Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Currently- August 2016

Just finished my yearly not-so-guilty pleasure, the new Liane Moriarty novel, Truly Madly Guilty. It was a bit gut-wrenching in a way that felt like an emotional manipulation, but I enjoy Moriarty's writing and the annual visit to Sydney and its suburbs.

As predicted last month, we binged on Orphan Black season 4 in one weekend. And can I just say how happy I am that the Olympics are over?

The acoustic version of Melt by Jones.

I've spent the last couple of days marinating in Arquiste's Fleur de Louis.

Mascara primers. All of a sudden I want lashes that touch my eyebrows. Also: powder foundations.

Frequently Worn Item/Outfit
Maxi dresses, long necklaces, wedge heels, one last hurrah of summer colors.

Brie. I love that Whole Foods specify which cheeses are made with a vegetarian rennet.

Petco's shipping. Slow and unreliable at best.

It's the little things. Laughing with my best friend until we're both breathless, kitten kisses, rediscovering an old gem in my perfume collection, my new favorite makeup brush (Koyudo Fu Pa #14), oh, and a husband who's unfazed by things beauty bloggers do.

My 20th wedding anniversary.

ACNE Studios Jensen booties in black grainy leather. If I only buy one item this fall/winter this should be it.

Random Thought
I'm actually sad about Gawker going away. While sometimes the site appeared to be all that's grating and aggravating in today's online media, it had its place. Gawker offered some good writing and clever snark, but the important thing is the way things came crashing down is simply wrong.

How are you? What's on your list of loves and banes? Any wishes and recommendations?
Art: William Merritt Chase, First Touch of Autumn, 1898


  1. Great list! It reminded me of several things: I need to order the new Moriarty novel--I like her writing too--and you reminded me that I need to walk over to the Phillips Collection to see the WMC exhibit before it leaves DC. Thanks as always for your terrific blog.

  2. Book- Lesley Castle by Jane Austen. TV- The Olympics, The Americans, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and the French TV show Engrenages (Spiral). Perfume - Nothing seems to work with the weather, my workouts or my mood lately. Makeup - An obsession with obtaining as much SUQQU as I am able while the pound/dollar exchange rate is in my favor. Food - Goat milk brie, fresh figs, the last stone fruit of the season before we slide into autumn. Bane- A vet that won't listen and gets the history and everything else wrong about my Nora kitty's digestive problems. Joy - My fur beasts, my dear husband, my hard working, whip smart daughter. Finding out which friends are willing to reach out and communicate on a personal level after I suspended my FB account.

  3. Acne boots are one of those items that's been on my wishlist for a while. I had always thought I would get smooth leather, but that grainy leather looks killer. Plus it would hide scratches well ;)

  4. Book
    One of my all-time faves I have read innumerable times: My Last Breath by Luis Buñuel

    BBC production of War and Peace

    Litku Klemetti & Tuntematon numero: Danny ja Kirka

    Parfumerie Generale Intrigant Patchouli

    Warm red lipstick and matching nail polish

    Hieronymus Bosch 5th Centenary Exhibition at Prado, and of course the whole trip to Madrid.


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