Passing Fancies ~ August 2018


Reading: Marta McDowell, The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books (a gift from Mr. Professor; highly recommended!)

Audio: Went to see my longtime musical love Lloyd Cole at City Winery; now I’m playing and replaying lots of his albums in the aftermath

Art: A recent visit to the Whitney

Video: “McQueen,” the documentary film about designer Alexander McQueen


McQueen in the studio


Drink: This is the time of year when I most enjoy white wine!

Eats & Treats: Peaches from the farmers market, ears of corn on the grill

Garb: Back in strappy (but sensible) black sandals and black espadrilles for the season

Beauty Products: Sunblock, of course. A sparkly brown eyeliner from NYX (bargain!). Aroma Sanctum Mermaid perfume oil.

Pleasure: A handful of “Summer Friday” work holidays

Displeasure: A summer cold that has dragged me down during some of the above holidays

How has your summer been going??

Image: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection, The New York Public Library. Detail of “August.” New York Public Library Digital Collections. 

One comment

  1. Wonderful! Summer this year filled with enticing planets gracing our Southern California skies. I live in a forest at 6,000′, and between bright red Mars above the Eastern horizon and brilliant Venus to the West, it’s been a beauty. Riding (galloping!!!) horses through our woods. Driving my horse, Laddie, in carriage, like your wistful photo:)) Watermelon and raspberries from the farmer’s market :)) White wine. And my brilliant daughter, EllaHarp ( on musical tour here this past weekend :)) Enjoy! See if wild oregano oil will help with the cold, (helps me). You can get capsules (Oregamax) at Sprouts. :)) Dawn


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s