Passing Fancies: October 2015


My favorite month of the year!

Video: Mr. TC and I are glued to our weekly viewings of “Home Fires” and “Indian Summers” on PBS. Yes, we are old folks.

Audio: The Replacements (Tim is 30 years old?!)

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, thanks to my friend C. who loaned me her copy

Art: “Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World” at the Brooklyn Museum

Drink: Le Palais des Thés Darjeeling Margaret’s Hope tea

Eats & Treats: Ginger snaps

Garb: Fall layers…tights and cardigans. Hooray! Also, wedge-heeled mary-janes from Hotter.

Beauty Products: Lots of Aquaphor to treat chapped, itchy lips caused by seasonal pollen allergies. Very glamourous.

anna sui cosmic cardigan

Purchase: A James Coviello/Anna Sui cardigan from the “final sale” rack

Pleasure: My recent presentation at the Brooklyn Brainery, and very possibly more to come!

Worry: My favorite downtown-Manhattan stores and eateries keep moving and/or closing. I know this is status quo for NYC, but lately it feels so personal.

Stray Thought: Our younger cat reminds us so much of Felix.

Image: “October” from the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry.



4 thoughts on “Passing Fancies: October 2015

  1. Video: I was at Gaia’s last weekend and she got me and my boyfriend to watch “The Great British Baking Show” or whatever it’s called, and I’ve never been more anxious in my life. Can’t do it again. Cake is supposed to be happy.

    Audio: Sneaker Pimps radio on Pandora!

    Reading: The boy gave me a copy of “The Museum of Innocence” by Orhan Pamuk because he thought I’d find it interesting, and I just started it this morning, and I’m quite taken with it.

    Art: What’s newly on exhibition? I need ideas!

    Drink: Harney & Sons’ Ear Grey Imperial.

    Eats & Treats: Toast and butter!


    Beauty Products So much lip liner, so many ugly-hot grey-mauve lips.

    Purchase: A fairly large Amazon order of books and Asian skincare, and the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Self-Made palette.

    Pleasure: The boy took me on a date to see “The Martian” last night and it was so good! And the popcorn was good too!

    Worry:Too many to list.

    Stray Thought: I hate gift-wrapping things.

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