FiFi’s Christmas Gift Guide Spectacular!
Fluffy Father in Law:
Economy: ‘The Only Gay in the Village’ pin $2. www.shop.abc.net.au
Luxe: David beckham in his Armani Underwear! . www.davidbeckham.com
Economy: Any book from the Architect Bookshop. www.buildingbookshop.com
Luxe: A botanical print about $1,100 from www.antiqueprintroom.com
Monster In Law:
Economy: Oroton compact mirror $45. www.oroton.com.au
Luxe: Sydney Symphony subscription from about $290 www.sydneysymphony.com
Economy: Colon Cleanse - 100g $34 www.organicsaustralia.com.au
Luxe: Handprinted bags from Australia’s first climate neutral business www.birdtextile.com
Scary Skanky Niece:
Economy: “Snog Me Senseless” breath spray for horizontal Hooplah $9.95 PH: 1300 553 440.
Luxe: Chanel Le Vernis in Black satin nail polish $37.
Goody Two Shoes:
Economy: Bindi - Kidfitness DVD and CD. $24.95 www.shop.abc.net.au
Luxe: Barbie Laptop $119 from Mattel. www.barbie.everythinggirl.com
Economy: Kevin Murphy Men’s Jet Set pack 425 www.kevinmurphy.com.au
Luxe: VS cordless motor hair clipper $59.95. www.shavershop.com.au
Economy: The Toyboy Diaries $24.95. www.harpercollins.com.au
Luxe: The Proust Questionaire $70 Assouline from Macleay on Manning. www.assouline.com
Economy: The Model Co Limited Edition Gloss ring has a snazzy lipgloss enclosed $40. www.modelco.com.au
Luxe: The Dior blinged up Dior Light jewelled make-up necklace $140 from David Jones
Economy: Eames House of cards $25 Art .com
Luxe: A grass covered pebble filled handbag? “Run Begun, Fun Undone” Kendal Murray mixed media assemblage. www.arthousegallery.com.au or head to www.thearttraders.com.au
Drunk Old Auntie:
Economy: ‘Gravity Sucks’ by Maggie Alderson. Penguin, $29.95 or ‘Don’t drink and dial’ $24 from www.penguin.com.au
Luxe: Absolute vodka disco bottle $39.95 www.absolut.com.au
Economy: Weight Watchers designer 4000 Precision electric scale approx $50 from major department stores. www.conair-store.com.au
Luxe: Simon Johnson hamper www.simonjohnson.com
Economy: Bastis shoes toy for dogs $3.95 www.ikea.com.au
Luxe: IRUVYOU pet tags $25 www.bowhouse.com.au
Economy: Icebirg jewellery hanger $59 from www.top3bydesign.com.au
Luxe: Fashion Scissors Notebook, ‘Editors turned up at front rows toting this neat notebook’… Leather bound notebooks with fashion illustrations by Francois Berthoud. $90-120. www.assouline.com
Economy: How to be a Genious: A handbook for the Aspiring Smarty-Pants by Andre de Guillaume $10.20 www.amazon.com
Luxe: Liberator Ramp $150 www.store.playboy.com
Economy: Shoo Sticks are transparent, double-sided adhesive fashion sticks, designed for sling backs, strappy sandals and mules, but can be used on any shoes or clothing $15.95 www.shoosticks.com
Luxe: Luscious pure silk pillowcases that not only promote imperial power naps, but also provide the proper slip required to prevent bedhead, sleep crease and skin $59. www.top3bydesign.com.au
Need a holiday?
Head to any of these luxurious hotels (in your dreams)
www.cotswolds88hotel.com what a cool site! What a chic hotel.
www.redmountainspa.com …Guided hikes of the surrounding 6,700-acre or go cycling, geology walks, or stargazing.
www.casamagnatulum.com…Originally built by Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, this double-villa property has been reincarnated as a posh eco-resort specializing in rustic luxury.
The George V in Paris www.ritzparis.com Yes please!
www.la-colombe-dor.com ..Only pace to stay on the Cote D’Azur.
www.riadtanja.com..relax in Tangiers.
www.fourseasons.com … get your own personal chef, a yoga class, and an après-ski massage.
www.theparkerpalmsprings.com….interiors designed by Jonathan Adler.
www.cuisinartresort.com …luxurious Caribbean Hotel …swimming, sailing, and snorkeling make this island getaway the ideal retreat.
www.keleasurfspa.com …An adventure camp for women offers comprehensive surf instruction.
