22 Şubat 2013 Cuma

Los Angeles: Oscar Nominated Costumes on Display at FIDM

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Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
The FIDM Museum in Los Angeles pays tribute to the film industry’s premier costume designers by showcasing their Oscar nominated works at the 21st Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition.
Keira Knightley, Anna Karenina
Costumes from all five Academy Award nominees for Best Costume will be on display: Anna Karenina (Jacqueline Durran), Les Miserables (Paco Delgado), Lincoln (Joanna Johnston), Mirror Mirror (Eiko Ishioka), and Snow White and the Huntsman (Colleen Atwood).
Julia Roberts, Mirror Mirror
In addition to the five nominees, the exhibition features over 100 original costumes from more than 20 films of 2012, including Argo, Django Unchained, Hitchcock and Skyfall. Costumes from last year’s Oscar winner, The Artist, will also be on display. The exhibition runs through April 27, 2013. Admission is free.
Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Charlize Theron, Snow White and the Huntsman
More Information: 21st Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition Fashion Industry of Design & Merchandise (FIDM) Museum & Galleries 919 South Grand Avenue, Suite 250, Los Angeles, California, 90015 Phone: 213-623-5821 Hours: 10am – 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday.Admission: Free

20 Şubat 2013 Çarşamba

Red Roof Inn: Rooms for $19.73 on your 40th Birthday

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Red Roof Inn, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, invites guests to spend their 40th birthday at any one of its motels for an incredible room rate of $19.73. The offer is good throughout 2013 – just show a valid ID with birthdate upon check in.

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Red Roof Inn has 345 properties in 36 states and the District of Columbia. There are 14 locations in California, including, San Diego, Santa Ana, Fresno, Sacramento, Monterey and San Francisco Airport. Amenities vary and can include free continental breakfast, in-room coffee, microwave, free newspaper and coin laundry. All locations offer free, high speed Wi-Fi in every guest room.

If you wish to spend additional nights or won’t be hitting the 40th birthday milestone this year, Red Roof Inn always offers budget conscious travelers affordable prices. Normal rates at California locations start at $44.99 to $79 per night.

For reservations, visit the Red Roof Inn website, or call 800-RED-ROOF

18 Şubat 2013 Pazartesi

San Francisco: Tulipmania at Pier 39 - February 16-24, 2013

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Tulipmania at San Francisco's Pier 39
A sure sign that spring is fast approaching is the burst of color radiated by thousands of tulips at Tulipmania, an annual festival held at San Francisco’s Pier 39. This free event, going on now through February 24, 2013, features countless varieties of tulips as well as daffodils, poppies and other seasonal garden favorites. Free, guided landscaping tours are offered each morning beginning at 10am at Pier 39’s entrance plaza. Following the 30 minute tour, participants can enjoy complimentary refreshments at the Wines of California Wine Bar. If you wish to explore Tulipmania on your own, you can download a free self-guided tour.
Pier 39 is located in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf and offers two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping (over 110 specialty shops) and attractions.
More Information: Tulipmania at Pier 39 Address: Beach Street & The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133 Phone: 415-981-PIER Admission: Free Parking: Pier 39 Garage offers up to 2 hours free parking with dining validation

20 Aralık 2012 Perşembe

We will never forget 12/14/12 :'-(

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On Friday morning I posted about my style as of late... Sounds so shallow and menial... But I was pretty much unaware of the morning's events at Sandy Cook Elementary...So don't think it was on purpose...
(Insert huge sigh)
Such a horrific tragedy. So many lives were taken and many more hearts were broken and shall never recover. Those poor parents! I can't even process the magnitude of what happened, even though I've read and reread news articles the past 48 hours...

Mostly I just want to know HOW. How could anyone do this?!!!!!!! All those poor little babies! They didn't understand. They didn't know what to do in such a situation. Seeing an adult with guns enter their classroom?? They probably thought he was a soldier or a police officer. Not their killer! They never did anything wrong... All that these children wanted to do was play at the next recess or maybe do a Christmas craft later that afternoon. Master their sight words... Have a cookie at lunch... Listen to their teacher read a story to them...They just wanted to have fun.... Not die the most horrific of deaths that terrible day.

All those poor babies.
And those brave teachers...

This world is a dark place.

God help us.

Janette the Couch Potato

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This weekend I did nothing. As in absolutely nothing. I've been feeling under the weather lately and my body and mind needed a maaajor time out. I was craving a day of jammies, napping, eating, reading, and Netflix. And so it was. I literally lounged on my couch. All. Day. The little diagram below is super accurate (not even kidding). This was my life on Saturday:

In retrospect, I think some of it had to do with the tragedy in Newtown. I just wasn't in the mood for anything...Oh yeah, and Saturday night began the last day of Hanukkah too...But we didn't do anything special.
Sunday was the opposite of Saturday. I cleaned, cooked, organized my pantry, went grocery shopping, ironed, ironed, ironed, and caught up on some emails and other miscellany. And I was in bed by 8:00PM completely pooped. Wow. What a difference a day makes... Hope you all had a pleasant weekend!

Janette the Winterizer

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The Dollar Store in my town had these super cute glittery owls recently, and I just HAD. TO. HAVE. THEM! Pretty mucheverything in the image below was from the $1 store (except the paper doily). But anyway...Back to the owls.. Yes. They set the mood for my winter decor spree. I tried to go for more of a white winter kind of feel this year...This proved difficult considering everything in our home is brownish earth tones... My home is perfect for Fall Decor. Winter?? Not so much. Oh well... I had fun.
And yes. That's a kippah on that owl up above.. He couldn't be on our Hanukkah shelf without one ;-)

Happy Holidays kiddos!

Janette the Updater!

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I guess sometimes, with blogging, you can write endless posts about stuff without ever saying anything substantial. You can be private, even with such a thing as a public blog. I don't like disclosing too much personal information here because there are some crazies out there .. and or people who I don't want to indulge with information I deem valuable. With that said, let me give you somewhat of an update on what I've been up to...

Work is work. And it's busy, hectic, and sometimes haywire (pictured). Mostly I've been dreading longer days because I've been feeling under the weather(pictured). Which translates to me making easy dinners like Boboli pizzas (pictured). Yum-O! So I guess it's not so bad...Ha!

Besides work, it's been a busy time with friends and family, because of the holidays... which honestly, are kind of iffy in the Lovey household. It's a super awkward time for Lovey and I because we don't celebrate Christmas (not gonna go into the details on that). Unfortunately, people tend to treat us like we're freakoids because we choose not to participate in a lot of things. They think we're missing out on life or something...Which is fine. People are entitled to their opinions, but let me make it perfectly  c l e a r ... My life is amaaaaaaaaaaaazing! (By God's grace!) I don't need to observe a day to make me happier or more fulfilled. Honestly. Haha! Now I sound like a Christmas scrooge. (I'm not.) People can do and celebrate what they want, as long as they allow me to celebrate what I want(without judgment and furrowed brows sent my direction). Does that make sense?

So besides all that awkwardness, things are peachy keen. I'm looking forward to Lovey having a small break from school and being home with me every evening... I'm also looking forward to revamping and gearing this blogspace in a new direction...Perhaps even a new blog name... Who knows??

What about you? How are you doing? What's new? Tell me!

P.S. Bahh! I realized too late that I had a duplicate picture. Sorry. I must subconciously ADORE that outfit I'm wearing.. Haha!