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Friday, November 16, 2007

More photos from my husband’s surprise party have arrived! Click to enlarge.

Me with my gorgeous sister, Terri Berry. Seeing us together always overexcites certain men. They say, “Sisters?!” with an ambitious glint in their eyes.

Everyone was asking me where I got the Wall Street Journal top I was wearing that night, so here’s the story. About five years ago, we were having dinner with friends at Pastis when I noticed a woman wearing this top. I was extremely amused since this was obviously not a licensed product and I forced Paul to go over and say hi to her. She gave him the name of the Long Island boutique where she got it, and the next day I called and bought the last one.

I later wore it to a Wall Street Journal party, and a few of the WSJ women got quite excited. One enterprising journalist called the Long Island store, which told her that they were out of tops but could reorder from the Chinese factory if they got an order of at least a dozen. Someone put a sign-up sheet on the ladies’ room and everyone signed up and got their tops.

I was the only one who remembered to wear mine to the retirement party!

Wall Street Journal fashion goddess Teri Agins gave me the finger after realizing she should have worn her special WSJ top.

Then I gave myself the finger while talking to extremely tall comedian (and our emcee for the evening) Andy Borowitz.

My gorgeous friend Alix won a Pulitzer Prize in 1996. You know what I was doing in 1996? A whole lot of nothing important, that’s what.

The man in back of Paul is Peter, who had the stressful assignment of getting Paul to the party.

What Paul saw when he came in.

The mayor entertains Paul and our friend Arthur.

We had Paul sit on the stage in a big chair. Andy Borowitz made him laugh.

Andy made us laugh too.

More photos soon!

Photography by Bob Krasner.

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38 Responses to “More Surprise Party Pictures”

  1. atelier says:

    I like a lot your long hair!

  2. Ashe Mischief says:

    You’re SOOOOOOOO cute!
    I just want to carry you in my pocket.

    And your long hair looks amazing.

  3. Paul Pincus says:

    This post (and especially the last two photographs) just made my morning.

    Thank you, Wendy!

    ps re: your hair…wow!!!

  4. Miss Woo says:

    You sure have one good looking family, and your hair, so nice and shiny!

  5. Dustcakeboy says:

    They are probably the happiest pix I’ve seen quite the while.

    You look ravishing as per usual.


  6. Blue Floppy Hat says:

    That looks like a fantastic party, your husband must have had a lot of fun – and seriously, your sister is gorgeous.
    Also, that top is trés cool, and worth every bit of the effort you took to track it down.

  7. WendyB says:

    Oh, Dustcakeboy, you make me blush! Thanks Atelier, Ashe, Paul and Miss Woo for the hair compliments (and other kind words). I will be sure to tell the gorgeous Gilda at Pierre Michel (If anyone in NYC is looking for someone to style their hair, her name is pronounced “Jill-da” and the salon is at 57th and Lex). She redid my hair several times because it wouldn’t live up to her perfectionist standards and she was about 20 minutes late for her next client, but she just felt like she had to get it right! And thank you, Floppy, my sister will be very pleased by your comment.

  8. Bobble Bee says:

    YOur sister is gorgeous!!! you both together look like danger! 😉

  9. WendyB says:

    @ BBee, Ha ha! “Dangerous.” I need to tell her that…she will love it. BTW, we have another NY-based blogger around! I will try to arrange another get-together.

  10. Violet the Sprite says:

    wow, you &your sister look sooooo alike 😀
    &your top is really cool!!

  11. LML says:

    awww! you and your sister are gorgeous!

  12. WendyB says:

    Thanks, Modern Marie! Violet, a lot of people ask if we are twins and my sister gets SO offended because she is younger. I’m like, just assume they think I’m younger than I am but she is always suspicious that the are thinking she is older than she is.

  13. Old Wom Tigley says:

    Looks like a great night was had by all.. thank you for visiting Wiggers World and taking the time to leave a comment.. I came by to say thank you and was met by the beauty of you and your sister…
    I shounted to jane my partner to come see, she so agreed. She said that your jewelry is stunning… and she will swop you that picture of the tree for some… ha! Thanks again for commenting.

