Monthly Archives: October 2011

More Music Monday

I just have to share these songs. I L O V E Florence + The Machine.



I want!

I admit it… I am hopeless. There is always something I crave. It sounds horribly shallow and materialistic, but hey – I am a girl and I like shiny things. That doesn’t mean I go on a shopping spree everyday, because – trust me – I don’t. But nothing wrong with a little daydreaming. These are currently on my list:

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 These GORGEOUS Jeffrey Campbell shoes, model “Foxy Shoe”. (OK, I admit it. I already ordered these. It will be a Christmas present for myself….)

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Estée Lauder Pure Color Cyber Eyes. An eye shadow that’s a blend of three forms, liquid, powder and gel. Can be used either wet or dry. What’s not to love? I am addicted to anything glittery and glam on my eyelids.

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This Mulberry Alexa bag. Sigh.

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Lusher Cake Stand from Rivièra Maison. I am a sucker for pretty kitchen stuff.


Be be your love (song)

This week’s Music Monday is a song by Rachael Yamagata that I first heard back in 2005. Brings back a lot of memories. Enjoy!

The ultimate girl crush

…. is of course… (drum roll) BLAKE LIVELY! I absolutely L O V E her!!! I used to think she was kind of weird-looking, but she’s just stunning. That face, that hair! And she has impeccable style. No wonder Anna Wintour adores her. Blake is perfect as Serena in Gossip Girl, CW’s shallow, but oh-so-addictive show. In other words – it’s a perfect escape from reality. And if it doesn not fit your taste, at least Serena’s wardrobe is to die for. Two thumbs up!

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A thing called love

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.

– Theodore Dreiser

I will follow you into the dark (song)

OK, a day late, but who cares. Here’s this week’s Music Monday! Ta da!



Went to the movies last night and saw Drive. The movie,  starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan, and directed by Danish Nicolas Winding Refn, starts off with the title character, The Driver, on one of his “jobs” as a driver for various heists. It’s tense, dark and suspenseful. I was hooked from the first frame. Nobody in the audience uttered a word (very rare these days!) during the entire movie. I love that! Not to be mistaken for a flick in the genre of testosterone-filled-garbage a la The Fast and the Furious, this picture contains just enough action to make it fast-paced, just enough dialogue to keep it flowing but enough blood to startle you from the sometimes dream-like setting. The actors do a good job, although I have to admit I sometimes get annoyed by the non-spoken dialogue of which the communication consists of pure looks and winks and facial mimics. Seriously, how often do you stare into the eyes of someone you’ve known for just a few minutes? But this is movieland and anything goes, so I will let it slip. Bryan Cranston and Christian Hendricks have supporting roles.  As one of the ultimate bad guys we  find Ron Perlman as a mafia-wannabe. I swear, if you don’t believe in evolution, take one look at Perlman, and you’ll never doubt Darwin again.