1957

My long awaited bottle of Chanel 1957 (Chanel 2019) from Les Exclusifs de Chanel did not disappoint. No, indeed. It’s quickly becoming one of my top ten favorite Chanels. 1957 is slightly reminiscent a few other Chanels from Les Exclusifs de Chanel especially at the start. Jersey, the Eau de Cologne, Gardenia, No. 18 and…

Une Fleur De Chanel

I had seen Une Fleur De Chanel only a handful of times over the years on Instagram. It’s a fairly unusual Chanel, all things considered. So, imagine my glee when I was given this bottle by my husband. He had purchased it with one other Chanel (a vintage Antaeus Pour Homme) to either keep or…

Alligators, Turtles and Cows

So, if you’ve followed me on Instagram for long enough you may realize that I’m in the middle of a handbag hurricane of sorts. …Basically, I have had this idea of acquiring the perfect handbag for years. And to this day I have yet to find it. For a while I thought the Louis Vuitton…

Allure

Among the few Chanels I’ve hesitated to purchase is Allure (Chanel 1996). Something about the late 90’s, sweet meets clean, shampooesque, and subtle, sleek charm just didn’t make me want to buy it. But as it has a gentle, fresh beauty I’m in the mood for lately I found myself endeared to it recently so…

My Link

When my relatives decided to drill wells on the family land over a decade ago not everyone was onboard with the idea. I was one of those people. I even still find myself cheering the protestors of the pipeline despite the fact that some relatives would love for it to be built. But, being in…

The Mess

I watched Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11/9” last night. Talk about disturbing. Disturbing in almost every way. There are moments of intense truth in his film that stand like the center of a hurricane – a peace before another torrent of chaos. And by chaos I mean parts of the show that feel like the intellectual…

Exploding The Wall…

As a Valentine’s Day gift to myself I’m going to say, “fuck it” and truly write about myself once with the sort of openness I so long for. So please don’t read this if it’ll just make you upset or if you hate me. Now, I truly hate dishonesty. It also pisses me off to…

Politics And Other Sleepy Thoughts

I’m going to ramble. I’m up late watching a sick kid the night before Valentine’s Day so I’m in need of a distraction while they rest and I decompress… So, a lady I had as a teacher for honors civics in high school, and almost had as a debate team coach, knew/knows Amy Klobuchar. (Democratic…

Out of the Spotlight

…Something else occurred to me today too. I think there are people on Instagram who have been trying to compete with me and I didn’t/don’t know it. (If you’re reading this blog and you think that that’s you then please don’t be offended. I’m not trying to “call you out” so much as just muse…

Katharine Hepburn

As someone who’s trying to be a decent writer I often worry about the tone of my writing. Or more accurately, I worry about the personality of my words. I mean, I’d bet there’s a proper term for it, but every piece of writing has a personality and over time you can see a definite…