I'm a vampire. I'm also a vampire slayer. (It's a long story-don't ask.) And now I, Rayne MacDonald, Goth Girl, have to try out for THE CHEERLEADING SQUAD?
You'd think after I saved my coven last semester, I'd get a break or something. I've got enough on my plate: my twin keeps whining about whether or not to go all the way; Mom's boyfriend is moving in; and my man, Jareth, who's now allowed out in the sun, has turned from a dark, brooding hottie into a surfer dude...
But I'm still on the clock and have a new assignment. A member of the football team has disappeared-and Slayer, Inc. thinks the cheerleaders had something to do with it-and that they're werewolves. I always knew they were a pack of bitches...Now they want me to infiltrate the squad and get the dirt. But first, I'll need an extreme prep makeover. If only they'd let me wear fishnets under this revolting uniform...
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
A friend and I were playing an IM game today about what we'd do right now -- as in tonight -- if suddenly $250 million dollars were deposited into our bank accounts.
Many ideas were tossed back and forth but I believe the consensus is that we'd leave work, grab a limo to hit Newbury Street for new designer clothes and accessories (drinking champagne while trying stuff on, of course!) Then, once we were properly outfitted we'd charter a plane to Paris and go sit on the banks of the Sienne with really expensive wine, cheese and a loaf of yummy French bread. Then head over to the Latin quarter for a night of jazz and drinks. Of course we'd give a couple mil to friends so they could quit and join us there as well. Make it a party.
Obviously we'd invest, give to charity, all that jazz later on. But I'm talking about one night with basically unlimited funds. How would you spend it?
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 2:53:00 PM
Monday, January 29, 2007
A Hoboken Hipster in Sherwood Forest is out this week! Run, don't walk to your local bookstore and get your copy while they last!! Or better yet - go hit Amazon. It's quicker and doesn't require bundling up with hat and gloves!!
Um yea. I'm so not a good saleswoman. But I do hope some of you will check it out. 'Nuff said. And I promise not to start every blog post this week with a similar advertisement. hehe.
My Snakes on a Plane party went well, I thought. The movie was a lot of fun. Cheesy, but good. I definitely suggest watching in a group - makes it a lot more entertaining.
Other than that my weekend was somewhat uneventful. I did a big housecleaning on Sat (to prepare for party) and did some book writing on Sunday. I swear the weekends just go by way too fast. Ah well, what can you do?
I did NOT sleep well at ALL last night so I'm feeling a bit brain dead. So I'll sign off as to not bore you any longer. Besides, you should be running out to buy Hoboken Hipster, right? ;-)
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 9:21:00 AM
Friday, January 26, 2007
It's Friday! Yay! But it's sooo cold out! A total deep freeze!
I'm happy cause next week is book week for me! My sixth book (third adult), "A Hoboken Hipster in Sherwood Forest" is being released as part of Dorchester's Love Spell line. I hope you all will get a chance to check it out! Though it is a sequel of sorts to "A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur's Court" it also reads as a standalone story.
As always, you can order off Amazon. Or head to your local bookstore.
Okay, commercial ends. I'm just feeling guilty cause I didn't do much promotion on this book, so I hope there are at least a few people who've heard it's coming out and plan to purchase it. :)
In other news, I'm hosting a little SNAKES ON A PLANE party at my apartment on Saturday. The movie is finally on DVD. Haha, should be very fun to watch. Silly, but fun! I think someone's bringing over their Nintendo Wii too - so there may be some videogame competition going on as well. Woot! Since I never host stuff at my house, I'm pretty psyched.
I've been really antsy lately cause I've been waiting for some major news (not book related) and it's been sooo slow in coming together, but should very, very soon now. We're talking major life changing stuff and I'm terrible at being patient. I'm trying to distract myself with book writing and socializing, but I'd be much happier once everything's finalized.
And finally, because PBW is much more interesting a blogger than I could ever hope to be, I point you to her blog and...the tale of the samuari agent. Sadly, it doesn't give any info on how to query him. :P
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 9:32:00 AM
Thursday, January 25, 2007
My editor just emailed me with some good news! My book "Boys that Bite" was selected by the Young Adult Library Services Association (Part of the American Library Association) as a 2007 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers!!
