Friday, June 20, 2008

Watch out Madison Avenue! Queen Bea was a Lady who Lunches

Yesterday was sooo much fun! Diamonds and Tahitian pearls truly are a girl's best friend! I'm trying my best to snap out of my bling fog, but I'm not doing a very good job of it. There was bling as far as the eye could see ... (Queen Bea's eyes glaze over)

Ok, I will focus! If you don't already know, I was paid to play with jewelry and give my opinion. Paid, chickadees! I would do that for free all day long. I tried my best to stay on message (like I'm a politician or something ... I have talking points: no thin gold! no dirty, drill-bit diamonds!), but it's excruciatingly hard to stay on task with a $7,000 Tahitian pearl necklace draped around your neck!

I was all sorts of Nancy Pelosi yesterday. Don't you just love her pearls? I don't care whether you are Republican, Democrat, or duck-billed platypus, her pearls are always fabulous

The whole thing started with a one-on-one interview and I just loved the girl that I talked to. There were a bunch of questions about what type of jewelry I like to wear and how often I wear it. I told her that I have eclectic taste in jewelry, then after she set her pen down and scrunched up her face, I restated that I just have lots of different stuff. I wasn't trying to be a smarty-pants or anything, I just thought that particular word was the best description.

Anyway, I told her that I actually wear all my jewelry and I don't save it for an occasion. Why buy it if you aren't going to wear it???

I also discovered that I'm rather selfish because--if I'm being honest--I had to admit to them that most of my jewelry purchases were ... ahem ... self-purchases. But, seriously, am I supposed to wait around for Mr. Queen Bea to buy me something and then hope and pray that I like it? Not this Queen Bea!!!

The best part came next. There were about eight tables set up with different types of jewelry--the gold table, the diamond table, the pearl table, etc. You would go to a table and pick out your five favorite items (except at the diamond table--they were really mean and only let you pick out three), then you were asked a bunch of questions about why you liked them. Again, I tried to stay on message. I think I did, but I was so overwhelmed. All that bling. It was just too much!

My favorite was a two-tone alligator cuff. It was hard to part with that. I also caressed an 8-carat diamond tennis bracelet while they served me fresh coffee and warm cookies. Yummy! This is how Queen Bea should live every day. For reals, y'all! I could get used to it.

The biggest travesty, however, is that we ran out of time before I got a chance to go to the fake diamond table! Ugh!!!! Not fair! Not fair! Queen Bea loves fake diamonds and really wanted to let them know what was good, bad, and u-g-l-y. I briefly had a chance to glance over the table, but no sit-down interview. There is no justice in the world. Humph.

I guess my bling had to turn back into a pumpkin eventually.

BTW, There was one cute little old lady there that was decked out in Judith Ripka from head to toe. She was even workin' it with her super trendy Kathy Van Zeeland purse. I didn't get a chance to chat with her, but she was the most adorable nana ever. She was just all kinds of fabulous!

And thank you to all you Home Shopping Divas who emailed me your thoughts. It means alot cause I always love, love, love to hear from you!!! And you'll also be happy to know that the Barbara Bixby Ring was a hit ... loads of compliments!


  1. Glad you had a good time QB. Sounds like every girl's dream date! Was anyone else there decked out (I have to assume you were all bling from head to toe)?

  2. Diamonds, pearls, they're all good. Don't care for that gold/silver bracelet tho.

  3. That alligator bracelet is so designer looking! Not that I wouldn't take those pearls.

  4. And BTW, forgot to say, I'm a die-hard Republican and I even love nancy Pelosi's pearls (I could do w/o her though)!


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