  14. Lillian says:

    I love that last picture of you!

    And I have to echo everyone: the hair!

  15. Heather says:

    you and your sister have some great genes! love the top, I was noticing it before too.

  16. WendyB says:

    LOL @ womtig. Thank you so much. You know, I’d been thinking how much better trees would look draped in jewelry rather than tinsel and fairylights. Love your blog!

  17. cotton candy says:

    you must have had such a fantastic and wonderful time. you look lovely!!

  18. laurie says:

    that’s a great top. i wonder if that boutique carries a minneapolis star-tribune shirt, too?

    ah, probably not….

  19. Fenke says:

    My sister and I also get these reactions from men. It is strange, I sometimes think they (men) mistake being sisters with being lesbian – well that is at least another strange fantasy of men. Wherever they get it from.

  20. ChiliLady says:

    these pictures are fab!

  21. Lynn says:

    Oh Wendy, gorgeous people, fantastic pics and wonderful party those all were! You guys just beam with happiness and beauty!

    I can’t get enough of your jewelry you know that, right?

  22. Bobble Bee says:

    yes pls, you can count on me for the next get-together!
    i will dress more appropiate. promised… ^_^
    keep me posted

  23. WendyB says:

    Crazy Bobble-Bee! I thought you looked great!

  24. jon go says:

    i just chanced upon your blog… and wow! i love it! and you are sooo beautiful!!! hope you don’t mind if i visit often.. 🙂

  25. Shaz says:

    i hate you! you always go to cool parties, with cool people, have such a great time and look divine when doing it. One day im going to gate crash one of your parties…thats what you get for not inviting me lol

  26. Sonja says:

    you look great in those pics!!

  27. riz says:

    OKAY HOW IS YOUR HAIR THAT SHINY!!! I need to get hairapy or something. i have to visit that salon. liking the wsj top…and what’s teri agins like? I saw her at fashion week which was cool…

  28. WendyB says:

    Jon Go: If you’re going to call me beautiful, you’re welcome to visit 10 times a day! It’s about time people started appreciating me for my looks instead of my mind. I’m so over the whole intelligence thing.
    Shaz: If you’re ever in town, you’re invited wherever I’m going.
    Sonja: Thanks!
    Riz: I have no idea why my hair looked so shiny! LOL. Teri is very cool. I meant to share her great line. All the other speakers were white guys so when she got up to give her toast, she said, “Ooh, I’m like Hillary AND Obama!” She also told me I had a very Naomi Campbell look that night. To my relief, I found out she was referring to the ponytail and not implying that I have crazy eyes.

  29. In Yr Fshn says:

    1. Ditto: the hair looks fabulous!
    2. You’ve always got great pics. It makes me think life might be nice if I wasn’t such a hermit. But then I remember I can live vicariously through your blog.
    3. What a pretty family!

  30. pistols at dawn says:

    Aren’t you far too attractive to have a blog? I thought there was a rule about that.

    That party looks like all the parties I go to, only the exact opposite crowd. My friends usually have to steal cars to get there in the first place.

  31. WendyB says:

    Does that mean I’m “blog hot”? That’s like being “radio hot” or “book club hot.” I bet your friends drive some swell cars!

  32. stef m says:

    you look especially fabulous. and hoorah for paul!

  33. Miss A says:

    I love that shirt!! Fabulous! I’m on the lookout for one too! I found your blog through Winona’s (Daddy Likey) but will be back to read more!

  34. pistols at dawn says:

    I’m now officially stealing “book club” hot. But you don’t need any hot qualifiers. I imagine you also don’t need to hear that you don’t need any qualifiers.

  35. Kian says:

    You are simply too stunning for words!

    The party looks like it was a lot of fun, your husband is lucky!

  36. Nicole Then says:

    wow, ur hair’s so much longer now. Looking gorgeous!

  37. Fabi says:

    you are so beautiful wendy!!! and the black and white top plus red lipstick plus slick hair is amazing on you!!


  38. Ha, that’s hilarious! I love that there was a sign-up sheet. And look how long your hair was!
    I’m just now realizing how much you look like Marisa Tomei. She could totally play you in your biopic. 😉