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The Starbucks Gold Card… for people who really love Starbucks. Unfortunately the benefits are only redeemable in the US!

Starbucks Gold Membership
Come here often? This is the Card for you. Join for just $25 and unlock a year’s worth of member discounts and gold status.

  • 10% off most purchases in participating stores
  • Pay however you would like (cash, credit card, or Starbucks Card)

And when you register, that’s when the top shelf treatment really begins.

  • Surprise indulgences, like a treat on your birthday.
  • Exciting offers and discounts

This program is only available to residents of the U.S. If you have a Canadian address and would like to register your Gold Card to protect your membership and Card balance, you may register your Card here. However, you will not be eligible for any Gold Card benefits in Canada, such as the 10% member discount and a free drink on your birthday.

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I was so obsessed with letter writing that I used to seal my letters with wax and my personalized seal. Unfortunately, they crack when travelling through the mail, but I found these cute personalized stickers from Papyrus to seal my envelopes with! You can even customize to seal wedding invites!

I used to write a lot of letters and still have boxes and boxes of unused stationary. In this world of email, IM, SMS, Facebook, Twitter etc. who has time to even sit down with a pen and paper anymore? My penmanship, which I’ve always been proud of, has now been reduced to a scrawl in shortform, no doubt.

I only realized this when I forgot to buy a card for a friend for his birthday, not because I wanted to send birthday wishes (which leads to another thing I hate – don’t include a card if you’re just going to write “Dear xxx” at the top and “from XXX” at the bottom. If you’re going to do that, just use a gift tag, seeing how it’s $5 per Hallmark greeting. WRITE SOMETHING PERSONAL!!!!!!) – ok rant over.So I forgot to get a card, and I did have something meaningful to give and say to him (“from one tea connoisseur to another, here’s a fab tea from France I picked especially for you”) I pulled out my blank notecards from Crane’s (I prefer the simple, elegant stationary – I get bored of the whimsical quickly) and started writing. The scrawl wasn’t too bad, but I missed it and started digging up my other letter writing materials – monogrammed notecards (need more!), Hello Kitty stationary (need to get rid of those)… and happened upon scented stationary. Sure they made their appearance in Legally Blonde 1, but they’ve been around forever. I used to spritz my letters with perfume, but because I write with fountain pens (sigh) it ran. But now the Soap and Paper Factory has come out with stationary scented with orange blossom, green tea, fig, rosewood etc. I don’t think I can resist, maybe even at $48 a box (!). Available at Wish.list Boutique, 2811 W. Broadway (at MacDonald), Vancouver, 604-676-8070. www.wishlistboutique.ca

Also on the list, more personalized stationary from Cranes.

OMG calling cards! It’s so East Coast! (I’ve been

re-reading Bergdorf Blondes) And OMG x10 I think

I’ve found my dream stationary! Pink and simple!

Jason Wu… but definitely as a wedding dress this would be more fancy.

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With the wedding dress finalized, now it’s time to find a husband to match it!

I’m not a huge MAC fan, in fact, I return at least 50% of all my MAC purchases. BUT sometimes they come out with some good stuff, and this is a MUST BUY for me. Lavender Whip lip creme (x1), and a milky pink Ever So Rich cremesheen glass (x2-3). Is this limited edition?

http://blogdorfgoodman.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-give-you-sprig-of-lilac-mac-creme.html

UPDATE March 5: Lavender Whip went really well with my Valentine’s Day all black punk outfit, as well as the birthday full length garden party dress at the Shangri La. Heard on Specktra that this layers well with other browns and pinks!

Passed by the New Eclectic on Granville today, mostly because I saw these gorgeous porcelain mugs with initials in 18th century French script that I just couldn’t pass up. I love anything personalized, only tastefully, of course. No rainbow coloured bookmarks or door signs, but stationary, anything embroidered or just anything that screams taste and that it’s mine.But I digress. I have decided that this is my new fave store – it’s decorated how I would love my bachelorette pad to be, boudoir style with Plum Sykes’ The Debutante Divorcee and Peter Post’s Essential Manners for Couples on the end table (both of which I picked up at bargain bin prices at Chapters today. I don’t usually talk prices, but around the $5 mark?)

