I'm very into these new acrylic trays at the Furb. Chill pills, and Gummy Bears dunked in resin makes for a pretty chic tray that's perfect for corralling perfume, cosmetics, or those things you keep on the back of the toilet in the bathroom. They are also super-cute gifts - one of those things if you don't buy for yourself, you're so glad someone else did. Click over for a closer look because the details in the little pills are just too-cool, and the gummy bear colors are perfect 😉
Ermagawd did yal see Perseverance's landing on Mars? I could not believe this was the LAST story on the national nightly news the other night. I would so much rather hear about how science, practice, and planning accomplished an unbelievable feat instead of the exact opposite that they opened with: Trump's taxes. How did we get our country more excited about our collective wins, rather than what's always gonna be a collective loss: scandal, wrong-doing, and tragedy. Anywho, it was really nice to see America do a really great thing. Also, fun fact: that red and white pattern on the parachute in the video... NASA officials said it contained a hidden message written in binary computer code, spelling out: “Dare Mighty Things” in concentric rings.
I believe I'll finish this book tonight - it's my 5th in a new period of reading at night before bed. Here's what I hate: reading on my phone. Hate having to hold it, hate the light, the screen, the addiction. But, in previous experiences with this, although it worked the best, a headlamp is just not where I want to be at the moment. Anyone have a book light they'd recommend that's substantial yet not too distracting to use? Back to the book. It's pretty good, I give it a B-. Set in Park Slope, it has murder! fancy people! plot twists! YSL sandals! and tech start-ups!
I am real antsy in Kondo these days. Obviously, because of the obvious, but I just can't get it to totally feel like a home. That's because of the loftiness, the cinderblock, the concrete and the lack of windows. All tough things. Sure, there are lots of amazing things about living in this space - like the skylights, the main room feels pretty great at night, and the bookcase. It's a problem I am constantly trying to solve, and recently, a puzzle piece may be getting rid of the huge marble coffee tables and going for something soft instead, like this oval ottoman. Stay tuned, I think I'm going to sell a lot of things soon. Three storage units to sort out!
Have we talked about Veronica Beard blazers before? I don't think so... so let's. I splurged on one at a trunk show at Vermillion here in Raleigh months ago, and it was one of those 'holy shit why am I buying this' purchases that actually does turn out to be a great investment piece that you go to all the time and feels remarkably chic each time. The blazer is a black scuba material (which I love) and it's a really good fit. The coolest thing is VB makes the blazer so that removable dickeys can be zipped in and changed out. I have the grey hoodie insert, and it's the best. Love the look, without the actual big bulky sweatshirt underneath. I wear this dude ALL THE TIME, seriously. I haven't gotten a second option, but were I to, I think I'd try the Doni one - feels like Aspen appropriate
Our next pop-up at Furbish is a reprisal of a recent best-seller, Kayla Antiel. Her first pop-up was a collection of very pretty florals that looked water-washed and moody. This round, she's made these quite folky compositions on paper - in quirky color combos and a few different sizes. There are scenes with topiaries (cleverly monogrammed with the artist's initials), scampering pups, blossoming orange trees and l0ve birds. You can buy the pieces unframed, or opt to have it custom-framed, in maple or white wood gallery style, with art float-mounted so you can see the detail of the deckled edge. Set a reminder - the pop-up is March 8th!
I was late to the banana-bread during Covid train, but I did manage to catch a seat in the back. I have been dabbling in baking. I am terrible at it. But each time I mess up I'm starting to learn why, so that feels like progress I guess. This Persian Love Cake caught my eye and I was pleased to see the ingredient list seems super managable. I think I'm going to try this weekend, because it's supposed to rain the whole ding-ding time.