Here's how they choose the books, according to their website:
The Quick Picks committee seeks books that teens, ages 12-18, will pick up on their own and read for pleasure. The list is geared to the teenager who, for whatever reason, does not like to read. The list is not intended for teenagers with reading disabilities, though some of the selected titles may be appropriate for those teens. Teen input is a vital aspect in the final decision of the committee.Committee members spend countless hours reading, selecting books to nominate, and working one-on-one with reluctant readers to gauge their interest in the books.
I'm thrilled, to say the least! I love the idea that kids who would normally shy away from reading find my book entertaining and approachable. Perhaps planting a seed for a lifelong habit of reading. It makes me feel like I'm doing some good in the world! :)
If you'd like to see the entire list, you can find it here.
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 9:37:00 AM
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
So I was flipping through the new (Jan 22nd) issue of Publisher's Weekly and what do I come across? An article about my publisher Dorchester! Better yet, an article mentioning the new Shomi line and actually picturing my Moongazer book cover! My book cover and name in PW! I'm officially in author heaven.
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 3:10:00 PM
I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of fantasy. And I love Harlequin's LUNA line--so many great, diverse fantasy stories! Today, as part of the Out of the Blogosphere author tours, I give you Robin Owen's Protector of the Flight. Awesome cover, huh? I remember as a child I used to LOVE pegasus and most of my stories had to do with them or unicorns. Or a hybrid I used to call a Pegacorn! :) Um, anyway, back to the book!
If horses could fly...
Then Calli Torcher might ride again. But a devastating accident left her in such pain, she thought the chimes and chanting in her ears were a hallucination...until she found herself transported to another world, and met the Lladranans who had Summoned her.
Lladrana was a parallel, magical earth filled with exotic creatures, noble humans and magic– all threatened by an encroaching evil.
And when the might volarans stopped obeying the Chevaliers, the flying horses' unexpected rebellion had thrown Lladrana into an uproar. In desperation, the sorcerers had sought help from afar - and gotten Calli. If she could fulfill this mission perhaps she would also finally find all she had longed for – a mate, a home, a family. But against this great darkness she had no battle experience, no strategy plans. She had only a bond with horses...
Sounds cool, huh? Well you can check out Robin's website for more info or read an
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 8:14:00 AM
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Wow. The weekend went by WAY too fast for me. I can't believe it's Monday already.
On Saturday I got my hair done. I went darker this time. I think it looks good. Since I have dark eyes it sort of matches my face better. It's different anyway and I think I needed a change. I'll take a pic when I get a chance so you can see.
On Sunday I went to my RWA meeting. Jennifer O'Connell talked about women's fiction. She did great! Afterwards we all went out to Friday's. Mmmm. Fun afternoon overall.
I also, of course, played lots of World of Warcraft. And now I'm going to talk about it. So skip the next paragraph (in red) if videogame geek talk doesn't interest you!
I have to say, I'm enjoying the expansion and Blizzard has made it pretty seemless. I mean, the beginning new areas are completely overcamped, but the spawn rate for mobs has evidently been adjusted to compensate for this so even though it's crowded, you can still get quests done in a reasonable amount of time. My partner and I are kitted out enough that nothing's been too difficult either. AND it's cool cause we're getting some new armor that's actually better than the stuff we slaved in instances for months to acquire. Which is sad, in a way, but exciting in another. We've just been doing quests so we haven't gotten to check out the new instances yet - hopefully this week! We're almost 61, but a lot of our guild has already gotten to 65! Can you say, "No life?" Oh well, to each his own. I'm not dying to rush to 70. I mean, once you get there - that's it! So why not enjoy the leveling? I also started a blood elf on another server. (Blood elves are horde so I can't be on my same server.) She's only level 4 right now, but eventually I'd like to bring her up. She's soo pretty! It's about time the horde have a pretty race. I started my character on the same server as Serena Robar started hers so I hope we can play together soon! It's on the Vashj server and my character is Skyie if anyone wants to join us!
Okay WoW talk done! Thanks for bearing with me!! :)
Tonight authors Hank Phillippi Ryan and Jennifer O'Connell and I are going to get drinks at Anthem, which is this really cool bar/restaurant down by the Boston Garden/North Station. Should be fun!
