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Be Jealous of Zebras

Does Anyone See “A Pattern” Here?

I love turquoise and stripes! I never knew myself to be so predictable!  At least these are two things that I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that I will always love.  Now, if I could only figure out how to budget a checkbook!

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Library of color- What a ‘novel’ idea!
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Tracey Boss Design Via Dwellers Without Designers – The coolest Bunk-Bed Room Ever!
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Interior of The Crystal Tower, Madrid by A-Cero
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Jump On In! Or Don’t

If you are like me, you might not quite be ready to take that leap into the lovely summer uniform we have all come to know and dread as the bathing suit! Or even worse, the BIKINI! However, these suits will have you doing back handsprings as you swan dive ever so elegantly into this years pool of amazing choices!

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Favorite Products, Places, and Links

Ready for some New “Haute” People, Places, and Things?? I know I am! So, here goes nothin’!

My Favorite Links:


Canvas Pop


Anju Apothecary


Pic Pads


The Cravory




Mod Cloth


Wholesale Dress

Wholesale Dress (a different company)


Free Online Shipping

Free Coupons


Zen Habits

My Favorite Restaurants:


Sage Room

Nobu Restaurant

Geoffrey’s Restaurant

The Chart House


Malibu  Yogurt

My Favorite Things:

My Fav things link will direct you to much

Shark Steam/Vacuum and it's great for hardwood floors too@!
Molskin 2011 Planner in Red (available in other colors) $21.95
The Cravory is Savory at $24.00 per dozen
No-Frizz Hair Care Line- AMAZING!
USB Illuminating Roll-Up Keyboard $27.00
Comodyne Make-up Remover for Normal skin $6.25 for 1-20 pack
EO Hand Sanitizing Spray USDA Organic Lavender with Echinacea $4.99
EO Organic Lavender Hand Sanitizer $4.99

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Put The Cart Before The Horse

Fall Forward Ahead of Time

Here’s what we have to be looking and shopping for right now to get the deals for Fall 2010’s fashion topsy turvy- as we have a lot of major changes to expect. However, by shopping now and clearing out vintage stores and relatives’ closets your wallet won’t suffer the consequences. Shopping is the only subject that actually translates financial jargon such as “economic forecasts and trends” in a way I can understand and apply it in day-to-day life.  So, here we go!

The Fall 2010 Runway Rundown:

  • It’s all about the 60’s and not the hippy short-skirt-bohemian verging on 70’s, but the elegant calf length A-line, button down skirts in camels, wools, suedes, chocolates, and amazing feminine tall boots and hats 60’s
  • Silk blouses with the center bow-neckties, feminine yet tailored
  • My favorite accent accessory happens to be the long calf to knee length overcoats in camel or large wool capes with oversized buttons. Blazers, Berrets, wool hats, gloves, over-the-top elegance in understated cuts and colors
  • Layers
  • Double Breasted Overcoats- mid-calf to knee length trenches
  • Stalkings- yes ladies, stalkings
  • Elegant turtle necks, cowl necks, ribbed sweaters belted with long skirts and belts topped off with berrets
  • The hair and make-up is just as important to finish the polished and elegant look.  Accessories are classic.  We are going back in time this season and it is going to be a blast AKA: time to rade Grandma’s closet asap time! So, ladies- trade your summertime rompers for faux flings and thigh-high cut-offs for sky high platform heels and slacks! Here’s what I mean:
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Really Cool and Different Gifts For Guys and Dolls!

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Gift Ideas great site to help you find gifts for any person any occasion at any age.

Design Your Own Rubber Duckie
The design your own rubber duck is a rubber ducky fit for any party. Complete your ducky river race, or duck pond carnival game with this rubber duck.
Same day shipping!
Home Maintenance Organizer
Home Organizer $19.99
The life altering solution for home maintenance planning. Includes: Pen and 50-sheet pad for project planning, common conversions chart, frequently called numbers for quick reference, handy 30 inch ruler and more.

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Art My Way $14.95 and up!

