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What to make for dinner: RESERVATIONS!

Gorgeous | Money and Finances |

Yes, I know, Wall Street is on the fritz and everyone is going bonkers! The financial situation of the US may be touchy, but the economy is still strong. With all this pandemonium , we still have to eat. So how about dinner out?  

WHAT????????….. Arent we supposed to SAVE money?. Yes, but just as you, we are tired of hearing doomsday predictions and want to relax, take some pressure off, regain sanity and enjoy the weekend.

We work hard all week so  we all deserve it!

So, LWBG with   RESTAURANTCOM. Now Save 60% off $25 Gift Certificates. Pay $4 when you use the code PRESENT. Valid 11/7/08 through 11/10/08.

Not sure if you want to dine out this weekend? No problem, the certificates are good for a full year.

So , relax, get your mind off the Dow Jones, put on your gorgeous wear and when you’re asked : what are you making tonight? say : Reservations!

Take Ten minutes, regain your sanity

The world is crazy! Wall Street people are in panic, which make others panic, and a boatload of loudmouths preaching of doom , global depression , the end of the world and what not all of a sudden are given 15 minutes of fame on the news… and why not? it sells :)

While the rest try to find their bearing and regain their center do what is best and restore your own calm, your own sanity.  Impossible? Not for the most wise people on the planet. What they do in time of turmoil is the same as we can do while others are panicking: a tad of what you love best

Although it’s different for every person the top five Fav’s from the LWBG team that can be done in 10 minutes are as follows, and please, don’t feel guilty for spending or treating your self to a little luxury, after all  this IS your SANITY we are talking about

A GOOD cup of Tea:

either green, chai, decaf, darjeeling or herbal a GOOD cup of tea hits the spot every time. Get a Pot, a cup whatever you can, use fresh clean pure water , and sweeten with honey, raw sugar, artificial sweetener. Pour into your cup and sip, while you inhale the aromas… Don’t gulp it!  Take a full 10 minutes to enjoy.

Teavana Perfect Tea Mug Teavana Perfect Tea Mug       

This beautiful glass mug holds up to 16oz of tea with a frosted Buddha and one of four quotes on the Teavana lifestyle. This glass mug exactly fits with our Perfect Tea Maker.

 

 

 

 

 


Chocolate: in any way shape or form

There’s no denying we love chocolate, so treat yourself to 10 minutes of pure indulgence and have some DARK chocolate . By the grace of the goddesses who heard our pleas, we managed to combine two of our favorites for when on a diet  try calorie free CHOCOLATE tea!

Loose Dark Chocolate Tea Loose Dark Chocolate Tea     

This is certainly a surprise, and one that works very well. A firmly dark and delicious chocolate flavour in the tea creates a most enjoyable taste – and it is nearly without calories. It is essential not to brew this wonderful tea too strong, or the Black Tea will take over. Using just one teaspoon of leaves for a 6-cup teapot to create a stable reviving brew with scrumptious chocolate flavour. Sweeten with honey! The tempting flavour comes from cocoa bean kernels and chocolate pieces. Ceylon and China Black tea, chocolate pieces and cocoa bean kernels, flavouring. GBP1.95 per 100g

 

 

 


Or get a bite of the best chocolate known to womankind made the old fashioned way…

WARNING!!! this is no ordinary candy bar, it comes in classic and delights such as cinnamon, ginger, chili, coffee, pistachio, orange and wonderful vanilla.

Casa Don Puglisi Pure Chocolate from Modica - Classic Casa Don Puglisi Pure Chocolate from Modica – Classic     

We are pleased to introduce this luxurious chocolate bar, courtesy of the renowned Don Giuseppe Puglisi of Modica, Sicily. Puglisi’s chocolate bars are made in the Aztec tradition, creating a rustic, brittle chocolate untainted by modern machinery and artificial flavorings. The chocolate’s opaque patina comes from its cold production process which maintains the full flavor of each ingredient. The cocoa is cold-pressed with sugar granules , rather than heating the cocoa and corrupting the purity of its flavor. Delicate and speckled with reddish blooms, the brittle chocolate crumbles upon disturbance. The unusual texture is the antithesis of mass-produced chocolate. Thanks to a painstaking handmade method, the quality of the ingredients is allowed to shine through. This treat will be a find for any chocolate lover! *Available in 8 flavors: Classic, Chili, Coffee, Cinnamon, Ginger, Bergamotto (Orange Essence), Pistachio, or Vanilla.

