The winner of last week's contest is Deb from Deb on the Rocks. I loved all the responses, but Deb clearly put a lot of time and effort into hers. Deb, please send me an email with your mailing address and I will get your Orange County coffee mug and the gift card sent out to you. Congratulations!
My hair has been looking like a way-too-shaggy mop lately. I almost took the scissors to it myself about a week ago. Last Friday I finally got in to have it trimmed.
I love my hair stylist, but she's moved a few times. I follow her wherever she goes. I'm sure my female readers understand. We women tend to be loyal to our hair stylists. Last Friday when I went for an appointment, it meant a drive to Laguna Niguel. I really didn't mind because I almost always find great writing material when I visit a salon.
As my hair was being blown dry, I noticed one of The Real Housewives of Orange County
had entered the salon. For those of you who watch the show, it was Lynne Curtin. She's the one who makes and sells jewelry to Fred Segal and other exclusive boutiques.
I took this picture of Lynne off of Google Images:
According to AwfulPlasticSurgery.com
Lynne is 52 years old. And no, I didn't even know a website called Awful Plastic Surgery existed, but it does and it makes me laugh.
Personally, I thought Lynne looked pretty good. She's really, really, tiny (except for the boobs). There are an awful lot of women in their thirties who don't look as good as she does. I know we all love to bash the Real Housewives but plastic surgery or not, she looks way better than most 52 year old women.
Lynne had stopped into the salon to see if they were interested in selling any of her boutique items. One of the hair stylists immediately offered to "fix" her hair for her. It was a beach fog type of day and I guess Lynne was looking a little droopy.
My hair stylist and I were the only other two people in the room for a good part of the time. We immediately stopped our conversation in silent agreement to eavesdrop as Lynne got her hair styled.
I'm classy like that.
The woman working on Lynne's hair immediately started hitting her up for an opportunity to do her hair and makeup for the show.
Lynne informed her they have professional hair and makeup people to take care of that for them. Duh ….
A short while later Lynne and I were both done being made beautiful. Except, um, she looked beautiful, and I looked like me.
She said I looked really familiar and struck up a conversation.
I said she looked familiar also.
To her credit, she didn't answer, "It's because you've seen me on TV you Asshat."
Instead she inquired about whether or not I have kids and went on to ponder whether or not we might know each other from our kids worlds. I behaved myself while talking with her. I didn't make one smart ass comment, and I didn't mention The Real Housewives. Also, I bit my tongue when, perhaps, I could have found a moment or two to let my true personality appear and actually make fun of
her a few things.
Just kidding, she was very nice.
I'm being very restrained today. Can you tell? Do you have any idea how difficult it is for me?
A few minutes later (at my request) I was looking at all the stuff she designs. She really does make some pretty pieces. I ended up coming home with this black cuff bracelet for myself:
My camera flash is reflecting off the shiny, sparkly stuff, so you'll have to trust me – it's pretty. Some of them are really big and/or gawdy. This one is on the small side and really looks nice on. The cuff bracelets normally start at $275 retail. I paid nothing close to that.
I'm sure that means Lynne and I are BFF's?
TR's birthday was last weekend so I picked up one of Lynne's crackled leather belts as a gift also. The design seemed perfect for a college student.
I don't know what the belts retail for, but I got this one for a bargain. I was able to pick out the type/color of leather I liked, the size and then the belt buckle and she assembled it for me on the spot.
Prior to leaving, Lynne invited me to come to a boutique event coming up soon. Her work will be on display, the cameras will be filming, and I'm sure a lot of Orange County's finest will be in attendance. She told me I was welcome to bring along a few girlfriends.
I am soooooo not at home with the beautiful people of Orange County. I don't belong in The Real Housewives World.
I think I'll attend. It should be great for a few laughs.
What do you think?
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