Monday, August 02, 2010

Currently


Book
Julie Metz- Perfection, a memoir of betrayal and renewal. Young and widowed Metz discovers that her husband had multiple affairs. Touching and honestly written.

Music
I recently downloaded some Patsy Cline classics. Everyone needs a little country.

Frequently Worn Outfit/Item
A little dark denim minidress in a classic sheath cut cinched with a red patent belt. Sounds odd, but it works.

Perfume
Vintage Caleche, vintage Joy, Vintage 1000, Vintage Chanel No. 5. I can go on and on.

Makeup
Guerlain fall collection. The eye shadow compacts are the most beautiful thing on the market.

Food
Rustic bread with butter, fresh Gouda and slices of just-picked tomato from my garden.

Drink
Strawberry-banana smoothies.

Guilty Pleasure
eBay

Bane Of My Existence
You know, other than a general grumble about the caloric content of milk chocolate, my life is blissfully bainless at the moment (give it a day or two, though).

Joy
Kittens!

Anticipation
My sister and family are coming to visit in two weeks.

Wish List
Glamorous items such as a stainless steel laundry sink. Oh, and this:



Random Thought
How long before PETA goes after the Duchess of Cornwall for her bee venom face treatments?

What are your current loves, joys, banes, etc.? Please share, recommend and complain.

Art: August by Dmitri Danish
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6 comments:

  1. Hi Gaia,
    I wanted to tell you, you made me try (and buy) Patou's Joy. It is one of my favorites, together with Amaranthine by Penhaligons...
    Thanks for a lovely post...

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  2. Book
    Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon" - a reread. Read it at 16, and now that I'm a little older, thought I'd pick it back up. It's brilliant, and I completely understand why it won the Nobel prize for Lit.

    Music
    Third Eye Blind's first album. Melancholy, but sweet, and a little hopeful. It's reminding me not to be so down...but that it's ok to be down anyway.

    Frequently Worn Outfit/Item
    Denim mini, tank top, cardigan. cute but comfy in the heat.

    Perfume
    Tocca Brigitte.

    Makeup
    NARS Fall and Le Metier, which I completely blame you for.

    Food
    French fries. Lots and lots of french fries.

    Drink
    water

    Guilty Pleasure
    a good red wine.

    Bane Of My Existence
    My life as a whole, specifically the romantic aspect of it.

    Joy
    my facial on Wednesday morning. oh, and getting paid.

    Anticipation
    cleaning my room - I feel better when things are neat!

    Wish List
    LORAC Warm Glow bronzer, that new Stila palette, Too Faced Sitcom Siren eyeshadow, more Le Metier (I want the Fall Eye Kaleidoscope, and I wish to hell I could get the summer one - SO my colors).

    Random Thought
    Why do guys suck?

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  3. Book
    "contemporary" by Leslie Jackson. It has words so it counts.

    Music
    according to iTunes: Chemical Brothers. Vic Mizzy and Ella Fitzgerald

    Frequently Worn Outfit/Item
    on weekends its a polo shirt, madras shorts and topsiders, which means that I have come full circle

    Perfume
    MKK and smell bent's new lemon that's like a sno-cone of yuzu

    Makeup
    I might need it at this point, but none so far

    Food
    really good quiche. Why were you left in the 80's?

    Drink
    Arrowhead fizzy water.

    Guilty Pleasure
    TV which is responsible for..

    Bane Of My Existence
    my waist.

    Joy
    A cool summer!

    Anticipation
    More June Gloom. It's so not LA but I love it..

    Wish List
    Lotto winnings, and a visit to these parts by the non-blinde...

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  4. Book
    Eleanor Roosevelt, volume 1.
    Music
    I recently downloaded some Edith Piaf-I love her voice.
    Frequently Worn Outfit/Item
    Striped sailor shirt topped with a red cashmere sweater, red London Sole ballet flats, Lucky jeans.
    Perfume
    I was cleaning out my shed and found bottles of Vintage Hermes Amazone and Vintage Magie Noire from the early 80’s. Amazing how lovely these scents are.
    Makeup
    Guerlain’s Marine Kohl eyeliner paired with NARS Ondine shadow. Guerlain’s shadows are wonderful, concentrated color, silky beautiful textures, worth every penny.
    Food
    Broiled figs stuffed with gorgonzola cheese, drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar to finish off. Wheat berry salad with dates and a walnut-citrus dressing, great for lunch.
    Drink
    Soy Chai tea.
    Guilty Pleasure
    eBay
    Bane Of My Existence
    1) My hip/groin injury-injured three months ago, ice, time and physical therapy just aren’t helping.
    2) People who keep dumping stray cats in my neighborhood. I wind up fixing/spaying/feeding, trying to find homes for, etc…so frustrating.
    Joy
    My Kitties!
    Anticipation
    Going to a Fall wedding in VT-can’t wait to see friends and family!
    Wish List
    Chanel’s eyeshadow palette Les Regards de Chanel-it sold out in like, a millisecond? I would love to find that palette…..
    Random Thought
    Too many to list.

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  5. Book- The Fall of The House of Walworth:

    Music- The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds. My ultimate summer soundtrack, I could (do?) listen to God Only Knows on repeat ( Elizabeth, I've been listening to Edith Piaf as well, & just downloaded Martha Wainright new album, her singing Piaf! Wonderful!)

    Frequently Worn Item/Outfit: My Ray Ban Aviators & flip flops (Havianas of course)

    Perfume- Jicky & Sisley Eau de Campagne

    Make Up- Dermalogica Tinted Moisturizer (HG!!), Benefit Benetint, L'Oreal Voluminous WP Mascara & Korres Jasmine Lip Butter

    Food- spicy Thai noodle salads

    Drink- Slow Cow Drink

    Guilty Pleasure- Prosecco & freezies

    Bane of My Existence- weeds in my garden

    Joy- spending the day shopping/having coffee/hanging out with my daughters, no school...

    Anticipation- fall boots...but not quite yet...

    Wish List- Bois des Iles & Jicky parfum, for which I blame I the former on The Non Blonde ;)

    Random Thought- Why do so many grown ups hate Justin Bieber? He's just a young boy :-/

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  6. Book- Hamilton's Guilty Pleasures- a lighter version of Anne Rice but not as light as the fluffy but wickedly delightful sookie stackhouse series.

    Perfume- Ecume de Rose

    Joy- my Brendel Chihuahu pup Talon

    Food- fresh figs from my fig trees

    Drink- water

    Music- NPR- the eclectic rock/folk/world station not the classical one

    Frequently worn Item- a classic form fitting black camisole with loud/ large necklaces and jeans. And an old fashioned rose print sundress bought at a Hospice thrift shop for a whopping $2!

    Makeup- I'm a natural girl that usely just wears some eyeliner and lipbalm, this probably is because my mother's makeup style tends to be Tammy Faye esque, so nobody taught me how to do a more natural look. Ladies any smoky eye suggestions: products and instructions please dearest darlings.

    Anticipation: going to Georgia to visit family this weekend, going to try to orchestrate a side trip to Atlanta.

    Guilty Pleasure: Starbucks coffee icecream

    Bane of my existence: This F******
    heat in the dog days of summmer, please Autumn come soon

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