…experiments in nail polish again. It’s not Chanel Peridot but it’s nice (and only $3.99).
Rags to Riches it’s called. Love it.
It looks great on the toes. I did my fingernails for fun…trying color on them again. Not as many slight panics this time around but I did try shredding them when I was tearing my basil for caprese salad.
On Saturday I received a dividends reward for Talbots. Then they sent an email advertising 25% off and free shipping for regular priced items. This was no time to waste or wait around to use my dividend. I thought about what would shimmy up my minimalist wardrobe for Fall and decided on this:
Hear me purr.
While searching I found this and thought it looked vaguely familiar:
Ohmy! I didn’t notice those shoes until I put the picture in this post (note to self).
Besides the wardrobe, some pantry items needed replenishing. I bought some loose leaf green tea and black tea. The green is wonderful. Tomorrow I may try the Provence one.
Look, they are already buddies.
I also needed olive oil. I have bought my olive oil from a Middle Eastern specialty store in the past. Lebanese olive oil–it is wonderful. I decided to kill two birds with one stone and get what I needed at an olive oil bar near the tea store. Have you ever been to one of those? You can taste test prior to buying. There were hordes of people doing oil shots in this store. My Belle Fille and I were perplexed. Who drinks oil? I found a high heat variety, poured some in a little cup to smell and dip my finger in… I certainly wasn’t going to chug it. And that is what I bought. The oilholics were making me nervous so we skeedaddled out of there. I will be going back to my Middle Eastern store in the future both for price and the fact no one is hanging around the vats throwing back shots.
Sunday I got a lovely afternoon to myself. I watched “Bliss” (and why wouldn’t I?). It was AMAZING. It is a Turkish film that tells the heart-wrenching story of an assault on a young woman who lives in a crazy, old-tradition village. It is decided by the mafia-type village leader that she must be done away with because of the shame she has brought the family. A man is chosen to do the “offing” and that is all I am going to say about it. The cinematography is wonderful…the old-value, tradition bound village and its people are shot in a black and white with slight hues of color (think: a painted black and white photo) and the “modern” world is in color. I just loved it. I had to pause it a couple of times just to relax a little bit…it’s not scary, just unbelievable and taut. I cried in the end. I have added it to my movie queue so that Master Bliss can see it too (it is a “play it now” on Netflix). I also started, but need to finish, “Queen To Play”–a French film with Kevin Kline. Very sweet story so far. I heart Kevin Kline. His French voice makes me swoon.
Today (Monday) is reserved for bill paying, painting (Master Bliss has done a lot of touch-up painting getting ready for the Historic House Tour) and household chores. We did start the day with breakfast out–I think that will be our fun for today.
Two more things to share that I found really funny over the past few days:
1) Rockefeller was bugging me when I was in the middle of trying to accomplish some sort of greatness (probably shopping for vintage handbags on Etsy). For as long as we have had him, he is pretty ambiguous about letting us know when he needs to go out. We have hung a bell but he never caught on. He doesn’t go sit by the door and bark. He doesn’t scratch at the door. Nothing. So I just regularly take him out. Well, apparently I must have waited too long and him pawing at my legs wasn’t triggering any response so he figured out a new way to let me know:
Boy did I laugh at this. I grabbed a bag, leashed him, opened the door and was dragged to the backyard where he promptly plopped and pooped. Was it a flook? Time will tell.
2. I got a flier from Estee Lauder. For some reason I am not tempted to buy their cosmetics:
Liz was on the front cover–with a black eye. I think they need to offer a better concealer.
OK–that’s a wrap.
How was your weekend?