This is me with Vivienne Tam. Gracious, gentle, kind, radiant Vivienne Tam. World renowned fashion designer Vivienne Tam. Not only am I in the same picture as her in her Boutique on Mercer in New York City, I am wearing a dress of her very own design from her spring collection that she gave me. I’m also holding a Limited Edition Vivienne Tam HP Mini Clutch. (Can you see it? It’s totally blends. I know, CAPTAIN OBVIOUS HERE.)

Vivienne Tam and Me 

How did this happen? I’m still not sure. But I’ll go back and try to start at the beginning. However it’s the middle that is the most fun. It will include a recipe for Bacon Vodka, deadly spider bites, newlyweds, Chicago, a smelly pig, a gay man wearing a cape, a shuttle driver named Omar, endless amounts of meat, a mirrored headboard, mistaken identity, David Letterman and pregnant sex.

As I was walking back from one of the best Thai meals in recent memory I told Caroline “So much good has happened in the last few days I feel as though I need to bottle up this joy and save it for a rainy day. It’s too much wonderful for one day. It’s not fair to all the rest.”

I know there’s jealousy, I’ve said it before. I’m jealous of myself. 

But you’d better believe I’ll be paying forward this goodness for a long time to come, and I will hold it in my heart forever.

Why did I do it this way? Because my favorite movie is “When Harry Met Sally.”

Harry likes to read the last page of a book first so just in case he dies he’ll know how it ends.

Not saying I want to die or anything,  I just want to remember what has happened to me over the last couple of years. I set out with a lazy way of keeping connected with my family back home and ended up in a designer dress with the designer in her boutique in NYC during fashion week.

Now, how many of you are still hung up on the Bacon Vodka thing?


  1. Wonderful! Enjoy yourself, you’ve earned it.

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  2. Holy schnikes I’ve never been first! Awesome. Wish I had said something more profound.

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  3. I’m a bit jealous over here – you both are looking gorgeous in that pic! 😉

    And, are you still in NYC? If so, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for ya (not that I leave my few square blocks all that regularly, but you never know, you might venture up here!)

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  4. I’m totally jealous. I would look fabulous in that dress.

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  5. And I’m so tempted to start throwing When Harry Met Sally quotes at you because “THAT my friend, is a dark side.”

    Great picture – gorgeous dress.

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  6. Casey you look beautiful! Glad you enjoyed your week.

    When Harry Met Sally is my favorite movie too!

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  7. Must! Know! More!

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  8. Honestly it was the gay man in a cape that caught my eye…weird…

    I can’t wait to hear the whole story!

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  9. You look fabulous! What a gorgeous dress.

    Tell me you don’t have a wagon-wheel coffee table in your living room!

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  10. I’m definitely hung up on Bacon Vodka. I can’t decide if that sounds intriguing or if I should turn green and queasy over it…

    And “When Harry Met Sally” is my favorite, too. Veryvery closely followed by “The Princess Bride” and “Clue,” because MAN, they’re all so quotable.

  11. Who cares about Bacon Vodka when you are wearing and holding couture!!! You look fab and the HP is fab too!

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  12. Oh you look fabulous and I really honestly hope you had a fantastic time. If I am completely honest with you I’ll admit that I hated you once. It was the jealousy! I was eaten up inside with it, but I worked it out and I’m better now!! It was probably about a year and half ago (maybe longer), you were becoming more and more popular, going to all these fab conferences and getting all these fab things! It was hard because I remember when we were alike. Just a girl in love with a boy who had a baby trying to keep in touch with the ones we love back home. When it all started to go up up up for you the green eyed monster bit- hard. Over time I realized that you work a hell of a lot harder at this than I do so why the hell shouldn’t you be reaping the rewards of all that hard work. Now I don’t hate you but have a interwebby crush on you and just feel proud that someone like me can make it! Eeer sorry for the Novella but I’m all misty eyed proud of you!

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  13. Wow! Awesome experience for you. Can’t wait to hear how it all happened.

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  14. Never got past the bacon vodka.

    (CUTE picture!)

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  15. I can’t wait to read the whole story. I am kind of hung up on the gay man wearing a cape.

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  16. Wow! What an amazing treat! You both look gorgeous (and so does the little laptop).

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  17. Vivienne Tam? I think I just passed out.

    Marins last blog post..I Couldn’t Make This Up If I Tried

  18. Hung up on ALL of it! Tell tell telll!

  19. Case, I would have to say that you are awesome and I can’t wait to hear the entire story, even backwards. And No not the Bacon vodka so much, but what was that about Pregnant sex and David Letterman? Both of those things were in the same thought right? LOL I kid.

  20. sounds amazing, i can’t wait to hear the middle!

    alis last blog awfully big adventure (or: bomb. dropped.)

  21. fabulous dress. I want to hear it all. spill it

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  22. What a cool opportunity! Meeting the actual designer of the designer dress you are wearing! Talk about a once in a lifetime moment!

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  23. You look fabulous!

    Yes, I’m hung up on Bacon Vodka….

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  24. You look great. The other lady kinda looks like a man.

    Do tell the rest of the story!

  25. Uhm, me! But fer realzies…I kind of teared up a bit wilt reading this. I have said it before, and I will say it again, no one deserves this as much as you do. You know? I know.

    You are gorgeous and gracious and I wouldn’t know the first thing to say to a beautiful designer. You go girl. Here’s to many more.

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  26. I need Bacon Vodka to add to my Skittles Vodka.

    And I think you look just darling!

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  27. What an amazing opportunity, Casey!

    You look stunning 🙂

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  28. I am jealous 🙂 But you deserve it! And I want to hear the whole story.

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  29. blessed-with-3 says:

    Wait a minute….am I reading this post and an earlier one about prenatal vitamins correctly? Are your preggers? How did I manage to miss this BIG information?

  30. Yup – totally and completely jealous. But I’m sure you deserve it. Maybe…

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  31. That dress is seriously darling. And I never use the word “darling” to describe anything. But that’s what that dress is.

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  32. you look amazing!

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  33. Amy in StL says:

    I can’t wait to hear the whole middle part!

  34. Yes, we’ve got to hear more about the middle stuff. I’m glad you had such a great time, you earned it.

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  35. I hope you’re having the BEST time ever! Your photos are truly beautiful, you made me cry with those 911 photos.

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  36. What a fabulous dress. 🙂

    And what a lucky gal you are! Glad the trip was fantastic!

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  37. FABulous! Can’t wait to read more…your tweets and hints sound like you’ve had an amazing time!!

  38. You and Vivienne are sassy wonder twins! Great to meet you in person. 🙂

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  39. You make that dress look good! Glad you had a good time, and can’t wait to read more about it (Details for the jealous, right?!)!

  40. I’m actually hung up on the pregnant sex thing.
    BTW one time when I was way overdue my midwife told me sex might stimulate labor. So I talked the hubby into it and afterwords he said he felt “used.”
    Hmmm… I told him that was interesting because I was feeling a little “used” at the moment too–by a PERSON–growing inside MY BODY for the last 9 months.
    Can’t wait to hear your story:)

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  41. You look amazing!

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  42. Very nice dress. I’m in love with that mini HP, I soooo want one, hopefully will be able to afford one sometime soon.
    Don’t worry about the jealousy, this happened to you for a reason, you deserve it, enjoy!

  43. I love your guts chick.

    and the dress. fab.

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  44. pregnant sex lol! Great post! I miss you and all the galz! You are fabulous! I look forward to seeing many more of your wonderful photos. ~Halley

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