August 5, 2011

happy 100th birthday lucy!

Those eyes, those lips, that hair! Beautiful Lucy was the "Queen of the B movies" long before she ever met Desi. To celebrate what would have been Lucy's 100th birthday on August 6th, TCM (Turner Classic Movies) is devoting 24 hours of air-time to Lucille Ball. Starting at 6am on Saturday, we will be treated to a mega-marathon of 14 of Lucy's Hollywood films.  

It all starts with Dubarry was a Lady, with music by Cole Porter and also starring Red Skelton and Gene Kelly. At 9:30am, they're showing Without Love which stars Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy and was written by Philip Barry who also penned The Philadelphia Story. Miss Grant Takes Richmond is next which stars Lucy as William Holden's wacky secretary. 

Of course The Long, Long Trailer is a classic. It stars Lucy and Desi in a very I Love Lucy like movie. I'm looking forward to Lured, a Jack-the-Ripper like movie also starring one of my favorites, George Sanders, and Boris Karloff, who's always fun to watch!   

“I'm happy that I have brought laughter,
 because I have been shown by many
the value of it in so many lives,  in so many ways.” 
Lucille Ball

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. 
You really have to love yourself 
to get anything done in this world."
 Lucille Ball

“Once in his life,
every man is entitled 
to fall madly in love
with a gorgeous redhead.”
Lucille Ball

“The more things you do,
the more you can do.” 
Lucille Ball

“The secret of staying young is
to live honestly, 
eat slowly,
and lie about your age.”

 Lucille Ball

“Use a make-up table with
everything close at hand
and don't rush; 
otherwise you'll look
like a patchwork quilt”. 
Lucille Ball

Women's Lib? 
“Oh, I'm afraid it doesn't
interest me one bit. 
I've been so liberated it hurts.”
 Lucille Ball

For a complete listing of movies and details go to 
TCM Summer Under the Stars Lucille Ball

And everyday in August, 
TCM is featuring one star per day in their 
"Summer Under the Stars" series.

ciao! fabiana

August 4, 2011

will & jada pinkett smith's moroccan adobe

Trey, Willow, Jaden, Will and Jada strike a pose at their new "earthy, organic" family retreat.

The Santa Fe adobe style was inspired by a visit to Will's co-star Gene Hackman's home.

the bedroom terrace

the lake gazebo

the living room with it's 1930's lantern and 1960's Brazilian rosewood chairs

ciao! fabiana

photo credit:  Architectural Digest

August 2, 2011

byzantine baubles

This jewelry would look great with 
a sleek summer shift dress or 
with the rich, deep colors of fall.  

It's a simple way to add interest 
to a simple outfit. 

ciao! fabiana

July 31, 2011

another royal wedding

There was another royal wedding yesterday. 
The setting was Edinburgh, Scotland, 
and the bride was 
Queen Elizabeth's eldest granddaughter, 
Zara Phillips, 
also cousin to Prince William.  

Zara looked radiant and happy as 
she tied the knot with rugby star Mike Tindall, 
in a low-key affair that was ultra-glamorous.    


Of course, royal watchers couldn't keep 
their eyes off William and Kate, 
who are the cutest couple ever, 
and Prince Harry looked pretty handsome as well.  

Even Prince Charles looked very 
distinguished in a grey suit. 
I love how the British gals wear their hats. 

It makes it so fun to people watch!  

Here are some highlights 
from their pre-wedding yacht party.

ciao! fabiana


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