Personalized Pinup Girl Poster
Personalized Pin-Up Girl Poster $14.95
I'm Nuts About You Key Ring
I'm Nuts About You Key Chain $19.00
He changes your oil every 3,000 miles and your light bulbs every three months. It’s obvious he’s nuts about you. Now, let him know the feeling is mutual. Comes in a gift box hot stamped with the saying I’m nuts about you!
Vacation Photo Collage
Vacation Photo Collage $29.95
Here’s a clever way to display your favorite photos from that once-in-a-lifetime trip or that special vacation spot you return to year after year. We laser engrave any location, up to 9 characters, in a white mat.

The Civilized Butler Awakening Service
The Civilized Butler Awakening Service

This alarm clock wakes you first with the sound of gentle birdsong, then a dicreet cough and comforting words “Good morning, Sir” (or Madam) followed by a charming and amusing message.


Dirt Dog 1100 Indoor-Outdoor Robotic Sweeper Vacuum
Dirt Dog 1100 Indoor-Outdoor Robotic Sweeper Vacuum iRobot

Retractable Dog Leash with Light in Red

Retractable Dog Leash with Light in Red Kito

This friendly-looking retractable leash has a bright white LED torch built right into the leash reel. The strong lead extends to 9 feet and locks at the push of a button.

Compact Emergency Kit

This compact Emergency Kit contains 58 essential items to keep you safe during emergencies. Everything is organized in a deluxe padded case for quick access. Keep one at home and another in the car.

Drink Caddie™ Golfer's Drink Cooler & Dispenser

Battery-operated golf club design dispenses your drink at the touch of a button.Insulated cooler keeps its contents cold and refreshing. Compact size is perfect for the golf course.

Jellyfish Glass Paperweight

Translucent and ethereal in its underwater element; hypnotic and fascinating in this handmade creation. Choose from pink, blue or glow-in-the-dark paperweights.

Personal Clothes Washer

Small, portable, affordable, and so practical you’ll wonder how you lived without it. Perfect for hand washables and travel, this easy to use mini-washer sits on a table or floor and holds about 2 1/2 gallons.


Life Hammer

With a Life Hammer mounted in your car, you can rely on its life-saving ability to free you from your vehicle after an accident. Includes safety mount with luminous marker. In safety orange. $32.95

Photo Restoration on Canvas

It’s amazing what our technicians can do. It’s now possible to take old photos that are cracked, faded, torn and damaged and repair them before we print.

PoGo Instant Mobile Printer

PoGo Instant Mobile Printer Polaroid

Snap a picture with your Bluetooth camera phone, then print it out on the spot using the new portable wireless photo printer. It uses an inkless process to rapidly print your images on adhesive-backed 2″ x 3″ photographs.

Water Purifier Bottle

Water Purifier Bottle
Purify tap water on the go! Save money on bottled water. Portable water bottle filters tap water as you drink. Patented, replaceable filter removes chlorine, odors, lead and mercury and lasts for 300 uses.

Blue Faucet Light

Turn on your faucet and the LED, water-activated, faucet light automatically illuminates your sink and the streaming water with a brilliant blue glow. The running water is the switch. $18.95
Electronic Drink Caddie
The perfectly discreet way to enjoy hot or cold drinks right from your golf bag. It looks like a regulation driver, but its secret is the one-button dispensing pump.

SelfCharge Auto Jumper

If your weak battery needs a jump, just plug the auto jumper into your car’s cigarette lighter. It also doubles as a portable back-up for cell phones, laptops or any other device that can be powered by a cigarette lighter.

$44.95 each

Cobra XRS 9340 Radar/Laser Detector

Cobra XRS 9340 Radar/Laser Detector
The XRS 9340 is designed to provide total protection and peace-of-mind in a value-priced radar/laser detector. This powerful unit features road-proven Xtreme Range Superheterodyne technology that detects 12 radar/laser bands.

Hydrofoil Water Scooter

Hydrofoil Water Scooter

Lightweight hydrofoil frame allows you to skim across water by hopping gently up and down, propelling you as fast as 17 mph.

