Monday, January 19, 2015

Currently- January 2015


Book
A couple of weeks ago while browsing through a vintage/antique store I spotted a familiar name on a book that was used as a staging prop: Mistral's Daughter by Judith Krantz. That brought back some memories, though not exactly of the 1982 book or the 1984 mini series, as I was not allowed to read or watch them. My old curiosity got the better of me and I bought the Kindle version right away. I'm kind of enjoying it, trying not to be too ironic about any of it, as I don't think it ever pretended to be anything other than a steamy romance novel.

Music
Gutter by Lunatic Soul



TV
The Blond and I watched a couple of Amazon pilots. I really hope that The Man In The High Castle gets a full season. It's been decades since I read the Philip K. Dick book, but the atmosphere seems accurate.
Also: #FreeMonroe

Perfume
Balenciaga pour Homme. A cheap vintage thrill.

Makeup
Neutral eye shadows, a hint of cream blush, red(dish) lips

Frequently Worn Item/Outfit
A winter coat. What else?

Food 
Miniature sweet red and orange peppers. Such a great snack.

Bane
I might be allergic to Lush Rose Jam shower gel.

Joy
If you follow my Jersey Cats page on Facebook you already know that we had a big health scare with Peter, who now at nearly 14 is our oldest cat. I'm so thankful that he's alright and gaining back some weight. He's a wonderful weird little hairball.

Anticipation
Valentine's Day

Wishlist
A king size bed. Bob is a serious bed hog.

Random Thought
Why are there gummy bears in the soda of Candy Crush soda?

How are you doing? Please share your loves, banes, recommendations, and random thoughts.

Art: Will Barnet, Woman Reading, 1970

10 comments:

  1. A monthly favorite post! (-from a loyal reader and infrequent commenter!)
    My two cents:
    1) book: "Game of Thrones, volume 1"
    2) song: Spotify play lists
    3) makeup: tight lining and mascara
    4) joy: smell of Christmas tree (fresh)
    5) wish list: more candles

    That's all,
    -ALH

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  2. Joy: so good to read that Peter is better
    Bane: the suffocating heat in Queensland/Australia
    TV, book, music, perfume, frequently worn item, etc.: too hot for any of it, I just dream of moving to Siberia!

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  3. Book(s)
    As it often happens when I fall ill, I read detective novels, this time old Finnish ones by Eeva Tenhunen.

    Music
    True Detective soundtrack

    TV
    True Detective

    Perfume
    Started the year in Les Parfums de Rosine Rose Kashmirie, followed by Jean patou Sublime and L'Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses. Now that I started working again, de Nicolaï New York is perfect.
    True Detective

    Makeup
    Still smitten with pinkish/corallish red lipsticks.

    Food
    Brown rice and vegetables

    Frequently worn item
    Pavlovo Posad shawl

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  4. So glad to hear that Peter is OK! And you definitely should get a king size bed to accommodate Bob. We used to have an extremely beloved smallish dog who in his old age had back problems and could no longer easily get up on our bed, so we bought a new, very low to the ground bed for him and we also replaced our couch with one that was also quite low and easy for him to get up on. Our children don't require college funds (choosing to ignore the reality of astronomical vet bills), so we don't think it's an issue to spend on stuff like this.
    Book: Anthony Doeer's All the Light We Cannot See and Louise Penny's A Trick of the Light
    Food: Lemons - have suddenly developed a total craving for them
    Perfume: Rediscovered Ciro's Surrender and the Exotic Oriental version of Judith Muller's Bat-Sheba and am obsessing over Bogue's Maai.
    Joy: Today feels like spring. Heaven! I know it won't last, but I'm living in the moment and it's bliss.
    Anna

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  5. Book: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness (All Souls Trilogy, Bk. 3)

    Music: Beethoven's MIssa Solemnis--Utterly transcendental!

    TV: Sleepy Hallow--I love that fun and campy free-for-all :-)

    Perfume: Tom Ford's Fleur de Chine

    Makeup: I've really been enjoying the look of Chanel's rosé quad in Paris with the anthracite stylo jeux in Ardoise.

    Frequently Worn: Temperatures here have been bouncing up and down all week and so there's nothing that has been a staple. Yesterday I was wearing lightweight, cheerful layers and today I'm huddled up in cozy cashmere. Go figure! LOL

    Food: On tonight's menu is a hearty Lebanese stew of eggplants, chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, lots of garlic and fresh cilantro served with lemon wedges and flat bread hot off the grill.

    Bane: Nope!

    Joy: The quiet, peaceful walk I took early this morning up into the hills.

    Anticipation: February! February is going to be chockfull of fun activities and very special people.

    Wishlist: A new bronzer! LOL I haven't worn bronzer in almost two years and am feeling in the mood for a hint of summer color.

    Random Thought: Ahhh . . . ummm . . . ahhh . . . my mind just went blank :-P

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  6. Pink ProvocateurJanuary 20, 2015 5:33 PM

    Book
    random books of the collections at San Antonio Museum of Art

    Music
    I'm on another Etta James kick.

    TV
    Mr. Selfridge

    Perfume
    This morning, I finished a bottle of Fleurissimo by Creed.

    Makeup
    Chanel Tisse Paris and Crazy Fuchsia Glossimer

    Frequently Worn Item/Outfit
    super-long, bright pink gauze scarf

    Food
    brick oven pizza

    Bane
    dogs, and their owners

    Joy
    learning to crochet

    Anticipation
    youngest daughter's upcoming flamenco performances

    Wishlist
    A shower for two! (A remodel of our bathroom is in the offing.)

    Random Thought
    Thranduil was a shitty king.

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  7. What I remember about Mistral's Daughter, the mini-series. They were all red-heads. (I watched at my grandmother's house - aka the land of soap operas.)

    Glad the fur baby is doing better.

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  8. Book
    I'm currently working through Sontag's "Against Interpretation" and I'm expecting Lotringer's "Schizo Culture" (he is the editor) to arrive by the end of today.

    Music
    Lots and lots of horns.

    TV
    Not TV, but yesterday I saw "Birdman" in theater and it's phenomenal. I highly recommend checking it out. I had forgotten about Michael Keaton.

    Perfume
    Roja Parfums Danger pour Femme. Heartbreakingly expensive but worth it. Indolic jasmine, civet, sandalwood, and ambergris?! YES PLEEZ.

    Makeup
    I'm really loving those ColourPop eyeshadows. I am so glad they released mattes yesterday, although I love the glitters and shimmers. They also have some colors in a satin finish that are just divine (Truth, for example).

    Frequently Worn Item/Outfit
    Boots. Boots and skinny jeans.

    Food
    The $5 grilled chicken salad from Sunrise Mart. Cheap, filling, and makes me feel healthy for once.

    Bane
    I can't say it here, but you know.

    Joy
    Besides Peter being ok? =) I'm struggling right now to find some joy in my life. Yesterday was good, though! I cannot complain.

    Anticipation
    I wish I could say Valentine's Day. But hm...I don't know if I'm anticipating anything.

    Wishlist
    The Viseart Paris Nudes palette, Helmut Lang EDP, the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Marvelous Mauve. A facial. A puppy.

    Random Thought
    Am I the only person who looks forward to seeing their accountant every year? Mine is such a sweet guy!

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  9. Oh no !!! Lush Rose Jam is just so beautiful !!! Lets hope you find out its Ok for you!!!

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  10. Which reminds me, I have to stock up on Lush' Rose Jam on my next encounter with a Lush shop. I love it, it's a staple.

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