Monday, May 24, 2010

Wherever You Go - There You Are

Yesterday, a happy Sunday
Racing down the 405 freeway in the morning to get to Laguna Beach where the sky was blue and the tide was crazy high
Cafe creme and croissants at Jean Paul's bakery
Later lunch with an ocean view at the Coyote Grill
And then a quiet afternoon, sitting in the sun in my mother's spring garden
admiring her rosesand her blackberries
and her lavender
My mother had just returned from her vacation in Europe and she had a bunch of French magazines that she had bought for the flight home from Paris.
You know the usual Marie Claire, Vogue etc.
But in the group was a magazine that I had never seen before
with the tag line
Toutes Vos Envies Sont dans Envy
Sadly, it was frenchified version of OK or US magazine, complete with the usual celebrity nonsense....Kim Kardashian, Rachel Bilson, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson, Beyonce, Jennifer Aniston,Tori Spelling, Lindsey Lohan, Jessica al.
Kate Hudson & Cameron Diaz
La guerre est déclarée!
Belles et célibattantes: elles ont beaucoup en commun. Sûrement même un peu trop! Car depuis que Cameron sort avec l’ex de Kate, rien ne va plus...
So even France is polluted with B and C list American celebrities.
Wherever you to...there you are. You can't escape the cult of celebrity worship.
Sad, non?
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Looking Fab in your forties said...

I like those magazines, although more to see what the Z Listers are wearing than the stupid untrue stories written about them!

Savvy Gal said...

You are right. there was an event at the mall over the weekend, i can't believe people will wait in line for hours. : )

metscan said...

Same thing here with the magazines. I mean, what on earth does an average Finnish woman want to know about the doings of celebrities they don´t even know by name?

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The Townhouselady said...

Forget the trashy mags...

Your mother's garden is stunning. I am swooning over the sunshine and plantings. I'd read cereal boxes if I got to sit in that garden and smell the lavender.

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Wow, the garden looks so divine...peaceful, gorgeous, and I'm sure the smell is incredible! I agree with you, very sad that celebrity worship has tainted the sparkle of cultures worldwide. I noticed it in Italy and was somewhat disappointed.

I would absolutely be honoured to visit you on Rodeo Drive and see the gorgeous vintage pearls! It sounds like I place I will never want to leave! I am hoping to plan a trip to San Diego this summer, and if so I will be SURE to stop in on the way! :)


Wildernesschic said...

Sorry I hate those magazines, will never buy them. I am so bored by it all. I do however LOVE your mothers garden.. I love Lavender and have planted a lot last year, and her rose is stunning I bet the aroma is fantastic xx

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