Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The One About My New Anthology Ish

Remember when I drooled over this particular magazine?  Look at what has arrived in the mail...

My third issue has arrived!

I can't wait to read it.  As I write this, I had just come home and had enjoyed a steaming bowl of hot noodle soup - perfect for the stormy weather.  Hon-some is snoring as I type and so I have a pocket of "me" time on my hands.  I just want to curl up on the couch with my new magazine.

Endless inspiration awaits...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Things I'm Loving Now (Series 1)

I have decided to do a new series on things that have caught my fancy.  I guess in a way I want to be reminded of things that make my heart skip a beat or at least make me smile.  I'm currently reading "Cold Tangerines" by Shauna Niequist and this series is somewhat my take on an "appeal for a celebration."

So here it goes...

 I recently bought a bottle of Acca Kappa.  Hon-some introduced me to it.  I have never taken a liking for perfumes.  I have always preferred colognes because I like smelling bagong ligo (newly-bathed) more than smelling like flowers with woody undertones.  Before buying this, I have been using Baby Bench colognes which smell lovely.  I love Acca Kappa, though.  I love how the smell mesmerizes and lingers.

My brother recently celebrated his birthday and he treated us to big, big, big burgers at Charlie's Grind and Grill.  I enjoyed their Chili Cheese Fries.  Thick wedges of crispy-on-the-outside-soft-and-crumbly-on-the-inside potatoes were smothered - literally smothered - with tasty cheese sauce and spicy chili.  Got the photo here.

 I have just finished reading "One Day" by David Nicholls and I absolutely love it!  I looooooooooove it!  I don't usually go for romantic novels but this one is right on the mark.  The feeling you get after reading it, I tell you, it stays on.  For days.  Literally.  It's a definite must-read.

I hope the movie version will be just as good.  I've liked Jim Sturgess since "Across the Universe."

 I have found this to be true:  a swipe of red lipstick on a bare face can make you look instantly made up.  On weekends when I have to go out and I'm too lazy to put on makeup, I put red lipstick on and it makes all the difference.  I'm especially happy because I have been looking for the perfect shade of red for the longest time and I've finally found my perfect rouge tube: Revlon in Crimson.

My wedding ring.  Ines de la Fressange of Parisian Chic (another must-read for those interested in French dressing) said it right when she said the only accessory a woman needs to wear is her wedding ring.  That alone makes one tres chic!

So that's it for my first series!  Hope you enjoyed it, lovelies!  Till next time!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Picture-Perfect Thursday: Wicked Randomness

Here are some images that have brought a smile to my face today...
Moustache pacifiers!  Genius! :)

Boob scarves.  Now that's just weird...

Oooh...I so want!


Where's Waldo? :)

Neville Longbottom becomes hot!  Seriously!

Have a great Thursday! :)

Note:  I got the photos here.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Picture-Perfect Thursday: The Sartorialist

I got hooked on Scott Schumann's blog a couple of years ago.  Now, even Hon-some borrows my copy of his book.  I love his blog to bits.  No other street style photographer comes close (well, maybe Garance Dore, his girlfriend). 
Here are some of my favorite looks:

Go drool over at his website!

P.S. Seems I can't post Picture-Perfect Thursday entries on a Thursday.  Please bear with me.  I've just started my new job and I'm still adjusting to the new swing of things.  

Tuesday, July 5, 2011