Touch Screen iPods Launched

Yeah, we all need another Apple story, right? But it’s new news, breaking news even, we might even be the first blog on this side of the internet to cover this story. The iPod, that luxury item that has a tendency to break after 366 days of usage has been revamped, and relaunched as a touch screen iPod, with wireless access, and a ‘net browser.

How about that you gadget-buying masses? As usual, it’s more than a little pretty. See more here.

The Good Wife’s guide

good-wifes-guideI got this on my e-mail today and I REALLY HOPE IT’S A JOKE. The question is: Is this what men secretly dream about even today?

In 1955 an article called The Good Wife’s guide was published. Here are a few tips:

  • Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a meal ready on time for his return. This way you will let him know that you have been thinking about him and his needs . Most men are hungry when they get home and a delicious meal makes a warm welcome.
  • Prepare yourself. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
  • Minimize all noise. At his arrival, eliminate all noise of household appliances. Encourage the children to be quiet.
  • Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and show desire to please him.
  • Listen to him. You may have important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first – remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
  • Don’t complain if he’s late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Try to understand that he is stressed out from work.
  • In the end, don’t question his actions, judgment or integrity. He is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness.
  • And remember- A good wife knows her place.

Philips Aurea Dazzles

Clever Philips. I just heard about this this morning. This new television set from the Dutch electronics company changes colour while you watch your movies. The surround of the screen changes hues and tones and colour in harmony with the imagery in the scene you’re viewing. I have to say it’s very pretty.

The demo on their site is impressive, it’s a segment from a specially-commissioned short movie from acclaimed director Wong Kar Wai.

Lauren Conrad does Marc Jacobs

I’m stuck in the wrong corner of the globe. I’m in Brazil, and I need to be in New York. Anyone fancy a swap?

Marc Jacobs is showing at the New York Fashion Week this week, and I’m missing it. The only other downer about this show: I hate the fact that he’s gonna have Lauren Conrad on his fashion show, cause she’s NOT a model, but a reality TV “star”. It’s really lowering the tone.

UPDATE: So, according to some websites, she will not be walking for Marc Jacobs on his upcoming fashion show. She’s just “helping with casting the models”. Good news, at last!

Apple Mac Pear T-Shirt

Internet co-residents Shot Dead In The Head win the Geek Chic of The Week Prize with their Apple Mac Pear T-Shirt.

Are we glorifying Mac here fellas, or taking the piss?

(You can comment on this, but only if you have something vaguely interesting to say.)

Therapy, the Big Draw and Martinis

I believe if you live in Manhattan and are over thirty, you have a ninety percent chance of being in therapy. The other ten percent are simply learning disabled or in deep denial. Or so I tell myself every Saturday afternoon.

After my Saturday ritualistic mind cleansing, I will participate in The Big Draw at the Winter Garden. Everyone’s invited — so if you find yourself in Manhattan this Saturday, swing on by.

Afterwards I’m going to a Martini/Manhattan party — to celebrate my children returning to school. I guess that makes me a martini-loving, single-sorta, knitty-gritty, uptown-all-the-way housewife chick.

And because I’m cool like that and we chill like that — here’s a gift just for you:

Crazy in da Coconut martini


6 ounces of freezing Van Hoo vodka.

1 fresh Mexican vanilla bean. If you can’t find the Mexican variety, use Madagascar

1 tablespoon of cream of coconut.

1 teaspoon of fresh coconut flakes

The mix:

Add a few drops of the cream of coconut to 2 freezing martini glasses, and put them back in the freezer until called upon.

Carefully slice the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the insides into a shaker 3/4 full of cracked ice. Drop the vanilla bean into the shaker.

The remaining cream of coconut goes into the shaker.

A good full minute of shaking (stirring is not an option here – is it ever?).

Strain your martini into the glasses in which you’ve added the cream of coconut.

Top each glass with a few coconut flakes.

Put on the reggaeton, get a hot papi and enjoy.

How Not To Be A Desperate Housewife

desperate-housewivesThe back flap of the book says it all “What kind of housewife are you? Are you someone who couldn’t possibly leave the house before you’ve pruned, dusted and filed? Are you a single mum who will go to extraordinary lengths for live? Are you an ex-career girl who is now in constant panic mode trying to run your household like the stock exchange? Or are you a bored Trophy Wife?”

This book looks at four stereotypical housewives (Single Mom, Alpha Wife, Stressed-Out Wife, and Trophy Wife), advising each type on how to live “happily ever after.”

I don’t think Keisha would much approved, and rightly so, but it’s all a bit of fun.

Since no comments seem to be in vogue today, I’m joining in!