3 things – Best Weekend EVER

Featuring Too Faced, The Hungry Cat and The Hives

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I had Thursday, Friday AND today off. As if that wasn’t reason enough – here are 3 things that occurred to secure this as the best weekend EVER.

• On Thursday, along with a handful of other bloggers, I was whisked by white party limo to The Queen’s Bakery for what my husband described as a “girl’s pleasuredome” – the party to celebrate the launch of Too Faced’s Love Sweet Love holiday collection.

From the first sip of champagne in the limo with my sweet friend Amber of Beauty Junkies Unite, to sitting in the storybook-like setting and listening to Jerrod talk about the inspiration for the collection (a Christmas trip to Paris with his husband and the realization that life is never more beautiful than when you’re in love) to decorating cupcakes with two of my blog heroes (Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog and Elessa of Pursebuzz), the night was magical, to say the least.

TooFacedEvent4 3 things   Best Weekend EVERBec of Beautylish, Amber and I get our prom on.

TooFacedEvent1 3 things   Best Weekend EVERJerrod amongst the beautiful place settings at the event.

TooFacedEvent3 3 things   Best Weekend EVERJen of From Head to Toe, Elessa, Karen and me.

Oh you guys, wait until you see the products! We’ll be featuring EVERY piece of the launch within the next few weeks, so you’ll get to see it in all it’s beautiful glory. It very well may be my favorite holiday collection.

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• On Friday I had lunch at one of my favorite restaurants; The Hungry Cat in Hollywood – Prince Edward Island Oysters and a Soft Shell Crab sandwich. I really do think I may be part seal, because seafood makes me unbelievably happy.

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• Finally, The Hives played a show at my local bar Pappy and Harriet’s (just named by Billboard Magazine as one of the Top Ten “Hidden Gems” of the country and named by my husband and I as the reason we moved to the desert!) It was one of the best shows I’ve seen in years – Swedish rock-and-roll under the California desert stars!

So now I’d like to know, if you could replicate my weekend to your liking – what would make it YOUR best weekend ever? Copy and paste the following and let’s play 3 things…

• A beauty brand invites you to a party; what brand sends the invitation?
• You dine at your favorite restaurant, where do you go and what do you order?
• You get to see a huge band at a small club, who would you want to see?

Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.

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    Tyna Werner

    Wow – that’s one nice weekend @stef – a little jealous here!

    A beauty brand invites you to a party; what brand sends the invitation?

    Hmm, I’m pretty darn excited by a recent invitation from MAC to celebrate their Marilyn Monroe themed collection this Wednesday. Earlier this summer, I was lucky enough to celebrate the Hey Sailor launch with the MAC peeps and let me say, they know how to party! Stay tuned for the MM launch details!

    • You dine at your favorite restaurant, where do you go and what do you order?

    My new favorite place here in LA is Son of a Gun – it’s a seafood place but has some yummy veggie options. I would order the pimento cheese, and homemade potato chips, whatever salad is on the daily changing menu, an order of french fries (can never get enough potatoes), a couple of slow gin fizzes and for dessert, the browning ice cream sundae served in a cute little mason jar!

    • You get to see a huge band at a small club, who would you want to see?
    Hands down, Radiohead.
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    lucylemonade

    • A beauty brand invites you to a party; what brand sends the invitation?

    This is a hard question! There are a few I would like. If we could turn back time, the Hello Kitty MAC party would be my ultimate dream! However, currently I would love a MUFE party with lots of fantasy make-up since I’m getting into the Halloween vibe.

    • You dine at your favorite restaurant, where do you go and what do you order?

    Leunig’s Bistro in Burlington Vermont, especially this time of year with the leaves changing colors. They have an amazing cheese plate with Vt cheeses and cherry compote. Pumpkin Risotto and Creme Brulee for dessert.

    • You get to see a huge band at a small club, who would you want to see?

    Lady Gaga.

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    lipglossandspandex

    • A beauty brand invites you to a party; what brand sends the invitation? MAC :)

    • You dine at your favorite restaurant, where do you go and what do you order? I have too many favorite restaurants to pick just one! I’d probably have to go to several and make it an all day eating extravaganza! ;) Bartini/Urban Fondue, Papa Haydn, Matador are some of my faves.

