Unfortunately I still have this blasted cold- now sinus infection- so my week is reflective of that state. Here it is:
Drinking lots of tea. My favorite right now is Smith’s White Petal. All I need to say is, heavenly osmanthus.
Making soup in the slow cooker. Here’s a really good recipe for Italian Sausage Soup.
I’ve managed to create a new addiction. Have you found Pinterest? It’s amazing. I’ve spent hours and hours there this week. Follow me if you’d like.
My new BFF is my DVR. I’m all caught up on Pan Am which has turned out to be a terrific Mad Men substitute. Love the costumes, good acting and the story lines aren’t half bad. I just can’t get over not being thrilled with the casting of Christina Ricci.
Of course, I’ve also spent time getting caught up on my favorite blogs and here are a few highlights:
Another Perfume Blog’s “get to know me” post. I loved it. I want to do one too.
I am one of many NST Angela fans, and I ate up every word of her Bottega Veneta review. It got me stomping my feet in the middle of Nordstrom’s to hasten its arrival. That’s an exaggeration. I didn’t do that. But I imagined it, and I will do so once I feel better.
I really enjoyed Olfactorama’s review of Tania Sanchez and Luca Turin’s new book “The Little Book of Perfumes”. I couldn’t have said it better myself, so I won’t even try. I’ll link to it instead.
And finally, Nathan Branch published another installment of the series, “Letters to a Fellow Perfumer: Mandy Aftel & Dawn Spencer Hurwitz”. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the intelligent, creative, and intriguing process of these two perfumers.
Have a lovely and fragrant weekend!