 

 

 



 

 

Light some Mango Grapefruit Candles, the mango soothes and the grapefruit promotes a “positive energizing” sensation

Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Candles - 1 1/2 Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Candles – 1 1/2″d x 2″h (Votive; Burn Time – 15 hours)    

Rich sultry fleshy mango is blended with bright tart grapefruit. Reminiscent of summer tropical paradises and hot days this delicious fragrance will make your mouth water. Buddha prized mangoes so much he was given a grove in which to meditate. The Mango plays a sacred role in India it is a symbol of love and some believe that the Mango tree can grant wishes. To see or eat a mango in your dream symbolizes fertility sexual desires and lust. Brazilian Mango Grapefruit Aromatherapy Candles are a favorite with it’s sweet tropical undertones and fresh grapefruit notes. It will bring summer into your home.

 

 


 

 Play that funky tune! : either Marley, Madonna, Nora Jones or Kiss ( are they still around?)  whatever is your favorite crank it up to your delight, close your eyes  and get carried away from the craziness. We highly recommend a personal mp3 player such as the Apple Ipod over the imitators, it’s sleek, comes in colors such as turquoise and purple and do not require a Masters in Engineering to use and load music and change . Plus the sound is GREAT!

Apple iPod shuffle, 1GB - Purple - MB233C/A Apple iPod shuffle, 1GB – Purple – MB233C/A   

Free Shipping, Free Engraving on All iPods. Apple iPod Nano 8GB Blue. iPod shuffle, 1GB – Purple. A new gig for iPod Shuffle. Now in 1GB and 2 GB. The new iPod Shuffle. Born to be worn. – Clip on the world’s most wearable music player and take up to 240 songs with you anywhere. Choose from five colors including four new hues to make your musical fashion statement. Random meets rhythm. – With iTunes autofill, iPod shuffle can deliver a new musical experience every time you sync. For more randomness, you can shuffle songs during playback with the slide of a switch. Everything is easy. – Charge and sync with the included USB dock. Operate the iPod shuffle controls with one hand. Enjoy up to 12 hours straight of skip-free music playback.

 


Best Halloween Costumes

Gorgeous | Holidays |

Halloween is for kids of all ages! We gorgeous ones love the excuse to dress up like Fantastic creatures and Divas from the past.  We’ve put together some of the best costumes that are readily available and will not break your budget. Take advantage, you can still get free shipping and no tax! 

Look at the great offers like Get your Costumes ON TIME with Same Day Shipping* and discounts from BuyCostumes.com. 

 USE Special codes: spider30 for $30 off of $150, spider15 for$15 off of $100,  and spider5 for$5 off $50

Don’t be shy, even if you only can ware minimal gear HAVE FUN!!! So what will you be?

 

Marie Antoinette for all budgets! $110
Marie Antoinette Adult Costume - Pink

and Sexy Marie Antoinette ( $40)
Sexy Marie Antoinette Adult Costume

Kitty Cat ($40)

Funky Cat Adult

or Just a touch of costume ($5)

Cats Meow Instant Adult (Economy) Cats Meow Instant Adult (Economy)                

Includes Black faux fur pussycat ears on a faux fur covered headband, matching black faux fur bow-tie and adjustable pin-on kitty tail. One size fits most adults. Leotard/costume not included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Accesories: 50’s glasses ($7)

1950's Sunglasses Adult 1950’s Sunglasses Adult                  

Includes one (1) pair of 1950’s style sunglasses with plastic frames and faux rhinestone accents. Please Note: these are sunglasses, lenses will be darker than shown in image. Clear lens style glasses are sold separately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How about being a flapper? For 50$ you even get the hat and the pearl necklace

Gatsby Girl (Black) Adult Gatsby Girl (Black) Adult          

Includes a black satin-feel dress with a sparkling overlay with satin ribbon emphasizing the drop waist and a skirt section with shimmering fringes. A long pearl necklace and coordinating cloche (hat), with satin ribbon and rosebud detail are also included. Available in women size Medium 6-10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


And don’t forget the cigarette holder !

