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Technology and TV Stars at the Breeders’ Cup

Louisville got plenty of national spotlight during the weekend, as Mother Nature cooperated for a spectacular Breeders’ Cup event that  surely convinced its execs to bring the event back soon. It’s in Santa Anita next year. For fans of racing, the Breeders’ Cup far outshines the Kentucky Derby. The two-date race card, and the spectacular prize money, attracts the best in the business from around the world. It’s an international event and with that comes a more sophisticated atmosphere, and not just because the infield is closed. There’s less drinking, unless you count the people at the amazing Grey Goose…


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Fat Man Sues White Castle..Unable to Slide Into The Slider’s Seat

  Yummy!!! O.K, America and Louisville, let’s stand up!! And I mean let’s really stand up, if your overweight and go to a White Castle to eat some of the best burgers ever served at 2 o’clock in the morning. It seems as if a 209 pound, six-foot gentleman by the name of Martin Kessman is suing White Castle for bigger seats. Martin says in his lawsuit that he could not fit into the stationary booths “due to his stature”, and claiming White Castle violated the American Disabilities Act for that. Martin attempted to sit at the restaurant in Nanuet…


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The Market Did A Whoopee!

    Nancy Grace is on Dancing With The Stars. There’s no better time than now to rant a little about media hysterics. Over the last few weeks the stock market has gone way down and then way back up. Rollercoaster is a good work for this and I won’t gripe about it when I hear it.  What I find very annoying is how almost everyone in the electronic media describes the drops in the market with frantic and panicked terms. A drop of 250 points or more is a “bloodbath.”  If the market goes down 200 points it is…



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How We Kept Our Wedding as Green as Possible.

Another wedding post! Sorry, but folks have been asking me to spill the details a la People Magazine. Well, maybe not THAT trashy, but apparently, wedding details are popular topics of discussion. I was at a lunch with two tables full of insanely smart and talented women last week, and somehow most of the conversation focused on weddings. Granted, it’s just what was was going on with us, but I still felt guilty about it. I felt really bad for the few women at that table who didn’t have wedding-on-the-brain. Still, I’m amazed by how wonderfully our wedding came together,…


Wedding wrap-up part one: it was perfect.

Our wedding was perfect. I don’t remember much of it, as I was assured I wouldn’t. Also, people told me I wouldn’t eat for all the flitting and fleeting. They were right, though I did manage to score a pile of fried macaroni & cheese balls at the end of the night (kudos to the awesome folks at Masterson’s, especially Sueanna). I also swore I wouldn’t work at my own wedding, but it turned out that the only peace and quiet I had during the party was when I hopped on stage for about twenty minutes. Nervous Melvin & the…


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Is it Crazy to Grow my Own Wedding Flowers?

In case you don’t have reason enough to think me crazy, here’s one more. I am growing my own wedding flowers. I know, I know, there are so many variables that could go wrong here, causing floodgates of tears to open. But I don’t think like that. I’ve got a yard full of glorious zinnias, and they are going to make a gorgeous bouquet. In our first meeting with a potential florist, we learned that most wedding flowers are imported. That’s not surprising, but what IS surprising is that they usually come from far away places like Ecuador. Those kind…


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Louisville Sisters Making Gorgeous Upcycled Vintage Jewelry … or “How in the world will I accessorize on my wedding day?”

It’s funny, but the one traditional thing I’ve had trouble with finding for the wedding is “Something New.” Borrowed, blue, and old, is no problem for an environmentally-obsessed budget bride, but new? Almost impossible. In that spirit/quest, last week’s Diamond blog was meant to be a blog about my favorite local jewelry-maker, but, as with everything I begin, it diverged. Today I shall remain on task. I am not great with accessories. I’ve got eight holes pierced in my ears, but I wear earrings about thrice a year. Still, I admire and appreciate my well-accessorized friends, both for their flair…


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Diamonds are a Girl’s Guilty Pleasure.

The night I met my fiancé, I was wearing about eighty-thousand dollars worth of diamonds. It was the 2006 Best of Louisville Awards Show, complete with a red-carpet arrival and an array of Louisville celebrities. My friend Tim Krekel and I were there to perform a song together, as well as to say, “And the award goes to…” several times. It was my one and only brush with the kind of celebrity where jewelry stores call you a week in advance to ask what you plan on wearing to the event. This wedding is probably the only time in my…


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It’s no Alexander McQueen, but I’ve got a Gorgeous Wedding Dress…

I haven’t been hounded like Princess Kate, but I’ve gotten more than a few inquiries about my wedding dress. It’s not surprising, considering what a fashion icon I am. I mean, wear do you think Taylor Swift got the idea of a dress and cowboy boots? (See picture: I am two, clearly ahead of my time.) And still, I’ve not once been nominated for the Best Dressed Awards in Louisville. Do old t-shirts and thrift store jeans count for nothing? I do believe Chanel would approve. I could have gone couture for the wedding. My future mother-in-law offered to make…