Today I want to know about material things you love. After books, music and movies, we take a look at the things we love to surround ourselves with, the things we love to look at, collect or admire from afar. What are the to five things or activitites you enjoy? What is the stuff you love? Please share your list with us!
Edward Hopper is hands-down my favorite artist. I can’t really explain why, his work just speaks to me as it is the case with the best pieces of art – too much rational explanation takes away the magic. (Nothing against art history -on the contrary; context is important, knowledge is power – but sometimes the best things need and want no explanations).
Hermès is my mother ship, no news here. But I love scarves in general, having something protective about my person feels good. A very expensive, very beautiful security blanket maybe?
I love leather. Small things like notebooks, wallets, card holders, pouches and big things like handbags. Beautiful high quality leather that is skillfully treated and made into useful things makes me happy. I don’t need (rather avoid) ostentatious labels, it is the craftsmanship I go for. My favorite artisans are Robert Horn Vienna, Smythson of Bond Street and Hermès, although the latter remains in the realm of dreams, as I am neither equipped nor prepared to spend that kind of money.
Food I have to say food is a very important thing for me. I love treating myself. I go through food phases, and the avocado on bruschetta (or some other toasted bread or even better Schüttelbrot) is my favorite right now. So good! What else can’t I live without? Chocolate, nougat, marzipan, macarons… a habit which clearly necessitates the next thing on my list:
Yoga/Pilates 30-Day Challenge on DoYouYoga.com
I recently started going to Pilates classes here in Vienna and I’m completely happy with them. My only regret is that I didn’t do that a long time ago! In addition I do yoga at home with the lovely Erin Motz whom who can see in the video above, She is great and I find myself craving the fantastic stretches and poses of yoga daily. Very unusual behaviour for me! 😉
What are the five things you love at the moment?