Monkey! She’s a yellow lab who gives hugs. What could be better than that? Unless it’s a yellow lab who gives hugs while wearing a knitted babushka.
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.
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!
This robot necklace from Anthropologie. I keep waiting for it to drop all the way down to, say, $40.00, but no such luck. In the meantime, I like to visit it now and then.
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.