This crazy January weather has me in a mood…. and not always a good one. Here are a few of my favorite things getting me through the grey days of winter.
My fabulous Pratesi cashmere throw!
Mine is the blue one on the 4th stool...Truly the color of Heaven. It might be one of the most luxurious things I own. And truth be told… I scored it at a Pratesi sample sale while living in London… so it makes it even that more fabulous.
OK - my daughter received one for Christmas and I was totally smitten. I barely made it a week before having to run out and get my own. It is amazing how actually seeing the number of steps you have taken for the day makes you want to run out and take the dog for a walk…and I don't even really like the dog.
BONUS FEATURE… while you are lifting your wine glass, it is counting that movement toward your FUEL points goal. (FUEL Points are Nike's propriety measurement for measuring the energy you have used throughout the day).
BONUS FEATURE #2… After I bought mine, I came across this article in Vogue…now it's almost as cool as my Pratesi throw!
Hands down, the greatest lip balm ever created. I have been using it for years and could not live without it. (apparently, my girls can't either as I find it hiding in their rooms!) Reason?? It actually works. Truly makes your winter lips feel like velvet. You can't get yours fast enough.
I have been hooked from day one. I find it ridiculously therapeutic but don't always have the time to spend on it I would like. These cold, rainy days have helped me find more time and I am loving my all my new inspirations! Come and follow me here.!
My new book for the month! For (literally) as long as I can remember I have been a Francophile. The older I get, the more fascinated I become with beautiful French women, the way they approach life and how they seem to age effortlessly and with such grace. Here is part of the synopsis from Amazon…Doesn't it draw you in from the from the first sentence?
For any woman who last saw forty on her speedometer comes a sparkling new primer for aging—the French way—with grace and style. Frenchwomen of a certain age (over forty) are captivating and complex. They appear younger than their years and remain stylish throughout their lives. They look at birthdays as a celebration of a life well-lived and perhaps a good reason to go shopping before they dress to perfection for a celebration of another anniversaire. American-born journalist and blogger Tish Jett has lived among the French for years and has studied them and stalked them to learn their secrets. Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws. After all, in France, beauty, style, and charm have no expiration dates!
I love having my nails painted a great color… I think it is such a reflection of one's sense of style. However, the nature of my job (which consists of constantly lugging samples, furniture, plants, rugs, etc) usually prohibits me have indulging in my favorite red or navy blue. This fab new color plays as a neutral but has a little more substance… and it is much hipper… than my usual Mademoiselle color by Essie. It has just a hint of shimmer...which i do not usually like…but it seems to add a little bit of elegance to what could possibly otherwise make my pale hands look dead. Highly recommend!
I would love to hear what your favorite things are getting you through this winter!