I am loving my new Dooney and Bourke Dillen II black satchel (seen here with my red ASOS coat and black hat from Century 21 -- LOVE):
Loving my new J Brand Maria Skinny Jeans too...I love these even more than the black pair of J Brands I bought back in October!
I decided to try some Laura Mercier products in NYC, just for a change from my regular MAC products....I am using Flawless Tinted Moisturizer (in Porcelain), Pressed Setting Powder and Purifying Cleansing Oil. I am impressed with all three products (I think I just may be switching my allegiance from MAC to Laura Mercier) and my skin is reacting well. My cheeks are very dry and irritated during the winter, and the cleansing oil and moisturizer are helping. The Pressed Setting Powder is helping me with my forehead shininess!
I love Molton Brown's Relaxing Yuan Zhi bath and shower gel.....I fell in love after our last trip to NYC, our hotel's toiletries were Molton Brown. I begged the hotel staff to give me some extras of the shower gel to take home, but of course that didn't last long.
I bought three of the shower gels at Lord and Taylor, as the shipping cost to Canada on the Molton Brown website is a flat rate of $60.00 (including taxes and duty)...can we say expenseeeeeeve..........however I am now kicking myself that I did not buy the lotion while at Lord and Taylor too. What was I thinking? That's right, I wasn't. da-de-da-de-da....
Remember we saw Dreams (a tribute to Fleetwood Mac) last weekend? Here's a photo of me and faux Stevie:
Did anyone see the Nutcracker episode of Cupcake Wars on Food Network? We saw the winner, Jason Hisley of Flavor Cupcakery, at the opening night of the Nutcracker Ballet at Lincoln Center and tried some of his cupcakes. They were awesome!
Lastly, I just finished reading Lessons from Madame Chic: The Top 20 Things I Learned While Living in Paris, written by Jennifer L. Scott from The Daily Connoisseur (one of my favorite blogs).
I really enjoyed Jennifer's Top 20 blog series so I was especially thrilled when she decided to write a book on it - witty, informative and unpretentious. Great read. 'Madame Chic' reminds me of my French cousin Genevieve, who lives in Paris - same attitude, clothing style, lifestyle - and the way Jennifer describes Madame Chic's apartment reminds me of Genevieve's residence. One bathroom for everyone to share and a very small kitchen! I still have a beautiful black leather shoulder bag Genevieve gave me 13 years ago when we visited her, I use it often. Reading the book brought back good memories of our trip to Paris.