Friday, August 01, 2008

LET US EAT CAKE...




...Because today we celebrate three years of Lola Is Beauty!

**fireworks, party streamers, smattering of polite applause**

To mark the occasion we're going to have a little competition. See that tag line up there? You may not have even noticed it. It says, "If I could train her to make me a cup of tea every morning I'd swear off humans forever." Now, that is one long tag line I'm sure you'll agree - and frankly, whenever I happen to glance at it I'm reminded of the fact that Lola (who is a cat in case you hadn't realised) is never going to tap me gently on the shoulder at 8am and pass me a steaming cup of PG Tips with just the right amount of soya milk. Also, I seem to be generally less wary of humans than I was three years ago.

So the tag line is moribund, useless, time for a change, eh? I don't even know if I need a tag line but if anyone comes up with a catchy one that I like I will use it. And I might even throw in a signed photo of Lola.

Lola has specifically requested that all you lurkers out there, including friends and family who think I don't know they read this blog regularly and never comment (I can seeee yoooouuuu) join in.

It is her wish.

If you don't want to think up a tag line, then tell us what your favourite cake is (as if we need encouragement). I hope I don't get confused and end up with Battenberg Slice for a tag line.

No pressure! Come on, we don't bite (well I don't).


{top image: Paolo Roversi, bottom image: me using this thing via her}

35 comments:

July Stars said...

Three years? And I only discovered you a couple of months ago. All the fun I must have missed!
Happy birthday little Lola ... Well, I can't think of a new tag line for your banner but I can tell you that my favourite cake is without a doubt green tea tiramisu from Saki in Smithfields. It is the loveliest and yummiest thing in the world, the texture, the bitter sweet taste, the colour. Yes, it even beats all the great French patisserie created by my uncle in Blois. I win!!!

Rose said...

Congratulations on 3 years!

I really enjoy your blog.

I can't think of a tag line at the moment- I'm not very good at fitting things in small spaces!

My favourite cake is the Konditor and Cook lemon one or any coffee cake.

Dayna Desastre said...

happy birthday!!!! :D


i'm trying to think of a new slogan... hmmm

xox,
dayna desastre

Anonymous said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPY Day (3 for 3 years, obvs)

love the Vogue cover-- excellent!

Favorite cake: coconut

Tag lines? Hmm

Lola is Beauty, and not some daff showgirl

Lola is Beauty, Keats would agree

Lola is Beauty, and also? poetry in motion

~bp

Anonymous said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Can't think of a suggestion right now, but I'll try to send one later...

lots of love
Mia

Anonymous said...

youpie!!!!!!!!
BONNE ANNIVERSAIRE !
and many more blog posts to come..:) (actually just create your magazine...make it simpler on of of us...;)
and long live queen lola..(i extend a quick belly-rub!)
nancy

miss milki said...

Congratulations! Well done, can't see myself keeping up my blog for 3 years! I'll have to get back to you about the tag line, nothing coming to me right now. My favourite cake is the Christmas cake my Dad makes every year, its extra yummy because we only get it once a year.

Minniti said...

check these guys out in San francisco. you would really groove on the place. i prefer the princess cake. you can see a photo (the green cake) of it on the gallery page.
http://www.miettecakes.com/menu.html

Lola Is Beauty said...

Oh no, now I have all these new cakes to try - very intrigued by green tea tiramisu from Saki. I agree about Konditor and Cook and ooh, I have been to Miette in SF! A few years ago but I still remember their yummy macarons...going to look at that cake of theirs now...

Stephanie said...

Lola is Beauty

the dew of the morning, the whisper in the wind, the stars in the sky

Not catchy, more poetic.

I'm one of those regular readers that you sense reading you - check out my blog, yours is more fun.

www.aimless-wonderer.blogspot.com

lisylu said...

Salut. I love your blog! Happy anniversary.

My favourite cake at the moment, hmmm death by chocolate or raspberry and vanilla sponge with cream cheese icing.

Anonymous said...

How about: Lola is beauty... and I am a great big baboon-faced monkey. It's certainly catchy.

Lola Is Beauty said...

stephanie: thanks, I'll check out your blog - and sitemeter helps with the sensing!

lisylu: thanks - and mmm vanilla sponge...

anon: shut it ice cream thief.

Vanessa said...

Lola is beauty... now if I could only get her to type this blog

Lola is beauty... a furry meowing beauty

Love your blog! I've been lurking for months. Happy Anniversaire!

