Monday, August 30, 2010

A Post from Hope ... A Henri Bendel "Me Day"

Hello there, gorgeous girls!  
Hope here ... 
so nice to meet you in person!

As one of the eight Ooh La Frou Frou girls,
I'm so very excited about our new blog!
For my very first post, I've chosen to talk about 
something near and dear to my heart.
Me Days.
Okay, I'll admit it.  I love days that are all about Me.  

You know ...  those very special days that you can call your own ...
those days that give you permission to put your own little label on them.  
Maybe that label says "Art Gallery Day" 
or "Leisurely Lunch with a Girlfriend Day"
or "Fly Off to Paris for a Mad Getaway Day."
(Okay, sorry. Went a little crazy with that last one.)

  Well ... the other day I was lucky enough to have a Me Day.
(Underlined, of course, because of how special they all are!) 

This particular Me Day was as pretty as a picture.
The sun was streaming in my apartment window and
the city was coming to life outside it. 
So, I started the day with a simple thing that always 
makes me feel wonderful.
A good, long stretch. 
 Hey, it doesn't take much to make me happy. 
Well ... maybe it does.  Where was I? 

I happily pondered which label my Me Day would wear
as Olive and I leafed through the latest issue of Vogue,
For my day, I had no desire to escape the city.
Nope.  Not me.
In fact, if asked to describe myself in two little words, it would be:


  A Day as Pretty as a Picture - Illustration by Sandy , artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection.  Illustration created specifically for the Ooh La Frou Frou Collection blog. 
 I love everything about the city.
I love the fact that my favorite cappucinno with a foam heart on top 
is just a few steps from my door.
And on my Me Day, that is the first place Olive and I hit
as soon as we stepped foot on the sidewalk.

I also love leisurely strolling past the fabulous townhouses
and fantasizing about who might live there. 

Fancy Townhouse Illustration by Sandy, artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection.  Illustration from artist archives.
Yep, I'm a City Girl. 
I just love the hustle and bustle of every magical day.

On most days, I might hop in a cab
or take the subway to get to where I need to go.
But on this particular Me Day, I chose to just set out
on foot and enjoy the city around me.

I had decided to visit a favorite place ..
a girl's playground ....
a place that is fantasy land of accessories for the girly-girl ...
the super-stylish Henri Bendel on Fifth Avenue.
Filled with all of kinds of goodies that make us smile,
Henri Bendel never fails to make me feel good ...
which is precisely why Henri Bendel was my destination
on this Me Day. 
What could be better than a little shopping in this girl's wonderland of accessories.
Illustration of Henri Bendel signature fobs that you will see on many of Bendel Handbags by Sandy, artist, Ooh La Frou Frou Collection.  Photo credit: unknown source.
And since you, my new girlfriends, weren't with me on my Me Day, 
I took a some snaps of a few things that Henri Bendel has to offer!

Lacquer Jewelry Box, Stone Cluster Bracelet and Triple Threat Cocktail Ring
Ball Gown Pearl Necklace, Centennial Stripe Jewelry Roll and Glam Hoop Earrings
Bendel Bow Print Scarf, Lady with Dog Desk Diary and West 57th Frame Cosmetic Clutch

Clockwise, from top: Debutante Slim Suede Asymmetric Clutch (red), Debutante Asymmetric Mock Croc Clutch, Taxi Girl Shopper (pink), No. 7 Quilted Shoulder Bag
What would you put in your
Henri Bendel shopping bag?


Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

henri bendel... swoon!

DEva Weddings said...

Your blog is SO beautiful, creative and enjoyable!! I LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing the adventures of your glam girls with us :)
Happy Monday, hope you have a wonderful week!

How To Be Perfect said...

Gorgeous pictures and I love the cup and saucer x

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I'm with Little Miss, I am nearly drooling. Henri Bendel, mmmmmm. My sweet Millie would love that puppy bowl, I'm certain that Olive adores hers (I just know she has one!). And the jewelry, oh I just LOVE it! I will take one of each :)

Thank you for paying us a visit, Miss Hope! It is such a pleasure to meet you, darling!


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Hope just called and is so excited about the fact that there have been four comments already! Just wanted to let you all know. She said she just loves welcoming more and more girlfriends into her glamorous girlfriend circle!

living well said...

Fabulous!! I adore Bendels! And Me Days are a must!

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Love the Mock Crock clutch. Gorgeous tone of pink and would love to have.

An amazing post. So much fun! I can't wait for next Monday. Truly, well done - love Me days - they are an absolute must. Keep up the wonderful work ladies, it is a treat to visit. =)

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Added your blog to my Daily Dose of Luxury list of favorite blogs. :) Thanks for Monday breath of fresh air. Have a great week ladies!

Celeste said...

your blog is the perfect dose of glamour and happiness!

Sarah Klassen said...

I am dying over this post... dying... I want to live in it! What a perfect way to start the week -- thank you! And also, for your kind, kind comments -- they always put a smile on my face :)


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...


I just love all my new girlfriends! Just look at all of your tiny pictures under Glamorous Followers. Each one of them should be framed!

And a special thanks to the sweethearts that are dropping by to chat in comments ... oh. my. gosh. We'll have to get together for coffee sometime when you're in the city. I can't tell you what your comments mean to me! This blogging stuff is FUN!

ABC said...

I'll take one of each of the accessories, please and thank you! How FABULOUS!

Yelena said...

this post made smile.
i love ME days, and yours sounds amazing.
i envy your life in the city.
i'm a big city girl, stuck in a small city until i'm done with college :)

Johanna said...

So adorable! Love the illustrations and the Me Day. Everyone needs one of those!

Kristin said...

I can't get over how gorgeous those illustrations are!