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Curator's Corner, 8/6/2011  It was a fairly quiet week so I was able to put some posts's always fits and starts here!  Here are some things that caught my eye this week.

- Aren't these paper eyelashes neat?

- I found this amazing blog, The Beheld, which focuses on the bigger concepts of beauty and the industry in general.  This is not to say that I will no longer be putting up any similarly-themed posts, as one of the goals of the Museum is to present a more thoughtful and academic view of makeup, but I do I feel as though mine won't be nearly as insightful as those of the author!  It's great to see a blog fully devoted to these issues.

- Jersey Shore is back!  Woot!  Can't wait to see what havoc the guidos and guidettes wreak in Florence, although I am a bit jealous they got to go.

- On the local/90s nostalgia front, the radio station I listened to all the time in college is back on the air!  I almost fell over when I saw a commercial for HFS and just about died when I actually tuned in to listen...all my 90s faves were back!

- Finally, I am attending a mojito-themed bridal shower today and I was so thrilled to bring some goodies with me!  I made mint chocolate brownies with peppermint patties, super minty ice cream (the secret to making it super minty instead of mildly minty is to add 2 tsp.  of mint extract to the custard in addition to infusing the milk and cream with mint leaves!), lime sea salt chocolate chunk cookies (first time making these and they were delish - tangy and sweet and slightly salty all at once) and mojito cupcakes.   I even got a Cupcake Courier to transport them all.  After all that baking I was too exhausted to take pics, but I did manage to get pictures of the 2-sided cupcake flags my husband made:

Cc 8.6.2011

Cute, eh?  I do hope I get invited to more parties just so I can bring desserts!  Better yet, it would be great if I could plan an entire thing.  Maybe for fall I'll have a gathering of some kind.  :)

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