Curiosity Killed the Cate

Not yet, of course, but I’m sure someday it will…

now that’s a good spokesperson December 5, 2007

Filed under: Product Placement — catherineeliza @ 6:05 pm

Someday I’m going to have Allstate Insurance and it’s all due to this guy, right here. Dennis Haysbert is the most trust-worthy, sincere spokesperson I’ve ever seen. I’m pretty sure I’d do just about anything he says.


signature scents September 20, 2007

Filed under: Product Placement — catherineeliza @ 6:06 pm

If you’ve known me more than 5 years, then you know about my love of the Bath & Body Works scent Gingham. The scent that I was promised by numerous sales associates and a customer service representative that they’d never discontinue. It was discontinued several years ago. Since then, I’ve been in limbo. I like wearing perfume, but I’m a bit sensitive it seems, and many fragrances make me feel quite ill when I wear them. I’ve been wearing Clinique Happy Heart for the last year and I like it. I don’t love it.

Last week I got a perfume sample at Sephora and I almost threw it away since that’s what I do with perfume samples. But it was for Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle, so I figured I’d try it out since how often do I get the chance to wear chi-chi Chanel perfume?

I like it. I really like it.  A lot. Boo. It’s much too expensive for the likes of me, and what is worse, Keira Knightley is the “face” of Coco Mademoiselle! I don’t think she’s a very good actress. I don’t want to smell like her. Except that I do.  Oh, I do.  I would bathe in the stuff.  Man, I’ve got to get myself to a Lancome counter to try Tresore.  I would so much prefer to share a scent with Kate Winslet than KK. 

PS.  I do know that it is unlikely that either Kate or Keira actually wear the perfumes they advertise, but you know I’m a sucker for marketing.


retail dilemma August 20, 2007

Filed under: Manhattan Life,Product Placement — catherineeliza @ 4:40 pm

If I were to purchase this handbag, which is not saying that I am, but if I were, should I get the orange or the turquoise? I have sandals that are turquoise, so that’d be fun, but not until next summer really. Orange surely would be better for the fall/winter. I like them both. Probably means I shouldn’t get either. What do you think?


Cherry goodness April 23, 2007

Filed under: Manhattan Life,Product Placement — catherineeliza @ 2:44 pm

I stumbled upon this delightful beverage on my lunch hour today. I had tried Coca-Cola Zero last summer, and it was too sweet for me, but I’m willing to try just about any cherry flavored cola, so I bought a bottle and took with me to enjoy in the sun. I enjoyed it a lot. We just may have found the official beverage of choice for Summer 2007.


this makes me happy April 13, 2007

Filed under: Manhattan Life,Product Placement — catherineeliza @ 2:03 pm

I’m sure everyone’s heard about this already, but it pleases me so much, I felt the need to put it on the ole’ blog. I saw a feature on Stephon Marbury on 20/20 (where I get all of my news since I don’t watch the regular news, and I don’t read the newspaper – plus I really love John Stossel) and was so impressed with his integrity. He’s endorsing sneakers that aren’t to be sold for more than $14.95. I love it!

They did a little comparison between his sneakers, and “other” celebrity endorsed shoes that cost over $100, and their shoe expert deemed them to be equal in quality. I myself don’t wear shoes like this, so I can’t support him with my money, but I did want to help spread the word in my own small way. And as soon as I figure out what team Stephon Marbury plays on, that can be officially my favorite team (I’m sure they’ll be glad to know). So if you or anyone you know needs some high-top sneakers, please buy Starbury’s; you’ll save a bundle and be using positive reenforcement to make our world just a little bit better.

*Click on pictures to visit the Starbury website*


a new friend April 9, 2007

Filed under: Manhattan Life,Product Placement — catherineeliza @ 11:25 am

How delightful! On the same day I bought my new hedgie friend, I found Emily Martin, and purchased a print of one of her hedgehog pictures. I am completely taken with her artwork, and will most definitely add her to my list of people I blog stalk. If you ever want to buy me something (come on, you know you do) anything at her etsy shop would be an excellent choice.


hedgehog April 6, 2007

Filed under: Manhattan Life,Product Placement — catherineeliza @ 11:23 am

Dog post aside, the pet I truly intend to have is a hedgehog. Their popularity as a household pet is rapidly growing in America. Did you know that you can litter box train a hedgehog? You can. And they are not that prickly, you just need to pet them with their fur, not against it. I’d already have one, but they are illegal in the five boroughs of New York City. But as soon as I move, I’m going to get one, yes indeedy.
Yesterday I saw this little guy at Duane Reade, and I couldn’t resist. He’s really cute. A Fisher Price Touch and Cuddle Hedgehog.  I knew I had to buy him, but I haven’t decided yet whether I’ll keep him or not. I do happen to be expecting a new niece this summer, and I have a feeling she might like a hedgehog too.