Summer Plans

I love the beginning of new seasons. This weekend kicks off the summer season. I plan to go out and enjoy the best of it. So excited about the prospect of fun things to do and neat places to go. One place I’m really excited about is our new Pleasure Pier in Galveston Texas. Cant wait to go! What are your summer plans?




How lovely!

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A leisurely walk around the Lower East Side captured a handful of really lovely street scenes.  The very subtle but still very clear body language in the photograph above cracks me up.   And I love the dappled light in the photograph below; I wonder what the building causing the reflections looked like.

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Remember Mr.Sketch markers? of course you do! They were pretty essential to childhood – we used to play & smell for hours. Mr.Sketch markers were the inspiration/ ‘aha’ moment behind Tuff Scent scent infused nail polish. The mother daughter duo came up with the brand when the wee one decided to fill in her nails with the markers. We’ve seen some larger companies introduce scent nail polish, but Tuff Scent is dedicated to changing the scent polish game. All scents stray away from the usual, with innovative smells like – lemongrass, ocean breeze, and pineapple kiwi.

Ink – we haven’t reviewed a black polish on PYP yet, so we couldn’t wait to try this jet black french lavender (swoon) polish. We used just two coats for the pictures below. The formula was great – a black creme with great coverage. The smell is our favourite out of the swatches. Ink…

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As part of the “For the Love of Film” blogathon, I’ll be taking a look at Alfred Hitchcock’s contributions to his celebrated anthology series Alfred Hitchcock Presents. I’ll be looking at some of the episodes of the classic show that he directed. The “For the Love of Film” blogathon this year is raising money to keep one of Hitchcock’s earlier works, The White Shadow (which he wrote, edited, designed and assistant-directed), available on-line and streaming for free. It’s a very worthwhile cause and you can donate here.

Mr. Blanchard’s Secret is a fun watch, if only for the joy of watching Hitchcock gleefully spoofing Hitchcock. Pitched by the director as “a tale of mystery and intrigue, played in middle-class suburbia” during his introduction, Mr. Blanchard’s Secret reads an affectionate parody of Rear Window, perhaps the Hitchcock film that lends itself so easily to comedic skewering. Mr. Blanchard’s…

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