Cigarette Holder, Plastic Cigarette Holder, Plastic          

Includes: an 11.5 – 12 inch long Black plastic cigarette holder with Silver tip and cream-colored attached mouthpiece. Great for 20’s costumes! Caution: Not recommended for children under 3 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Or go Flower power WILD!

Flower Power Hippie Adult Costume Flower Power Hippie Adult Costume         

Includes: Hair ribbon, top and bell bottom pants. Wig, jewelry and shoes not included.

 

 

 

 

 

 


And if you have the guts ( and the body) Try to be a Star Wars Heroine

Star Wars Amidala Jumpsuit Adult Costume Star Wars Amidala Jumpsuit Adult Costume        

Includes: Jumpsuit with attached boot tops and belt. Toy weapon and boots not included. This is an officially licensed Star Wars costume.

 

 

 

 

 


How to Minimize your Hips

Big Butts be gone! is our motto. But how? Simple: we shall use the same tricks as magicians do: distraction!

If you have been blessed with wide, child-bearing hips, you are a perfectly proportionate gal, more guitar shape than hourglass, just like nature intended.  However today’s fashion standards dictate that we tame nature, so here we go:

Light color slim top and light wide legged pants:

French Connection Striped Wide Leg Pants French Connection Striped Wide Leg Pants    Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours Details: A fabulous pair of wide leg pants in a fashion-forward ivory tone, like these ones from French Connection, will take you far. Throw them on with a fitted blazer for work, or top them with a strappy tank and youre ready for an evening out. *Medium weight cotton-blend wide leg pants with thin tan and blue stripes from French Connection *90% cotton, 10% polyester *Inseam approximately 33″ *Waistband with belt loops *Center front zipper with double slide tab closure *Two angled front pant pockets *Wide leg * Care instructions: Machine wash cold inside out with like colors, do not bleach, do not tumble dry, iron low, do not dry clean *Imported*         

 

wide- legged pants

Thalian Black Wide Leg Cuff Pants Thalian Black Wide Leg Cuff Pants              

Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours Details: Mix and match Thalians basic pieces–and just have fun. These wide leg pants can be dressed up or down, worn with heels or flats, blazer or shirt. The options are endless. *Medium weight black twill wide leg pants from Thalian *63% polyester, 33% rayon, 4% spandex *Made of “Quadri-Stretch” – a unique fabric that stretches in four directions *Inseam measures 31″ *2″ waistband *Center front zipper with double slide tab closure *Wide leg *2″ cuffs * Care instructions: Machine wash warm, gentle cycle, do not bleach, tumble dry, iron on low, for best results dry clean *Imported

 

A-line type skirts, high waisted or regular

High Waisted A-Line Skirt. School Uniforms. High Waisted A-Line Skirt.           

This classy A-Line Skirt would look phenomenal with white button down shirt. Three button enclosure, and mid calf length. *Fabric: 59% Polyester, 38% Rayon, 3% Spandex *Machine Wash Cold *Hang to Dry

 

 

 

 


A-Line Skirt A-Line Skirt             

Crisp polished cotton sateen with a hing of Lycra ® spandex for a comfy fit. Flattering shape. Clean front, back elastic waist. Side zip. Imported. Washable.

 

Flounce skirts and dresses

Bay Studio® Career Black Skirt With Flounce Bay Studio® Career Black Skirt With Flounce            

A great basic black skirt with a “flirty” flutter hem line! Skirt features a relaxed fit, pull-on style, elastic waist, and a solid construction.

and with flattering prints

Floral A-Line Skirt Floral A-Line Skirt         

by JL Studio Georgette A-line skirt in a fun floral print with metallic copper pinstripes. Side zip, seaming and godet insets at the hem. Fully lined. Imported. * A-line silhouette is universally flattering *Metallic pinstripes add a modern touch *Dresses up or down with ease *Polyester; machine wash Womens, 28 long

Need more advice? see: Black Clothes make you slimmer? , Get a Waist!  and the Gorgeous Pant

Wardrobe builder: Shoes, shoes and more shoes!