Floating Planet
The Floating Planet is an inflatable water toy that can be towed by a boat in the open waters. Accommodates up to 400 lbs.

Auto Accident Kit and Organizer

Accidents happen, even to the best drivers. Don’t be caught unprepared! Kit has a safety guide, accident forms, one-use camera with flash, pen, pockets for papers and a flashlight that doubles as a warning signal.

Dirt Dog 1100 Indoor-Outdoor Robotic Sweeper Vacuum

This is the advanced robotic sweeper with two heavy-duty brushes that rotate 1,000 times per minute to pick up woodchips, leaves, nuts, bolts, dirt, and more from indoor or outdoor surfaces.


PowerGorilla Laptop Charger

The PowerGorilla will give you an extra 2-5 hours of power, depending on your laptop’s specification, and over 20 hours on various other electronic devices. Includes worldwide A/C adapter.


Silver Fortune Cookie

You’ll love this delectable keepsake, complete with a special place for you to engrave a “secret” message of wisdom or a personalized fortune.


Slider Maker

The Slider Maker plugs in for fast and easy grilling anywhere. Four molds are included for perfectly shaping four mini burgers, with a drip pan built into the surface for fat to drain off. Includes a burger recipe book!


Fjader Midnight Ballpoint Pen with Stand

Fjader means “feather” in Sweedish and the unique shape resembles a feather. This unique shape is also ergonomic which makes this pen very comfortable to write with.


Pro Electric Paint Roller

Cut down the time on your next painting project with the Pro Electric Paint Roller from Black & Decker. Its’ high-speed motor allows the roller to apply up to 1 gallon of paint in under 10 minutes.


New Orleans Voodoo Doll

This New Orleans Voodoo Doll measures 9″ tall and comes dressed in a colorful outfit. No two dolls are alike. Needles included.


Packable Travel Fins

Perfect for those whose travel includes watery destinations, these compact fins are designed to be packable but are just as powerful as full-size fins. Adult sizes.


Personalized Life Size Standee - Two People

Make a personalized life size standee of yourself or someone you know for the ultimate realistic, life size portrait! A 2-person personalized standup is ideal way to celebrate an anniversary, weddings, or any occasion!


Original Himalayan Singing Bowls with Ohm (Om) Frequency

Our selection of Singing Bowls are hand picked to be sure that the dominant tone is in the Ohm frequency. The Antique “Master Tested” Tibetan Singing Bowls are located in the Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet.


Agent Cam HD

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Record critical evidence and capture those incredible moments without ever being suspected. This spy cam is the worlds smallest digital video camera with high resolution image & high speed recording.

SeaLife Reefmaster CL Land & Sea Camera

SeaLife Reefmaster CL Land & Sea Camera
The Reefmaster CL is a fully automatic 35mm camera with built in flash that’s perfect for capturing the beauty and mystery of the underwater world. Easy-to-use, compact and lightweight, it is great for land and water shots.

Cocoa-Latte Machine

Cocoa-Latte Machine

This incredible little machine makes hot cocoa, cappuccino, Chai and other warm winter drinks like you’ve never tasted before, without the trouble or mess of boiling water or milk! Includes a recipe booklet.

Skype Internet USB Phone

Make free PC-to-PC calls or low-rate calls to landlines & mobile phones! Built-in driver, USB 1.1 compatible, No external power required. Complies with H.323, MGCP, SIP protocols.


Personalized Steak Platter

Our serving platters are crafted in Vermont of local hardwoods. These steak platters are the perfect size to fit on your lap outside or use at the table. Serving platters measure 13″L x 9″W x 3/4″H. Hand wash.


1 Acre of Land on Planet Mars

1 Acre of Planet Mars land – $29.99 it is true. You can purchase land on the Mars. 100% real! Mars property is: a great gift, potential prudent investment and an interesting conversation piece. 3 gift packages to choose from.

Piano Wire Bracelets

Wear one, a few, or all at once. Twelve silvery, stretchy bracelets of real piano wire are accented with tiny golden beads. Sold in sets of 12.


