Friday, May 16, 2008

It's The Lush Life for me & Simon LeBon

Stacy over at La Boudoir held a little contest in honor of her forthcoming trip to London and Paris, and yours truly won! I never win anything! She asked her readers to name their favorite UK band. Naturally there were many votes for the Beatles, but I had to stick with my first love, and the group everyone (at the time) said were the new Beatles: Duran Duran.


You have to remember I came of age in the 80s -- people, I was there when MTV launched. I went to my friend Kim's house every day after school (she had cable, we didn't) to watch MTV for hours. Duran Duran, Adam Ant, Flock of Seagulls, The Clash, Men At Work, Cyndi Lauper, Pat Benetar and of course Michael Jackson, back before he became a weirdo. But Duran Duran was the best. They were cute, they had cool videos and they had great hair.



The prize from La Boudoir: a gift certificate to Lush, a yummy UK-based bath and body shop that specializes in using fresh, organic ingredients. I've been to their store in Banff, and they just opened a store in Connecticut at Mohegan Sun (ginormous Indian Casino), so I will get to go and smell everything in person.
When she's not counting down the days to London & Paris, Stacy blogs about design, fashion, art and other lovely things, with the occasional funny rant (I love the post with the Office Space still). Hop on over and say Robin (and Simon LeBon) sent you.

14 comments:

littlebyRD said...

Congratulations! I admit I also loved Simon Le Bon. He was my favorite of the five but I was a huge fan of the whole band. Have fun spending your money!

diana @ please sir said...

Apparently Duran Duran is coming to concert in my area soon! Crazy!

diana @ please sir said...

Oh yeah - updated my blog love list and added you - hope that's ok!

Debby said...

Congratulations!! I was a Wham fan myself, though I liked Duran too. And Tears for Fears. Enjoy your gift certificate!

I'll check out Stacy's blog too. :)

a little bird said...

I LOVE Duran Duran. Good pick!

Mumsie said...

I loved Duran Duran too, since we had similar tastes in music, except for Air Supply, who you no longer like. I remember you liked them back in the "old days."
Some people can't keep a secret.

Robin said...

Diana - I'm honored to be on your blogroll!

Mom - It's true, I liked Air Supply back when I was about 15 and didn't know any better and was partial to anything sappy. And then I moved on. But thanks for the memories, especially now that "I'm All Out of Love" is stuck in my head.... Excuse me while I go bang my head against the wall to get it out.

Marie Louise said...

Didn't know you had a thing for Simon! Hmmmm...that speaks volumns.
Not to drop names but I once worked with his wife Yasmin when they were just dating.
I think they're actually still married, right?

My Notting Hill said...

Congrats on the win. Loved the Hungry as a Wolf video & Pat Benatar "Hit me with your Best Shot" I had alot of fun in the 80s. Love all the bird images on your blog. Michele

Hooked on Houses said...

I actually went to an Air Supply concert in the '80s. How cool was I?? (Please don't tell anyone.)

Your description of watching those bands after school on MTV brought back some serious memories. Clearly we "came of age" at the same time.

And of course, I loved Duran Duran, too. Who didn't? I've got "Hungry Like a Wolf" running through my head now, thanks to you... -Julia :-)

Marie Louise said...

Hey there! I got tagged and am now passing it on to you. Check it out under "Tagged in the Blogosphere!"
and play along if you'd like :-)

pve design said...

You won! Congratulations! A friend gave me "lush" bars for shampooing my hair, makes me smell great and smile from ear to ear! Live the lush life!

{this is glamorous} said...

Congratulations on winning the contest! Was just over at La Boudior--such happy news about the engagement and upcoming trip.

{Thanks for your comment on my site the other day.}

simply seleta said...

Oh wow, to win a contest is such fun! I LOVE DURAN DURAN. Brings back memories of adolescent insanity. I had a huge crush on those guys...oh my gosh it was crazy. Loved their hair!

Funny, I was just thinking about my obsession for this band yesterday and considering a post on it, but this beats it!

Don't you still dig "Rio"?!