Passing Fancies: November 2015


Reading: I’m revisiting The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at bedtime these days. It delights and amazes me just as much as when I was in first grade.

Video: I enjoyed “Home Fires” — I didn’t love it, but it’s good fun and I love the costumes. Now I want to wear floral dresses, cardigans, and sensible shoes. Oh, wait — I’m already doing that.

Audio: Echo & The Bunnymen’s Songs to Learn & Sing just turned thirty years old. Wow.

Art:Kongo: Power and Majesty” at the Met.

Drink: A colleague treated me to some really delicious hot cider with whiskey and rum on a recent evening in Brooklyn.

Eats & Treats: Foraged mushrooms from Dining Wild.

h and m tiger shirt

Garb: I keep promising myself that I’ll avoid “fast fashion,” but then I spot something like a tiger-patterned knit top at H&M and I can’t resist.

Beauty Products: A sample of Aftelier‘s new fragrance, Vanilla Smoke. Coppery-brown eyeliner from TonyMoly. A recently gifted Guerlain lipstick that I’ll review soon.

Purchase: Some essential oils from Enfleurage.

Pleasure: Sociable crafting events hosted by small businesses in my ‘hood.

Worry: Long dark nights and dropping temperatures. I’m just not a fan of winter anymore.

Stray Thought: You can’t really appreciate full-time employment until you’ve been without it.

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


2 thoughts on “Passing Fancies: November 2015

  1. I enjoyed Home Fires too, thought it started slow but seemed to find it’s way more solidly the last few episodes. I think the next season will be better.

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