Passing Fancies: June

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Reading: I’ve just re-read The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford. I enjoyed it even more the second time around. Also, a perfume reference: the novel’s heroine wears Guerlain’s Après L’Ondée!

Audio: Ever since I heard that The Replacements are reuniting for a few tour dates, I’ve been spending time with Tim and Pleased to Meet Me (and all the memories connected to these albums).  Too bad the ‘Mats don’t seem to be planning a visit to the East Coast.

Beauty Products: I’m still enthusiastic about Bite Beauty, after my recent visit to the pop-up boutique. And I’m rediscovering Aveda’s haircare, which is better than I remembered. I need more samples!

Garb: My black-on-black L. L. Bean “Bean Boots,” day after day. It’s been a very damp spring and summer here.

Art: A lovely installation of Mary Cassatt prints at the New York Public Library. I really enjoy the NYPL’s exhibitions.

Eats and Treats: A dessert called chuk-chuk, from a local bakery. It’s like a Russian version of the Italian treat struffoli. It’s addictive.

Happiness: Having plenty of interesting work to do.

Anxiety: Not having enough time to do it all.

What have you been up to lately? Feel free to share!

Image: Juin (June) by Eugène Grasset (1896), via WikiPaintings.

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3 thoughts on “Passing Fancies: June

  1. I guess I’m in a bit of a rut lately.
    Reading: Just been reading the blogs lately, no time for anything else. Except Twitter. I love Twitter.
    Audio: Sports radio.
    Beauty Products: Still searching for that magic product that will make my hair soft and wonderful instead of frizzy. I feel like I look like a poodle lately. Humidity…ugh. Also, I have come to the conclusion that I need to stop buying lip products for a while. I have more than any one woman should have.
    Garb: My wardrobe still needs a major overhaul.
    Art: Trying to make my own. Crocheting a teddy bear for a pregnant coworker.
    Anxiety: Yes. Lots.

  2. I love Nancy Mitford. I’m reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, love her books. I can’t support L.L. Bean because of their right wing politics.

  3. How is the fragrance in the Aveda haircare these days? I used to love how their products made my hair feel, but couldn’t tolerate the scent overload. from them.

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