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crush month: day 25

The Boy. My sweet and funny nephew, Grant, is celebrating his third Christmas today. I wish I could be with him to share the fun, but as we’re far apart I have to be content with pictures. Just this fall, he stopped looking like a baby and started looking like a boy. Here are some that I love.

Brushing his teeth:

DJ’ing a wedding:

Enjoying the packing, last Christmas:

Aiming his Red Ryder BB Gun (oh wait, that’s Ralphie):

Catching snowflakes:


And in a few short months, he’ll be joined by a baby sister; I can’t wait to meet her. Merry Christmas! God bless us, every one.

crush month: day 24


Mimosas. I love them. They’re elegant, they’re refreshing, and more than any other cocktail they say “Right now, I have no responsibilities and am free to lounge in luxury and good company.” They really do – listen hard, and you can hear the bubbles speaking soothing words of relaxation. A classic mimosa is champagne over fresh orange juice, but it’s fun to play around with other additions, too. Martha Stewart has a lovely lemony version with Prosecco. I’ve added apricot or pomegranate liqueurs or juices with very pleasant results. Disaronno’s tasty, too, and I recently had a happy accident with frozen orange juice (actual juice, not concentrate) that made a kind of mimosa slushy. Hey, I’m thirsty. Gotta go. Happy Christmas Eve!

crush month: day 22

Zooey Deschanel’s apartment in 500 Days of Summer. I wish I could find more pictures of the set, because it’s perfect: serene, intimate and feminine, but still somehow suggesting a temporary life. Quite lovely in dark woods, white and pale blue fabrics, layers and layers of art, and a chalkboard wall.