It's the tale-end of May, and I have no idea how that happened. House-guests, a short trip to Brimfield (quite successful), the Husband's birthday, my niece's birthday (how and when did she turn seven? SEVEN?). It's getting hot and stormy here, and the husband and I could really really use a cool and quiet weekend to ourselves, preferably with a good spa treatment. But let's get this in before June swallows us whole.
And When She Was Good by Laura Lippman. The life of a suburban madam become a lot more complicated than she anticipated. I love Lippman's writing (read After I'm Gone when you get a chance). She has a knack for describing what happens to seemingly regular people under unusual circumstances.
Short Movie by Laura Marling. As far as I'm concerned she can sing the NYC phone book. I'll still buy everything she does.
Is there anything other than Game of Thrones? We still watch Orphan Black, but suspending our disbelief becomes a bit harder at times. And I want more screen time for Felix. Also, get Daario Naharis back to Ontario. I'm not sure he's long for Mereen the way things are going over there.
Lalibela by Memo. I bought the bottle in Paris back in 2008. It's big, it's perfumy, and utterly lovely. I'm pretty happy that both Aedes, Luckyscent, and Neiman now stock them.
I've gone a bit base-crazy, comparing and contrasting several new and not so new products. There's a post about it in our future. I may have ordered one from Japan (ask Lisa Eldridge).
Frequently Worn Item/Outfit
Dresses, long and short, in solid colors. They leave a lot more room for accessorizing.
Getting my nails done. At least I go to a well-established local salon that seems to be free of the depressing atmosphere uncovered by the New York Times. And I need my gel nails. They're the only thing that keeps my hands in a good shape.
My favorite dessert, Mont Blanc, at Basta Pasta (17th street). It's an almondy thing that thankfully doesn't come in pints, or I'll never fit in my dresses ever again.
Meh. You know what? I can't complain when I have some of the awesomest friends both near and far, a husband who spoils me rotten, happy and healthy kittens of every size and color, and the roses are starting to bloom.
Asian skincare makes a visible difference.
Gathering as many of my friends as possible here this summer.
Nothing fit to print.
How are you doing? What are your loves, joys, banes, recommendations, and random thoughts? Please share.
Art: Erte- Swept Away.