Beauty Snacks: Sites of the Day, Nov. 25

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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

The kitchen

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)…

Guard cat

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.


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  1. yadiq says:

    awwww i want one of those crazy cats

    they are so cute!

    i like their big paws!

    your dress looks so cute with your yellow aerosoles sandals – arent those shoes the bomb!

    i have them in black and i got them on sale just like you! i called about 15 aerosoles untili found em in black in my size!! rocked them on vacation lol

  2. rosie says:

    Hi Karen

    Thanks for bringing me back. I was there 20 years ago!! I have almost the same picturesm even the one with the penny. It’s good to know that some things dont change 🙂 Everything looks the same. I lived in Miami and a trip to the keys was 4 hours away. I miss that.

    Thanks for sharing your memories.


  3. Angel says:

    Eeee! Mitten cats! So so so cute!

    Wow, that’s a gorgeous home. Thank you for sharing your experience there!

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Yadi,

    I love those shoes! Aren’t they comfy? I’m kinda jealous that you have them in black!

    I wanted one of those cats to sneak into my purse and come home with me. 🙂

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Rosie,

    I bet some of the cats I saw yesterday were around when you visited. 🙂 I have still yet to eat a slice of key lime pie here, sigh!

    How long did you live in Miami?

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Angel,

    Yup! There were mitten cats everywhere! It was heavenly. 🙂

    Hope you are having a good Tuesday so far.

  7. BeautyTalk says:

    What a gorgeous home!

  8. Karen says:

    Hi BeautyTalk,

    Yup, it’s pretty.

  9. Luv J says:

    I would love to see his place.. it makes me wanna pick up one of his books again.. this time — no cliff notes! 😉

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Luv J,

    LOL! I was wondering if they would sell the Cliff Notes versions of his books in the gift shop (they didn’t).

  11. Hi Karen,

    So awesome you saw Hemingway’s house, very cool. And I am all about the six-toed kitty. Five kitty toes are cute but SIX come on! 🙂

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  12. rosie says:

    Hi Karen

    I was born in Miami and lived there until I was 28 and got married.The things we do for love. We moved to NW NJ (what a change) lots of farms and cows, deer and black bears. I have lived in NJ for 14 years. I love the snow and winter. The closest Sephora is 45 minutes away 🙁 but ships in a day


    PS Happy Thanksgiving!!

  13. Glitterati says:

    OMG, that new 90210 is beyond bad. Even having Lucille Bluth and Aunt Becky from Full House on it couldn’t save that trainwreck of a show. Old school all the way!

    I literally just got home from a Beverly Hills 90210 viewing party… Brandon’s hair! And multiple shades of neon in 1 outfit! And OVERALLS! So much win. I agree, OPI should have definitely stuck to the orignal.

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  14. Marisol says:

    Too many cats!

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