My latest review on Now Smell This is a perfume review of Atkinsons 1799 Love in Idleness. You can read it here.
Image: John Anster Fitzgerald, Titania and Bottom, via Wikimedia Commons.
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Park Avenue South, the newest fragrance from Bond no. 9. You can read it here.
Reading: A biography of Jean-Michel Basquiat that I bought years ago and was just inspired to read after seeing the current “Basquiat Notebooks” at the Brooklyn Museum
Art: See above
Video: “Game of Thrones” is back!
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Asphalt Rainbow, the second release from indie fragrance line Charenton Macerations. You can read it here.
Vivienne Westwood is one of the true, enduring originals of modern style. Today is her 74th birthday! Join me in raising a glass to Dame Westwood, the “mother of punk.”
(You can read more about her life and designs at the V&A website.)
Image: Vivienne Westwood at her shop World’s End in 1985, via Corbis.
Today is the centennial of Billie Holiday’s birth. Holiday is one of my favorite vocal artists; I’ve been listening to her recordings for over twenty years, and I never tire of them…
The film “Desperately Seeking Susan” turned 30 years old this week.
I almost had to get out a pen and paper to confirm that number—THIRTY? really? I didn’t see it when it was released in the theater, but I rented it a couple of years later (VHS tape!) and it’s still one of my favorite romantic comedies. Actually, it might even be one of my “top 25″ movies, if I were making such a list…