Sunday, July 14, 2013

Currently- July 2013


Book
Just bought and downloaded The Cuckoo's Calling by JK Rowling (as Robert Galbraith). I skipped her dreary first (adult) novel since the husband read it first and didn't really enjoy it, but I have a feeling that this is going to be very different.

Music
Melody by Blond Redhead

 

TV
The husband and I have developed a minor addiction to HGTV, and especially to " Love It Or List It". We have marathons of LIOLI  than sit there fantasizing about home renovations. I also may have a small crush on Eddie the contractor.

Perfume
Flor y Canto works wonderfully in the heat, but I'm also enjoying Pomelos by Jo Loves, Manomalia (Les Nez), and a drop of Fracas extrait de parfum before bed (not all of them together)

Makeup
Lots of Laura Mercier. The new primer is fantastic. Also, tone-on-tone natural looking eye shadows, and all the cream blushes I have.

Frequently Worn
Jersey dresses. Can't wear anything else in the heat.

Food
Homemade pizza. It was totally worth heating the oven to 500 degrees.

Bane
The weather. Miserable doesn't even begin to describe the heat and humidity we've had here for weeks, and there's no end in sight.

Joy
Central a/c.

Anticipation
The royal baby, what else?



Wishlist
A vintage Missoni dress. It's not that I don't like my modern Missoni dresses, but there's something about the older dresses

Random Thoughts
1. So sad about Cory Monteith. While I lost interest in Glee after the first season, Cory was wonderfully talented. I looked forward to seeing him play characters over high school age.
2. Gummy vitamins for adults are the best thing ever. Why didn't I realize it ages ago?

What are your loves, banes, recommendations and thoughts these days? Please share!


Photo: The media area outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, London, where our favorite Duchess is expected to give birth soon. Via bbc.co.uk.

7 comments:

  1. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog,
    And...the first big crop of apricots from my 5 year old tree.
    ...wearing my cold weather 'fumes in hot weather to see what happens,
    ...looking forward to my rescue dog I'm adopting this weekend.

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  2. Book
    Just got a copy of "Full Service" describing the authors years as a LA pimp and re-read Anne Rivers Siddons "The House Next Door", the best Gothic Horror of the 70's

    Music
    KCRW. Keeps me young. Ish

    TV
    Not so much. Considering dumping cable for youtube..

    Perfume
    Despite the heat and the (for LA) humidity, Kewdra and Musc Botanique.

    Makeup
    None

    Frequently Worn
    Polo shirts and madras shorts. Apples dpn't fall far..

    Food
    Anything from Trader Joe's. Love the enchiladas.

    Bane
    My budget

    Joy
    Beverly Gardens Park

    Anticipation
    Surcease

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  3. Book: Back Fire--It's one of Catherine Coulter's FBI series.

    Music: Lots of Nox Arcana and Midnight Syndicate--I'm making a new mix of Halloween mood music.

    TV: Master Chef--Although this year I think the talent is pretty slim in comparison to previous years.

    Perfume: Tom Ford's Café Rose

    Makeup: Keeping face and eyes neutral with Guerlain or Tom Ford; then adding a pop of color like Dior's Diablotine on the lips.

    Frequently worn: For day, sleeveless tops, cropped pants, and sandals. It's been very hot and humid this past week.

    Food: Salads, salads, and more salads. I'm beginning to feel like a rabbit :-)

    Joy: Bastille Day dinner and celebration at a friend's French restaurant.

    Anticipation: Guerlain's fall collection Voilette de Madame.

    Random thought: Why on earth did Chanel decide to release Superstition before Les Beiges in the US? Superstition's late June release was ridiculously early and Les Beiges has been out in other countries for months. At this point, it's old news.

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  4. Book: White Noise by Don DeLillo - finally getting around to it. Only on page 37 and I can feel a protracted DeLillo kick coming on. (and to poster tmp00 - I haven't actually read Full Service by Scotty Bowers all the way through - just the Walter Pidgeon chapter - but I have gifted to several friends who all love.)

    Music: Lonerism by Tame Impala, esp. Apocalypse Dreams. It's now hard-wired into my limbic brain.

    TV: Still wallowing in post-Mad Men depression.

    Perfume: Aqua Motu. Labyrinth Libertin. Amoureuse.

    Makeup: None really. Just some Ole Henriksen cucumber face tonic. And Palmer's lip balm. And Kai body lotion. And a real tan.

    Frequently Worn: cargo pants and UGA t-shirt.

    Food: Heirlooms from my garden. Yellow Brandywine, Black from Tula, Cherokee Greens, etc.

    Bane: The Zimmerman trial. And esp. the outcome.

    Joy: My cats chasing butterflies in the garden.

    Anticipation: Yes, the new royal baby! And in keeping with the UK theme, the Open Championship starting Thursday at Muirfield. Yay.

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  5. Book
    Something fun and trashy from the dollar store..

    Music

    Loving the Blonde Redhead-TY :) Also Cibo Matto

    TV
    Re runs of The Sopranos on HBO signature & True Blood Sunday nights.

    Perfume
    Old bottle of Isis by M&S from UK.. gift from special friend so won't apologize

    Makeup
    Bobbi Brown Tangerine Lipgloss

    Frequently Worn
    Dirty wrinkled tee shirts( around the house only) :)

    Food
    Triscuits and sharp cheddar

    Bane
    achy joints

    Joy
    See above Triscuits and ...

    Anticipation
    Birthday party next Saturday

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  6. Hi Gaia,

    I too am reading J.K.Rawling' s book. I really lije it. She is a great writer.
    Also, so sad about Cory Monteith!

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  7. I second your comment on the vitamins. I don't know how they expect people to swallow those giant horse pills without choking!

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