Get your groove on, girlfriends. Personally, I'm not much for dancing, though I'm ballerina-mad, and I've been doing Ballet Beautiful exercise videos for the last 4 days, so, I'd say I'm nearly a professional.
Thank you all so very much for taking the time to share your super special beauty secrets with us - we are taking a few and adding them to our beauty routines!
Congratulations to the following kittens: Allison Evans, Kitty Blackwell, Lauren Thomann Hughes, Elizabeth Schneider, Sheena Mariee! Please email email@example.com to receive your jar of Egyptian Magic Cream!
*Please visit our website for the full rules of the giveaway. If winners have not contacted the above email by Monday, June 10 at 10am Catbird will forfeit the prize to this winner and Catbird reserves the right to select an alternate winner.
If there are two things us kittens adore it is a good skin cream and a top secret beauty tip - so we teamed up with our friends at Egyptian Magic to give five of our friends a chance to win their very own jar of cult favorite, Egyptian Magic Cream! To let you know just how magical it is, most of us are on our third application by noon each day.
How to win:
1. Comment on this blog post with your favorite beauty secret.
2. Like both Catbird and Egyptian Magic on Facebook for an extra chance to win.
3. Check back to this post on Friday, June 7 at noon to see the announced winners!
Good luck, kittens, we cannot wait to read your beauty secrets! xx
Hey birdies! You're bespectacled lady Anna here! After working with our lovely customers to create some beautiful combinations of engagement rings and wedding bands, I have been inspired to share some of my favorite stacks with you. Above is my favorite off-beat stack that would make any bride blush!
Last night I had the privilege of seeing Woody Allen and his Dixieland band at The Carlyle. It was delightfully fancy and quite thrilling - but I think the star of the show might have been the hotel itself.
Dorothy Draper (no relation to Don) knew a thing or two about glamour. And shininess!
Was this fine gentleman in The Shining?
A detail from the mural in Bemelmans Bar (by Ludwig Bemelman, of Madeline fame).
I wish I had a big, sparkly, glamorous necklace to wear to suit the occasion. This Lady Grey Triple Vex piece would have done nicely.
Perhaps moody, Scottish songs are not everyone's idea of a pick-me-up, but watching this documentary on Belle & Sebastian has made me re-fall in love with them. If you haven't recently, I recommend turning on If You're Feeling Sinister as soon as possible.
I can't wait to see them in Prospect Park this summer, despite how I feel about daytime/outdoor music. (Blech.)
We like your look! Kayleen McAdams shares her beauty secrets to achieving the Patti Smith inspired look Jessica Biel wore to the Met Ball - including her rad septum ring. For the record, we think Miss Biel ahh-hm Mrs. Timberlake can pretty much do no wrong.
My trip to Tulum, Mexico with a couple of very good friends. Here's what had happened and here's what I ate.
Welcome to AeroMexico! Our flight left at 7am so they gave us breakfast. Here you see a tiny omelet, some bread that no one ate, 5 tater tots, some tomato juice (that was later paired with vodka because it was free and I am not a very good flier) and the world's hottest coffee ever. The coffee was actually very good but we hit turbulence and then it was just a plane full of people desperately trying to lap up their scalding hot beverages before they got a chance to spill all over the place. My friend Brittany was wearing white jeans and I was very nervous for her.
We stayed in a bungalow on the beach and ate this ^ every morning at the hotel's restaurant. And it was FREE. I forget what name they gave it but it was Huevos Rancheros with scrambled eggs instead of fried. It also came with guacamole, black beans, tomato, cucumber, orange juice, coffee, one million corn tortillas, and (of course) some delicious tropical fruit that I am unfortunately allergic to :'(
While we were there I took every opportunity to beef up my spanish. I was pretty relentless and eventually even the waitress made fun of me saying that breakfast time had become a spanish class because of all my questions about the menu. It was hands down the best food I've ever had.
Coming back home to make my own breakfast sucked. It really really sucked. Hard boiled eggs and Melba Toast? I nearly cried.
p.s. Mantequilla is butter. Who knew.
The place where we stayed was within walking distance to the Mayan Ruins. Now, when I say "within walking distance" I mean it was crazy crazy hot, everyone's directions were "walk down the beach and then make a left and then you can get there" and we wished we had bikes. But as luck should have it we were in Mexico so any kind of complaining was just ridiculous and strongly frowned upon.
It was so incredibly beautiful. I snuck into a tour group for a couple of minutes to learn some stuff about sacrificing people or whatever but it was soooo busy! We even made sure to go right when it opened but it was still overrun. Either way it was very interesting and I would like to go again with a personal guide.
I imagine it to be something very special without all that clutter <3
Here is Coqui Coqui! It's a perfumery in Tulum that is also a Hotel and an amazing amazing restaurant. Photographed here is the burger I had and part of my thumb. I got a burger because whatever, I don't know. It was probably a bad idea anyway because no one knew what "rare" meant and the only word I could think of to describe what I wanted in spanish was "sangre" and that is just a creepy thing to run around saying to people when you're talking about dinner.
Me- "can I have it rare?"
Waiter- "I don't know what is rare"
Waiter- "I'm sorry"
Me- "Sangre" *Blood
Turns out I can make people uncomfortable all over the world.
I also drank Tequila and lime. It was fantastic and I had a ton of it.
Anyway, my friends got amazing salads with fresh seafood and the most ripe avocados the earth has ever seen. Scott also got a carafe of Sangria that was full of fresh fruit and could've lasted a fortnight for someone who wasn't on vacation.
On my last day I got on a plane and ate this. A "turkey" and cheese sandwich with some kind of coffee flavored flan-ish dessert, another makeshift bloody mary, and a pretty decent tiny salad. We watched Jack Reacher which was almost as bad as Gigli and then they turned off the movie like 30 minutes before it ended! So now I have to see it all over again to figure out how Tom Cruise gets the girl back from the fingerless Siberian psycho.
This Mother's Day our bird, Rachel, gifted her big sis and honorary bird, Sarah, with this incredible new mama stack. We saw it and all immediately swooned. Sarah wears a mixture of threadbares, twisted stackers and an Opal Teardrop snuggled up with an N Alphabet Ring for her new son, Nate.
Thanks Who What Wear for including our Chained to my Heart Earrings in your Editors' Picks!!
Most of us birdies wear our Chained to my Heart Earrings on the daily and we wanted to let you know, Liz, that you can join the Catbird gang at any time!! Most of us (okay, possibly just me) can't stop day-dreaming about getting a second piercing just to continue to wear these beauties on the daily with a second stud behind. Le sigh..someday. xx coco
We can never resist posting about the lovely Kelly Framel! We adore her for a long list of reasons, one of them being the way she effortlessly piles on her golden jewels and just like us she never takes her staple pieces off!
Mother's Day is Sunday so if you're local and still shopping for your mom select "pick up in store" at checkout! Not Local? Make it quick and painless, send your mama a Catbird Gift Certificate directly to her inbox!
As we all know, hopefully, Mother's Day is this Sunday - if you're in Brooklyn and are still searching for gift ideas, Brooklyn Magazine has made it ultra easy for you but putting together the top 10 Brooklyn Mother's Day Gifts including our very own You Are my Moon and Stars Stackable Necklace!