That's about all there is to report! Hope everyone has a great week!
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 9:01:00 AM
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Whoo hoo! I just found out "WHAT, NO ROSES?" was nomainted for a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for "Most Innovative Historical Romance." That makes me soo happy! And I **LOVE** the category it finaled in!! Often I don't enter contests because I can never find a category to fit my books - which are always hybrids. So this is perfect. And I didn't even have to enter because RT reivewers just pick them from what the pile they reviewed the past year.
Last year I was nominated for my Young Adult book Sk8er Boy. So I'm psyched this time to be nominated for one of my adult books.
I can't WAIT to go to RT this year!!!
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 8:20:00 AM
Friday, January 19, 2007
I'm getting better, slowly but surely. I was able to work on my book this morning and made it through a full day of work. And now it's Friday, so I can take the whole weekend to rest up. Though I do have a hair appointment tomorrow afternoon and I might try to make my RWA meeting on Sunday. (My friend Jennifer O'Connell is speaking so I'd really like to try to make it!)
I was also able to wear my new Uggs out of the house finally! (To the person who said I should just wear them around the house, I did, I did!) Yes, it's the little things in life that make me happy.
Oh and speaking of happy making - I also got my author copies of "A Hoboken Hipster in Sherwood Forest." I can't believe the book's out in a couple weeks!!
Has anyone seen the HBO series ROME? Out of extreme sick boredom I hit the videostore and rented the first two discs of the first season. Totally digging it so far.
Tonight I'm plopping down in front of my computer and playing the FINALLY released Burning Crusade expansion pack for World of Warcraft. I actually got it yesterday, but I had promised my "I don't want to pay for overnight shipping" friend I'd wait for him to get it, too. So I'm a couple days behind everyone else.
I know I'm speaking another language (geek speak!) to some of you, but others I'm sure have friends/boyfriends/husbands/children who have this week disapeared into the depths of the computer room asking that dinner be delivered and engagements to be cancelled so they can level up to 70 and collect the new epic loot. :) It's an addiction more than 5 million strong so I know at least I am not alone.
In any case, my Moongazer heroine is a videogame designer so actually I consider it research. I need to do LOTS of research.
Have a great weekend everyone! :)
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 3:13:00 PM
Thursday, January 18, 2007
I'm TRYING to rejoin the living today. I'm not 100 percent better for sure, but I'm sick of being sick. So we'll see how it goes. Thank goodness for DayQuil.
In better news, I found out Boys that Bite is being translated into German! How cool is that?! I wonder what they'll do with the cover. The poor translator is going to have a heck of a time translating all that slang!
I also found out that Dorchester put an excerpt of MOONGAZER on their website. So if you want to check it out, you can do so here. And definitely let me know what you think! For more on ALL the Shomi books, they also have a website: www.shomifiction.com that showcases the new line. Pretty cool.
That's about all that's going on in Marianne land. Yesterday I spent nearly the entire day asleep so I don't have a ton to report. Hopefully I'll be all better by this weekend. I've got a lot going on and I can't afford to be sick for it all.
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 9:57:00 AM
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Today I woke up really sick. At the worst point my fever was 102.2. Not fun. I couldn't even get off the couch for much of the day. I watched about 10 episodes of the first season of 90210 on DVD. I don't know what I would have done without that brainless entertainment. I wish they'd put the later seasons on DVD. The show really didn't find itself until at least the 2nd season. But it was definitely a worthwhile diversion all the same.
I am feeling somewhat better now and I even did some work on the book. I've GOT to get finished by the end of the month and really can't afford being sick. So I hope tomorrow I'm back to normal. Bleh. Gotta hate winter sickness!
In better news, one of my best friends, Ali, from Orlando, had her baby over the weekend. Her name is Lilian Skye Jordan and she's soo cute. I can't wait to get down to see her. I think I'll be going down in the beginning of March. I love that they gave her the middle name of Skye, as that is my Moongazer character's name. I told Ali she needed to stop having kids cause she's been taking too many of my favorite names. (Her son's named is Ian.) Let it hereby be proclaimed that I reserve Collin and Rayne for myself. :)
That's one nice thing about being an author is you get to name tons of characters! Like having lots of children.
