Friday, June 8, 2012
Yesterday, we celebrated my mother's 90th birthday. It was low key, actually. I took her out to lunch the day before, and we'll go somewhere nicer on Saturday. On Wednesday, I took the day off from work to take Mom to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles to trade in her expiring driver's license for an ID. I had been promised that she would be "expedited," and that we would be out of there in 10 minutes. Wow! It worked. I was so impressed that the faceless bureaucracy could actually keep its promises. We went from there to Jason's Deli for a reuben, and then on to Mom's doctor for an appointment. She has developed a lot of edema in her legs again, and it's troublesome. Anyhow, we were all worn out by the time I got her home. That's a big day for someone who rarely leaves home. Yesterday after work, I delivered a fruit tart from one of our area's nicest bakeries. I hear she liked it. Saturday, we'll go to our favorite place for crab cakes and steak.
I am eager to get my Rouge Bunny Rouge order. Yesterday, I received a note in my mailbox that I had received a registered package, but I think that's perfume. I won't know until tomorrow because there's no way to get to the Post Office today. Their banker's hours are so restrictive, that you're out of luck if you work. If they ever do away with Saturday morning hours at the Post Office, I may have to jump back into my civic activist mode.
I know all of you troll for photos of upcoming color collections. I've seen them here and there on the Web. Although I am "on the list" for Chanel's boutique-exclusive colors expected in a few weeks, it's fall that's on my radar. Chanel's fall collection looks very pretty. I'm also thrilled about Chantecaille's next palette. We have a long wait, but as soon as the launch gets close, I'll tell you about it. I always love fall makeup introductions. The lush colors, which always arrive in the summer, make me dream of fall fashion, embellishments, and gem-toned fashion. I'm sure this year will be no different. We'll all find a few must-haves. My challenge will be to limit the list. Have you already started a fall want list?
I've been enjoying my Rouge Coco Shine in En Vogue, and I've received an unusual share of compliments on it. Who would have thought that I'd be reaching for a peachy coral every day? It's such a perky shade! If you didn't give it a close look at the Chanel counter, try to stop by soon. I heard last weekend that the summer collection is almost sold out. Speaking of last weekend, I had a Le Métier de Beauté facial at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie. Good friends (Eddie Hernandez from Chantecaille in New York [shown below] and I got some quality time to visit), Champagne, and a facial and makeup application. It was a nice Saturday. Michael Reinhardt has started holding Le Métier de Beauté facial events regularly (upstairs in a private room), so if you are local to DC, call him for the next opportunity.
Don't forget to enter the giveaway contest for Tarte's Glossed Over PureOptic Lipgloss Collection. It's a nice set and will give the winner an instant lip gloss wardrobe. The deadline is tomorrow, Saturday, June 9, at midnight.
I'm off for now. It's Friday trash pick-up day, so before I can dash off for work, I need to haul everything outside. See you later!
Photo by Best Things in Beauty