Anyway, the store is gorgeous… filled with tableware, crystal

medallion bookmarks, candles and various tasteful this and thats. Everything in the store except for the cosmetics is 30% off! So I bought the Rosanna Initially Yours porcelain mugs and I overheard that they were bestsellers over the holidays and will be getting more in. And I was panicking thinking that they were clearing it out! Comes in these cute little boxes. Looking at the mugs, sometimes I wish that my parents chose a name for me that could be written beautifully, like V, or O…

And these beautiful hand poured soy wax candles from A Scent Of Scandal, with scandalous names and befitting accompanying scents such as MILF (milk and cookies),  Out of the Closet (Cedar), Original Sin (fig leaf), Knocked Up (baby powder), Walk of Shame (early morning dew), 8 Inches (banana), D-Cups (melons), One Night Stand (margaritas), Gold Digger (carat cake), Skinny Bitch (wafer)…a_scent_of_scandal

Truly original!

The New Eclectic
2327 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
604-733-9797

I bought this Velvet by Graham and Spencer dress in a baltic blue from ebay and it arrived 3 days ago. Guess who wore the same thing recently?

Horoscope:

The stars will favor all your endeavors: don’t have doubts about your capacities; you have every chance to succeed in whatever you undertake. You may be admitted into a very closed circle, and you’ll have a great feeling of pride and security. In your work, this will be the ideal time to achieve the project dearest to your heart and to promote your personal initiatives. Don’t ever allow the past to haunt you, otherwise you’ll create many worries for yourself. Good health conditions.

Yes, the techie granted me a Blackberry Curve (that I don’t really need because my old one worked but it was unattractive) today! After too much stalking, bothering, whining….

Changed from Rogers to Bell, and the csa gave me the $150 device for only $50!

Now it’s time to bling it:

My hair is the bane of my existence. It obeys my hair dresser, but not me. He can use a $10 straightener and it will turn out silky smooth. I use a $200 tourmaline/ceramic straightener and it will turn out thick and coarse, and kinky later on in the day. But summer is not about straight styles, it’s about beachy supermodel waves – and now I know how to get it.

This curly style was definitely inspired by Tinsley Mortimer’s hair (see previous post) and with the HOLY GRAIL (only true beauty junkies will understand that one) of curling irons (and now I have to throw out my 3 sets of hot rollers, 2 sets of velcro rollers and 2 curling irons). This is the one and only Infiniti by Conair™ Instant Heat Ceramic.

This was recommended by the Tinsley article, as well as on one of my fave blogs. DO NOT GET THE INSTANT HEAT, and don’t get the MIST one. Get the INFINITI TOURMALINE/CERAMIC HEAT PROFESSIONAL ones. They do not sell these ones at Target (only the cheapie Instant Heat ones that damage your hair), and the cheapest ones I’ve found are at Walgreens. 1″ for $19.99 and 1.5″ for $24.99. Also at London Drugs, but more expensive as the 1″ goes for $32.99 or $34.99. I became so obsessed with this that I bought the 1″ for those “set” hair days aka Tinsley Curls, and the 1.5″ for large beachy waves. Heats up in an instant as it promises, temp control, and it has weight so when you place it on the edge of your bathroom counter it won’t be easily weighed down by the cord and swing around and burn you (from experience).My beach waves took 2 minutes or less, I grabbed random sections and held the curl for 5 seconds. Yes, I did get compliments on my hair!

Also, product was a part of the equation and I used a heat protectant curl spray: L’Oreal Studio Line Hot Curl. Cheap, and it works. No additional hold product was necessary!!!!!

Also useful is this video:

UPDATE: Slept and when I woke up the curls were still there! Not flat at all!

8-pc. comforter set

Sale $59 Any size
Choose from 2 styles. Available in queen and king sizes. Set includes:
• 1 comforter
• 2 shams
• 2 Euro shams
• 2 decorative pillows
• 1 bedskirt
Prices good July 6–12, 2008