Passing Fancies ~ March 2023

Reading: Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach.

Audio: I just watched a documentary about the band Big Star so now I’m listening to them a lot.

Video: The Banshees of Inisherin. I laughed, I cried, I shrieked in horror at certain points, I laughed a lot more.

Art: Our recent trip to London gave me the opportunity to revisit (after a very long time) the National Gallery, the Tate, Sir John Soane’s Museum, and the British Museum. What a visual feast.

Tr(eats): I’m gearing up for Easter already. I want chocolate. And wheat pie.

Drinks: Earl Grey tea with pink rose petals.

Beauty Products: I just reordered pressed facial powder and lipliner from Flyte.70, because I’d used my previous ones down to the very last bit.

Garb: I finally got my Embassy boots resoled. And I have a new scarf from my visit to Liberty in London.

Pleasures:  That trip to London was chock-full of pleasures. Architecture, museums, fragrance-shopping, pub food, efficient and clean mass transit, so many layers of history all around. We were sorry to leave, although coming home is always good, too. And then I had Covid, which wasn’t necessarily a pleasure, but I’m very happy about feeling better now.

Plans: I have new idea for a scent-talk for late spring-summer. Stay tuned! Otherwise, if the weather ever warms up, I’m looking forward to getting back to outdoor cocktails and coffees with friends.

Image: Lippincott’s March (cropped) by Will Carqueville. American, 1895. Chromolithograph. 

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