    • You get to see a huge band at a small club, who would you want to see? I’m not crazy about live music… and a huge band in a small club would mean being super crowded with sweaty concert-goers. Ewwww. Probably Green Day.
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    glamazon56

    A beauty brand invites you to a party; what brand sends the invitation?
    I would love to go to a YSL beauty party! They have fab gift with purchases (makeup bags that can be used as a clutch!) so I assume there would be Champagne and great goodie bags!!!

    • You dine at your favorite restaurant, where do you go and what do you order?
    It would have to be Peter’s Inn in Baltimore, where I would order the blackened sea scallops with sharp cheddar cheese grits..and their amazing salad and garlic bread!!! yum!

    • You get to see a huge band at a small club, who would you want to see?
    Hmmm….tough one….Prince or U2???

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    Krista

    • A beauty brand invites you to a party; what brand sends the invitation?
    —-Hmmmm…Probably Tarte. Judging by the entries on their site, those ladies sound like they are probably a lot of fun. And I love, love, love their makeup.
    • You dine at your favorite restaurant, where do you go and what do you order? —-I don’t eat there often, and in fact haven’t been back since I moved back to New England, but I dream of this little Italian place in Salem, Ma called Bella Verona. It’s small and in the bottom portion of what appears to once have been a residence. They make this pasta dish–Penne ai Formaggi Misti–it’s this decadent, cheesy pasta that puts any other alfredo to shame. I’m totally going to have to go soon b/c Salem in the fall is amazing and great for walking off a cheesy Italian pasta dish.
    • You get to see a huge band at a small club, who would you want to see? —I don’t know what counts as huge, but I’d love to see Mumford & Sons–I just love everything they do and I think they’d be amazing in a small venue.

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    turboterp

    @stef , I am mesmerized by your “best weekend” (I’ll say it was!). Thanks for the vicarious thrills!

    A beauty brand invites you to a party; what brand sends the invitation?
    Chanel. I rarely treat myself to their lovely items, so it would be a thrill to see a whole bunch of things at once.
    You dine at your favorite restaurant, where do you go and what do you order?
    Ikaros, my fave spot in Baltimore’s Greektown, where I’d have Saganaki (flaming cheese… literally, on fire!), fresh shrimp with orzo, and baklava for dessert.
    You get to see a huge band at a small club, who would you want to see?
    I’ll always be a punk rock girl at heart, so I’d love to see X or Rancid in a tiny venue.

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    irene

    • A beauty brand invites you to a party; what brand sends the invitation? Tarte, I’m really digging this line.. Besides, I get to go to MAC parties so I need to mix it up a bit!
    • You dine at your favorite restaurant, where do you go and what do you order? Marché Moderne. .It’s no fluke that I’m still hot on a little French restaurant right under my nose even after several years.. I seem to always get their three-course prix fixe “Spontanée” for lunch. Every day they offer a new first course (usually a refreshing salad), two main courses (from which to choose) and for dessert made by one of the owners an amazing home made seasonal-inspired desserts all for ONLY $20.00!
    • You get to see a huge band at a small club, who would you want to see? If they were all still together that would be a resounding “Led Zeppelin!”

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    katezena

    • A beauty brand invites you to a party; what brand sends the invitation?
    Oh, that’s hard. I think either Urban Decay or Illamasqua (granted, they give me airline tickets.)

    • You dine at your favorite restaurant, where do you go and what do you order?
    Given how much I love Italian, Olive Garden is still my favorite and I looooooooooove their fettuccine alfredo, the breadsticks and their triple chocolate strata. In fact, when I order from the to-go menu, that’s what I order (sad, isn’t it? What I order at the restaurant is what I order to go? Yea, that’s me. Miss Predictable.)

    • You get to see a huge band at a small club, who would you want to see?
    Um, well, I don’t like live music. It really hurts my hypersensitive ears. They always turn it up too loud! (However, being a 90s girl, the Spice Girls would be uber awesome. I was stuck to my seat when they appeared at the Olympics. “I tell you what I want, what I really, really want…” Sorry.)

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      katezena

      I’ve never tried Inglot. As with all things out here in suburban Illinois, the nearest one is far, far away. XD I need to live somewhere closer to downtown but still QUIET. I love my quiet.

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