The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard. I think it was a recommendation of a reader here, but I'm not sure. Early 1800s, Edgar Allan Poe at West Point, a murder mystery. It drags a little and at times I wish to bitch-slap Mr. Poe, but there's something about this book and its atmosphere.
Gemma Ray- Desoto
In an act of desperation the Husband and I started watching Flip or Flop on HGTV. It's not as bad as I've feared, but I can't wait till Nicole Curtis returns with her loving and history-conscious remodeling projects.
Habanita extrait de parfum. I love the EDT (and should really get the EDP), but the velvet smooth parfum is very satisfying.
Minimal foundation/tinted moisturizer in celebration of the resurrection of my skin.
Frequently Worn Outfit/Item
A printed DVF scarf in pink/green/black/white. It enlivens the most tired dresses and navy cardigans.
Staying up reading until 2 or 3 am, knowing that I won't be able to wake up before nine or ten..
Yesterday Olivia decided that my favorite comforter needed to be torn to shreds. She went digging in the filling and made a big mess, transferring our bedroom into a hen house after a visit from a fox. It's the first incident like this in a lifetime of living with cats. Critter is lucky she's so cute.
On top of a major overhaul of the perfume storage, I also spent the last day and a half going over the makeup cabinets in my dressing room, de-cluttering and rearranging. I have more plans for that room.I'm a freak.
A further expansion of the perfume cabinets. I have yet more plans.
I'm a major fan of Hungarian brand TheBétaVersion. I aready have their Frida bag, but now I absolutely must have the Flora. It's larger and will hold all the stuff I tend to carry at fall/winter.
I dearly wish to never have heard of the Duggars.
How are you doing? Please share your current loves, banes, recommendations, and random thoughts.
Art: Deborah Klein- Woman on the Beach.