Happy Memorial Day (US) Monday, May 31 2010 

Today is Memorial Day in the United States.  It’s the day we pause to celebrate those who have died while serving in the armed forces. We also celebrate those who are currently serving. During times of war I think it is important to remember the soldiers who are sacrificing so much to protect the nation.  Our military is under-paid and under-appreciated. 

Even if you have no one in your life currently serving in the military I hope you will take a moment today to pause and acknowledge the selfless sacrifices being made on foriegn soil for your freedom and mine. Sacrafices being made by American soldiers and soldiers from allied nations.  More important, take a moment to pray for peace.

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RIP J.D. Salinger Friday, Jan 29 2010 

Reclusive author J.D. Salinger is dead at 91.  The writer, who penned “The Catcher in the Rye”, died at home of natural causes according to his son.

RIP Jasmina Anema Thursday, Jan 28 2010 

Jasmina Anema with President Obama

Jasmina Anema, the beautiful and brave six-year-old who captured the hearts of New Yorkers, lost her battle with leukemia on Wednesday. 

Just one month ago she met President Barack Obama at the White House.  Today the President said “Jasmina showed tremendous bravery in the face of adversity, and her ability to stay positive throughout her battle was an inspiration to me and to all those she touched”.

Obama added “as the parents of two young girls, our hearts particularly go out to Jasmina’s devoted mother Thea. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and with all who knew and loved Jasmina.”

Art Lover Falls For Picasso Tuesday, Jan 26 2010 

The Actor by Piccaso

A painting by Picasso called “The Actor” will undergo repairs after a visitor to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City lost her balance and caused a vertical tear of about 6 inches in the lower right-hand corner.

“The Actor” was painted by the famed artist during the winter of 1904-1905.  The nearly 6-by-4-foot canvas depicts an acrobat posed dramatically against an abstracted backdrop.

Curatorial and conservation staff assessed the painting’s condition following the accident which happened on Friday. The museum says the damage didn’t affect the “focal point of the composition.”  The Metropolitan Museum of Art currently has about 250 works by Picasso in its collection.

Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art online at http://www.metmuseum.org

credit: Atlanta Journal Constitution (http://www.ajc.com)

Meat-Free Mondays Sunday, Jan 24 2010 

Becoming a vegetarian isn’t just about taste buds or animal rights because eating red meat also has environmental repercussions.  According to the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, meat accounts for about 18% of greenhouse gas emissions (due to belching from cows, which emits methane), compared to about 13% caused by transportation.  In response, vegetarians like Paul McCartney’s fashion designer daughter Stella are encouraging meat-eaters to skip meat just one day a week, through a program called Meat-Free Mondays.  The idea is simple: If you stick to veggies just one day a week, it’ll have a positive impact on the environment, not to mention your health. 

So how about it … think you can trade your Big Mac for a salad or yummy veggie lasagne on Monday?  Visit meatfreemondays.co.uk for more info and helpful menu hints.

Happy Birthday… Monday, Jan 18 2010 

…to ME!!!  Today is my 40th birthday and I just want to take a moment to toot my own horn.  I am so excited to be saying sayoonara to the 30’s and bonjour to fabulous 40.  Every birthday is a blessing, but I feel particularly blessed to have made it to my 4th decade.  So happy birthday to me, let the party begin!

ARDEN B. Dress Sale Friday, Jan 15 2010 

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3.1 Phillip Lim Jacket Sale Friday, Jan 15 2010 

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Save a bundle on a chic 3.1 Phillip Lim jacket with Lucky Magazine’s next Outnet Flash Sale on Friday January 15th.  This is a timed sale so sign in early for all the details.

Project Runway Is BACK! Thursday, Jan 14 2010 

Project Runway’s season premiere is tonight at 10/9c on.  Don’t miss it!!!

Oscar de la Renta Bridal Trunk Show Wednesday, Jan 13 2010 

If you’re in the New York city area make sure you check this out.

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