My other exciting thing is I finally got my Christmas UGGs. As I mentioned before they were sold out EVERYWHERE so my stepmom had to order them from the UGGs headquarters in Austrailia. Anyway, they arrived today and are soo great--so cozy and warm. I can't wait to be better so I can go out and wear them.
Okay, that's about all for now. I think I'll order pizza. Isn't it feed a fever, starve a cold? Well, I'm going to go with that, anyhow!
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 5:31:00 PM
Monday, January 15, 2007
Saturday, January 13, 2007
I just got back from having a facial at a spa on Newbury Street. My skin really, really needed it. Gotta hate winter!! At least the facialist was nice and didn't yell at me too much about my dry nasty skin. Now I feel dewey as a summer's morn! Cheer!
I also hit H&M. They are having the BEST sale. Tons of clearance and on top of that it's buy one get one free. Life is good.
Tonight I'm going out for my friend Mary's birthday. My friend Jamie is in town from NYC and will be joining us as well! Woot. Gotta love when friends come to town. :) So it should be a good night. Now...just need to decide what to wear.
BTW I showed you my Shomi cover, but my friend Liz Maverick, who's doing the launch book in the line (WIRED, JULY) has finally gotten her butt in gear and posted her own. Go check it out on her website. The two of us are like kids in the publishing candy house over these covers and the new line in general.
That's all for now! Must go jogging (ugh) and get ready for party (yay)!!
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 3:44:00 PM
Friday, January 12, 2007
I'm going to steal a page from Diana Peterfreund's blog today and list the things that are making me happy.
* My editor sent me a finished copy of "A Hoboken Hipster in Sherwood Forest" yesterday! It's always a treat to hold a new book in your hands, even though I've gotten over the whole "sleeping with it the first night thing."
* He also sent me a copy of the excerpt booklets Dorchester made for the Shomi line. Liz Maverick, me, and Eve Kenin have chapters in them. We'll be giving them out to booksellers and also at conferences, so be sure to snag one. I'm so pscyhed to have such great publisher backing on this project!!
* Dona Sarkar-Mishra got "the call" for her YA book "How to Salsa in a Sari" by Harlequin's Kimani-Tru line. I read Dona's stuff in a contest a few years back and guys - you're all in for a treat! Too bad we have to wait til 2008 for its release!
* I learned that one of my favorite authors, William Gibson (Neuromancer) has a blog! And forums where geeks like me can debate his works! Oh and that he's working on a new book. So very exciting!
* It's Friday! And we're going out to celebrate my friend Mary's (aka the Activity Director) birthday tomorrow night! Dinner at The Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square's new Hotel Commonwealth.
* The World of Warcraft Burning Crusade expansion pack comes out next week! (Again, much rejoicing amongst the geeks!)
* Gena Showalter and Diana Peterfreund both pimped out Moongazer on their blogs yesterday. They are so sweet!
* My friend Alesia Holliday's upcoming Atlantis book - her first paranormal, written as Alyssa Day - is already garnering rave reviews! She has a cool new website too. Check it out!
* Today is not as cold as yesterday! And the weekend's supposed to be nice, too. :)
That's all for now!
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 9:05:00 AM
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Here it is! The cover of my August book - Moongazer. I love it sooo much. I think it might be my favorite cover yet. As you can see, they used a Manga/Japanese animation style. But it doesn't look kid-like at all. More like a dark comic book or something.
Imagine every night entering a nightmare world you can't escape and being told your life is a dream. Skye Brown has it all: the cool job, the hot boyfriend, the apartment on New York's Upper West Side. But lately she can't enjoy any of it. She's having dreams of a post-apocalyptic world. Of a bleak futuristic wasteland. Of a struggle against oppression. And she's been told she's a...
But what is that? And what is reality? In her dreams, she's not Skye Brown at all, but Mariah Quinn. In her dreams there's Dawn, the beautiful yet haunted soldier, and Skye is but the empty shell of a girl he once loved. And there was a betrayal, a great betrayal. Ripped between Dark Siders and club kids, the mundane and the mystic, Skye must discover who she is, what she wants and who wants her. And why. But in the glow of the moon, it's not always easy to recognize the face in the mirror.
