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Signing off until 2012.

December 27th, 2011 No Comments


Omgoodness, what a beautiful day today in Los Angeles. It’s 70 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, and I’m boutique hopping with Andy and Adrien.

I had them pull over so I could tell you a few things:

  1. Hello!
  2. If you couldn’t make it to the 70% off Neimans sale yesterday, don’t worry you didn’t miss much.  That being said, I love this Vena Cava dressed I found amidst the cluttered racks.  Neimans “Last Call” sale will offer the same if not better deals in mid-january.  I ALWAYS find a pair of shoes I love, so it’s worth your effort to browse.
  3. I’m signing off until I get back to Houston in January. Dinners with great friends, a little pool time, some golf action, and lots of R&R  are the tasks loaded into my calendar so I’m sure you understand why I’ll be MIA.

Ok, I’m getting glares now. Big hugs, lots of love. BE SAFE! See you in 2012.

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November 21st, 2011 No Comments


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Smile Friday: Reader appreciation edition

November 18th, 2011 2 Comments


Yesterday two readers reminded me why l love blogging.

Karen, clad in a super cute lululemon outfit, came up to say hello at the gym and said, “I recognized you instantly.” I responded, “it must be my green workout pants.” Of course it was! She then went on to explain how she just moved from NYC. There was something about her that I clci

My new friend Margaret Ellen (above) has been reading for a few weeks now and loves to comment on the blog when we get together. She was all over that zit post! She said, “your face looks much better now than it did in that picture. Wow.” Yeah…it was pretty bad. And the worst part is that now it’s spreading to my chin :(

Anyway, your comments and enthusiasm make me glad I’m able to keep up with the blog. Thanks for always saying hello and staying in touch.

If you get a chance, would love for you to tweet me @MaryRambin hi sometime!

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You are never going to believe what just happened to me.

October 18th, 2011 13 Comments

I’m not going to draw this story out.  The basic facts are shocking enough.

Went to donate a big pile of clothes to Goodwill.

Drove to get coffee three minutes away.

Noticed I didn’t have my purse and realized I left it at Goodwill (under the pile of clothes.)

Returned to Goodwill and asked politely if I had left it there.

They questioned what I was talking about.  I described the bag and they said, “Oh, we thought you were donating it.”

MY PURSE! With my FULL wallet, makeup, sunglasses case, a CLICK bag, coupons, a bag of nuts, pens…

Wait, it gets better.

They CUT UP my ID and credit cards!!!!  Into little tiny pieces!!!!

Within 5 minutes of me leaving my purse they had sorted through the whole thing, trashed a $35 lip gloss and $40 tube of perfume, and cut up my ID and credit cards.  5 minutes!!!!!  Of course the $20 cash that was in my wallet was no where to be found.  It didn’t even occur to them that I might return for all of my personal belongings.

I salvaged most of my stuff from the trash (yuck!) and proceeded to give them a piece of my mind.  I couldn’t control myself.  How stupid can you be?!  But what can be done about it?  Nothing. Unbelievable to me how ignorant and thoughtless people can be.

Anyway, Bank of America gave me a temporary debit card after a full-on identity check so I’m not stranded.  But the ID.  Ugh, that really hurts. Hopefully I can just order one online.

Hope your day is going better than mine.

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Don’t turn on the lights

September 20th, 2011 2 Comments


Not sure what to do with this hot mess yet.

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Hello, readers. I’m calling in sick…

September 19th, 2011 No Comments

…on the blog.

This weekend was a whirlwind for me.  I started Saturday with yoga but then busted my balls for the rest of it.

Then there was Sunday. Omgoodness.

I woke up at 6:40 to get some work done before a light workout and teaching spin class.  Then I played 9 holes of the most frustrating golf…in the rain!  On the course I was called in to teach ANOTHER spin class.  Thankfully, my church is super casual so I could attend as a sweaty mess.  I really needed to feel that energy and realign my mind.  Then, I  raced home to wash up, go out, and play match-maker at dinner. What a day!

Today I have multiple meetings and then am going to teach 3, yes 3, spin classes tonight.  I haven’t done that in 5 years!  The only reason I ever did was due to the fact I was in tip top shape and spending the summer in the Hamptons with nothing to do.  Today I just fell into it.

I’m excited to take on the cardio challenge honestly.  I’ll bring bananas to fuel up between classes.

Now, I just have to get through my meetings and make a kick as mix.

Sorry to leave you here without some fitness tips.  Tomorrow I’ll be back with some pretty interesting Prada news I learned last week.

Talk to you tomorrow!

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This is why I don’t post pics of myself anymore

September 17th, 2011 5 Comments


With Geoffrey Zacharian, judge on Food Network’s Chopped


At Prada luncheon w/Sak’s Prada Manager Brian


Wine tasting at Smith and Wollensky with Julie


On the streets of Mexico City


With Renee at Frida Kahlo’s house in Mexico City

They’re all terrible!

I’ve never been photogenic. For a while, I could strike a good pose to flatter my features.

Now, I’m just standing there saying “cheese” and hoping for the best. Obviously that’s not going so well.


Maybe I’ll do more video.  Or call Julia.  She always put me in my place….in front of the camera ;)

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Me, right now

September 10th, 2011 1 Comment

Working on a Powerpoint, watching power plays (Roll Tide!), trying not to take a power nap.

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