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Travel Aspirations

Travel Dream Vacation

One of the biggest things I’ve always admired about socialites is their ability to travel. From summers in Ibiza to winters in Aspen, socialites love to see and experience the world in style. When you’re spending half your income on New York City rent, the prospect of jet-setting around the world quickly goes out the window. This year, my boyfriend and I decided to really buckle down and save money for a trip to Europe. Should all go well, we’ll fly across the Atlantic in summer 2015.

Saving money has never been my forte. But, now that I’m saving for something exciting, I might be more inclined to put away a few dollars for a rainy day (in London that is.) Wish me luck!

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A Royal Baby Welcome!


The Royal Baby Watch has ended! Though we still haven’t heard the official name of Baby Boy Windsor, it’s time everyone’s favorite royal couple had a moment of rest. Having blogged about the Royal Wedding more than two years ago, I’m so happy to see that the happy couple has given birth to a healthy baby boy who has absolutely no idea what’s in store for him. Since I’m sending my heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from New York, I’ll be celebrating this momentous occasion the NYC way by shopping for a commemorative accessory to add to my wardrobe.


1. Alexander McQueen God Save McQueen Pashmina  2. Union Jack Pattern Suitcase Box with Wheels  3. Gold and Diamond Crown Ring  4. Union Jack Teapot Keyring  5. Union Jack Motif Rainboots with Buckle Detail (Perfect for your next trip to rainy London)

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Fancy Fixation: Aruna Seth’s Diamond Jubilee Shoes

I’ve always wanted to go to England. I’ve been hoping Christian Grey would take me to his home in London in his private jet.  Sadly, he is a fictional character existing only in the rather interesting mind of West Londoner Twi-Mom, E.L. James.  But, an American girl can dream and of course tune into Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee on June 5, 2012.

After coming across these fabulous Swarovski crystal covered Aruna Seth platform pumps on Betty Confidential, I became utterly obsessed.  This UK shoe designer is said to be a favorite of Pippa Middleton and Princess Beatrice.  As homage to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, she has made 0nly 10 pairs of these limited edition shoe enthusiast collectables.  They are currently on display at Harrod’s in London.  Each has a grand total of 3,000 Swarovski crystals.  It takes two weeks for one person to attach the patriotic crystals to the shoes by hand.  I must say I’m smitten.

How to Get Out of Work to Watch the Royal Wedding

With the royal wedding less than a week away, it is now time you started making plans to tune into the fashion, the romance, and the excess of this day. Though the actual guest list was limited to an elite group of 1900, with the amount of broadcast networks covering this occasion and websites live streaming the wedding of the century, it is going to be hard for anyone to miss seeing William and Kate tie the knot.

With England being six hours ahead, coverage will begin on April 29th promptly at 4 a.m. Eastern Time. I intend to wake up at exactly 4 a.m. in order not to miss a moment of the coverage of this couture fairy tale. At 4:10 a.m. I will call my mother who named me after Queen Victoria to go over what is happening with her. But, what happens when the clock strikes 9 a.m. and the New York work day begins? Well, Cinderella didn’t turn into a pumpkin until midnight and neither should you. The British people were given the day off. Therefore, it is time you took your own Bank Holiday.

Cinderella didn’t skip the ball because her stepmother would rather have had her clean the chimney. Here are some suggestions to avoid the office in order to watch this once in a lifetime fairy tale unfold across the pond:

Don’t show up: The royal family may have certain obligations, but you don’t. If you have to make a spur of the moment decision not to go to work for a day, I’m sure everyone will understand. After all, you can always “work from home.”

Family emergency: With all of the press the royals have been getting surrounding this most high profile wedding, they have begun to feel like family to all of us.

Sickness: Calling in sick is always a classic excuse to avoid the workplace when there is something you would much rather be doing. To make your excuse more believable call in sick the day before and treat yourself to a spa staycation. Then when you call in sick the day of the wedding it will just be an extension of the illness of the day before.