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The only place to shop….
Busted! Unforgettable Celebrity Mug Shots 2007: www.people.com
11 days after rehab, she was arrested for DUI, cocaine possession, transporting a narcotic into a custody facility and driving on a suspended license
Jailed for 82 minutes of a four-day sentence for DUI bust.
Lisa Marie Novak
The astronaut was arrested in February for attacking and attempting to kidnap a woman she considered her romantic rival.
Jailed after being sentenced to 23 days for violating her probation from a DUI charge. Was released only to be sent right back to jail
The rapper went to jail for probation violation she assaulted her neighbor with her BlackBerry and racked up seven traffic tickets after police stopped her for talking on her cell phone.
Victoria Beckham (POSH)
Busted for being a fembot!
The Naughty Girl’s Guide to Life (Hardcover) Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.
Want to know the best way to get over being dumped? Do you need to pull a sickie? Do you want to pull a popstar? Or is your flatmate driving you mad having constant sex with her boyfriend? Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and Sharon Marshall have had their fair share of life’s little grenades. Now they’ve learned how to throw them back. To live the good life, it helps to be bad sometimes. So this is their take on how to be naughty. Want to spot a love rat? Hitchhike? (onto a private jet?) Convince that man you’ve got the perfect body? It’s all here in The Naughty Girl’s Guide to Life. You’ll never want to be well behaved again.
£6.50 www.amazon.co.uk Publisher: Sphere (13 Sep 2007)
The Christmas List
Visionaire No. 53: Sound by David Byrne, Adam Horowitz, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Christian Marclay, Courtney Love, Doug Aitken.
If you close your eyes, what sense takes over? Do you consume the world in sound bites? Are you moved by the art of noise? Issue 53 of Visionaire–produced this time around in collaboration with the British car manufacturer, MINI–is dedicated to the theme of Sound. Packaged inside a specially produced domed case, it consists of five 12-inch vinyl records, imprinted with images (picture discs), that together contain more than 100 minutes of sound content–from audio experiments to unreleased songs, samples and spoken word pieces. Also included is a MINI Clubman “Vinyl Killer” record player: a battery-operated toy car, containing speakers and a needle. As the little car moves along a record’s groove, it plays each track, acting as a fully portable record player and sound system. Beyond all this, the issue also includes two CDs with all of the sound content gathered digitally, as well as a booklet of credits and instructions. Contributors include: musicians David Byrne, Courtney Love, Michael Stipe, Adam Horowitz (Beastie Boys), Antony & the Johnsons, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran), Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk), Andrew WK, Chan Marshall (Cat Power), Danger Mouse, Malcolm McLaren, Ruyuichi Sakamoto; artists Robert Wilson, Yoko Ono, Christian Marclay, Doug Aitken, Gary Hill, Sylvie Fleury; DJs Miss Kittin, Trevor Jackson, Towa Tei, Michel Gaubert; fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Helmut Lang; bands Littl’Ans, Fischerspooner, Unkle, Animal Collective, SunnO and many more.
$250 www.amazon.com Publisher: Visionaire Publishing, LLC; Har/Com edition (December 1, 2007)
Everyone’s Favourite Christmas Cake
Someone was kind enough to email this recipe to me and I knew as soon as I saw it was the perfect FiFi Christmas cake recipe. It’s not difficult you just need to appreciate a good rum.
For 20 models, 4 fatties, 1 Alcoholic
1 cup water
1 cup flour
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
2 cups dried fruit
1 teaspoon salt
1 bottle Bundy Rum.
- Take out the rum and sample it to check the quality.
- Take out a large bowl.
- Check the rum again, to be sure it is of the highest quality.
- Pour 1 level cup and drink. Repeat.
- Turn on the electric mixer.
- Beat 1 cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
- Add 1 teaspoon of sugar, beat again.
- Make sure the rum is still okay.
- Try another cup.
- Turn off the mixer.
- Break 2 legs and add to the bowl.
- Chuck in the cup of dried fruit, mix on the turner.
- If the fruit gets stuck in the beaters, pry it loose with a screwdriver.
- Sample the rum for toxicity.
- Next, sift 2 cups of salt or something, who cares!
- Check the rum and now sift the lemon juice and strain the nuts.
- Add 1 tablespoon of flour or something, whatever you can find.
- Grease the oven, turn the cake tin to 300 degrees.
- Don’t forget to beat off the turners, and throw the bowl out the window.
- Cheek the rum again and go to bed..HIC!
- Merry Christmas!