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 9:05:00 AM
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Here's the latest book we're showcasing as part of the Out of the Blogosphere's blog tour. And it's a scorcher!! Great to heat you up on those cold winter nights!
SURVIVING DEMON ISLAND
She's all curves and combat boots. He's six feet of lean, dangerous male.
Join them in a game of survival. That's as real - and hot - as it gets.
What's America's top female action star doing on a tropical island shrouded in secrecy? To Gina Bliss, competing in a survival-type reality show is a nice change from fending off on-screen villains. Until she meets real-life action hero Derek Marks. A survival specialist in a tight black T and sexy stubble, he's arousing every bad-boy fantasy she's ever had...and testing her survival skills to the max.
Martial arts, jungle warfare - Derek's done it all. But his latest mission is more dangerous than a stick of dynamite. Try telling that to the sexy, adrenaline-pumped actress who's got his libido racing off the charts. As the heat rises between them and real-life violence erupts, suddenly Derek and Gina are on the run...and when they uncover a secret so explosive it could blow the lid of their so-called reality show, these two unlikely heroes are about to discover what surviving's really about....
Intrigued? Of course you are! Here's where you can check out an excerpt. Or you can go to Jaci's website.
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 3:20:00 PM
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
I've been concentrating so much on writing Moongazer I haven't had much of a chance to talk about the long in coming sequel to my first book CT Fashionista which will be out in less than a month! And so I thought I'd take this moment to tell you a little bit about the book!
It's called "A Hoboken Hipster in Sherwood Forest" and it's a chick lit time travel, just like "A Connecticut Fashionista in King Arthur's Court" but deals with the Robin Hood legend instead of the King Arthur one.
This is the cover.
Now for the premise:
Those of you who read CT Fash know that Kat, Lancelot and Guenevere are stuck in a time period they shouldn't be. At the start of Hoboken Hipster, Kat places a futuristic phone call for help to her coworker Chrissie (who makes a brief appearance in chapter one of the first book) begging her to go find the gypsy at King Arthur's Faire (i.e. Nimue, Lady of the Lake in disguise) to see if she can help. Chrissie agrees to do so, alebit reluctantly, and is told that in order to bring Kat back from the future, Nimue needs a special ingredient from the past. Problem is, with all the time travel Nimue's been doing herself, she can't make another trip. So it's up to Chrissie to go back in time to 12th century England, get the ingredient from Richard the Lionhearted, who brought it back from the crusades, and then come back to the 21st century so Nimue can cast her spell.
That's the basic premise. You can read an excerpt here. It starts at chapter two - so Chrissie's already back in time at this point.
The book is standalone - you don't have to have read CT Fashionista to understand what's going on. However, Kat makes numerous appearances in the story through cell phone calls to Chrissie. I love writing her character so much - I had to stick her in as much as possible!
As always, if you're looking to pre-order, you can do it so on Amazon.
Thanks for letting me share!
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 11:38:00 AM
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Today I did some much needed clothes shopping. Got some olive suede boots, black ballet flats, a couple pairs of jeans, some cute tops and camis, a dress, black leggings and a skirt. Yes, basically I bought out the stores. Express was having an awesome sale though - couldn't resist. And the rest of the stuff came from H&M, which I love cause it's all fun, trendy clothes that are incredibly cheap. Ok, so they don't hold up that well or last that long, but since skinny jeans and bohemian tops won't be around long either - I can live with that.
Even so, I'm still woefully under wardrobed from last year's house fire. A lot of my summer clothes were saved, cause I was on a two week California/Reno trip when it happened and I'd packed my favorites. But as for winter clothes - I lost everything. Last winter I pretty much lived in Gap t-shirts and jeans and so now I'm trying to stock up with some more fun items.
Speaking of, I must say I feel extremely lucky as I sit here at my computer a year and a half later. Besides being short on a few clothes, I pretty much have everything I could possibly need/want here in my apartment. It's hard to believe such a short time ago I had nothing. It almost doesn't seem real - as if it happened to someone else. I guess as they say time heals everything. But in this case it wasn't just time, it was also the help from good friends and also perfect strangers. I will never forget all that the writer community did for me during that time. It makes me really believe in the goodness of people.
