Friday, March 30, 2012

Cookie is a Ticklish Cutie

Happy Friday Cuties! Now a public service warning: This video of Cookie the penguin from the Cincinnati Zoo will definitely put you in the mood for smiles. It seems Cookie is a bit ticklish and squeals like a little girl (hi Anouk!) when tickled. I admit I watched this a few times for research... Happy weekend ahead and Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Bento Cuties

I'm having a friend over for dinner tonite and was pondering what should be on the menu. When all else fails, research cute! I found these adorable bento box buddies on the blog and wow am I inspired. The only issue is that this robot and bunny are too darn awww-inspiring to eat: I'd just go hungry, say Hello There Cutie and tickle them instead! xxxo

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Phonebooth Cutie

This morning I was awoken by a Skype call... usually I don't answer the phone before 10 am but this was a call from Berlin! My friends saw my computer was on (I blame Amelie the bunny for surfing the web while I slept) and wanted to say hello. Needless to say, in my jammies and hair askew, I was not an advert for Hello There Cutie so am now pondering getting a phonebooth set-up like this from Puroland Japan (aka Hello Kitty's version of Disneyland) for my next wake-up call. Cutie triumphs over all!!! xxxo

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Band-Aid Cuties

I cut myself today so went into the first aid kit and grabbed the first band-aid I saw... and look what was on it! (am wearing the big Mickey face 0n the left) I had totally forgotten about my Disney band-aids so had a huge smile when I glimpsed over and saw Mickey on my elbow. Talk about a Hello There Cutie way to start the day... xxxo

Friday, March 23, 2012

Gaultier Teddy Cutie

Last week I wrote of the fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier being the new face of Diet Coke. Well today is the opening an exhibit of his designs at the deYoung and guess who is going to be there? Perhaps while in the gift shop, I'll visit this little guy who is dressed in Gaultier's signature stripes, red kilt, and combination earring-nose chain. Personally, I think this official Maison Jean Paul Gaultier teddy bear is both runway and Hello There Cutie ready!!! xxxo

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ari's Cuties

My friend Ari lives in Germany and has a fondness for the same kind of pet I do: bunnies! These four are in the playpen area of their enclosure in his backyard in Stuttgart. As a fellow bunny parent, I am a bit jealous of all the space his have (a play area, two story hutch plus a run!) but seeing these happy (hoppy?) faces is very Hello There Cutie indeed. xxxo

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Farrell's is Cutie Fun!

When I was a kid, it was a big treat to go to Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour for a party or celebration. They had these huge sundaes called Zoo's that could feed a whole Little League team, and one of the best parts of having your bday there was being sung to accompanied by a kazoo band! I recently found out that Farrell's is being resurrected in SoCal, and am pondering a visit while down there... let me know if any of you get there before me cuties!!! xxxo

Monday, March 19, 2012

Milky Cutie

I was with some friends last nite and their (almost 3 year old) daughter, after being put to bed, came out and asked for some warm milk. It was so adorable, Anouk walking with her bottle of milk all sleepy-eyed. I recently rediscovered the Russian design studio Hattomonkey who do some very Hello There Cutie worthy packaging; above is a carton of milk they did that I think Anouk would approve of. We certainly do, right cuties? xxxo

Friday, March 16, 2012

Bagpuss is a Cutie

I awoke this morning to an email telling me about a show I didn't have growing up in the US: Bagpuss the Mouse Mill. Hippie and naively sweet, Bagpuss is a combination of illustration, sepia photos and stop motion photography seamlessly woven together. The title character is "an old, saggy cloth cat, baggy, and a bit loose at the seams" and his owner Emily, a girl who owns a shop of lost & found objects. You are forewarned: Bagpuss is addictive, especially on a rainy Friday morning. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend Cuties!!! xxxo

thx for the share ARW!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

More Fashionable Cuties

Look what Doug passed onto us cuties: Fashion Cats, a book starring the latest styles by Takako Iwasa and modeled by her supermodel cat muses, Princess Prin and Prince Kotaro. In the book, Takako bedecks the supermodels in over sixty purrfect outfits. I'm not sure about you, but this is def on my must-read list!!! Hello There (kitty) Cuties! xxxo

- todays posting is for MM -

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Kawaii Rainy Cutie

It was a wonderfully dry winter in SF and our first big storm of spring is here! Although I've enjoyed the sunshine, the rain feels rather refreshing. I have an appt. at noon and am looking forward to putting on my Burberry slicker, rainboots and carrying a fabulous parasol out and about. Looks like our friend Hello Kitty has the same idea... xxxo

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Fashionable Cuties

Announced last week, the beloved (some say addictive) Diet Coke has tasked one-time enfant terrible designer Jean Paul Gautier with "developing online content, retail concepts and ad campaigns across Europe." This is the kick-off video of the campaign starring JPG and the marionette Irene, both sassy and adorable. Bonjour (aka Hello) There Cuties and see you at the SF deYoung museum in two weeks! xxxo

Monday, March 12, 2012

Runny Cutie

Saturday I was introduced to a book I wish I had heard of as a child... "Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook" by Shel Silverstein. Runny is largely composed of spoonerisms in rhyming verse and makes you smile upon first read. Other than speaking only in spoonerisms, Runny is a normal rabbit-child with many friends and two loving parents, his "dummy and mad" (ie mummy and dad). Add in that the illustrations are wonderful too, Runny gets a big Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Exotic Monkey Cutie

These exotic monkey Cuties are really amazing: the species (the Drill Monkey) is extra sensitive to global warming. Scientists are studying these Cuties in their homeland of Africa to compare DNA and, with temperatures across equatorial Africa hotter and dryer, things are a-changing! Keep your eyes on National Geographic and science journals over the next few years to gauge their status... oh don't worry, I will and report back! Hello There Cuties!!! xxxo

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sir Can-A-Lot Cutie

So I was taking a break the other day and look who was on my tv: Sir Can-A-Lot! I had neither heard nor seen this handsome gent before but, as someone who doesn't eat Spam, he grabbed my attention nonetheless. In looking Sir Can-A-Lot up, I found out Spam is celebrating it's 75th anniversary and has hired this Twitter user as it's spokesman. Well he's def adorable and gets a big Hello There Cutie!!! xxxo

for my Philippines visiting friends Donie & Sally and my Lola

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cookie Cutie

When I was a little girl, a huge treat was visiting Brown's Bakery in Van Nuys with my Mom. They would always give me a sprinkle-laden small butter cookie that was dee-licious. The most popular cookie with the grown-ups was a black and white which was also much larger then my delicate one. When I saw this plush at our friends Kid Robot, I squealed with a childhood memory forgotten... and a craving for a certain big girl cookie!!! xxxo

Friday, March 2, 2012

Bo Is A Cutie

The annual White House Easter Egg Roll has been announced via a super cute YouTube video. The star of the video is Bo Obama, the Presidential pooch who dons bunny ears and is just adorable in them! Although I already have plans for that day, there is a lottery to be able to take part... if you win, say a big Hello There Cutie to Bo for us!!! xxxo

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Toast-y Cutie

After my T/Th workouts, I look forward to having a huuuge coffee and breakfast. Today, a rainy and rather dreary day, the comfort of buttered toast sounded perf. I recalled the old adage about being the best thing since sliced bread and voila, check out the kawaii graphic I found! Hello There Cutie and my wheat toast!!! xxxo