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Sweeten up my day

In Beautiful, Current Obsession, Life on November 9, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Louis Vuitton does a Paris City Guide!!!!! This section is on pastries! colorful colorful pastel Saint Honorés to sweeten up my day!!!

I’ve been craving macarons ALLL week and just yesterday I was dreaming of Ladurée’s delicate Le Saint Honoré Rose-Framboise when I woke up to this video this morning!!! (1. yes, to fight back going back to sleep on a cold rainy morning, i do something productive in bed. like salivating over youtube videos of pastries 2. if you’re wondering the macaron to Saint Honoré connection, this is how it goes: my fav. macarons are from Ladurée and I was reminiscing the other day of the perfect afternoon tea at Ladurée  I had with a friend back in Paris where I had Le Saint Honoré Rose-Framboise! )

 

A Tolerable Anarchy

In Current Obsession, Life, Think about this on November 9, 2010 at 12:16 am

The recent dinner conversations and coffee chats I have been having lately evolved around the idea of a family in our current society and its economic influences. And interestingly enough I picked up this book called a tolerable anarchy by jedediah purdy because it received favorable reviews and it reminded my of my philosophy classes from my undergraduate years. And there is this excerpt from the book that got me thinking more about this crazed country I am a citizen of and all of its broad farfetching implications. seriously, if you have unrelenting passion for learning and some serious ADD, i highly recommend this book.

Samuel Johnson the famed brit imagined of America and it’s laughable Declaration of Independence in the 1770’s as such: the colonists pursuing their anarchic principled into the forested hinterlands of North America, far from any superior power. Somewhere beyond the Allegheny Mountains, a lonely rebel and his dog would collapse near starvation. The man would give some sensible order, which the cur would defiantly refuse, and the pair would congratulate each other on their sublime liberty.

And this parable, the author feels that still applies to our nation today.

“there are plenty, too, who would say that Johnson’s parable of the American and his dog holds today: that we deny one another respect and care while congratulating ourselves on our freedom. For the left, this is the mark of the winner-takes-all, loser-pays American economy, where the unchecked market drives out fairness and compassion, and as one liberal commentator remarked after President George. W. Bush vetoed a children’s health bill, people are fee to die of whatever disease they choose. From the right, the problem lies more in a culture that prizes self-expression above all, makes abortion and same-sex intercourse constitutional rights, and neglects fidelity, integrity, and other virtues that preserve families and communities.”

i’ll let you mull it over.

TOO PRETTY TO USE

In Beautiful, Current Obsession, Fashion on November 3, 2010 at 1:56 pm

check out how adorable the new limited edition Dior eyeshadow palette is:

Rene Gruau (illustrator and Dior’s friend) sketched the iconic 1974 Bar suit that appears on the palette. It’s like carrying a little art piece in your purse! Unfortunately, it looks too precious, too pretty, for me to stick my shadow brush in and swirl around…

These paletts come in dusky gray, silvery purple, light pink, and black.
They currently go for $90 at NeimanMarcus.

This Dior Tailleur Bar Set would be the perfect stocking stuffer! for those perfect stocking made out of virgin wool and embroidered in gold.