By Carrie Karasyov
-- A brand-new dresser from Saks -- a personal jet to Holland to choose the correct tulip -- A visitor checklist that competitors red-carpet after-parties -- And a birthday bash that blows all others thoroughly out of the water ok, it is not your ordinary birthday want record, yet Whitney Blake and Sophie Mitchum are whatever yet common. i am Laura Finnegan -- thrift-store junkie and scholarship scholar at Tate, our posh all-girls highschool in big apple. remember the fact that, i am not like Whit and Soph -- attractive, renowned, and wealthy -- yet that does not cease us from being BFFs. Sophomore 12 months used to be going nice, until eventually they all started tuning in to the all-Sweet 16, all-the-time channel. Now tempers are flaring, Prada baggage are flying, and men are being tossed round in vicious tug-of-war battles. All this, simply to see whose candy 16 reigns ultimate?
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She’s just fun to have around. ” I was sitting at my kitchen table eating dinner with my parents and telling them all about Sophie. “She and Whit also have fully bonded. ” I paused, knowing my parents hated talk of material things. It was so not our fam. ” “That’s wonderful, darling,” said my mom, reaching over to the refrigerator to grab more milk. Our little yellow kitchen was tiny (“charming,” my mother called it), so our dinners were pretty infor mal. Cartons on the table, our seventeen-year-old cat Buster on my father’s lap, and the New York Times Sunday crossword under my mother’s plate were not uncommon.
After January twenty-eighth everything else would be normal. Hey, if they were game, all the more power to them. With two enormous bank accounts and two determined fifteen-year-olds organizing it, it was bound to be a pretty sweet sixteen. Right? Whitney and Sophie had each enlisted me to come along and help convince their moms that a joint bash could be great. A diplomat’s work is never done. So the next day was a begfest. Late Monday afternoon Sophie and I walked into the private room at David Barton Gym on 85th Street to see her mom midworkout; Mrs.
Teen Vogue! )—is as organized as a Hold Everything catalog. In another nook is her “workstation,” which holds her Chippendale desk, her brand-new iMac computer, and my favorite of all: her stationery collection. I am such a sucker for nice papers. Whenever I pass a stationery store, I just have to do a drive-by. And Whit has all of her hand-engraved letterhead, envelopes, business cards (Who needs those at age fifteen? Not sure, but rad anyway) meticulously arranged in special wooden desk shelves.