Saturday, March 01, 2008

Currently


book
I'm Not Julia Roberts by Laura Ruby. Blended families struggle in a suburban setting. The book is far less chick-lit and much more literary and sensitive than both the title and the cover suggest.

song
The Fear You Won't Fall- Joshua Radin. I can't wait till the full album that's due this summer. I saw him live a few years ago, long before his debut album came out, and have been a fan ever since.

frequently worn outfit
A DVF charcoal cashmere wrap dress. Pretty, comfy and incredibly warm.

makeup item
Laura Geller Balance-n-Bronze. It gives me color and a perfect finish, and I find myself reaching for this compact every day.

perfume
Tauer Perfumes Incense Rosé. I'll post a full review in a few days. In the meantime: Oh My God!

food
Grilled cheese sandwiches. With or without a tomato, it's my favorite comfort food.

drink
Hot chocolate made with almond milk. Despite my love for cheese, I actually try to consume less dairy.

guilty pleasure
Milk chocolate. Yes, I know.

bane of my existence
Stepping barefoot into hairballs.

anticipation
Spring. I'm over this winter thing.

wishlist
See the Prada sandals above.

What are your current loves?

12 comments:

  1. Here are my current, ever changing, loves:

    Book - The Golden Spur by Dawn Powell, the Villge, the sixties...

    Song - Just A Little Lovin' by Shelby Lynne, she makes it sound like she's singing it just for you.

    Frequently worn outfit - Voile Blanche shoes and Missoni socks.

    Perfume - Paestum Rose, brilliantly composed.

    Food - Risotto.

    Drink - I have kidney stones, so I'm only allowed Acqua di Fiuggi.

    Guilty Pleasure - Chocolate, what else?

    Bane of my existence - Phone at work ringing constantly.

    Anticipation - Spring, so I can turn off the heating and spend the money on something else.

    Wishlist - Paris; it's only 8 hours by train from where I live and I deserve a few days off.

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  2. Book = Happy For No Reasson by Marci Shimoff

    Song = Dream a Little Dream of Me, the Stevie Nicks version

    Outfit= Jeans + thermal t-shirt

    Perfume= Musc Ravageur

    Food= Grilled cheese with tomato rice soup

    Makeup Item= Shiseido Lipstick in Nuance Beige

    Guilty Pleasure= Bacon

    Bane of my existence= Ants in my kitchen

    Anticipation= March 9th turning the clocks ahead 1 hour

    Wishlist= Luca Turins new book - Perfumes: The Guide

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  3. Book: The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank - of course it has nothing to do with either one, but is a collection of short stories following the life of a girl from childhood on.

    Song: Obsessed with The Killers' cover of Joy Division's "SHadowplay" - can't get enough!

    Frequently worn outfit: I try not to wear it ALL the time, but I love my new "equestrian" sweater in garnet red, with a keyhole neckline closed with a horse's snaffle bit. I pair it with a drapey salt and pepper tweed trouser.

    Perfume: trying not to use up my decant of Carnal Flower too fast. A losing battle - I am in love!

    Food: brown rice cooked with lots of garam masala spice mix, ginger and cardamom. I can eat it with almost any meal.

    Drink: Anything with a splash of pomegranate juice. And my one very big cup of morning coffee, with soy milk and a spoonful of organic cocoa. Since it's he only one I will hav all day, I sip slowly.

    Guilty pleasure: dark chocolate, naturally. And luxurious bath products - currently using B&BW Velvet Tuberose bath and shower cream.

    Bane of my existence: getting up too early. Not a morning person, never have been, never will be.

    Makeup item: i.e. Bare Minerals Mineral Veil - I would give up food to keep this in the house. Fortunately a nice big canister lasts a long time so I can still eat.

    Anticipation: SPRING! I have a garden and I can't wait to see it bloom.

    Wishlist: A real vacation on an island somewhere with no phones and no clocks. Well maybe one clock as long as it's not an alarm clock.

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  4. i like posts like this :)

    Book - glamora by bret easton ellis, bend sinister by nabokov

    Song - don't you evah by spoon, here comes the sun by the beatles

    Frequently worn outfit - violet cashmere hoodie from jcrew, equestrian-ish flat boots, jeans.

    Perfume - florence by tocca (which i'm pretty sure you hate, haha)

    Food - cheap and easy soup i've been making.. veggie broth, chick peas, lots of tofu, pot stickers.

    Drink - soy green tea latte.

    Guilty Pleasure - chocolate, sleep (when i can..), rock of love (i know, shut up)

    Bane of my existence - my architecture project.

    Anticipation - spring break, finishing the job hunt.

    Wishlist - ddf aha/bha cleanser, a shampoo/conditioner combo that makes my hair go back to normal, get into the japan abroad program for next year.

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  5. Book: 3 Junes by Julia Glass

    Song: Sea of Love by Cat Power

    Frequently worn outfit: Black velvet blazer, black cashmere sweater, dark denim, pink pashmina

    Perfume: Chanel Mademoiselle (I know, overdone)

    Food: Nutella and omlettes

    Drink: White wine

    Guilty pleasures: Fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogs, way too much Starbucks, going to the movie theater to see every American movie that I can

    Bane of my existence: Endless construction outside of my apartment

    Anticipation: Italy for spring break and getting back to America and seeing my family

    Wishlist: Cartier tank watch, Marion Coutillard's Chanel make-up from the Oscars

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  6. Had I known you were a grilled cheese girl I would have dragged you and your husband to Surfas in Culver City- the cafe does this grilled cheese involving brie, gorgonzola and raisin bread that would be illegal if they didn't serve it with a salad and make it about a third the size my greedy self wants as opposed to needs..

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  7. Edwardian- Missoni socks? How lovely. I have a thing for color, so Missoni is my friend :)
    Paris is about 8 hours by plane for me, so I'm jealous. I'll probably be there later this year. My nose is twitching with excitement, my wallet- with horror.

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  8. Joan- I love Musc Ravageur. It alternates for me between cozy and sexy. A perfect thing to hide under a thermal t or a cashmere sweater, and always beautiful.
    We had ants last year. Had to reseal the door frames, pray, do a tribal dance and beg the cats for help. Eventually the ants disappeared, but I'm not sure which of the above did the work.

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  9. Flora- I love that book. Have you read her second one, The Wonder Spot? It came out two or three years ago, and while different, it's still a great book.
    That Killers album is great. I adore their Romeo and Juliet cover.

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  10. Kelly- Italy for spring break is perfect. I haven't been there in over 4 years and I miss the smells and sights. And the food. Glorious food.

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  11. Tom- You had me at brie. And gorgonzola. That's why I can never go fully vegan. We'll have to go there next time. Here it's hard to find a really good grilled cheese that I haven't made myself.

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  12. Kamo- I love the comments here, soI think I might make this into a Saturday tradition. Should be fun.
    You're right: I have a problem with Tocca perfumes, but it's more a skin chemistry issue than a nose thing. They just hate me and turn evil when I try them on.

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