Gimme That Old School BH 90210
OPI is rolling out a collection in January inspired by the newly revamped version of the 90s TV classic Beverly Hills, 90210. To this I give a big fat BOO! I want shades inspired by the old school show, with names like The Brenda-Kelly-Dylan Love Triangle and Kelly’s In a Cult.
A Rainy Day Makeup Project
Bellasugar shows how to make a lipstick palette out of a pillbox.
Un-Wrinkle My Lips, Please
OOH! I’ve been wanting to try this stuff. Beauty Addict takes a look at Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Lip ($30), a peptide product that promises to plump, smooth and hydrate lips.
Are You Down With Slow Blogging?
Slow is the new blog! Well, that’s what those in the new slow blogging movement believe, LOL!
Shop Wisely This Holiday Season
Be a responsible shopper this holiday season with these savvy shopping tips.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Ernest Hemingway’s (1899-1961) most productive writing years were the 10 years he spent living on Whitehead Street in Old Town Key West. He spent his thirties on Key West and wrote 70% of his published life’s work — including For Whom the Bell Tolls and To Have and Have Not — in a small, second-story writing studio overlooking his estate’s tropical gardens. Surrounded by his many cats, he would peck away at a little typewriter from dawn until about noon, and then either head downtown to get drunk at Sloppy Joe’s saloon or spend the afternoon deep sea fishing.
Hemingway was many things — a womanizer, manic depressive, egotistical, an alcoholic — but he was also a brilliant storyteller and one of my favorite writers of all time.
Here are some pictures of the place he called home…
The front entrance to the home and estate
One of the 49 cats that live on the property, a descendant of Hemingway’s first cat, Snowball
One of the side entrances to the main house
Most of the cats are polydactyl (they have extra toes), a genetic mutation.
A meeting of the minds…
The main dining room
Just another of the rooms…
The master bedroom, now claimed by one of the cats
He was young when he lived here (in his thirties)…
Stairway up to the writing studio
Mirror, mirror on the wall…
Interior of the writing studio
Upon their divorce (Hemingway married four times), Hemingway’s second wife, Pauline Pfeiffer, had this penny set in concrete by the swimming pool. They divorced because of his chronic infidelity, and years later Pauline would point at the penny and tell guests that she’s the woman who took Hemingway’s last cent.