I don’t actually know anyone that celebrates Valentine’s Day. I mean, it’s a weird holiday that seems OK in theory but we rarely see it in practice. Honestly, I only put together these gift guides because it gives me an excuse to talk about rose-scented things, champagne and other things that I like.
If you feel like treating yourself in the middle of February, when we’re all so over winter, here are my suggestions:
Pretty winter day in Jersey City.
January was an eventful month. I entertained. I was entertained. I lived through a blizzard. I got a lot of stuff done.
I had a Turkish friend staying with us. This forced me to do things which made me fall back in love with living on the East Coast. We ate and drank. We went to see Kinky Boots with America’s sweetheart Wayne Brady. He’s a great singer and dancer (which I already knew)… Continue reading | 12 Comments
Viktoria Minya’s newest perfume, Hedonist Cassis, is a vibrant crème de cassis-kissed rose. It’s one of those fragrances, that from the description, I wouldn’t think wouldn’t be a good fit for me. But, that’s why we shouldn’t let descriptions intimidate us.
Hedonist Cassis opens with tart berries and green grass. There’s a mentholated, sulfuric quality to this from grapefruit peels. It wears a tart, fruity rose with an airy sheerness (that is similar to the feel of the other Hedonist flankers like
January was a busy month and I was too distracted to buy things. However, I still participated in some retail therapy.
I bought a couple Hurraw! Lip Balms. And in case you wondering, Vata smells amazing. It’s a sour cherry-like rose with cardamom. It’s delicious. Green Tea is subtle and that’s exactly why I bought it. I wanted something without an aroma and packed with anti-oxidants. Almond is a subtle almond biscotti like scent. Earl Grey smells like its name. David stole… Continue reading | 14 Comments