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!

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