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.