Monday, December 31, 2012

Mr. Tux

TUXEDO (n.) A dinner jacket that encourages drinking champagne. 

Although I love cats, I think it's acceptable to allow dogs a little spotlight from time to time. I fell in love with this oil painting from Etsy. Indeed, a tuxedo will encourage even a dog to drink champagne. Happy New Year! Cheers to 2014!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve Thoughts

On the eve before Christmas, my your heart and home be filled with love, laughter and loved ones. As dusk approaches and I settle by a roaring fire in anticipation of Santa's return, I'll relish in the true meaning of this special holiday. Christmas to me is not solely about presents, parties and pastries. It's about love and remembrance.

Tonight, also marks the first anniversary of Rue Le Chat. It has been an incredible year of meeting many terrific and utterly talented individuals on the writing, public relations and social media scene in Boston and beyond. I have enjoyed using this space as a way to release my inner-creativity and showcase my talent through inspirational words and images. Thank you to my family, friends and most of all my fans -- individuals who have helped me in countless ways privately and professionally. I look forward to another stellar year filled more projects and collaborations. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Chic of the Week :: Winter Moments

Today is the first official day of winter. It was also scheduled to be the end of the world according to the Mayans. But if you're reading this post, it's likely the world has continued as planned. With soaking rains and wiping winds in Boston this morning, it feels more like a soggy spring day than four days before the most wonderful time of year. Today, I'm sharing a few inspirational winter moments in hopes that a dusting of snow will dress my door Christmas morning. Let it snow!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

‘Tis the Season for Tiffany & Co.

With Christmas Eve only five festive days away, boys {and men} beware. Your babe is likely crushing for a twinkling trinket {or two}. And there's a good chance she has high hopes of being bestowed with a beautiful box made of a robin's egg hue from Tiffany & Co. This holiday season, the luxury jeweler has curated a collection of stunning statement pieces for girls who've been naughty...and nice. I mean, not only good girls deserve diamonds. Here's a look at my favorites; all of which will slip subtly into her stocking. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Tiffany Knot Keys (clockwise): Knot Key in 18 karat gold, Open Knot Key in 18 karat rose gold, Open Knot Key with diamonds in 18 karat white gold

Tiffany Enchant scroll band ring with diamonds in platinum

Tiffany Noble diamond necklace in platinum

{images courtesy of Tiffany & Co.}

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker

I have been attending Boston Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, the elegant dancers floating effortlessly to the famed scores of Tchaikovsky evoked beauty, grace and life. Oh how I wished that one day I would grow up to be a ballerina dancing on Boston’s famed ballet stage. Sadly, my dream never came to pass. However, the love that I held for ballet as a little girl clasping my mother’s hand as we entered the Wang Theatre, is the same affinity that echos to my soul today and draws me to the stage time and again. 

This season, Boston Ballet introduced a new production of The Nutcracker and I had the pleasure of attending a recent performance. As the house lights dimmed and the stage lights rose to illuminate the stunning sight before me, I gasped at the beauty created by set and costume designer Robert Perdziola.

Complete with new sets, costumes and choreography, the new production dates back to the early 1800s and is reminiscent of the Jane Austen days. The previous production, which Boston Ballet featured for 17 years, was set in 1835 and included the visual elements that I grew up watching, loving and remembering so well. Although the new rendition is spectacular in its own right, the ballet from my youth will always hold a special place in my heart.

As a style writer, clothing is often a topic of conversation. The Nutcracker’s impressive collection of 182 costumes encompass more than 2,000 yards of net and tulle and more than 200,000 jewels. Act 1 opens with a plethora of brown, cream and gray skirts and silhouettes, while Act 2 erupts with vibrant tutus and opulent bodices. The dazzling Sugar Plum and Dew Drop costumes hold more than 3,600 jewels -- these are truly dramatic works of art. 

Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a magical experience and a must-see for audiences of all ages. You don’t have to love ballet to fall in love with the music and momentum. The Nutcracker runs until December 30 at the Boston Opera House. For tickets, visit

 {photos courtesy of Gene Schiavone}

My attendance was courtesy of Boston Ballet.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sparkle & Shine on New Year’s Eve

Today I'm over at gloss48 rounding up my five favorite beauty products for a fierce and festive New Year’s Eve look. I know it’s only December 3, but the ever enchanting evening before the beginning of a new year will be here before you know it. So why not select some sparkle and shine and add it to your Christmas or holiday wish list?! Cheers to a beautiful new year and another glass of champagne.