Friday, July 31, 2009

Its been a long month....

Well I didn't fall off the face of the earth or go into the jungle and get lost or visit the moon and meet an alien who took me to the center, rather I did what so many do after a break-up and a ton of work, I went into hiding, and had a few meditative thoughts. But after a month of doing can only handle so much of it. So I decided to share somethings I enjoyed this month:

I took my Dad to go see the new Harry Potter movie, which I thought was really cute, and it just made me really happy to see my Dad happy.

The Chicken Piccata I made my Dad for his birthday. The excellent recipe was provided by Giada de Laurentiis.

The making of apricot preserves. My favorite recipe can be found here.

Making my favorite homemade lemon liquor, which can be found here.

The perfection that is Blueberry Buttermilk Cornmeal Pancakes, I've never been fond of regular pancakes, but these are divine, and the recipe is here.

I come from a family that is bacon connoseurs, so I rather love bacon, but quite frankly I suck at cooking it stove top, but then I found out you can do it in the oven, and my bacon world has been saved, also this is perfect if your having a crowd over for breakfast, instructions here.

Watching the Wallender series starring Kenneth Branagh, just wow, the photography in this was exceptional, and I really just loved seeing Sweden as I have never really seen it before.

Which brings me to Emily Barker, the intro to Wallender has one of the most haunting songs I have heard in a long time, and I was utterly taken by it. The voice of Emily Barker is haunting and the song that captured me, Nostalgia:

As for fragrance, I am rather haunted by the beauty of Ormonde Jayne's woman, the scent of sap from childhood.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

SOTD: Nanadeberry Pink

I think at one point or another we have all met this girl, she is ethereal and delicate, with a little bit of a feyish quality to her, she consistently gets stares. The truth is you should be jealous of her but the thing is she is ridiculously sweet not naive about her effect on others, but she just chooses to ignore it. The one thing though that pains you everytime is she wears a good dousing of perfume and she smells wonderful! It's a cheap little thing from the drugstore and yet some how on her it is a showstopper that consistently elicits comments of admiration. This is Nanadeberry Pink, the cheap scent that some girls transform into utter perfection, the kind that just smolders off the skin into the perfect haze of clean and sensual.
image: Audrey Kawasaki