things that i love....half dozen plus 1
for some it's, pina coladas and taking walks in the rain. for others it's raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. for me, it's smells, bad ass shoes and white trash noshing. we all have our own, little things that make us happy and so, in no particular order....these are a few of the things that i love.
fetish me pumpsyou got me from the word ‘hello’ and to these, stilettos, i say a smokin', gravely voiced... "HELLO". or rather (as whitney houston once stated) hell to the ya’. these are some of the hottest shoes i’ve seen in a long time. makes me happy to be a girl. (however if i were a man, i’d happily go tranny for these) georgina goodman shoes at nina & lola french fries with blue cheese dressing my mouth is watering. my god. have you tried this lovely duet? blue cheese dressing and fries? and not those icky fat fries but the really skinny crunchy ones. it's about as tasty as......
chips in your sandwich
photo courtesy of jdsaenz1
let me give you the back story on my w.t. palette: my mother, was one of the few mothers in the 70s and 80s who understood the importance of organic foods. i often came home from school to the smells of baking bread. we had a farmer who would drive to the city to deliver, hormone free eggs --in exchange for a bit of cash and back issued 'new yorkers'. my mother, when she wasn't busy, baking bread, knitting, making her own yogurt or raising 5 kids, also had a compost heap (and still does). hippy/ country club mom. a paradox, yes. but actually, a woman wiser than most. in truth, as with most things our parents do, i just thought it was weird and embarrassing. it also created in me a, wicked white bread, processed meats and chips fetish. the more carcinogens the better. bring it! all of you moms think you're doing your children a favor depriving them of these chemicals. but truth be told, you're creating junk food monsters. i urge you to go out right now, and buy some white bread, slather it with mayo, add some chips and some good old, baloney. cu-runch!
crunchnew socksthere's something about the sound of my desktop 'trash' emptying that is so satisfying. and it's not about the purging. it's truly just that sound. if i could make that my ringtone i probably would.
love the feel of new socks. and it only comes that one time, before they're washed. my feet feel like a new babe wrapped in swaddling.
the best are the cashmere or cushy running socks.
eau de wallpaper book
ok, stay with me here. you know how certain smells, like a magic marker, a new car or a new doll smell so good in a weird, synthetic way? that's what a wallpaper book smells like.
this book is merely for visual purposesi was recently at the schumacher showroom when they received their new 'kwid' book. both the saleswoman and i raised the book to our faces, 'fast times at ridgemont high' style. inhaled and ...... mmmm. good times and good smells.
speaking of smellsi was going to stop with the last one, but i just remembered.....luxury candles are worth EVERY (s)cent. my favorites for this time of year are the following:rigaud's, 'cypres'. unparalleled. rigaud is the epitomy of parisian luxury. the scent was created over 100 years ago. and how about that packaging? this is one of those things you could create a room around.diptyque. have you ever been to a diptyque 'salon'? there's one on maiden lane in sf. it is SUCH a treat. one of my favorites is the feu de bois (this isn't for everyone) as the name states, firewood. it smells like the most lovely, aromatic fireplace. like aspen, at night in the winter.i know my taste tends to run spenny. but, the votivo 'red current' is about half the price of the fore mentioned. and the fragrance is just as complex and rich. i've tried their other votivo 'fragrances' but non parallels 'red currant' . the great thing about these three fragrances, is that burned throughout your home, you get this yummy mix of wintery smells.i should mention this word of caution, never buy candles on sale. they're usually old and have lost their scent. freshness counts with these. these are the things that i love. the smelly version.