Here’s how I toasted the occasion at Atlanticville – champagne, sparkling wine, rose-water and Chambord topped with a rose petal, of course.

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Valentine's Day Drink - Altanticville - Alesya Bags

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Super Bowl Tweeting

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Looking for my real-time comments on the Super Bowl commercials? They’re over on my Twitter page.

Have we seen the best and the worst already? Or are the real winners and losers yet to come? Look for a full wrap-up here tomorrow.

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Super Bowl Commercials – Reebok “Terry Tate”

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Men loved him. Women got it. Reebok won.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzToNo7A-94&w=480&h=390]

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Super Bowl Commercials – Baked Lays “Surprise!”

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

A forgotten gem. So many good cameos.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3A-FxZrXzU&w=480&h=390]

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Super Bowl Commercials – Emerald Nuts “Robert Goulet”

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Lots of people liked this ad. I still don’t totally get it.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZhLDwU5Row&w=480&h=390]

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Super Bowl Commercials – Monster.com “When I Grow Up”

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Still holds true 10+ years later. The last line is my favorite.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7pijrAOLdg&w=480&h=390]

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Super Bowl Commercials – Wendy’s “Where the Beef?”

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

It was so popular I had puffy stickers with the famous tagline.

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Super Bowl Commercials – The Late Show “Oprah”

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Oprah.  Letterman.  He’s a lucky man – the feud was over.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNk38QKzZLs&w=480&h=390]

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