I can’t remember ever being this thrilled to see a new month arrive.
My two month self-imposed spending freeze is over…even though someone tried to prevent its end.
Nice try, honey.
I am still mulling over the pants I selected. I will buy the olive pants for sure. The rest is up in the air.
I’ve been waiting patiently to buy dark blue nail polish. Initially, it was a toss up between Dior and Chanel. But when Marsi told me about NARS Night Flight, I knew I’d made my decision. I bought the blue and a dark red called Chinatown (another color Marsi recommends) this morning.
As soon as that biotin starts working, I’m getting myself some navy blue fingernails.
September also means I can wear black again; a much bigger relief than ending the shopping freeze. Even though color experts would say it’s not the best color on me, I don’t care. Black, I have missed you dearly and if the temperature wasn’t going to be 90 today, I would wear you from head to toe. In fact, I may wear you head to toe anyway; I have missed you that much.
While I am working on your next series of clutter questions, it seems every time I sit down to read and research these books, I am distracted by something else.
Like a phone call, a household chore, an email, or I’m enticed by a movie, having watched three since last week.
Camila (1984) is an Argentinean film based on a tragic true story of forbidden love. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture.
Profumo di Donna (1974) is the original Italian film which Scent of Woman (1992) is based. I haven’t watched the Al Pacino remake in years, but I do remember it being much lighter and more humorous than the original. Don’t look for funny ‘ooh-ah’s’ or any tango dancing from Vittorio Gassman, who plays Fausto. It’s darker and Gassman is not as endearing as Pacino, in my opinion. It’s an enthralling movie nonetheless and I enjoyed all the sights of Italy, circa 1974.
Yesterday, I watched Gigi (1958). It was darling. Maurice Chevalier is quite charming and Leslie Caron was adorable. She was stunning in the final scenes. That dress!
Look for the next post answering three more clutter questions soon since I am out of Netflix and library movies at the moment.
Finally, the highlight of my August was meeting and spending time with one of my favorite readers in person. You may recognize Linda by her profile name ‘LRS4Amanda’. She is an absolute delight. She’s quick to laugh, extremely friendly and easy to get to know, has a great sense of style and she’s beautiful and in great shape to boot.
For our first meeting, we met for lunch at The Girl and the Fig in Sonoma on her birthday. We shared a decadent dark chocolate and caramel treat for dessert with a little candle. The following night, we brought our husbands along and had a fun and delicious dinner at Della Santina.
On Linda’s final day in Sonoma, we met briefly at Kunde winery to say our goodbyes and take a couple of pictures.
I am elated to have a such a great friend in Linda. The blog world really is something else, isn’t it? I doubt I would have ever crossed paths with Linda were it not for the wonder that is blogging.