A calendar made of gold, and a bunny.

I love calendars. They hold such promise for the new year ahead and when you look back at each page packed with things that you’ve accomplished you feel so productive. Since it’s almost July and therefore pretty far away from a shiny new calendar, I thought I’d spend some time on the single most useless calendar that I have ever seen. It’s completely useless, and I want it. Why? Continue reading

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The Mona Lisa has never looked so good.

Wherever there is art, there are reproductions. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, if that’s the case, call Mona Lisa the most flattered woman in existence. There are so many reproductions of her likeness that I’m pretty sure that you could sink a ship with them. Ok, so that might be exaggerated just a teensy bit, but still, there are a lot of them. And it’s not only with paint on canvas. People are adding their own personal flair by creating masterworks out of everything from Rubik’s cubes, windshield dust, and leftover sauce from dinner. Continue reading

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When two worlds collide…

Here at Union Diamond, we like to try and ease you gently into the work week with a little fun. And what could be more fun than fashion, and diamonds, I mean, because come on, there have to be diamonds. Let’s just say, that yours truly, before the whole diamond obsession, was obsessed with another kind of accessory, the handbag. This obsession was not at all helped by a brief stint working the Christmas rush at a luxury handbag retailer. Let’s just say that I took FULL advantage of the employee discount! Well, unluckily for my wallet, my attention was diverted to something far smaller, but much sparklier, diamonds. But be still my heart when I find a jeweler who has contrived to bring both the worlds of jewelry and handbags together!

Photo: Ginza Tanaka

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The sophisticated person’s answer to the bass boat glitter finish!

There’s a joke by Jeff Foxworthy where he makes a statement that rednecks are attracted to shiny objects. And that’s why Bass boats have a glitter finish. I may not be a redneck, although merely hailing from the south would qualify me to some, but I have to say, I LOVE a glitter finish. I remember as a child visiting the Bass Pro Shop and having my eyes glaze over at the display of fishing boats. Now, living in the city I had little need of a boat, glittery or not, but I wanted one so badly! Then to my delight, car manufacturers got in on the idea and when my mom brought home her new Lexus it was dusted from bumper to bumper with golden flecks of glitter.  The only thing that would make me happier is if those little flecks in the paint were actually diamonds. Continue reading

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The WSOP has nothing on this poker set!

I’ve never understood the fascination of watching other people play cards. It always seemed in league with watching grass grow or paint dry. But apparently I am in the minority because the World Series of Poker not only exists, but it has a tremendous enough following to be broadcast on live tv. So the timing is perfect you see for this blog as the WSOP is ramping up to crown its 2012 winner. And on a sort of unrelated note, did any of you know that there is a game in the series where you have to pay a million dollars just to get in the game? I think I might have a small aneurism at having to plunk down that amount of money in one sitting. But, as fascinating as the WSOP is, they’re not exactly what brings us here today, although they could definitely use it to spice up that million dollar game. Continue reading

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The World’s Most Expensive Burger

As it’s Friday, I thought we’d celebrate with a tasty bit of blogging. It seems that Serendipity 3, the creator of the world’s most expensive sundae, has been at it again. Only this time they’ve moved into the savory end of the spectrum. See, here’s that burger I promised you all on Monday. You can’t say I don’t take care of my readers! Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus is engaged!

Well it appears that young Hannah Montana is all grown up, or at least as grown up as you can be at the wise old age of nineteen. And in honor of all of that grown-upness, she has accepted her hunky Australian boyfriend’s proposal of marriage. Seriously, how cute is Liam Hemsworth? I actually prefer his brother Chris’ more muscular physique but Liam certainly didn’t miss out on a whack from the “hot guy” stick himself. But I feel that I’ve gotten distracted just a bit. Continue reading

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Dylan Lauren’s Candy Shower was Pretty Enough to Eat!

Since we had that super sweet proposal story yesterday I’ve had weddings on the brain. Add to that the fact that the afternoon snack cravings are approaching and we’re in for a sugar laden afternoon of fun. Although sadly, I have no candy, all I have is a box of tic-tacs and a pack of gum, sugar-free no less. So I guess we’ll all have to live vicariously through Dylan Lauren’s candy-themed bridal shower. So let the sugar high commence! Continue reading

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