Moving

We got word at work this week that we’ll be moving here:
http://hearstcorp.com/tower/
at the end of June.

Whether I’m excited or disgruntled really depends on whether or not I get an office. My EIC told me that there’s one office on our floor unclaimed and she’s put in that she wants it for me. But the publisher also wants it for someone, so they’re fighting it out. So we shall see.

The good news is that there’s a fancy pants gym that I’ll likely join.

The even better news is that the same company that runs the Conde Nast cafeteria will run ours. They get sushi two days a week, but we’ll get it all five.

And best of all is that the building will be the first one in Manhattan to receive gold certification for meeting high environmental standards. For example, the multi-story building lobby will be humidified by the filtered water in a 30-foot waterfall supplied by a cistern on the roof collecting rainwater.

It’s fun to move a magazine. All the editors are cleaning out their closets and holding dollar sales to get rid of all their stuff. I bought about 30 cookbooks from Babs two weeks ago and another huge assortment of makeup from the beauty department yesterday. I snapped up an assortment of fancy facial peel kits, so I may burn my nose off before I’m done playing with them. Soon kitchen supplies are going up and I’ll be hitting the cash machine once again. All the money goes to the charity of the editor’s choice, so I can feel great about buying stuff I don’t need.

I took Kari with me to the beauty closet sale. I wish more of my girlfriends were closer, it’s such a good treat.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Oh, my God, I cannot imagine and me loose in a beauty closet sale. *covets*

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  2. Oh, my God, I cannot imagine and me loose in a beauty closet sale. *covets*

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    • I believe I’d enjoy seeing that. It’s too bad for me most of the fun girls seem to be in Atlanta.
      What are your favorite girlie goods?

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      • Lawd, what isn’t? I’m a makeup junkie–which is funny because these days I only wear eyebrows, mascara, and BeneFit blush with tinted moisturizer every day–and I love to do fancy makeup on people. I have enjoyed helping out doing makeup at weddings and for formal events and stuff. I’d be willing to bet that if Susan and I compiled our lipsticks and handed them out at Lenox Mall, every lady who visited would be able to take home an appropriate shade.
        I am less into facial products, but I long for a moisturizer than can keep my hands from being drydrydry twenty minutes after I apply it.
        Both Susan and I are a bit obsessive about hair products, too. I have curls and she has straight, and neither of us is ever happy. I finally found a conditioning mousse that works beautifully, but it smells like coconut, for God’s sake.
        And don’t even get me started on fashion and shoes.

      • My stepdad worked for Revlon when I was in college and my folks’ basement was essentially a makeup candlyland, and now my job is essentially the same.
        Since you are a brow girl, send me your name/address: JaySaint at gmail dot com. I did a spa trip recently and there’s something in one of my goody bags you would probably love. I’ve got to dig around for it, but I know I gave out the blonde version already and kept the red for myself. Which means the brunette version is still tucked away somewhere awaiting an owner.

      • SQUEE! Products!
        I’m a redhead, too, but the pencil I’m using now is labeled “brunette” and is actually auburn, so it works fine. I’m always on the lookout, and if the color doesn’t work for me it will for Susan. Thank you so much! I’ll send my address.

  3. I believe I’d enjoy seeing that. It’s too bad for me most of the fun girls seem to be in Atlanta.
    What are your favorite girlie goods?

    Reply

  4. Lawd, what isn’t? I’m a makeup junkie–which is funny because these days I only wear eyebrows, mascara, and BeneFit blush with tinted moisturizer every day–and I love to do fancy makeup on people. I have enjoyed helping out doing makeup at weddings and for formal events and stuff. I’d be willing to bet that if Susan and I compiled our lipsticks and handed them out at Lenox Mall, every lady who visited would be able to take home an appropriate shade.
    I am less into facial products, but I long for a moisturizer than can keep my hands from being drydrydry twenty minutes after I apply it.
    Both Susan and I are a bit obsessive about hair products, too. I have curls and she has straight, and neither of us is ever happy. I finally found a conditioning mousse that works beautifully, but it smells like coconut, for God’s sake.
    And don’t even get me started on fashion and shoes.

    Reply

  5. My stepdad worked for Revlon when I was in college and my folks’ basement was essentially a makeup candlyland, and now my job is essentially the same.
    Since you are a brow girl, send me your name/address: JaySaint at gmail dot com. I did a spa trip recently and there’s something in one of my goody bags you would probably love. I’ve got to dig around for it, but I know I gave out the blonde version already and kept the red for myself. Which means the brunette version is still tucked away somewhere awaiting an owner.

    Reply

  6. SQUEE! Products!
    I’m a redhead, too, but the pencil I’m using now is labeled “brunette” and is actually auburn, so it works fine. I’m always on the lookout, and if the color doesn’t work for me it will for Susan. Thank you so much! I’ll send my address.

    Reply

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