This post is a bit of a combination of MQ and Favorite Things list, but I am curious about your current mini-obsessions and eager to share mine.
What do you love at the moment?
What are you obsessing over?
What delights you?
I just finished reading a a novel by Sophie Hannah called The Monogram Murders. It is written in the style of Agatha Christie and features no other than one of my favorite literary figures – Hercule Poirot! A classic murder mystery set in a London hotel, Poirot once more outwits us all. Surely not the best of his cases, it still is a worthy heir to the impressive work of Agatha Christie. (I used to devour her books in my teens and I blame a lot of my English on the educational power of her books.)
I’m looking forward to read The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon and the new Joyce Carol Oates novel My Sister, My Love, both gifts from lovely fumie friends.
My husband and I are currently watching the second season of the series Mr Selfridge. It tells the story of the American Harry Gordon Selfridge and his life’s work, the inception and running of Selfridge’s on London’s Oxford Street. Jeremy Piven marvellously portraits the charismatic and ever positive self made man and is supported by a cast of wonderful British actors. I love how you get a feel for the time, get to see glimpses of perfumes of the time (Guerlain, Coty, Penhaligon’s galore!) and I adore the various British accents. Highly recommended viewing!
I’m kind of getting in the mood for Hermès Cuir d’Ange at the moment. I initially dismissed it because I didn’t get on with a perceived plastic note that was quite dominant for me. Now in colder weather the violet is more prominent and I get a smooth leather instead of a new car/doll head vibe. Testing continues…
I am loving the colour burgundy (Rouge H for acolytes of The Orange) very much right now. A gorgeous scarf, a warm woolen hat, even a cosy blanket for curling up on the couch are all in this deep, dark red hue that makes me happy. Lipstick is a good way to live the love for this colour too. Current favorites are Clinique Black Honey, Fresh Sugar Plum Lip Treatment and Burberry Prune lipstick.
Sidenote: The Husband calls every fancy colour Cranberry, no matter if its actually cerulean blue, moss green or steel gray, as long as it is not a straightforward yellow or green or blue he calls it cranberry. I think it warrants this side note that for once he is almost right. 🙂
I could add a lot to this category, but for now my dreams ar haunted by a vintage Rouge H box calf Kelly. Perfection. ‘Nuff said.