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EauMG’s July 2017 Favorites

Flavin Dia

Where did July go? I felt it went by really quickly.

Overall, it was a really chill month. It’s summer so a lot of people are vacationing. Throughout the month I was able to entertain folks from out of town. It was nice to catch up with old friends; we’re all spread out all over the place.

Richard Serra Dia Beacon

I went to a few museums. I also (FINALLY) took the train up to Beacon with a… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee EDP Perfume Review

Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee

From the name to the copy,  Annick Goutal Nuit Étoilée brings to mind van Gogh’s “The Starry Night”. I’m always surprised when brands commit to such boldness. This is an iconic painting easily recognized that often pops up in our popular culture. It’s been discussed in every Art History 101 class. People have spent years researching and interpreting it. When one chooses such an inspiration, it comes with a lot of expectations. And in the world of perfume, expectations do you no favors.

Nuit Étoilée opens with cool mint leaves and… Continue reading | 9 Comments

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EauMG’s May 2016 Favorites

Catskills
Catskills

How is already June? This was compounded by my birthday. The older we get, the more time disorients us. I spent the first part of the month overly conscious of mortality and frankly, indulging in a pity party…more like a pity gala being more emo than 13 year old shopping at Hot Topic. We spent a weekend up in the Catskills (David’s birthday follows mine by ten days). This isolation, babbling brook and hot tub crashed my pity party. This was much needed.

The rest of the… Continue reading | 5 Comments

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EauMG’s April 2016 Favorites

goats
GOATS

April was a month that through me off from my usual routine. As I reported in my March Favorites, I had to go to Tennessee for a few weeks to help my mom recover from illness and surgery.

The good news, is that she is feeling much better now and is at home but it’s going to take her many months to feel “normal” again.

When I went down there, it was worse than I imagined. My sisters admitted to sort of… Continue reading | 6 Comments

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EauMG’s November 2015 Favorites

pink sky
That NYC/NJ pink sky that made the rounds on social media.

 

November was a busy month but in that totally boring sort of busy way. I have a lot of projects going on that need to be finished. It was like a month of just staying busy and trying to stay focused and motivated. I have my own projects but I also took on some freelance projects. This is all good, just keeps me busy.

Plus, the month just sucked. Like it was… Continue reading | 10 Comments