Friday, December 31, 2010

Time to Say Good Bye

Dear Friends,

I’m sitting here at Starbucks across the table from M listening to Andrea Bocelli’s ¨Time to Say Goodbye¨, (no we are not spending New Years Eve here). I can’t help but to find this song to be appropriate this last day of 2010. As this year comes to its end, we would like to thank you all for your support. This is the time to hit the refresh button and to leave the old behind you in the form of amazing memories or lessons learned. It is the time to mend what’s broken, if you have yet to do so, and to create new plans and set new goals. A time for rebirth.

We wish you all a wonderful 2011, filled with blessings, love, family, new dreams and happiness. May this year exceed all of your expectations.

Although ¨Time to Say Goodbye¨ refers to lovers, moments lost and the promise of new beginnings, it speaks to us all. Learn from the past, remember it, but make sure to leave it in the past and look forward to new beginnings.

Your future is BRIGHT!

Happy New Year, we hope we will be a part of your 2011!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Love Letter for YOU

"This is the day when wounds can be healed, the emotional ones and all sorts of promises can be remade after having been broken at least a hundred times. Only this time, we have to swear there is no way we will ever break them again, please say ok?

Lovers want comfort food; they want to be hand-fed peeled grapes, escargot, and all kinds of thought-provoking delicacies. Don't worry, the grapes will not turn sour; sweetness reigns supreme.

What are we afraid of? Are we afraid of what "they" are going to say? My love, the talks of today will become the talks of yesterday, and the talks of yesterday will become the talks of last year, and our story will be forgotten soon enough, I promise!

Let it be our New Year's resolution: let's do it baby, let's be together but this time, let's make this promise last forever my love!"

¨I AM...¨

Friday, December 24, 2010


Which Art in Hermes
Hallowed be thy Gucci
Thy Cartier watch
Thy Prada bag
on Rodeo
As it is in Tiffany's

Give us this day, our Visa Gold
And forgive us this overdraft
As we forgive those who stop our Mastercard
Lead us not into JC Penney
And deliver us from Sears

For thine is the Chanel, the Gaultier and the Versace
For Dolce and Gabbana


Monday, December 20, 2010

Victoria's Secret MIRACULOUS BRA!

PEOPLE!!! (By people we mean, WOMEN). It took me several months to convert but I am now officially conformed. Courtesy of Victoria's Secret and S, I now have a cleavage. I was completely against the whole padded bra thing, but critics (S) told me that I was in desperate need of some padding. If my mother read this posting she would beg to differ and claim that I loooove "enhancement" bras as she did catch me wearing my own (homemade) version of the padded bra, courtesy of the tissue paper in our bathroom (let she without sin cast the first stone). I love my mother but she still reminds me of that period in my life.

Anyway, once I got used to that thing on (the Miraculous) I literally felt as if I entered a sisterhood of femininity (DRAMATIC, I know), but hey, that's how I felt. The Miraculous ranges from $49 - $68, located in a Victoria's Secret store near you or on


Ps. S is funny! She has been on me for months about this particular bra, you would think the girl has a stake in Victoria's Secret.

Friday, December 17, 2010


So...Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester recently made an announcement stating that she will not return to the show once her contract is up in 2 years. We are not happy! Seriously, what is that show without Blair Waldorf (LM)??? She's the one that keeps the good people at Shukorina inspired and entertained every Monday evening? All I know is that everyone here are devoted GG (Gossip Girl) followers and I'm thinking some of us may need some serious therapy (i.e. moi) if she really decides to leave! Now I have to find another show to obsess over. I'm trying to get S to watch 90210 but she's not really loving it. I'm thinking if the fashion was better she would fall for it in a heartbeat. What to do, what to do?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Classic, Timeless & Fun Gifts!

A charming. practical, and whimsical gift for loved ones of any age, the bicycle also has the added bonus of being culturally on-trend since riding one saves on gasoline (and often, time). New York design shop and studio Partners & Spade offers this fixed gear bike by Benedict Radcliffe of Fixed Gear London in an array of custom colours with a one-month turnaround for $3,200. We also want to ride: Linus Bike, Schwinn Bikes, and Georg Jensen’s bicycle.

Bespoke Luggage
Is there a more stylish way to travel than with a set of personalized luggage? British luxury brand Globetrotter, famous for outfitting British icons like Sir Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II, produces lightweight yet extremely durable suitcases that are said to be able to withstand the weight of an elephant. Their bespoke service allows you to customize colours and add your initials. Iconic luggage brands that also offer bespoke services include Goyard, T.Anthony and Louis Vuitton.

Sweets for my sweet

Something sweet is always in order, especially during the winter holidays, which are synonymous with gastronomic decadence. Atop many holiday lists are treats from leading pastry producers like French luxury brand Ladurée, who are famous for their colourful, exquisite macaroons. The éclairs at Fauchon in Paris are arguably the crème de la crème, as are chocolate bonbons from Fouquet and candy from the new Papabubble.

Diamond Bracelet
A diamond may be the traditional symbol of romantic extravagance but thanks to a new generation of rock star designers and their playful, passionate creations, it is now a must-have staple in every fashionista’s jewellery box. Leading the pack is Delfina Delettrez, a fourth generation Fendi who launched her namesake collection—a blend of skulls, crosses, animals, and flowers—at Colette in Paris in 2007. Rock royalty's darling, Jade Jagger, continues to turn out edgy updates in classic materials and shapes. Newbies Genevieve Jones and Waris Ahluwalia have cornered the market on diamond safety pin earrings and diamond bird necklaces, respectively. Pictured: Delettrez's diamond Zapphire My World bracelet $94,297 at

Scented Candles
One of the less costly yet more luxurious gifts is scent. A defining characteristic of a home or a person, it can be intimate, powerful, and personal. We love the "library" scent from True Grace ($42 at, with notes of moss, amber, sandalwood and cedar. There is also the clever mix of tea, vetiver, mint and eucalyptus in the Dada candle from Citre Trudon. The golden brass and enamel casing of the Boite de Pommes candles from D.L & Co is almost as good the tangy scented candle inside. The rose and black currant tones in Diptyque’s signature scent, the Baies Noir, boast a more subtle, masculine note.

Monday, December 13, 2010


So rumor has it that Blake Lively may be the next face of Chanel. My sources spotted her sitting front row at the Chanel show in Paris next to non other than Anna Wintour (Vogue). We love this girl...and everyone knows how obsessed I am with Gossip Girl, so fingers crossed for B!!!

Smoochy poochy!