My favorite things at the moment:
Gadgets: My Kindle!
I received a Kindle for Mother’s Day (I hinted I’d like a book, got a lot more than I bargained for. ;) ) and despite my initial aversion to the principle and staunch defense of real paper books, I LOVE it. It is so practical, easy to carry everywhere, thousands of books at your fingertips, no more running out of reading materials ever again. That thought is extremely satisfying. Finally, as my children grow older, I find more time to read again, and the Kindle is truly the best present I ever got.
Perfume: Dior La Collection Privée
The Collection Privée has captured my attention and my heart at the moment. I have loved New Look 1947 and Mitzah since they came out, but Ambre Nuit is a recent discovery and a great love, although I had previously dismissed it (another example to prove one should never do that!) and the new Patchouli Impérial is in heavy rotation as well. But I’m not done yet. Two new releases, Grand Bal, a jasmine fragrance, and Oud Ispahan, a rose-oud-amber perfume, have me slightly obsessed these days, and that is without yet smelling them.
So what is it about this line that entrances me so? Apart from the actual perfumes of course, I also love the bottles. So elegant, simple and beautiful, they exude an air of luxury and sophistication, the satisfying snap of the magnetic cap works its magic on easily impressible little me every time. I could do with a smaller size though…
I usually go with Winston Churchill when it comes to sports, but a recent awareness of unmistakeable signs of inexorable decline into old age brought about by my birthday, launched me into action. I used to dance ballet as a child and Pilates reminds me of that. I abhor hopping around, or running in circles, so the calmer pace of Pilates suits me just fine.
I discovered my personal motivator, Cassey Ho of blogilates.com. Her Youtube videos are great, I like her style and she gets me moving every day. She is upbeat, but not gratingly so. (My sons adore her too. They do “Pilati” as well, it is a hoot to watch them!)
I like that for Pilates all you need is a mat and your body, no expensive gadgets, no club memberships…
I am lucky with both my metabolism and my body shape, but I have to do a little bit to keep healthy, strong and mobile as I age, and this seems to be the perfect solution for me.
What are your favorite things this season?