Now, before I get too teary eyed, I must go to bed. But thank you all who helped out. You mean the world to me.
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 10:08:00 PM
Saturday, January 06, 2007
So my friend/Shomi co-author Liz Maverick recently turned action adventure star (not a big stretch if you know her!!) and played the part of Brioni in a Christine Feehan book trailer for the novel Conspiracy Game. I'd seen the actual video on Christine's site and on Circle of Seven, but I just recently stumbled upon this on YouTube -- the making of the trailer. :)
I also like that Christine named Brioni's twin (featured in the next book of the series, I believe) Mari. Yay - I can be a Christine Feehan heroine too!! hehe.
Anyway - Check it out!!
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 8:16:00 PM
So I got home from work yesterday, ready to kick back and relax, but they were digging up something in my street and had knocked the power out!! Argh. I ended up going to a party over at my friend Lisa's house, which was way more fun than sitting home in the dark. Actually it was more fun than sitting home in the light as well. Lisa and her bf Caesar just got engaged and they showed us their video from their trip to Spain. (Where Caesar is fun.) I'm jealous. I sooo want to travel to Europe.
I got home around midnight and they were STILL digging. They didn't stop til about 4am. I have no idea what they were doing, but it was loud - drilling etc. I couldn't sleep from the noise. I love living in the city, but once in a while it can suck big time. The power FINALLY came on at 6am - and of course woke me up because all the lights burst on. Sigh. I'm happy it's back on though.
Tonight we might go to the movies. Not sure what we'll see. Next week is my friend Mary's birthday so it'll be a bigger deal. I'm fine with laying low this weekend anyway. Got a lot of book work to do. I've got about 18,000 words to go in Moongazer. Can't wait to be finished!!
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 7:26:00 AM
Thursday, January 04, 2007
First off, a big shout out to my dear friend Kwana Jackson who just got an offer of representation from the Knight Agency, which in my opinion is one of the top romance representing agencies in the country, at the moment. Deidre and her cohorts ROCK. Kwana couldn't be in a better position. I can't WAIT to hear about her first sale and I'm sure it won't be long. YAY KWANA!
Another shout-out to Wendy Toliver, who sold her YA to Simon Pulse. Woot!! The book sounds really cool, too. THE SECRET LIFE OF A TEENAGE SIREN. Can't wait to read it, girl!
In my own news, I got to get a sneak peak at some cover art for my August book MOONGAZER and I am blown away by how cool it looks. Remember, this is one of the new SHOMI books so it has a manga (Japanese animation inspired) cover. But it's not cutesy, like some manga can be. Instead, it looks like a dark, gothic comic book - so freaking cool I can hardly stand it!! I'll post it as soon as it's finished and I get permission to do so. It very well might be my favorite cover yet.
Okay I saw this on Michelle Rowan's blog and I'm copying it. :)
BEST OF 2006
Lunar Park, Bret Easton Ellis
Best TV Show
Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol
Under the Iron Sea, Keane
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 9:11:00 AM
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Besides the typical eat healthier, exercise more, keep my apartment cleaner stuff, here are a few more of my New Year's resolutions:
* To not overcommit myself so I still enjoy writing books instead of always feeling rushed.
* To concentrate on my successes, not my failures - not be so hard on myself
* To not judge myself and my success by the performance and successes of others
* To keep an open mind to new possibilities in all aspects of my life
* To be supportive, but not let friends dump all their drama on me
* To find happiness and contentment with what I have and not always be so driven to find the next big thing
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 12:54:00 PM
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
New Year's Eve was okay - we went out to a very nice 7 course dinner and then to a party at the new Westin hotel in South Boston. The party was pretty lame - annoying men all up in your face, terrible music, a 15 minute line to get a drink, and a long wait for cabs home. Bleh. I won't be doing THAT next year.
But overall, the weekend was a success and a lot of fun. Especially since Teresa was here. Oh and we got some good shopping done on New Year's Eve day. Great sales on Newbury Street! I got 2 pairs of Steve Madden boots for only $135! (Regular would have been $400.) And I got some really cute things at Anthropologie too. :)
Anyway, here are a couple of NYE pics. I'll talk resolutions in a future post. :)
Posted by Mari Mancusi at 8:29:00 AM