Sooooooo...the nail ladies are on to me and now I have to find a new nail place to get my nails done. For the last three years I've been able to blissfully get my nails done and spy on all my nail ladies as they talk all kinds of smack about their patrons in Vietnamese because they thought I couldn't understand Vietnamese because they assumed I was Chinese. It was amazing. But now, I think that they're on to me. Mostly because one of the nail ladies said in Vietnamese "I'm on to her" and then kept shouting "don't speak Vietnamese" every time I come in. This has made every visit increasingly uncomfortable, knowing that they're secretly judging me and knowing that I know that I lied for the last three years and that I have understood every vile thing that they have said about everyone, and that the minute I walk out of there they are going to say the most vile things about me! How dare they! Now, I'm sitting in my massage chair, totally silent, in sunglasses, still pretending not to know what they're saying even though--they know that I know! I bypass the hand massage, the foot massage, the lotions, the cuticle treatments and the cool drying fan just so I can get out of there; because nobody can shame and embarrass you more by not saying one goddam word than Vietnamese nail ladies out to get you. Anyone know a good nail place...where I could pass for Chinese?
I have partnered with Maiyet for a pretty amazing giveaway. Maiyet is giving away an Icon Mini Messenger bag and all you have to do is go to my instagram @teapea19, follow @Maiyet, comment on my latest photo with your instagram handle and on September 3rd, 2016 Maiyet will email (possibly) you with where to send you the bag. See you on instagram!
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David Yurman is offering up something special: their Aluminum Renaissance Cable bracelets in a variety of vibrant colors, each inspired by a different cultural and historical experience. I'm wearing the yellow celadon which was inspired by "knotted ropes of yellow-green jade. Worn by the ancient Chinese as symbols of grace and status, now reborn as our Celadon Aluminum bracelet." Check out the other colors and see which power bracelet is perfect for you.
in collaboration with David Yurman
There's something better than breakfast at Tiffany's, and that is lunch at Cartier. Last week, I went on a little lunch break to Cartier and had the most wonderful and decadent experience. I tried on gold Love bracelets, a diamond Juste un Clou, pink and yellow diamond trinity rings, a triple mixed metal diamond solitaire, rose gold Love diamond rings; I drank Cartier water and ate Cartier mints. It was basically the most perfect day. As I was sitting in the chair with jewels brought to me, I remembered the last time I was at Cartier, and then I remembered that the last time I was at Cartier, I was snubbed! The last time I was there a few years ago, I was not yet a card carrying Cartier client and I asked to try on a gold Love bracelet. Instead of all the Cartier waters, diamonds and Cartier mints, I was Cartier rejected! First she told me, she didn't have my size. Then I said, I'll try on any size. Then she said that she couldn't let me. Then I asked her why. Then she looked dead into my eyes, lied, and said that it was Cartier's policy to not let anybody try them on. Scratches you see. Then I stormed out. Then the Cartier lady didn't do anything because she was happy to be rid of me. Sure, I was mad, but then, it's the price you pay to be an elitist. So now I just always remember to wear my Cartier when entering the store so that I can be an elitist too. How does that saying go? Cartier is always a good idea, unless you don't own any. #dontleavehomewithoutit