Haunted (trigger warning)

Serious thoughts… … I have been mesmerized by the footage left online from 9/11 lately. It started with the anniversary of the event earlier this month and I still can’t stop analyzing it as of today. That day in September of 2001 I was a senior in high school sitting in Honors English and when…

Lalique Soleil

I’m going to be posting lots of reviews. I thought I’d start with Prouna. Now, I’ll move on to this… *sigh* When Chanel Gabrielle debuted in 2017 most people thought it was boring and trite. Very disappointing. I actually disagreed, but either way, now it seems like all these new releases remind me of it……

Emperor Flower

South Korean Prouna is lovely fine bone china. I recently bought this jewelry box in Emperor Flower from Saks (one of the shops it’s sold in in the US) for my rings and watches. I always take those pieces off when I get home so I thought it was time to invest in a proper…

Done!

They finished sizing and appraising my emerald ring. It’s perfect! And as I predicted we saved money (over a thousand) finding the setting ourselves. My natural (and untreated) emerald in an 18k (white gold) restored vintage (possibly close to antique) Art Deco setting. Yay! I love it!

Émeraude

My husband went into our jeweler with one of my rings today for a sizing of the now mostly completed emerald and white gold ring. The jeweler decided on a size 5 and that was that. My husband models my new ring on his pinky finger at the jeweler for the camera. I’m extremely excited…

Too Irish

Today I was talking to my best friend about why it is that insecure or angry people with an axe to grind about something to do with hierarchies…be it class, physical appearances, or whatever, seem to often choose me to take all their pent-up hostility on. We talked about why it is that they decide…

GOOP

And on a much happier note than my last post…I love GOOP. Yes. Gwenyth Paltrow’s GOOP. I’ve perused her blog on and off over the years, and I bought something from there years ago but I hadn’t again until last week. I needed a new moisturizer and I decided to try it once more. GOOP…

Off My Chest (Warning: Personal rant)

Today I found out through a friend that one of my “haters” from my old Instagram account (in the fragrance community) overdosed. Thankfully, he’s ok. *sigh* But, you know, I have to address something. One of the things that irritated me about most of my “haters” (although not him) over the years was how they…

Weight

I never had a problem with my weight, growing-up, thankfully. Very thankfully. But, I’ve known many people who have struggled their whole lives and I empathize with them. In high school I wore about a size 8 (US). That was my true heaviest time. Then, after high school, I started losing weight. In college I…