HAPPY HAPPY!

It is a New Year! 2013 is expected to be spectacular in all it delivers! (that is my prediction anyway)

reversecommuter had a little holiday – took a trip up to Canada to visit family and some friends. Packing this time of year can pose a bit of a challenge – snow stuff, day stuff, workout stuff, party stuff, comfy hanging around stuff = MAJORLY stuffed suitcase!

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Rang in the New Year at Cafe Boulud at the new Four Seasons in Toronto. I have been lucky enough to hit the Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach (FAB), Daniel in NYC (delish on a fantasy basis) and now this newbie which definitely delivers on the Daniel Boulud level of phenomenal!!!!!!! (click the blue to learn more on the Boulud collection of restaurants & the chef himself).

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Nothing like big fun balloons to get the party started!

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Prada velvet pants, DVF blouse, Balenciaga booties, Prada clutch

Fashion & Finance Friday!

Platforms, of the non-shoe variety, are all the buzz right now.  The etailer that delivers on as many platforms as possible, as user friendly as possible, will win the most customers.  A very good outcome if you are a retailer!

eBay is planning to take the lead and keep it.  It has just presented its newly launched redesigned website, one word – COOL!  eBay NOW is the newest addition, improving cellphone and tablet shopping and selling.  Feed is the second introduction – think Pinterest on eBay (uh-oh, there goes a lot of spare time!!!).  Did you know 70% of eBay transactions are of brand new merchandise?  Days of the online garage sale seem to be dwindling.  eBay has over 100 MILLION users and has over $2000.00 in sales PER SECOND!!

Neiman Marcus’ Christmas Book just launched, and as per usual does not disappoint!  For example, if you want to spend $3500 you can score a mystery box that holds all 53 items from a Neiman’s/Target collaboration collection.

There is a lovely $1.09 MILLION pair of his & her’s Van Cleef & Arpels watches.  Or perhaps a $354,000 McLaren Spider is on your wish list?

Or a $250,000 dinner in your home created by Daniel Boulud (reverse commuter cannot fully express the INCREDIBLE gastronomic talent of Chef Boulud – just go to Cafe Boulud the next time you are in NYC!!!).

And 40% of the items int he Christmas Book are under $250.  So theoretically there is  something for everyone!  Go to the online version and start checking that list! (click the blue to go to the Neiman’s Christmas Book).  Or call and request your own hard copy, it will be MUCH easier to rip out pages, hand on mirrors or put under pillows (you know reversecommuter isn’t the only SUBTLE one out there!)

Have a REALLY REALLY great weekend!

XO reversecommuter