Ah yes, I am a Scorpio. No, I’m nothing to be afraid of I promise. Possibly the mix of an Italian Scorpio could be bit firey or passionate for most but I’ve had no complaints yet. Plus, I’d rather be a little firecracker than a boring Betsy , pessimistic Patsy, or even a jaded Jim (I made those all up. Thank You.). I usually don’t read my horoscope every single day , I’m not one to rely on something telling me how my day is going to turn out, assume how I’m feeling or what I should be expecting in the following weeks. I’ve decided 2011 to be expectation free . Instead, I like to read it sporadically. If I’m in a certain mood, I’ll look it up and just see if it pertains to how I am feeling. If it does, I’m happy. If it doesn’t, I say, “What the hell do you know astrological sign!!!”. But, today I decided to do it. As I’m sipping my morning coffee, catching up on the latest news (or gossip), looking at  some peeps pictures on Facebook (We all do it!!!) I opened another window and googled my horoscope. And wouldn’t you know….this is exactly how I’ve been feeling. Except for the  plow into a car part. I’ve done that 3 too many times. Ooopsy Daisy. Well, that’s all folks! Back to my morning coffee, office hours have started…….at the kitchen table. – Christina XO

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

It’s very easy to fall into worry-mode or to feel a bit down or withdrawn from others. This “sobering reality” is a little dark cloud over most people today. Don’t worry about this. Someday you’ll look back on this and plow into a parked car.




Bonkers for Bow ties

My dad has a very eclectic tie collection that ranges from the 70’s until present day. Every time I go back home I thrift through his closet and am baffled at the gaudy  to the classic.  I’m particularly fond of his bow ties which seem to be the craze today.  Men and Women are simply “Bonkers for Bow ties”.   A little history of the Bow tie if you will.

Bow tie – The bow tie (or informally called a dickie bow) is a type of men’s necktie. It consists of a ribbon of fabric tied around the collar in a symmetrical manner such that the two opposite ends form loops. Ready-tied bow ties are available, in which the distinctive bow is sewn into shape and the band around the neck incorporates a clip. Some “clip-ons” dispense with the band altogether, instead clipping to the collar. The traditional bow tie, consisting of a strip of cloth which the wearer has to tie by hand, may be known as a “self-tie,” “tie-to-tie,” or “freestyle” bow tie to distinguish it from these.

Did you know that the bow tie originated during the Prussian Wars of the 17th century? And to think they are now considered  to be one of the hottest fashion trends today. From the iconic star, playboy bunny, action hero, modern man, chic geek the Bow tie is a winner. Try it in your hair too!

If you don’t know how to tie one, here’s some help:

Here are some of some of my favorite pics with people sporting the bow tie. (Two of Robert Downey Jr. cause I’m such a huge fan and Blue is my favorite color.) Also, Below I got a little Bonkers for my new multicolored Bow tie (Front and Company). C’est Chic? Geek? Chic Geek? Do you notice anything besides my discolored feet? I got bows on my toes! Or should I say on my beautiful vintage heels that were once my grandma’s. – Christina