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Friday Fun

Hello-hello, all.  The Consort here striding confidently mikeside to entertain you for a moment or two.  The (lovely and talented) Princess has asked me to step as she frantically attempts to sort out too many business and social commitments.  Strap yourself in… this is going to be a fun ride!

Let’s first discuss people doing bizarre things to unsuspecting pets:

Via Boston.com

What is it that makes people think a pug makes a cute flower?  Besides the fact that they would be correct I have a great mental image of someone sitting at the kitchen table designing this costume.  They look at the flowers in a vase.  They look at the dog.  Back to the flowers… Ding! Lightbulb moment and the rest is history.

Via Huffington Post

Somewhere Lynda Carter is shuddering.  I can’t believe Wonder Woman ever imagined looking like this.  That face says a lot about the dog’s feelings about this whole costume thing.

Huffington Post /Shoe the Linux librarian (R)

I always thought that you could never go wrong with pigs and pirates.  And I would be wrong.

Via Huffington Post

Some pug owners venture off into the world of science fiction when they dress up their dogs.  I can’t believe I actually wrote that sentence.  But then for some people pink unicorns and Mr. Spock are very real.  To those people I wish nothing but sparkly rainbows.  Live long and prosper.

Owned by Pugs

But take heart!  Batman and Robin are on the case.  Actually Robin looks he needs to push away from the buffet table but Batman is looking heroic.

It’s all fun and, bless their hearts, the dogs seem to be good sports about the whole thing.

For those forced to get around on only two legs there is always the Scrabble option.  Two options actually, the Ladies version ($59.99) or the Unisex model ($39.99).

What's a 7-Letter Word For....

Here’s hoping you have good luck as you put your Halloween costume together for this year.  Trust me, there are some costume suggestions out there that will give you a case of the vapors.

It’s time for me to get back to the shipping department.  Thank you for indulging me these few moments.  Don’t forget to treat your waitperson well because they’re working hard for you today.  Have a great weekend!


Filed under Friday Fun, Posts by the Princess Consort, preppy

Grand Openings and Wacky Costumes

Hello-Hello, what a glorious Friday it has become, these are the days you dream of if residing in The Great Midwest.  Today we have a few news Bits and Bytes, the majority with a retail overtone, we’ll cap that off with a touch of Friday Fun.

We begin with a glance at Wednesday night’s party at the just-opened Brooks Brothers in Georgetown. This one included a good number of notables, as one might expect in the Capitol. Below left, DJ Benjamin Chang with Fox News anchor Ed Henry, on the right, Self magazine’s DC Editor Marc Adelman with his little one. (Although Brooks does not offer infant sizes, the photo serves as a good reminder that really, it’s never too early.)

Photos: REVAMP.com

Naturally The Consort was impressed by this.


The store is on M Street in space previously occupied by Smith & Hawken as well as part of a Pottery Barn, if the memory cells are at all functional today.

Hillary Leeb/The Georgetown Dish

In addition to our fondness for the apparel and accessories at Brooks, we enjoyed seeing some of the furniture showcased in the new digs.

Photos: REVAMP.com

Nothing like a little custom made madras to make me smile.

The party also served as a fundraiser, the Trust for the National Mall was the beneficiary, almost $5000 was raised for that very good cause.


Also today:

  • LL Bean’s new King of Prussia store opened last weekend, it is the venerable retailer’s 15th shop, located not too far from the Lilly KOP store.

Gene Walsh/Times Herald Staff

  • Marimekko, the Finnish design firm offering amazing textiles (and so much more), has opened its New York flagship.

T Magazine/The New York Times

  • While not a store opening, we have to applaud the folks at Hermès, for the ‘family reunion’ they hosted this week. Women’s Wear Daily reports the upscale firm closed all of its US stores Sunday, Monday & Tuesday so they could fly all 515 employees to a party and recognition ceremony, a very cool (and savvy) thing to do.


We close today with a look at some of the year’s more bizarre Halloween costumes. The initial idea came via a story in Guest of a Guest; it showcased the ‘Roadkill’ costume, noting that “We can all agree that being run over by a car and disemboweled is every kid’s dream.” The only thing we can offer is the thought “Especially because that’s how all mothers want to envision their child.”

Kids "Road Kill" costume from Halloween Costumes

From its description on the Halloween Costumes website:

“Scrape your child off the side of the road and turn him into real road kill with this funny costume!”

This one can be yours for $48.99.

Here’s one we discovered while idly wasting time when doing research for the post, the Baby Billion Dollar Costume. Originally I thought this was a commentary on the high cost of bringing up a child, until I read the description: “Now your toddler can get in on the family gangster action with this Billion Dollar baby costume!”

Via HalloweenCostumes.com

Fully acknowledging our terminally unhip life, is there something we have missed about “family gangster action”?

Finally, there is this: your infant as roast turkey.

Martha Stewart

More than ideal for inclusion in both our Help Me Understand and You Can’t Make This Stuff Up categories, we pondered the possibility this was what we used to call a ‘sight gag,’ perhaps someone having fun with Photoshop.  Wrong.


Very wrong.

Martha Stewart

Of course, if you prefer baking over roasting, there’s always this.

Martha Stewart

May your weekend be sunny and bright!


Filed under Help Me Understand, preppy, You Can't Make This Stuff Up