Film, Hollywood, Photos

Elizabeth Taylor Estate Jewelry Up For Auction? Envy!

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been watching Elizabeth Taylor all of your life and stewing in envy over her beauty, poise and glamour. Taylor was an icon of Hollywood’s the gilded Golden Age who managed to stay young, gorgeous and even relevant somehow. A last bit of sparkle from an era of stardust that we were lucky enough to hold on to for as long as we did. Elizabeth Taylor was enchanting.

And speaking of envy, it was recently announced that her amazing jewelry was to be auctioned off by the Taylor Estate at Christie’s auction house. The total haul? Projected at 30 million dollars.

Included in this auction is the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond, the magnificent 33.19 carat gem that she called her “baby” that was a gift from ex-husband Richard Burton. The ring, which I’ve wanted dearly since I was a child (don’t shrink me, I never said I wasn’t frivolous and greedy!) is expected to fetch a small fortune of 2,500,000 – 3,000,000 at auction.

So yes, the gems and baubles I’ve envied all of my life -that once belonged to one of the most beautiful, elegant and talented women in modern history,- are now for sale. But with great envy comes great responsibility! And that responsibility will, hopefully, help me not even think of selling the organs of whomever may be so unlucky as to make a delivery to my door in hopes of buying even a single item.

That’s right, after long and hard deliberation on the subject I’ve decided that I shouldn’t murder random people in order to buy Elizabeth Taylor’s life’s possessions. Yep, responsible. See? I’m a grown up! 😉

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Holidays, Photos

Photo: Ready for Trunk-or-Treat? #Halloween

How cute is that? I spent yesterday helping to cut out pumpkin faces and fill treat bags for the Carnegie Public Library’s Trunk-or-Treat coming up on October 29. Trunk-or-Treat is a yearly event at the Library to give kids in the community a safe alternative to trick-or-treating. They line the parking spaces with cars that have been decorated for Halloween, open the trunks and fill the trunks with candy and toys. The kids go around to each car to trick or treat, plus there are games where they can win more neat stuff – fun!

Met a few new people, had quite a bit of fun – hope I get to hand out candy on the day! 🙂

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