Monday, October 19, 2009

tardy for the party

Scottsdale was ah-mazing. My bff and I arrived a day earlier than the rest of the girls and just enjoyed a day of shopping, followed by an intense yoga class for me and a relaxing facial for her at the Phoenician Resort.

Another girlfriend arrived from LA that evening and we had a yummy dinner at Cowboy Ciao, where we also enjoyed a wine flight of bubbly. I think I enjoyed it too much because I damn near passed out. I blame my low blood pressure. Uh huh. Yup.

The next morning, two of my cousins arrived and we had brunch at the pool. (C/D-list Celebrity siting: Fantasia!)

Later, we check in to the W Hotel where we spent the rest of the weekend. That's also when we found out it was their 1-year anniversary and they were having a huge party - and we were all invited!

The theme was Alice in Wonderlust. ADORE! (D-list Celebrity siting: Malcolm from Malcolm in the Middle!)


We had an amazing time and even got little Bliss spa swag bags! The next day, we were all just a tad hungover... At least I was! (Lightweight!)

Lounged at the pool and took turns going to the Bliss Spa for our appointments. Just what the doctor ordered. After a day of relaxation, we had dinner at Mastro's steakhouse.

That place is reason enough for us to go back! Drool....

Following dinner, and unbeknownst to me, the girls had another treat up their sleeves.. A horrible, horrible treat.

A male nudey bar! EWWWWWWWWWWWW!

The icky boys got full on nekkid! *shudder*

There were twins workin' the pole when we walked in and later there was a guy wearing nothing but black socks doing handstands!

Needless to say, we left pretty quickly. And we do not have any photos.

I can't wait to be married.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

at long last

My bad. For real.

With the wedding exactly three weeks (eeps!) I can't concentrate on anything but. Not to mention my part time job has turned into a nearly full time now, though without the benefits. At least I'm getting paid though right?

Anyway, the winner of the Tolani wool/silk scarf is Persian Tea!!

Congrats! And please email me your name and address!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

first chance at last chance

For years I heard rumors about this mythical Rack for the Rack in Scottsdale, called Last Chance. I thought it was another desert mirage.

Ladies, let me assure you that it's the real deal. All the rejects from the Rack, all the worn/damaged/returned merchandise from the full line stores make there way to Last Chance - a fitting name for the doomed.

I suppose if you had the time, and you went often, you would be able to find some gems. But for those of us in a hurry, it was overwhelming and a little bit disturbing. A couple of my girlfriends couldn't stand the germiness of handling used merchandise so they waited outside.

The rest of us scoured the haystack in hopes of finding that needle.

I scored with this pristine, oversized clutch by Longchamp. The rest of the bags and wallets were majorly damaged.

Mango snagged these amazing sky-high marc jacobs shoeties in black and Veen scored some olive Pierre Hardy suede peep toes. Damn their small feet!

Friday, October 2, 2009

is that a hickey?

No one would ever ask you that if you were wearing this amazing Tolani silk/wool blend scarf around your neck!

And lucky for you, it's up for grabs from
! I secretly wish I was eligible to win.

I could see myself wearing it with jeans and a boyfriend blazer or just throwing it over a LBD for a pop of color. The gal who wins must send me a photo! *jealous*

For those of you who follow
chickdowntown's twitter
, you'll also know that Amy LOOOOOOOVES giveaways. Seriously. She has one every day, so be sure to follow her. Who knows? You might score one of the BB Dakota Bella jackets.

Here are the deets:

1. Contest open to U.S. and international residents. Note that international folks are responsible for any taxes or fees.
2. Leave a comment telling me how you would wear this scarf!
3. You must follow my blog, I promise I won't lead you anywhere scary.
4. Extra entries if you follow my twitter and also tweet about this drawing, just make sure you add @lookrichbitch.

I'll announce the winner on Monday, Oct 12th so get your entry in by midnight PST, Oct. 11. Late entries will not be accepted.