Maisie

Did you ever watch the Merchant Ivory films of the 1980’s and 90’s? You know, the ones with Helena Bonham Carter? Well, around the time I saw “Room With A View” for the first time I also recall spending the day with my parents and one of their friends. We all drove together to a…

Grumps

So…a storm came through, dropped the temperature about 20 degrees (Fahrenheit) and I am currently drinking a glass of Merlot. And now…I’m falling a tiny bit for Parfums de Marly Athalia. It still smells like baby powder but the orange blossom note is more discernible this time (and fairly beautiful) and that saccharine quality has…

Nonsense

Don’t cut your hair when you’re under 30 unless you’re absolutely certain you want it short. Don’t take everyone seriously but be respectful of everyone’s humanity none-the-less. If you have a real choice always choose the best. You’ll never regret reading the books you’ve read so read as many as you can while you have…

Mackenzie Childs

At more than one of the upscale kitchenware or tabletop stores in the area I have seen Mackenzie Childs. Do you know it? It’s the storybook-like, very cheerful, brightly patterned teapot you saw at William-Sonoma. But what do you think of it? Personally, I’m not a fan. It reminds me of the late 90’s and…

Room Service

That is all (mostly). I just ordered room service everyday of our vacation and loved it. *sigh* …There actually is a lot to discuss too, but as per usual I get (weirdly) bored with dissecting certain things unless I’m in the right mood and this blog is for fun. …But this! This was a particularly…

Hello

…I had a long conversation with my mom tonight. And I came to one shockingly obvious realization. The more I go on about my life and my family and etc. on this blog…the more those who hate me are going to hate me. AND if you’re reading this and you’ve “come at me” with your…

Turtle Twist

I want to buy a pair of diamond studs that cost around $2,500.00 and a watch for $2,400.00. I want to buy a bag that costs around $1,500.00, another one that costs around $5,000.00 or more and a wallet for $800.00. I also want to redo the basement, kitchen and (wine cellar) etc. All totaling…

Mummy

Have you ever planned something carefully and then had your mother suggest something otherwise? And instead of feeling angry you felt relieved? Mum knows best. Tonight I was told firmly that the Herm├Ęs Sac Dalvy is “my bag” by my mum. She knows that I like the Gucci Dionysus but…she also knows me. I am…

Political Persuasion

I’m not a liberal and I’m not a conservative. In high school I was a Young Republican and I cheered for the younger Bush to win the presidency twice in person. In college I was the president of our College Democrats. My political involvement with individual local candidates followed suit. Then I met Mark, decided…

Augie

There are people who are almost always good. They might make a few mistakes here and there in life but they’re unusually decent. They’re just filled with truth and beauty. There are people who are almost always bad. They make many mistakes to the point that anything good they do becomes an anomaly. They’re filled…