Tag: USA

lusting for: real jewels

lusting for: real jewels

Costume jewelry is all well and good but sometimes a girl wants the real deal. Sometimes she wants a bit of sparkle that makes her feel a bit special. My jewelry weakness is a beautiful necklace. I particularly love long silver necklaces due to a […]

in the news: butterfly clip diplomacy

in the news: butterfly clip diplomacy

I appreciate that Hillary Clinton took it upon herself to prove my point from yesterday’s post – women can’t get a break when it comes to what they choose to wear to work. The US Secretary of State wore a butterfly clip to the UN, […]

in the news: oval office make-over

in the news: oval office make-over

It’s a year this week since I left DC and to mark the occasion (well, I’m choosing to see it that way), Barack Obama has given his Oval Office a make-over. While the President and his family were on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, busy bees […]

in the news: anthro accessories stores

in the news: anthro accessories stores

Get your credit cards ready, ladies – Urban Outfitters (the parent company of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People stores) has decided in its infinite wisdom to revamp its accessories by launching an Anthro accessories-only test store next year in Bethesda, MD (i.e. painfully close […]

eating out: the smoke bbq

eating out: the smoke bbq

I’ve always been a fan of Blue Smoke so I was interested to see what it would be like following its recent revamp and rename. With the boy one arm down at the moment, food we can politely eat without knives and forks is high […]

could we have met in malta?

could we have met in malta?

I love when real life turns out better than a movie script and this one is even better than a Bond film (especially Quantum of Solace. I’m a big Bond fan and I thought that one was lame.) The US has cracked a Russian spy […]

7 for all mankind VIP sale

7 for all mankind VIP sale

I fell in love with 7 For All Mankind jeans in a Bloomingdales changing room whilst holidaying in NYC two years ago. I had never found denim that was such a perfect fit for my shape and I vowed I would never again buy another […]

in the news: party at the white house

in the news: party at the white house

It’s a while since we spoke about Obama and fortunately he’s provided a great reason to bring him up again – last night Barack hosted his second State Dinner for the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon. After the infamous first State Dinner, the White House […]

lusting for: fletcher by lyell dress

lusting for: fletcher by lyell dress

The US-Australian free trade agreement is doing wonders for my wardrobe. I’m so excited that all my favourite US stores are now shipping direct to Australia and lack the nasty sting of an import duty when the wares hit my homeland’s shores. Since my first […]

in the news: snaps for obama!

in the news: snaps for obama!

My love affair with the leader of the free world continues! Barack has successfully signed his US$940 billion healthcare reform into law. I think the man deserves a holiday (in Queensland – especially after he had to cancel his trip to Australia to get this […]