Time and Place / 1

living room photo by Roger Davis/Architectural Digest – martini by Desislava Terzieva – awesome sunnies by kate spade

88 hot (it’s a dry heat) degrees on the patio, just off camera where I am lounging. It’s a cool 72 inside. I have just been handed a perfect martini. Yes, the pool man is that good! My sunglasses rest upon my nose which is now firmly planted in the new Vogue Magazine. Twiggy, wow. My girlfriends arrived earlier for a late morning gathering while our men went off to hit on the fairways… and other things, I am sure. The percolated coffee and brunch were lovely but we have found ourselves thirsty for more “interesting” refreshments as the day begins to lag and gossipy conversations have  begun to dwindle. (Although really, how many affairs can Sharon have before Doug catches on?) I am not sure I like the new art that Keith has hung on our living room wall. It seems too drab for the airiness of the room. On the other hand, it does add some visual depth to the space and it makes the fire seem not so out of place on this lovely Spring day. It may grow on me in time.

Joys of Spring

images from Fragrantica

Snow is in the forecast for tomorrow for us here in the Northwest but that doesn’t keep me from looking at the calendar and realizing that Spring is just around the corner. There are but only a few months this time of year that call for the softer side of fragrances before you pull out your big guns of summer. Follow me into this garden of beauties that can’t wait to be uncapped and taken out for a walk with you!

  1. Nina Ricci L’air du Temps (a retro light floral fragrance just itching for a comeback)
  2. Chanel No 19 Poudre (Chanel of course, the softer and greener side of No 19)
  3. D&G Light Blue (a springtime staple of cedar and citrus)
  4. Marc Jacobs Blush (this one doesn’t get near enough press, light jasmine)
  5. Annik Goutal Petite Cherie (wonderfully light and expressive, clean and fresh)
  6. Chanel Chance eau Tendre (Chanel again, of course! Florals and citrusy light)
  7. Jennifer Aniston (originally named Lolavie but after being deemed too close to Marc Jacobs’ Lola it was renamed simply Jennifer Aniston, light musk, citrus and coconut)