We’re back from our whirlwind trip to Austin last week and catching up on all things domestic. Austin looked like a very cool place but we were so busy, all I saw of it was glimpsed out the window of my Uber going to and from the airport. Hopefully, I’ll get back soon and have time to explore because it looks like a fabulous city.
We played in a good-natured Bocce Ball tournament on Sunday. It was the annual Matza Ball team vs the Meatball team. This long-standing rivalry is all in good fun and a hoot to be part of. I played very well which helped the Meatballs win the trophy to keep until the tournament next year. Sometimes life is really fun and games 🙂
I’ve been inspired by many things this week and here are a few of my favorites.
The house is chilly most mornings these days which has me thinking of all things cozy. How fun is this robe? It looks very Doctor Zhivago-ish to me. Lavish and opulent with a dramatic flair. Not something to fry eggs in but certainly a treat for the senses. The surprise is it’s from Pottery Barn. They have a whole collection of robes, with and without faux fur. They also have some fun slippers that coordinate. I know it’s not even Halloween but when I saw these slippers, I pictured how cute they would look slipped into a Christmas Stocking. They match this robe and coordinate with several others. I love gifts that tie together…one in the stocking…the completer piece in a box under the tree. Ho ho ho.
I must use my vitamin C serums very s l o w l y because my last two bottles have oxidized and turned deep orangey-brown before I finished them. Once a vitamin C serum oxidizes it’s no longer doing your skin any favors. In fact, what was once an antioxidant that fights free radicals has turned into a free radical itself. I’ve used this C-Firma Day Serum before but balked at the price so moved on to other things. Now I’m back to this one. It’s opaque bottle twists to open which protects the product from air and light, both of which oxidize vitamin C serum. I took a travel size of this C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream on our trip and I’m loving it too so I may actually begin using an eye cream!
I haven’t switched out my warm weather hats yet so I wore a straw fedora at the Bocce tournament. It kept the sun off my face but was an odd mix worn with booties and a fuzzy sweater. I have to dig around and see where my winter hat boxes are. I do know I don’t have a gray fedora among them. As I’m organizing my fall clothes I see lots of gray sweaters, scarves, and pants which would benefit from a gray fedora.
I’m a big fan of Karen White novels. She never fails to entertain me with her rich characterizations and engaging stories. I picked up The Time Between for the flights to Austin. I’m not a fan of watching movies when I fly because I prefer to get lost in a story I can take with me when we land. Karen’s latest book is also out in her very popular Tradd Street novels. I didn’t know I liked ghost stories until I read hers which had the hair standing on the back of my arms! The latest is The Christmas Spirits on Tradd Street which I’m waiting until after Thanksgiving to start.
Do you have a favorite series to share?
How do you feel about an online book club? Would you be interested?
Thanks for reading, ladies.
Be sure you wear what makes you feel confident because nothing looks better on you than confidence.