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Tom Ford For Men Skincare And Grooming – Where’s Patrick Bateman When You Need Him?

Tom Ford For Men Skincare and Grooming
Tom Ford For Men Skincare and Grooming

Yes. It’s widely known how much I love Tom Ford. His clothing for men and women is flawless, as is his beauty line for women. Oh, and his sunglasses? Yeah, I admit to swooning over the pair I own.

My Tom Ford (MEN'S) Marko Sunglasses. #WorkBitch
My Tom Ford (MEN’S) Marko Sunglasses. #WorkBitch

But can we sit down and talk about Tom’s campaign for his new skincare and “grooming” line for men? It WREAKS of American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman. 

“In the morning if my face is a little puffy, I’ll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now.

After I remove the ice pack, I use a Deep Pore Cleanser Lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub.

(Out of the shower)

Then I apply an herb mint facial mask which I leave on for ten minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an aftershave lotion with little or alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out, and makes you look older.

Then moisturiser, then an anti-ageing eye balm, followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.”



Exclusively at NM
Exclusively at NM


Okay, then.  So Mr. Ford’s exclusive collection of men’s fancy skincare is available only at Neiman Marcus.  I have a feeling my SilverFox husband wouldn’t be all that thrilled with a $25 lip balm, let alone a $150 Skin Revitalizing Concentrate.

Silly Tom Ford! Doesn’t he realize that WOMEN are the ones society expects to stay young and beautiful forever? WE spend the money on this stuff–and our husbands simply “borrow” it from time to time.  


NBC’s ‘Hannibal’ Official Trailer – Premieres April 4th

“Hannibal” – Photo: NBC


Elegant Horror“. That’s the phrase the producers are using to describe  NBC’s highly anticipated new series, Hannibal.  It  couldn’t be more accurate.   The atmospheric tone of this new show has me more than intrigued.  Frankly, I’m amazed that a network is attempting to show this much gore and disturbing imagery, but I’m really looking forward to it. I love, too, listening to the writers, actors and producers speak about this sacred ground with the exaltation it deserves.  Oh, please do take a moment, won’t you?

I’ll warn you, if the Hannibal Lecter books (by Thomas Harris) or the thrilling films, freak you out, this may not be your cup of tea. (Or your sautee pan of human organs.)



Now, here’s the thing:  Brittani – The Girl You Want and I are SERIOUS and PROTECTIVE about Hannibal.  We. Mean. Business.  “Do NOT screw it up”, is our constant mantra.

We are both on-board with the cast:  Take a look for yourself.


Hugh Dancy Special Agent Will Graham (13 episodes, 2013)
Mads Mikkelsen Dr. Hannibal Lecter (13 episodes, 2013)
Caroline Dhavernas Dr. Alana Bloom (13 episodes, 2013)
Lara Jean Chorostecki Freddie Lounds (13 episodes, 2013)
Aaron Abrams Brian Zeller (13 episodes, 2013)
Laurence Fishburne Agent Jack Crawford / … (13 episodes, 2013)
Hettienne Park Beverly Katz (13 episodes, 2013)
Scott Thompson Jimmy Price (13 episodes, 2013)
Torianna Lee Elise Nichols (3 episodes, 2013)
Demore Barnes Tobias Budge (2 episodes, 2013)
Austin Macdonald CJ Lincoln / … (2 episodes, 2013)


Hugh Dancy as Will Graham has much more depth, mystery and a quiet charisma than Edward Norton did in the film, Red Dragon.  Adding even more toughness is Lawrence Fishburne as Agent Jack Crawford.

Mads as LeChiffre in Casino Royale

Next up, we have Mads Mikkelsen (whom you may remember as LeChiffre in the James Bond film, Casino Royal; he had a rather nasty nervous tic wherein his eye would bleed tears while under stress during a particularly pricey poker gamer.  Oh, and yes…a certain torture scent involve a seatless chair, a tied up James Bond to said with ropes…all orchestrated by LeChiffre. (Aaain, Brittani and I consider this very scene as one of our all-time greatest film moments.)

As I’ve made it quire clear, This new series in indeed our cups of tea…to say the least.

Just remember those words:  ELEGANT HORROR.

What are YOUR thoughts on this? It’s just a TV show…it’s not real. (Well….much, anyway.)

Let me help you.  You will watch Hannibal.  You will watch it each week. And you will be alarmed, frighted, intrigued, maybe even put-off a bit by some scenes.  But. YOU. WILL. LOVE. HANNIBAL, which will premiering in NBC at April 4th from 10 pm to 11:00.

Now, you’ve been warned in a slightly more sinister fashion.  We are not merely ASKING you to watch Hannibal, Brittani and I are politely requesting that you sit down on Thursday evening at 10.00 p.m. sharp on your local NBC affiliate.

Are we coming in clear? 

President Obama Visits Letterman, Hosts Fundraiser With Jay-Z and Beyonce

Our President of the United States and Dave

Photo: CBS/WorldwidePants

President Obama has a busy Tuesday in NYC. He first stopped by ‘The Late Show‘ where he got the whole hour to talk with David Letterman. The two of course talked about his lovely wife Michelle Obama, and more serious topics like the current situation in Libya.

Dave couldn’t help but bring up is opponent Mittens Romney and the absolutely stupid comments he made at a recent fundraiser where he referred to the 47%, the number that Obama has in most polls against him, as “victims” and that he doesn’t need to worry about them. The President commented

One of the things I learned as president is you represent the entire country. If you want to be president, you have to work for everyone.”

Obviously something that Mittens doesn’t understand about the job that he’s applying for. President Obama added,

There are not a lot of people out there who think they’re victims. There are not a lot of people who think they’re entitled to something…We’ve got some obligations to each other, and there’s nothing wrong with us giving each other a helping hand so that that single mom’s kid, after all the work she’s done, can afford to go to college.”

Later, he spoke at a fundraiser at Jay-Z‘s 40/40 Club in Manhattan where he said that he and Mr. Carter have a lot in common.

Jay knows what my life is like,” he said. “We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than we are.” 


About 100 people were attendance for the $40,o00 a ticket party where Beyonce said that they were “proud” to be hosting the event for President Obama.

Oh, to be a fly on that wall.