THE ELUSIVE PANDA LAMB

This very well may be a goat, but since it’s Monday let’s believe that it’s a cross between a panda and a lamb because that would be, uhm, rad. I received an email the other day with the subject line, “I want one”, I usually ignore my piles of emails for days before I click open (I get overwhelmed by my inbox) but if you have a clever enough subject line I am impervious to the siren cry of cute. I knew that behind ‘curtain number two’ was going to be something to make my heart sing and the sender Miss Jules never ever disappoints with her links. This however was shockingly original even for someone that always sends me something cool.  A goat/lamb creature that looks like a panda? Well, sheesh I want one now too.

Happy Monday to you all!  I am looking forward to this week, I am hoping (fingers and eyes crossed) that I can make a special announcement at the end of it, but if not you’ll always have the elusive panda lamb to make this week worthwhile, no?
P.S. I couldn’t find photo credit, darn Pinterest, if this is your photo or you know who was lucky enough to shoot this, let me know and I am happy to give glory where it is due.

SARAH HOROWITZ PERFUMERY WORSKSHOPS II

Last Saturday I attended another one of perfumer Sarah Horowitz’s workshops.  It was a very intimate class, just myself, Sarah and two very talented perfumer’s.  I really enjoy these classes, it’s like cooking you may know a recipe but everyone does it just a tiny bit differently.  I pushed myself to create something other than a floral and made a fragrance that was an almost exact replica of a green, watery cucumber.  I like cucumber’s don’t get me wrong but I don’t think most people want to smell like one.  We also worked with essential oils, something I really enjoy. Sarah gifted us with Rose Damascus, essential oil which in her words was ‘worth its weight in gold’.  I love that it conveyed a preciousness that you don’t find in one’s ordinary dealings with oh, say the bills. The class truly transports you to another time, the blending and exuberant experimentation is perfect for fragrance-phile indulging. I have recommended her classes before but in case you are still on the fence about taking the plunge, there is not a better, kinder (more patient) fragrance teacher.  I am feeling very motivated to start work on some personal fragrance projects.  I know Jules has requested a real rose perfume (read–not musty or mothball-esque) and I am hoping I may be able to comply soon with a fresh, clean, just picked version with bright citrus top notes and sunshine on your skin dry down. Well, I’ll try…
photo by::tristan b.

CUSTOM PAINT BY NUMBER KITS

I was dreaming about Paint by Numbers last night, why that was in my sub-conscious I have no idea. I do know that the idea of custom paint by number projects sound very appealing to my painterly -challenged self.  Think of all the fun portraits you could create, or wallpaper with our without color, impress your friends and family or better yet impress yourself.  There is something very satisfying about a finished paint by number, it’s like completing a puzzle, there’s a sense of accomplishment associated that you had the patience to complete.  I have been wanting to find vintage oil paintings of dogs for my foyer, to no avail ( anyone have a source?) and I am thinking that maybe I can get some custom paint by number kits created and paint my own.  There are some kits that aren’t as obvious that they were a PBN, which will make you look like a master artist and who wouldn’t want that?

MONDAY’S + BUNNIES

The week hasn’t officially started and I know it’s going to be busy + banana’s. It is written in the stars and in my composition notebook filled with five pages of to-do’s to be completed by 6 p.m.  Welcome to my wildly glamorous life. I found this bunny via From Me To You, only the world’s best Tumbler. I know you find that hard to believe that I have discovered the best Tumblr, that would be like saying I found the best blog, it would be near impossible but really Jamie Beck’s Tumblr is so fabulous that I am going to deem it the best.  You will just have to check it out for yourself here and concur. Happy Monday!