Friday Five

I hate to be a cliche, but I feel like this week flew by. I would sit down at my desk in the morning and blink and it would be 4pm. I don’t know how this kept happening but I’m beginning to suspect I’m either narcoleptic or being abducted by aliens. Both are equally plausible.

I found out yesterday that I have off on Monday for Columbus Day. It was like telling a small child that their birthday is happening twice this year, and guess what!, it’s 3 days from now! Oh, the napping I am going to catch up on. It will be well-deserved for all the sitting around I do this weekend while the menfolk install more flooring downstairs. Who knows, I may even go crazy and stop at West Elm and buy some blankets. More than likely, I will be reading and writing. What are you guys up to?

In the meantime, here’s this week’s Friday Five.

1. Poster / 2. Scarf / 3. Clutch / 4. Makeup Remover / 5. iPod Nano

There should be a like / want / need drinking game where every time I mention Paris we all have to do a shot. We’ll be wasted in no time. This week we’re good for at least 3.

If anyone seriously loved me, they would gladly spend the $3,500 price tag on that 1937 Paris World’s Fair poster. It’s an original! It would look so good in the guest room! I’m insane! But come on, it’s gorgeous, non? I’ll have to find a cheaper alternative/reproduction somewhere, because now that I’ve seen it, I must have it. Speaking of must have, that silk scarf with Parisian (DRINK!) neighborhoods adorning it is so, so amazing. And it’s only $60, so I think I’ll treat myself to it since it’s scarf weather and, duh, it’s Paris (DRINK!). And bringing up the rear with the Paris (I’m going to be a broken record by the end of this post, so I’ll refrain), everyone and their mother raves about Bioderma Crealine makeup remover, which is apparently a staple in every model and makeup artist’s arsenal. It’s got the consistency of water but takes off everything with a single swipe. Parisian magic! (sidenote, are you drunk yet?) I can only find it for upwards of $20 here, but I’ve heard it’s cheap and you can find it everywhere in Paris. If only I’d known in May, I would’ve stocked up.

I have to give Kate Spade some flak for clearly ripping off Olympia Le Tan’s book clutches, but not too much, because the latter costs around €1000 and the Kate Spade version is a “manageable” $325. “The Great Gatsby” is one of my all time favorite books, and I think that clutch is just darling. I always imagine women who carry clutches like that to be far more chic and together than I am; I don’t think it has nearly as much charm when paired with slouchy chinos and a t-shirt.

And finally, though I think Apple is shady von shady for changing up the connector docks on all their new products only to make a quick $30 on the adapters people now have to buy and for making phones that are so inferior to the Samsung Galaxy and then suing them for it, I can’t help but be smitten over those new iPod nanos. My iPod is a 3rd generation nano from 2006 that is starting to show signs of death; it won’t keep a charge for more than a few days even if it’s off and it freezes when you plug it in. Did you know Apple gives a 10% discount on a new iPod if you turn in an old one? HINT HINT, BOYFRIEND: I like the pink one.

Alright, kiddos. If you could pick one thing from the above 5, what would you choose? It’s hard for me to pick just one, but I think the scarf is the winner.

11 thoughts on “Friday Five

  1. I’d pick the scarf as well and I’m now wasted because of your drinking game. We should do this again sometime soon… say tomorrow!

    PS – I’m not sure if masquerade balls happen in real life but they would happen in my real life. If I owned a ballroom and tons of ball gowns. And had servants. Servants are key.

  2. i vote alien abduction… the b@st@rds have been after me too! bahahaha….

    the colours in that scarf are just lovely!!! what’s the room downstairs going to be used for? more decorating to do? lucky chick…


  3. Yeah I quite like the scarf too but i can never work out how to wear them without looking like Angela Lansbury!

    have a good weekend kiddo xx

  4. i love the scarf. it is so incredibly lovely. this weekend i will hopefully be so very focused yet creative on illustrator coming up with some really great “stuff.” but more than likely i will be thinking about how i should do that while snacking on goldfish crackers and wandering around my house.

  5. We are an Apple family and I am seriously irritated that they did that whole dock switcheroo thingy that they did. And I’ll take one in pink too, by the way. In case boyfriend is listening. Ahem. But I’ll take some of the Bioderma too. Can you swing by Paris and pick some up for me? ;)

  6. Today marks the one year anniversary of Job’s passing. Gosh, sorry, didn’t mean to be a Debby Downer…The thought just crossed my mind. My husband finally made his way over to the dark side and got the iPhone 5. So far, he likes it, but he’s not 100% smitten. Did you see the funny tv ads that Samsung is running? They’re pretty smart.
    Anyway, if I’m allowed to pick a door prize, I will happily accept that KS clutch. It’s very sweet. Did you know that I’m re-reading The Great Gatsby right now? Trying to finish before next Thursday.
    Have a great weekend, E! A West Elm trip sounds fun! Meet you there.

  7. I would pick the scarf, can’t get enough scarfs…My Ipod is on its last legs as well but I am trying to keep it as long as possible. So annoying that they changed the docking connectors but I guess it’ll add more money into their pockets ;) I love my Samsung Galaxy and when I see the Samsung note 10 commercial I want one but I really don’t need it or maybe I do. In any case it is too expensive..

    Have a great weekend!

  8. I’m late for the Friday Five (it was THAT kind of week)- but, and for the first time ever, I think I would pick the book. I told myself I wanted to read it before the movie is released.

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