Icon Email Signature For Her

We have the perfect digital age gift for the woman who has everything – an icon email signature that looks just like her! Her icon is hand drawn & digitally colored based on a photo & can include personalization items.

Personalized Suedecloth Waste Can

This Personalized Suedecloth Covered Metal Oval Waste Can adds an elegant touch to any home. Measures 13″ high, trimmed with matching no-shrink grosgrain ribbon. Available in 10 assorted colors with diamond style monogram.


Hot Lips Hilda Bird Feeder

This bird feeder will bring style and attitude to your yard! Hot Lips Hilda dispenses gossip, advice, and of course, bird seed to her feathered friends. Made in the USA from high-fired stoneware.


The Civilized Butler Awakening Service

This alarm clock wakes you first with the sound of gentle birdsong, then a dicreet cough and comforting words “Good morning, Sir” (or Madam) followed by a charming and amusing message.


Ultimate Tailgating Cooler with Gas Grill

The ultimate, all-in-one, insulated tailgating cooler with gas grill, three-piece BBQ tools, and fully-removable waterproof cooler section. Propane and Trolley not included.


USB Heating Slippers

USB Heating Slippers
A pair of USB Heating Slippers can help to keep your feet toasty while you are working near the computer under a chilled environment.

Bose Mobile In-Ear Headset

Convenient in-line microphone and answer/end button for one-touch calling for iPhone, Blackberry, and other music smart phones. You don’t have to hold the microphone to be heard clearly.


Lockpick Set with Manual

Fully illustrated 24 page manual written by a locksmith is simple to understand. Includes a beginner’s lockpick set containing 4 picks (hook, diamond, basic and ball rake), plus tension wrench in a leather snap pouch.


Shower Light

Never jump in a cold shower again! LED lights change with water temperature. No batteries required. Installs in minutes.


One-Minute Drink Chiller

This device chills beverages 90 times faster than a refrigerator, and 40 times faster than a freezer, without risk of freezing.


Dart Coat Hooks

Make a playful statement in your wall! Set of three Stainless steel darts with a special wall fixing. A unique hook for hanging your favorite hat or jacket. These are an original design by Anthony Chrisp.


Fiber-optic Starry Sky Umbrella
It’s the world’s most spectacular umbrella. Thanks to sophisticated fi ber-optic technology, the stars really twinkle and glow, turning a classic black brolly into an awesome light display.

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My Night at The Night Hotel

The Night Hotel RoomI cannot even believe this place has been around for 4 years and hardly anyone knows about it! It is my first “Haute Spot” find in New York City and I have only been here for 4 hours! So, next time you need a great place to stay, and have only days to find it, think boutique hotels. I like to turn to, because they are the best when it comes to a large partner base with boutique hotels all over the world. They also have great private sales once you become a member. I booked this room two nights before my trip, and I got the first night for $101.00 and the second night for $118.00. That includes gratuity and complimentary breakfast from 7:00 am-10:30 am!! Now that is a bargain! Here are some pictures I took and a little video for your viewing pleasure.

Happy travels,

Abby Fender- Your Bargain Buddy and Personal Shopping Material Girl

Abby Fender at The Night Hotel in New York City from Abby Fender on Vimeo.

Lobby sitting area

The BedWork Area

The Closet
The Closet
Bed Lit Up!

Me--Say Cheese
Me–Say Cheese



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Welcome to Abby’s Haute Spots!

Gettin' The Goods

Welcome to Abby’s Haute Spots!

Like a lot of people, I LOVE to shop, but don’t quite have the budget to support my “habit.” But, I do have a few solutions to that nasty little deli-ma! It’s called BARGAIN SHOPPING!!! I know. It’s nothing new, however, I am not looking for hum-drum junk at garage sales. I live in Beverly Hills for goodness sake! I gotta get the goods and I mean the good stuff! So, come with me and I will open your eyes to the wonderful little secrets this fabulous city has to offer. I also have to tell you to keep an open mind, as I plan on showing you a totally new way to shop!  I can’t wait to share all my secret go-to “Haute Spots” with you guys, so let’s go!

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