Things I Like: New Year Edition

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so this might be long. I don’t know if it’s because I”m still basking in the post-Holidays glow, but I’m reveling in all things luxury and comforting right now.

But then, when am I not?

Kindle Fire

Oh how I pitched a fit when e-book/e-readers started making their emergence. I’m a book girl! I love the touch, the smell, the experience of a book! But slowly, bookstores have started closing, making one of my favorite pastimes (Saturday/Sunday morning with a latte in the bookstore) a rare occasion. And then I found myself with a Kindle (Christmas present from amazing boyfriend) and I haven’t put it down. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found myself unable to sleep at 1AM, with a finished book, and BAM! I’ve got a new one with the click of a button. Also – it has wifi. I can listen to Pandora while reading or take a quick break and play on Facebook. Or Fruit Ninja…

Anyway. I love it. I’m obsessed with it. Apart from my iphone, I think it’s my favorite piece of technology/thing-I-don’t-really-need-but-don’t-want-to-live-without!

Balenciaga Paris Perfume

It’s ladylike and sophisticated, but not cloying and I love the way the scent ‘wears’ during the day. I think it might be my favorite scent. Also, the bottle is deliciously art deco. I believe it’s exclusively available at Neiman Marcus. (Note: did you know that Neimans excepts ALL credit cards now? Not just their card and American Express. Danger! Danger!)

Smoked Gouda

I’m a girl. This is Cheese. We were made for eachother.

Hello, lover.

Homemade Pizza

I add a ton of arugula/spinach and call it health food.

Also, it’s cheap. And easy.

Glitter Ballet Flats from Ann Taylor

I swear that 1) these would go with everything in my closet, 2) that I would wear them everyday and 3) they would change my life.

I’m a size  6 1/2, in case you’re wondering 🙂

P.s. Anyone have any good book recommendations? Always looking for one – especially a good historical fiction/biographies!

Is This a Test?

So the other day I mentioned I was lusting after some sparkly, peachy, glorious shoes… They were were originally over $200.

Hello, Lover.

 

Today? $83!!! (Note to everyone: never buy anything full-price at Ann Taylor. EVERYTHING gets marked down. When I worked there it was usually on Tuesdays…)

So the test?

I JUST started reading this book. I feel like Mr. Bach would emphatically tell me that these sparkly, pretty, perfect-for-dancing shoes are not going to get me rich.

But…they’re SO DAMN PRETTY.

Ugh. Talk me out of these…or talk me into them 😉

Spring is for Lovers…and Peonies

Growing up in the Land of 10,000 lakes, one sure sign of spring was the blossoming of the peonies in our back yard. To this day, it’s a tight race between Lily of the Valley (on the side of our neighbors yard) and the Peonies for my favorite flower.

Photo via Apartment Therapy

Unfortunately, peonies do not grow in Southern California. I did spy them at the local flower shop in downtown La Jolla the other day, but at $8 a stem I think I’ll wait for a special ocassion…

Speaking of things I will not be purchasing soon…

Rawrrr!

Consider me obsessed. I swear I would wear them with EVERYTHING.

Somehow I don’t think I’ll be able to justify a pair of Lion paw Louboutins. These however? I’m working on it.

Pink! Sequins!

During college I worked at Ann Taylor (what up La Encantada!) and I must say, they really do have some great shoes. They are always well made and extremely comfortable. I think these would make a fine addition to my closet 😉

Okay, enough virtual shopping. There is coffee to be made and house stuff to be done. (A certain pup is getting a bath today….)

What are you drooling over these days?