This is re-deciduous. I mean marvelous. I mean horrendous. I mean... what?
Friday, November 30, 2012
Today, it's all about dvd's and cd's. How much more old school can you get than buying someone a romantic movie or a cd? (More points if you actually make a video or a mixtape.)
Crazy Stupid Love, Girls (1st Season), Mumford & Sons - Babel, Metronomy - Late Night Tales, Frank Ocean - Orange, The Fall, Coldplay - Live 2012, Blue Valentine, James Blake - James Blake, Bill Cunningham New York, Nobody Walks.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
It's true that men have less options to buy gifts for than women. But for the love of whomever you believe in, don't get them a scarf, wallet, or a sweater for a change this year.
Derek Rose Pyjama Set (€170), Ally Capelino (€552), J. Crew (€76), Paul Smith Pocket Scarf (€45), Uniform Waves Watch (€150), Cars ($650), Bill Amberg Bag (€629), Aesop New York Travel Kit (€78)
... at the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands. "Putting together 350 years of denim history into a more than 100 meter long indigo timeline. A rich history including classic paintings from 'The Master of the Blue Jeans' and old simple books dating back to the 18th century, to the designers of Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maison Martin Margiela, Marithe + Francois Girbaud and Yves Saint Laurent - and one of the oldest Levi's and Lee jeans..."
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Today's "guide" is all about jewelry. (You'd be surprised how many guys are in to these things as well.)
(From left to right, naturally.) Shourouk Bracelet ($275), Dannijo Necklace ($420), Asos Earrings (€17), Shourouk Necklace ($1060), J Crew Necklace ($150), Dannijo Earrings ($420), Pamela Love Bracelet ($265), Shourouk Necklace ($635), Asos Necklace (€46), Dannijo Necklace ($995)
Monday, November 26, 2012
I have forgiven mistakes that were indeed almost unforgivable. I’ve tried to replace people who were irreplaceable and tried to forget those who were unforgettable. I’ve acted on impulse, have been disappointed by people when I thought that this could never be possible. But I have also disappointed those who I love. I have laughed at inappropriate occasions. I’ve made friends that are now friends for life. I’ve screamed and jumped for joy.
I’ve loved and I’ve been loved. But I have also been rejected, and I have been loved without loving the person back. I’ve lived for love alone and made vows of eternal love. I’ve had my heart broken many, many times! I’ve cried while listening to music and looking at old pictures. I’ve called someone just to hear their voice on the other side. I have fallen in love with a smile. At times, I thought I would die because I missed someone so much. At other times, I felt very afraid that I might lose someone very special (which ended up happening anyway).
But I have lived! And I still continue living everyday. I’m not just passing through life…and you shouldn’t either. Live! The best thing in life is to go ahead with all your plans and your dreams, to embrace life and to live everyday with passion, to lose and still keep the faith and to win while being grateful. All of this because the world belongs to those who dare to go after what they want. And because life is really too short to be insignificant.
As we are all well aware, (with the extensive use of lights, trees with the perfect triangle shape, overuse of red, and stores filled with many people) New Years is almost here. While some might have distinct ideas for what to buy, some (me) don't. I decided to take each day as a challenge, and group gift ideas to make it easier on some (me). Today, we start with books. Don't roll your eyes, some people (me) still read. And for all the others, some books have really pretty pictures.
The Book Thief ($8), The Little Black Jacket ($88), Lunch in Provence ($40), Kate: The Kate Moss Book ($50), The New York Time Magazine: Photographs ($75), Love Letters of Great Men ($30), Edible Selby ($35), Taschen 4 Cities ($60), Fine Wines ($40), Living in Style London ($60)
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Imagine yourself sitting around a fire place, with hot red wine in your hands, and these to fill your empty stomach before a big meal. Now that's what a call a great Friday night.
You will need: 1 lb mixed nuts, 3 tablespoons of fresh rosemary, 1 teaspoon cayenne, 1 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar, 1 tablespoon salt, 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and toast the nits for 10 minutes, while stirring several times. Mince the rosemary and combine with the rest of the dry ingredients.
Melt the butter and mix with the dry ingredients. When the nuts look golden brown, it's time to take them out.
Put the nuts in a bowl and pour the mixture over them. Make sure you toss well.