Cheers,
Vanessa

Miss Woo said...

Happy B day! I've been reading for a few months now but was too shy too comment!

and my favorite cake is..ooh this is hard..chocolate sponge with cream.

Anonymous said...

Happy blog birthday! How about something along the lines of "and she tries my shoes on when I'm out...."? Lola seems like she is definitely clever enough to be picking out the good stuff in your wardrobe and trying it on!

Oh, and I love love love hummingbird cake.

sara said...

Lola is Beauty
Where fashion and cat hair live in blissful harmony...

Lola is Beauty
A spot of fashion, a dab of feline and hint of fabulousness.

Lola is Beauty
...To talk of many things; of shoes, and cats, and sailor pants - of italian vogue, and Pims...

Have been reading for a couple of years I think? In Canada and Australia. I enjoy your blog very much. Cheers.

SP

ruth-anne said...

happy blog bday miss lola is beauty. wish i had more time to scroll through more of your posts.. was looking up deborah turbeville, found your post..

ray said...

congrats on reaching the 3 year mark.im a new reader,and i love your blogxx
ps-my fav cakes are fondant fanciesxx

Joanna Goddard said...

yay! congratulations! my favorite cake is brownies. :)

headmistress said...

happy blog b'day! too tired to think of witticisms, but I second the green tea cake, and would also put forward pandon/pandan cakes - the lightest, fluffiest cakes I've ever eaten...

Stephanie said...

ok my catchy line has been outdone. i keep checking back for updates but I thought I would try another one...

how is "Lola is Beauty: Where cat snagged fishnets are out and kitten heels are in"

or "Lola is Beauty: If I were a designer, she'd be my model."

I'll keep checking!

l'embrouillamini said...

Ooh there's a lot of love in this room! Happy (belated) birthday :)

I just love general cake however I do have a penchant for carrot cake (WITHOUT dried fruit) - I think it's the icing that gets me.

I also want to try this: http://www.joyofbaking.com/RedVelvetCake.html
...simply because it's so purdy

Ciao bella xx

Anonymous said...

Lola is Beauty: Please Lurk.

Or: People and cats lurk here.

I find your blog very enjoyable. It is especially nice to have one about the UK with hints of Paris and Florence thrown in. Although you haven't written about APC for a while! Happy Birthday.

Apricot cake(it melts) - Nigel Slater.

From a lurker (although my friends sometimes call me Thea) xx

gorgeoux said...

Happy anniversary! It must feel great, my blog is also approaching the 3 years mark and I'm getting excited. Here are some top of mind tags:

Lola is beauty, the cat's meow

Lola is beauty, paws and meows

Lola is beauty, paws and meows

As for the cake, definitely nougat and chocolate ice cream cake.

Mila said...

Happy birthday!! :))

This post (and blog) is genius, really.
And i surely saw the tagline, it made me interested immediately and i think it's a great one.

I say: don't change it, never change the good things. (Only when you are SURE something better comes along..)

;)

Iheartfashion said...

Congrats on 3 years!
Favorite cake: Boston Cream Pie.

laurapops said...

i'm a big ol' lurker and i love mr kipling's angel slices at the moment. i adore carrot cake (again, it's the icing!) and the pretty cupcakes from the sandwich shop round the corner from my work.

happy birthday!

erica said...

i can't believe it's been three years! i think your tagline is perfectly lovely, and my favorite cake has pear, ginger, and brown sugar in it. although, i'm also addicted to carrot cake...

Lola Is Beauty said...

thank you everybody! I'm looking forward to checking out the blogs of those of you I don't know - and the cakes...still totally undecided on the tagline - keep them coming, though I'm happy some of you think I should keep it...

Juliet said...

congrats!

juliet xxx

Teal Chic said...

Congratulations!!!! That's wonderful :) Red velvet is my favorite!!!!

Anonymous said...

well, Mila says something interesting: (change) "Only when you are SURE something better comes along", and not just for the sake of changing!
xox
Mia

Stephanie said...

Congrats on 3 years! Wish I'd been around for all 3, but hey, better late than never :)

Favorite cake: Vanilla Layer Cake filled with vanilla rum custard, slathered in Seven Minute Frosting and dusted in sweet, crunchy toasted coconut.

Tagline (again, better late than never): "Let me eat cake..." (a subtle juxtaposition of your relationship to both Paris and Fashion lol...)

Sam said...

I really enjoy your blog. Lola is beauty. Congratulations on 3 years! My favourite.... chocolate cake.