Gorgeous | Shoes,Styling,Wardrobe |

 

Gorgeous ones…. we love shoes! Sandals, pumps, espadrilles, flats, boots, wedges, all colors, all styles, all shoes all the time. Which one of us can ever resist a shoe sale??? But Careful or you’ll wind up with a ton of shoes and not a pair to wear! Those wild tiger pattern stilettos might come at a bargain price but how many times and in what occasions can you wear them? 

The basic shoe wardrobe should suit us for work and play, have proper professional shoes and shoes for relaxing. Shoes change the look and feel of an outfit with ease . Make sure not to skimp on shoes and only buy good quality ones that will last. ALWAYS have at least one pair of black shoes of the following types: 

  • a pair of flats for work or play Flats are great, kitten heals also work great. they are comfortable and work well if you must wall a lot. have a pair of neutral ( black or tan) and a funky metallic if you can. The combination with your clothing is a MUST if you want to look gorgeous   
    N.Y.L.A. Shoes Jenica - Women's Fashion Sandal N.Y.L.A. Shoes Jenica
    – Women’s Fashion Sandal
                        

    A sophisticated slip-on casual with
    a pleated toe. Fit: True to Size.

     

     

     

     


     

     

     

     

  • two pairs of pumps one comfort pair for work and one dressing 
  • Cameo Pump - Black Cameo Pump – Black             

    Make a cameo appearance wearing this cute, comfortable heel
    from Corso Como. Featuring the Corso Como Comfort System
    this shoe also features a lovely black leather upper with
    unique stitching details at the vamp and just above
    the 2 inch covered leather heel.

     


    Attitude - Black Attitude – Black           

    Make a fashion statement in these gorgeous d’orsay pumps
    from Chinese Laundry. Featuring a glossy black patent upper
    , d’orsay design and sexy 3 3/4 in stiletto heel.
    Jeans or a skirt, these shoes are paired great with both!

     


  • a pair of sexy sandals for evening dressing
  • Women's Matisse Leather Wedge Heel Mina Thong Sandal - Black Women’s Matisse Leather Wedge       

    Heel Mina Thong Sandal –

    Black         

    You’ll feel like you were born to dance in this yummy leather thong sandal by Matisse! Seriously significant sparkle and shine is the highlight of this wedge thong with a bright “crystal” ornament as the centerpiece. A glowing silky soft leather upper and brushed footbed brings this women’s shoe delight together. Simple, yet extremely elegant! 1-1/2″ wedge. *Imported. *Whole sizes only, 5-10.


  • a pair of casual sandals  for play and weekend only
  • Gauze Thong Sandal - Black Gauze Thong Sandal – Black                 

    It’s like walking barefoot, only better. Light-as-air gauze whispers against your skin while the women’s sandal’s plushly cushioned flexible “leather” sole softens every step you take. Smooth metallic leather is so comfy between the toes. So easy and comfortable, you’ll want to get this chic women’s flat in more than one hue. Women’s shoes available in teal, black, pistache, coral or white. This shoe is not sold in size 10-1/2. We suggest that size 10-1/2 customers order size 11. *Whole and half sizes, 5.5-10, 11. *Imported.


  • a pair of boots               
    ECCO Women's Bremen Tall Boot ECCO Women’s Bremen        

    Tall Boot        

     

    Reign in great style in these tasteful Ecco Bremen riding boots. Smooth leather or soft suede upper with round toe, delicate center seaming, neatly trimmed 5 1/2 inch diameter collar, 15 inch shaft with full zipper, double contrast stitched center seam on outer boot with gored suede detail at top of shaft and wraparound ankle buckle and stud detail. Smooth fabric and leather lined insole, textured outsole with 2 inch stacked square heel. Gorgeous worn over a pair of jeans or pants.


