Happy Mother’s Day! Plus, things I’m doing, seeing and going down a rabbit hole with this weekend.
- I have been searching for a new perfume since the pandemic began, which has been impossible. Also, I’m interested in Michelle Pfeiffer’s (yes, that Michelle) line of organic scents called Henry Rose. I bought my sister and I sampler packages eons ago but forgot about mine and realized some of the scents are quite nice. This new summer one, Windows Down, sounds good too, I might have to try it out as well. Plus you get a gift card should you decide to purchase a full-size bottle and the sample lasts a while so you can test it several times.
- I watched, again for the umpteenth time, L’Avventura, a film from 1960 by Michelangelo Antonioni starring Monica Vitta and Gabriele Ferzetti. It’s a bit overdramatic at times, but the photography is superb and so is the idea of the film, it doesn’t tie up neatly like audiences demand movies do today. Plus the clothes……I would happily wear most of what Monica wears in the film. (You can find it on iTunes, Vudu and Amazon Prime.)
- I eat cake on rare occasions, but when I do I splurge on Lady M cake. Their Mille Crepe cake in Green tea might be my favorite, but I love them all. They are light and exquisite in taste and texture. Plus if you go to the store, you can pick up a few different slices (to possibly share). Now, there is a pink checker cake, which seems a perfect Mother’s Day dessert (hint, hint).
- Weekend Small Town Shopping. This article in T Mag by Deborah Needleman highlights many small stores in tiny towns I love to visit on weekend excursions. The latest area I can’t wait to visit is Millbrook, which is beginning to add some great stores. AND….if you are yearning to go, you might want to wait until June 10-12 when yours truly is taking TFI on the road there–surprises are ahead! It’s so hard not to spill the beans, patience is not a virtue I have but am trying.
- A new read I am picking up is, The Hard Crowd, a group of essays by Rachel Kushner who wrote one of my all-time favorite novels I recently reread, The Flame Throwers. Her essays, which span over a period of 20 years, discuss cultural and artistic ideas from Jeff Koons to Fiat. She seems to have a curious, enigmatic and brave personality and it shows in her writing.