I've been tagged by Ambika from one of my most favorite blogs, (Into) The Fray! Her tag was a combo of 7 random things & 10 happy-making things. I've decided to wait to post my list since I have a hopeful feeling that I'll be able to add an experience from Paris to my 10 happy-making things list. So, look for the list after the new year. Thanks for the tag Ambika!
I loved this book! A must-read for anyone who loves Paris and shares in the Parisian appreciation of food and tradition.
Chapter 22 A Sense of Place
The places that we have known belong now only to the little world of space on which we map them for our own convenience. None of them was ever more than a thin slice, held between the contiguous impressions that composed our life at that time; remembrance of a particular form is but regret for a particular moment; and houses, roads, avenues are as fugitive, alas, as the years. - Marcel Proust
In this climate of fear and apprehension, Christmas enters, Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the bright air. The world is encouraged to come away from rancor, Come the way of friendship.
The search for the perfect Paris coat (PPC) has been long & arduous. But, I think (fingers crossed) I may have actually found The One.
I've admired Soia & Kyo coats for quite some time, but never had the pleasure of trying one on in person. That is, until Thursday night when I found a Katrina-C at Nordstrom & fell deeper in love with everything S & K.
While the Katrina was lovely, she wasn't long enough for the cold December air. But, the Cali....she just may be everything coat dreams are made of.
Masons was so much fun, as usual. Mamaw patiently waited for me while I browsed every rack looking for treasures. I came home with an Esley ruffle trim top & a gold multi-chain necklace. Fab!
We took the retirement community bus to the Razorbacks basketball game again, and there really is no other way to go. I remembered to bring red this year, so I wasn't an embarrassment to the team & fellow fans. Woo pig sooie!
The bookstore is always a necessary stop & I got to pick-out anything my heart desired.
My picks, which I can't wait to read...
A Time to Talk by Robert Frost
When a friend calls to me from the road And slows his horse to a meaning walk, I don't stand still and look around On the hills I haven't hoed, And shout from where I am, What is it? No, not as there is a time to talk. I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground, Blade-end up and five feet tall, And plod: I go up to the stone wall For a friendly visit.
The rose is a rose, And was always a rose. But the theory now goes That the apple's a rose, And the pear is, and so's The plum, I suppose. The dear only know What will next prove a rose. You, of course, are a rose -- But were always a rose.
The definition of originality, Iris Apfel is The Top when it comes to personal style. Her bold, passionate and true-to-herself approach to fashion gives us enough inspiration to last a lifetime.
As we chant her mantra while getting dressed everyday, we can only hope that a small fraction of her fabulousness will sink in.
"I'm a hopeless romantic. I buy things because I fall in love with them. I never buy anything just because it's valuable. My husband used to say I look at a piece of fabric and listen to the threads. It tells me a story. It sings me a song. I have to get a physical reaction when I buy something. A coup defoudre - a bolt of lightning. It's fun to get knocked out that way!"
"I think dressing up or down should be a creative experience. Exciting. Fun. Whenever possible, it's really great to start with a marvelously cut designer piece and build on it. For me the key to personal style lies in accessories. My friends tell me that my oversized glasses and my pairs of bracelets have become my unwritten signature. I have amassed an enormous "collection" of bags, belts, bangles, and beads without which I would be lost. One can change the entire look of an outfit by substituting one accessory for another. I love objects from different worlds, different eras, combined my way. Never uptight, achieving - hopefully - a kind of throwaway chic."
"It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it. Of course, if you wear lovely things, it's all the better....My mother worshiped at the alter of the accessory. And I, I got the bug."