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My Favorite Cephalopod

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I've always loved Octopi, but imagine my surprise when Chicago Tribune writer Ellen Warren contacted me about my obsession.  Ellen was doing a story about people fixated on octopi, and more specifically, a feature on the beautiful Antonio Palladino octopus bracelet.

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  • mr. freddy's mom
    March 4, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I just read the article.
    I was surprised of the price of the bracelet. How come it’s very expensive? Has any diamonds on it?
    Ms. Judy, your two girls are so talented. Jane is a smart-dresser and Carol has talent in drawing or painting. Like mother, like daughters!
    Just to let you know that I’m your avid reader and I adore you soo much!

  • mr. freddy's mom
    March 4, 2009 at 8:56 am

    i just posted some comments but haven’t seen any above.
    I’m writing it again.
    I just read the article/ news which surprised me of the price of bracelet.
    Just wanted to know how come its very expensive? Has there any diamonds on it?
    Ms. Judy, you’re blessed to have talented daughters. Jane is a smart dresser and Carol has a talent on painting or drawing. I hope there will be more paintings of Carol to see here.
    I just want to let you know that I’m your number one avid reader. I adore you soo much!

  • Jill
    March 4, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Great article! Congrats. My family is from Texas. When my grandmother was a teen, she spent the Summer in Galveston. While swimming, she was “assaulted” by a large octopus and dragged out to Sea…not far, my Great Grandfather saw it all happening and saved her. She’s 85 now and still has scars from the octopus’ suction cup thingys. She wasn’t a warm and cuddly Grandmother, so when I was a child, I thought she deserved it!

  • lisa @ luxe
    March 4, 2009 at 9:14 am

    I L-O-V-E octopi too—they are so amazingly beautiful!
    Your younger daughter does have a talent for drawing, such a cute pic!
    Also, congrats to Jane for designing a line of shoes for UO, that is so great and can’t wait to see it πŸ™‚
    xoxo

  • Amy
    March 4, 2009 at 9:17 am

    That was so sweet of your daughter to paint your favourite sea creature for you! I love the colours she chose as well. And the fact that she bestowed the octopus with coquettish eyelashes! πŸ™‚
    Also, I read on Jane’s blog this morning that you had major success with your leather pants hunt- congrats! I can’t wait to see how you style them.
    myspecialstash.blogspot.com

  • Paulette
    March 4, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Judy….no offense but I’d take Carol’s drawing over the bracelet any day!! πŸ™‚

  • beth
    March 4, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Judy-
    I really think you need your own T.V.
    show–

  • Lauren
    March 4, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I love the octopus Carol created, she is a talented girl. I feel like your house would be a fun one to visit : )

  • PrΓͺt-Γ -Porter P
    March 4, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    that painting is so cute.

  • hillie
    March 4, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    what an amazing painting, you are so right to have it framed.

  • Jenna
    March 4, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    You and your daughters have such incredible style and talent. I’m always amazed and inspired. After reading this post, I spotted something I thought you might be interested in. Such darling cups: http://www.supermarkethq.com/product/octopi-cup I can see them having so many uses. Enjoy!

  • Sally Kate
    March 4, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I’m a Dallas girl and I’ve been enjoying your blog. You have bestowed your fabulous taste and talent to your offspring as well.
    As a fellow aquatic fiend. I have been lusting after this pillow from Thomas Paul.
    http://www.designpublic.com/shop/thomas-paul/12977?utm_source=Froogle&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=Thomas+Paul+Octopus+Linen+Pillow+++Java

  • atnimac
    March 4, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Hi Judy,
    I thought you might like this oktapodi short-animated-featured, that was nominated for the Oscars.
    enjoy πŸ™‚
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p7z6xew_XU

  • judy Aldridge
    March 4, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Hi Everyone–Thanks for all the cute octopi stuff–loved the short film. To Freddy’s mom–if you get a chance, go to Barney’s and have a look at Antonio Palladino’s pieces–they’re exquisite! The detail is incredible, and I feel this is why they are quite expensive. Carol said thanks for the kind words about her painting too!

  • Cruz
    March 4, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I posted a comment earlier but I guess it didn’t post, anyways cool article! Cephalopods are definitely my favorite invertebrates and probably my favorite sea creatures, such fascinating animals. I thought Jane’s ring was cool when I saw it, but that bracelet takes the cake! Carol’s water color is also cool. πŸ™‚

  • Cruz
    March 4, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I don’t know why my comments won’t show up, but cool article! Cephalopods are definetly my favorite invertebrates and probably my favorite sea cratures, such fascinating animals. When I saw Jane’s ring I thought it was cool, but that bracelet takes the cake! Carol’s water color is also cool. πŸ™‚

  • Marlene
    March 5, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Hey Judy,
    i thought you might like one of these fellows
    http://www.plantationhomeaccessories.com/fi-octblues.html.
    I couldn’t resist and orderd the blue one.I can’t wait till it arrives.

  • Miss Cavendish
    March 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Perhaps I’m having a geographical dysfunctional moment, but I don’t typically associate octopi with Alaska! (I grew up on PEI, Canada, and don’t remember octopi in that cold water [but I do have a penchant for starfish and seahorses].) Were octopi common? I’m curious . . .

  • Meg
    March 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Strange coincidence! I just read your post, after having been extolling the virtues of squid and octopi all morning. This was brought about by a few funny, interesting acedotes of these darling cephalopods;
    http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/legging-it-evasive-octopus-who-has-been-allowed-to-look-for-love-1609168.html
    Like everyone above, I am a huge fan of both yours and Jane’s blogs. Look forward to reading the posts each day – you are both very inspiring xx

  • Angela
    March 11, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    There is a great Kenneth Jay Lane Octopi ring on Saks Fifth. It’s a great summer ring with turquiose and gold. Super cute. And it’s only $150, and not a budget breaker. Here’s the link: http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/ProductDetail.jsp?JSESSIONID=J4yLYzTQClfnl1FYmhJ2SWQBSMMlBncTyRVzmz855zXtWP4RJZT0!1363488125&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524446216652&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=282574492706783&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474399545537&bmUID=1236822026082&ev19=1:130

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    March 18, 2010 at 9:33 pm

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