Friday, May 9, 2008

Arte y Pico Award

The fabulous Ms. eye4style awarded me with an Arte Y Pico Award, and although I'm not sure exactly what it is (the blog is in Spanish), I'm way grateful to her because I'm someone who generally loses at everything, eg: football pools; Monopoly & Sorry! against my sister; and anything involving competition with the husband.

Here are the rules of the Arte Y Pico Award:

1. Bloggers must pick 5 blogs that deserve the award for creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.

4. The Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte Y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5. To show these rules.
Excellent, a chance to share some favorites:
I'm a BIG fan of eep!ramblings, her diva rooster mascot, her dislike for American Apparel ads, and her great sample sale reviews.

Peruse Salsa 101: Reflections on Latin Music for an afternoon. Vincent Livelli's blog is full of fascinating stories. A salsa aficionado who taught Latin dance on cruise ships in the 40's, Livelli's reminiscences upon hot New York clubs of yore are alone worth the read. Nod to the Brooklyn Rail for this gem.

I lack prep credentials, but love The Preppy Princess and her clever writings on all things preppy. The "Preppy Logo Problem" parts one and two are not to be missed.

He's rude, lewd, crude and funny. Yes, it's Xmastime. Read everyone's favorite "The Manny Tapes." He also has some great Brooklyn bloggers on his roll, so be sure to check them out.

I couldn't decide so it's a tie between two talented women at different stages of life: The Clothes Horse, a student with admirable style; and Lipstick at the Mailbox, a working mother of two from the South who cracks me up.
Read, enjoy, support those fellow bloggers and pass on what you like.