I’m on my way to New York this morning for a small getaway from my beach getaway before Thanksgiving. Hotels were insanely cheap, so I lucked out with getting the Algonquin in Midtown. In case it needs to be said, I’ll be loading up on macarons from Ladurée; I plan to buy double the amount I did last time (maybe even triple!) and a scented candle so the small, fat child inside of me can be satiated once the edible treats are gone. Also, I realize that in order to pull this off, I’m going to drop like, $100. On Macarons. I don’t need you to tell me how grossly embarrassing that is. To distract you, here’s the menu of flavors from Ladurée, isn’t it pretty?
I’m thinking about getting it tattooed. On my stomach. While I’m busy wiping drool off of my chin, let’s take a listen to today’s tunes.
This is the perfect song for right now. I’m on an oldies, jazz kick right now, and not only does this song epitomize my trip, it’s also my favorite version, performed by the incomperable Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Don’t get me wrong, I like the Frank Sinatra version and originally considered using that one. But there’s just something romantic and special about this rendition.
If you were to make a composite of all the boys I dated between the ages of 14 and 17, it would look exactly like Willy Moon. Seriously. And his adorable dorkiness in this video aside (part of his charm, be honest), this song is so good! So catchy! I don’t know really much about Willy Moon other than that he wants to be my man, so I’m excited to see what else, if anything, he comes out with. I’m really digging the 50s vibe on this one. Fits perfectly in line with “Autumn in New York,” don’t you think?
Happy Tuesday! What are you listening to this rainy day?