     

     

  • a pair of rain shoes… these are: shoes that will not be ruined if you are caught in the rain
  • a pair of athletic shoes
  • Helly Hansen Water Moc 2 Street Shoes Women's (Black / White) Helly Hansen Water Moc 2 Street       

    Shoes Women’s (Black / White)        

    The adaptable Watermoc 2 delivers elements of versatility and style to the watersports world. Originally made for all activities on and around the water, the slip-on Watermoc is one of Helly Hansen’s most popular styles for sport or casual wear. It’s designed with a LIFA open mesh upper that quickly dries; an Ultra Storm Grip rubber outsole that holds on wet rocks, decks and streets and midfoot stabilizers for added performance on technical terrain.


  • a pair of comfort shoes to be worn when NO ONE ELSE sees you
  • Adult Black Jester Shoes Adult Black Jester Shoes                 

    Create your own look with our adult black jester shoes. Browse through our other costume accessories to find other items to finish the look. Main Features Black satin jester shoes Curled tipped toes Black vinyl shoe soles Elastic top for comfortable fit Sizing Adult size Small (10 long) Adult size Medium 10 1/2 long) Adult size Large (12 long) Roughly measured from heel to toe Fabric & Care Costume made of 100% polyester Hand wash cool water and line dry

     

     


    Get A Waist!

    What’s the buzz about? I tell you, for the rest of 2008 and 2009 the word in fashion is WAIST!! This fall, feminine shapes make a comeback and are here to stay for a while! So OUT with the flowy and  pouffy, out princess cut dresses, out low hip trousers and IN with the waist.

    Waists are appearing in high waist trousers and skirts; they are showing in jackets and knit sweaters.

    Check out these finds from   

     

    It’s easy to show off your figure if you are the hourglass type .So what is a girl with NO WAIST to do? Hear my advise :FAKE IT! If you are a TINY Girl or have a short top this gorgeous Black knit top from Petite Sophisticate is a must!! SHHHH! Don’t tell anyone it’s less than $25

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    I Went 3 WEEKS on The Grapefruit Diet

    Gorgeous | Health,Main |

    Well, not the infamous one with bacon and such, but the one that claims by eating a grapefruit a day (without changing your diet or exercising) you will lose 2 to 4 pounds in a month.

    It’s not much, but then again there is no effort involved. A friend gave me two bags of grapefruit from a neighbor’s tree, what do I have to lose? A month will pass either way, and since I do not take any medication that could react with grapefruit, I’ll go for it.

    Does it work? Was it bad? He’s a day by day chronicle

    Day 1:
    My clothes are tight from Valentine’s leftovers and inactivity.
    I haven’t had a grapefruit in quite some time, so it was appetizing to just peel it and eat it as an orange ( with some Splenda). Oh yum!

    Day 2:

    SUNDAY ! otherwise known as pizza from scratch and pasta day at home. Can this really work?
    I eat my grapefruit as part of my breakfast as the pizza is baking, Splenda to the rescue!
    Incredibly turns out that at the end of the day, my clothes are not tight( despite the pizza and pasta) I’m puzzled

    Day 3:

    Bad, bad day at work and I forgot to pack my grapefruit! Ate my regular food plus a bag of salted peanuts! I get home juice couple and make a cocktail with a little vodka and some Grand Marnier. Oh…. I hope this works!

    Day 4:

    Had half of a glass to grapefruit in the morning and was actually looking forward to another half glass in the afternoon.
    Humm… my face does not seem as “bloated”.

    Day 5:

    This morning I fit in my “skinny pants”! Maybe it is working? I had a glass of juice in the morning. Then went to work, where there was free breakfast. I could not resist scrambled eggs and bacon. In the afternoon someone gave me chocolate. When I got home I has another grapefruit in juice. I wonder if today I offset all other days.

    Day 6:
    I had a glass of juice in the AM; by midmorning I don’t feel as grumpy and groggy as I usually do; so I skip the midmorning coffee with cream. Before going home, I stopped by the supermarket (to pickup more grapefruit) and weighed myself….2 lb. less that last week? Maybe it was water weight.

