Happy Friday everyone, direct from Princess HQ in “the country’s frozen midsection.” (Is it just us, or does this sound like an area of the body desperately in need of cosmetic surgery?)
Having ripped off completely borrowed liberally for the title of our post, let us do The Good first, shall we?
The Good would definitely cover the delightful person responsible for surprising us with this:
Thank you Miss Breaking News!
Now, there are some rules associated with this honor:
- Put the logo on your blog or post.
- Nominate at least 10 blogs which you think are fabulous.
- Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
- Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
Here are ten more blogs that we just adore (not to mention Breaking News!) and read almost every day:
Imelda Matt (his logo is so fun)
Now we do the Five Addictions:
#1. Silly Tilly & Scooter-the-Wonder-Cat
#3. The fabulosity that is Mad Men.
#4. At least we’re not alone with this next one:
#5. Our issues with #4 require vigilance; one of these is clipped on as soon as we are dressed.
As far as The Bad is concerned, regular readers won’t be surprised to see news of 1,100 layoffs at our favorite retailer, that isn’t making us feel any better about the future at Saks. As the Financial Times put it:
“Saks’ cost-cutting follows news on Wednesday from its rival Neiman Marcus that it was shedding 375 jobs, or about 3 per cent of its staff, after seeing December comparable sales fall by almost a third.
Tiffany, the jewellers, reported a 35 per cent fall in comparable sales at its US stores in November and December, and has said it is considering further cost-cutting measures, having already offered early retirement packages to some 800 employees.”
Or as the Jewelry Designer Extraordinaire Wendy Brandes put it:
“Saks is still having its crazy sale. If you buy something, they might also throw in some store fixtures and a few sales associates.”
And double-ouch for anyone employed at Circuit City, or holding a giftcard from the latest in the liquidation line.
Are we the last one on the planet to learn that The Preppy Potato closed? Just above the “Spring Coming Soon” graphic on their home page is the following message:
“We have decided to close shop. Thank you for your years of business. We have enjoyed working closely with all of you.”
For those unfamiliar with the company, the Potato offered belts with classic icons; they could also be monogrammed. (Two shown below.)
What a shame.
Frankly, we should have put that little item above in with The Bad. Oh well. Thank you again Miss Breaking News, we are ever-so-grateful for your generosity!
With that we say “Adieu” until the next time. Do enjoy your weekend and stay warm!