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Fendi Colorblock Platform Sandals for the Monday | Manolo's Shoe Blog

Fendi Colorblock Platform Sandals for the Monday

Manolo says, it is the Monday, and you are back at your office fighting the good fight, although it is difficult to concentrate on good-fighting, when you are suffering the ill effects of your neighbors, Jimmy and Joan’s Annual Super Bowl Blowout.

Each culture has hedonistic practices specific to itself. Some, like the French, are hedonistic in matters of fine wine, and elegant pastries, and the affairs with the wives of governmental ministers. Others, such as the Germans are hedonistic in matters of sausage and beer and the oom-pah music.

Unfortunately, for the Americans, the American version of hedonism is now mostly all about the nachos.

Oh, perhaps you may also include the bratwurst and the barbeque and the mass produced lager in your festival of hedonistic Super Bowl partying, but really it is all about the nachos.

The more elaborate and ridiculous the nachos, the more likely we are to judge the Super Bowl party successful.

The next day, around the water cooler, no one will talk about the how nicely your home was decorated, or how elegant the gathering was, or how charming you were as the hostess …. but if you take thirty pounds of corn chips, and smother them in the artistic checkerboard pattern of melted Velveeta, guacamole, refried beans, pico de gallo, sour cream, and hot salsa, which are then topped with ten pounds of pork carnitas, and ten pounds of buffalo chicken wings, then you will have the peoples talking.

You will have achieved the sort of American hedonistic apotheosis.

And so it was that your neighbors, Jimmy and Joan, upped the ante in the race to the achieve the most memorably hedonistic Super Bowl Party nachos. This year, to the heap of chips, wings, carnitas, Velveeta, etc, etc, Jimmy and Joan added the fence of barbequed ribs around the outside.

That crowning touch– Ribs! Barbequed! Fence! — lifted the entire celebratory pile to the nachos hall of fame.

Of the course, you could not help yourself faced with such achievement, you ate and ate, and today you are feeling not so good.

Look! Unusual platform sandals which the Manolo finds strangely attractive, in the sort of fun and intellectual way.

Colorblock Platform Slingback Sandals from Fend

The Colorblock Platform Slingback Sandals from Fendi

7 Responses to “Fendi Colorblock Platform Sandals for the Monday”

  1. theDiva February 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    All I can say is, thank GOD my husband doesn’t read here, or he’d ask me to make him nachos with a barbecued! ribs! fence!

  2. Jenifersf February 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    I love them!

  3. Jane2 February 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Barbecued ribs fence! The Manolo never ceases to amaze with his inventive, yet oh so practical imagination.

    On the other hand, the Fendi shoes are only to be worn by the Italian geisha. Just no.

  4. Sarah F February 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    Definitely a good way to distract myself from the post-Super Bowl let-down (no nachos included).

    • Miss Janey February 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

      Miss J absolutely loves this shoe.

  5. Miss Cavendish February 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    The green section of the shoe reminded me immediately of the Keurig coffee maker, which boasts a similar “water resevoir” that slides up and off to fill.

    See here: http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?sku=14385797&utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=shopping

    Now if these shoes also incorporated the single-serve coffee pods, they’d be a podiatrist’s dream.

  6. Bronwyn February 8, 2011 at 9:11 pm #

    I hope the Manolo takes note of the correct spelling of “barbecued” his commenters have used!