    Day 7:

    Left the house in a hurry, without having ANY grapefruit. There was chocolate candy at work, so I sacrificed my self and ate some, for our experiment’s sake, since I’m not supposed to modify my diet or routine in any other way. Had a glass at 6PM once I was back, funny I’m not desperately hungry as I usually am in the evening.

    Day 8:

    Had glass of juice mid-morning. It’s funny how I’ve grown to enjoy the fresh scent of the fruit as I cut it. After lunch, I did another weight check and confirmed the missing two pounds, now almost 2 and one half pounds.

    Day 9-16

    Was on business trip, still managed to have a glass of GF juice (who knows if from concentrate or what kind). Of course, did not watch what I ate, not a scale in site. I guess I’ll assess the damage once home.

     

    Days 17-21

    I must admit the grapefruit curbed my appetite a bit and that I feel less bloated. I did not gain an ounce on the business trip despite the extra goodies!

    And now the million dollar question: did I lose weight?…. YES! a minimal 5 pounds, not bad for the effort!

    If all I came out a tad healthier on account of the extra vitamin C and antioxidants, and it gave real motivation for trying to modify my diet.

    So: is it worth it?  If all you can do is a minimal change, then try it, you have nothing to lose. 

     

    Do NOT expect a miracle, but think about it: it’s unlikely you will not gain weight and we can all use a little extra vitamin C

    Wardrobe Builder : The Indispensable Sheath Dress

    Gorgeous | Main,Styling,Wardrobe |

    Gorgeous ones, you cannot go another season without a classic black sheath dress!

    It’s the classic of all classics, the key piece of a proper diva’s wardrobe, and there is one for every gorgeous size of us  and one  for every budget! Since most of has does not have a grand to spend of a dress, I attacked my search with $500 limit… and here are the results! Pair with Classic shoes, a clutch, classic jewelry and you are ready for a night in town!

    Think of the dress in  terms of how many times you will wear it,and you will see it makes total sense even if you spend a little bit more!

     

     On the High side:$425

    D & G Sheath Dress With Trim Black D & G Sheath Dress With Trim Black                  

    Sexy and shapely, this is the shift’s answer to a catsuit.
    Featuring a body-hugging fit,
    sleek acetate-blend fabric, and a full zip back,
    it hugs all your curves with the perfect demure allure.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    Not so High: $265

    James Perse Cashmere Sheath Dress with Pockets in Black James Perse Cashmere Sheath Dress
    with Pockets in Black
         

    The man who brought the lowly T-shirt to haute artform
    continues to produce the most desirable basics
    on any fashion avenue.85% cotton 15% cashmere.
    Dry clean only. Unlined. Front pockets.
    Shoulder seam to hem measures 39″ in length.

     

     

     


    Low $30

    Sheath Dress Sheath Dress      

    This dress is designed for shape and ease! Imported. * Banded scoop neckline . *Slimming inset waist. *Chest darts for shape. *Back vent for walking ease. *Fully lined. *Polyester/rayon/spandex; machine wash. *23 from waist. *Misses

     

     

     

     


    This fabulous dress with gorgeous pockets  is $40

    Avenue Ponte Sheath Dress Womens Plus Size Avenue Ponte Sheath Dress Womens Plus Size     

    It is easy to achieve elegance when you slip on this ponte sheath dress. Sleeveless. Empire waist. On seam side pockets. Darting at bust. Knit. Stretch. Imported. Cotton/Polyester/Spandex. Machine wash. Approx 41 1/2″ long. Womens 14/16-30/32. Womens Plus Size Fashion Apparel Clothing for Women sizes 14 to 32

     

     

     


     

     

    And if you are a petite, you can look gorgeous for $89

    Petite - Washable Sheath Dress Petite – Washable Sheath Dress            

    Machine wash-and-dry fitted sleeveless sheath dress. Back slit hidden back zip. 25″ from waist (23″ Petite). Polyester/wool with 2-way Lycra stretch for added comfort. Imported.