Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Currently- September 2013

American Fashion by Charlie Scheips. It's a book from 2007 or thereabout, and between the wonderful photos and the well-researched information I'm happy and satisfied. Absolutely gorgeous.

Goldfrapp-  Drew (video is NSFW)

Still watching endless home improvement shows. I can look at this guy all day long (even when he's not wielding a jackhammer) :

I've been wearing Hiris to bed lately. The brilliance of Olivia Giacobetti never ceases to amaze me.

The new Shiseido palette. It reminds me of the feeling I had as a kid whenever I got a new box of crayons.

Frequently Worn Item/Outfit
Earlier this month I bought a funky vintage bracelet. The large pottery beads are shaped like pineapples and glazed in yellow, orange and green. It's a conversation piece, and oddly goes well with many outfits. Then again, I don't exactly work at a bank.

I had the most heavenly zabaglione last Friday. It was made at the table right in front our eyes. I could die and die (and eat and eat).

Harney's African Autumn tea. It's a rooibos blend.

Discovering that Ikea has discontinued the Bertby media storage system that I use for my perfume collection. The six I have are beyond full and I desperately need a couple more cabinets (the husband wants his own section).

Celebrating twenty years together with the husband.

A spa day.

Just health and peace for my friends and their sweet cats and dogs. Too many have been suffering lately.

Random Thought
At the End Of Days, the only thing left other than cockroaches will be Ikea Malm dressers.

How are you doing? Please share your recommendations, banes, and thoughts!

Art: Woman with Cat by Pablo Picasso, 1900


  1. Hello everyone!!!

    Perfume: i 'm wearing vintage Amazone, Hermes. I love its rootiness, i 'm sorry that doesn't have enough longevity on me but it's superbe and i love that it wakes in me nostalgia for those years when perfumes had substance, character. My new find is Hesperide', Patyka. Rarely if not ever i find a citrus perfume with an oily feeling in it, which makes it non fleeting.

    Food: i 'm growing addicted to cappuccino and the cakes i make. LOL !

    Music: the only music that relaxes me for two months now is Cafe' del Mar songs on youtube.

    Joy: i thank God and i feel lucky that i have my dog, the sweetest creature, my antidepressant, anti-anxiety, my "medicine" for all the bad things. Almost.

    Anticipation: finding time to paint my next canvas.

    Book: Journals online, surffing in the blogosphere. I want to finish "Portrait of a Lady", which is huge like a book and i don' t have the mood to get into the atmosphere, although i appreciated the movie.

    Bane: i live in a troubled country, Greece, where people get fired everyday and if we don't have money to pay the electricity bill, the state takes our houses. Perfume and blogosphere is a relaxing pathway to get me through days filled with insecurity.

    Wishlist: i want to find a bottle of vintage Givenchy's "Genteleman". I am familiar with its smell, because someone i don't remember was wearing it when i was little. I love it's smell of old world.

    By everyone !!

  2. "At the End Of Days, the only thing left other than cockroaches will be Ikea Malm dressers."

    ... and Keith Richards. :)

  3. Congratulations on your anniversary, Gaia! How cute. Wishing you many more fragrant and colorful decades, full of happy cats. My list goes:
    Book: Anna Karenina
    Music: I smile when Dave Brubeck pops on the internet radio
    Makeup: Chanel Coco Rouge Lipstick in 05, Mademoiselle, which is perfect for my skin tone
    Perfume: Shalimar
    Food: Steak tartare
    Drink: Heineken
    Frequently worn outfit: a grey skirt I bought in Paris, chez Tati, in 1993. My husband says I should give it up, but I will never! Ever!
    Anticipation: A bottle of Shalimar Ode à la Vanille
    TV: Girls
    Joy: My family and my job
    Random thought: I wish I could hope for a spa day!

  4. Book: J.K. Rowling's A Casual Vacancy

    Music: Elgar's Enigma Variations; Nimrod in particular. I'm in a romantic mood.

    TV: Season opener of Bones and the AGT finals. Looking forward to the Blacklist. I love James Spader

    Perfume: Guerlain's Cruel Gardenia. I think I'm one of the few people on whom that perfume lasts and lasts.

    Makeup: Tom Ford's She Wolf on the eyes with Frantic Pink on the cheeks and Pink Dusk on the lips. I guess this week I've been having a TF moment.

    Frequently Worn Outfit: Light "floaty" tops, skinny jeans, and strappy sandals.

    Food: Grilled veggies on fragrant basmati rice for me and luleh kebob (spiced ground meat) for my husband, the carnivore.

    Drink: Citrus coolers made with lemons, limes, or oranges fresh off our trees.

    Bane: The heat has been oppressive for far too long.

    Joy: Preparing for our celebration of the autumnal equinox.

    Anticipation: Sharing our bounty with friends and family as we welcome the first day of autumn.

    Wishlist: I wish more people would take time to mark the changing seasons; to reflect upon the serenity, beauty, joy, and miracles that surround them. It really helps to put things into perspective.

  5. Congratulations on your anniversary!!! Oh and btw, I love these posts

  6. Book
    _Kushiel's Chosen_ by Jacqueline Carey


    Dr. Who

    Chanel Sycomore

    Chanel Eye Glosses (2009)

    Frequently Worn Item/Outfit
    sterling silver armour ring -- Several years ago, I paid $5 for it on ebay (it is easily worth a couple hundred). The woman selling it said that it used to belong to her "rotten a$$hole ex" and that she was selling the stuff he left behind "real cheap, like him".

    quail eggs


    people who are offended by nudity in museums

    living in south Texas

    19th anniversary on October 1

    that the animal control people come out and pick up the stinking pitbull that has been terrorising the neighborhood

    Random Thought
    "There's a fine line between pleasure and pain. Love me like a ball and chain."
    ~ Brian Setzer, "Ball and Chain"

  7. Book: Book 3 in the Game of Thrones series: A Storm of Swords.

    Music: Anything 80's edgy like Siouxsie and the Banshees, Front 242, Killing Joke.

    TV: Season opener of Walking Dead.

    Perfume:SSS Jour Ensoleille-Fall in a bottle, reminds me of horse riding in the woods on a fall day filled with golden sunlight

    Makeup: Vincent Longo lipstain in My Sunshine used as a cheek stain and lip stain, with minimalist makeup.

    Skincare: Paula's Choice C15 serum has brightened my skin and whisked away dark spots like a dream, this is one fabulous product, also love her Resist Retinol Serum and Antioxidant Serum. Just tried the Resist Super Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30. This is wonderful and acts as a great primer, it anchors my foundation without feeling heavy or mask like.

    Frequently Worn Outfit: A vintage Banana Republic pleated khaki riding skirt-it's probably 30 years old, the quality of fabric is so good it's looks practically brand new.

    Food: Anything with wild rice, my favorite of late is rice with an asian inspired dressing, toasted sesame seeds with edamame.
    Drink: Pumpkin Chai Latte.

    Bane: None, believe it or not.

    Joy: My outdoors kitty cat (stray) is recovering from a nasty tussle with another critter, after surgery and antibiotics, she is clearing up nicely and eating again. I am so happy she is better.

    Anticipation: Wnter rains and cooler weather, SF has beautiful beach walks in the winter.

    Wishlist: I'm on the hunt for an Ugo Correani resin necklace. His pieces are wonderful.


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