The Summer Book by Tove Jansson. It's one of her few adult novels, and it's one of the best things I've read in a very long time. The story of a grandmother and her young granddaughter spending a summer on a tiny Finnish island, dealing with life, grief, pesky neighbors, and the beautiful (and so foreign) landscape.
Once again, The Americans are bringing back musical memories from my early teens. Last week it was Ultravox Vienna. But here I'm sharing an acoustic vesrion Midge Ure performed a couple of years ago. It's even more touching,
Game of Thrones, what else? I'm also addicted to reading the recaps the day after. And by the way, I'm awfully confused by the season premiere of Orphan Black. What is going on there? Who works for whom?
There are so many spectacular new releases that it's harder than ever to keep up. I'm still infatuated with Eau de Celeri (compliments whenever I wear it, followed by disbelieving looks about the name). I've also been testing a couple of new vanilla fragrances, and the top one is Provanilla by Providence Perfume Company. Not what I'd expected at all, and surprisingly perfect for warm weather.
Matte eye shadows. I may have bought a lifetime supply recently.
Frequently Worn Item/Outfit
Silk shirts with everything.
Diner food. This is Jersey, after all.
Other than the above: fruit salads.Orange, banana, apple, and a splash of Cointreau.
The cats have been fighting a pesky virus one or two at a time. It wasn't too big of a deal, just (clear) sneezing and diarrhea. You can imagine the fun we had.
It's really honest to god spring.
The royal baby. I was kind of hoping he or she will have been born on Her Majesty's birthday, but whatever. Whenever.
I'm looking for simple maxi dressers that can be dressed up or down.
I'm typing this with one hand while massaging my face with my favorite propolis cream and listening to the rainstorm outside. It feels good, but not conducive to thoughts, random or otherwise.
How are you doing? What are your loves, joys, banes, recommendations, and random thoughts? Please share.
Art: Will Barnet- Kiesler and Wife, 1985