Remember that LL Cool J song that goes: “don’t call it a comeback! I’ve been here for years…” That’s completely how I’m feeling right now because it seems like forever since I’ve posted…but here I am! And for those of you have been asking I am absolutely flattered that you are interested/keeping up. Thank you.
So! Here’s what’s been on my radar, stuff I can’t get enough of, stuff I hope will take you to certain moments in your life, and as always…stuff to encourage smiling.
Fresh White Linens on a Sunday Morning…what is about tide-scented white sheets, a big comfy cream comforter and pillows I can’t help but get lost in – that make me want to peel back the pages of an old New Yorker, keep the box of Honey Nut Cheerios and Soy Milk by my bed and let Pandora churn out some goooooood jazz??
Watching My Roomie at Work…On my list of people who continue to absolutely amaze me – this lady ranks high. Here she is making magic with a polaroid camera annnnd check out the corner of the photo: she made this DELICIOUS bundt cake from scratch-ola!
Finding Things I thought Were Lost Forever…I’ve always wanted a really cool kangol…samuel L jackson style. And then for Christmas last year A.P hooked me up with a classic black one. In the midst of moving my kangol goes missing. Gone. Can’t find it anywhere…until this past week when I did an intense cleaning session and voila! Hello Dolly!
On Repeat…omg these songs are on repeat day and night…I’m bringing ear phones to work this week so that my coworker doesn’t have to listen to the same four songs for another week straight. And while I know playing songs on repeat is so obnoxious for the people around you – goodness! These are taking me to such familiar and wonderful and groovy places. I’m not stopping.
– Michael Buble’s, Georgia on my mind
– Stevie Wonder, All I Do
– Phoenix, If I Ever Feel Better
– Ahmad Jamal, Pittsburgh
Surprise Notes From Friends…I came home one day to this note on my bed – geez! Thoughtfulness and “just because” kindness is a lost art and I’m so grateful for the wonderfully thoughtful/kind people around me.
Views of the Beach…I am 100% guilty of taking my close proximity to the ocean for granted – This has to change pronto because I know when I’m living in an urban jungle somewhere, and the closest thing to the beach is my bathtub, I’m going to regret not spending more time on the strand.
My first 5- Course Meal with Wine Pairing at a Chef’s Table...need I say more?? Scallops, lamb, delightful wines swishing around in my mouth ever so perfectly, chocolate cake with vanilla gelato, olive bread, etc… oh and more sighs of satisfaction than one can imagine. I could get used to this.