Last week I spent a wonderful afternoon with Image Consultant Extraordinaire Brenda Kinsel. She is such a warm and delightful person, and a great shopping partner! She has a a keen eye and is open to trying new things. I was inspired by how she puts pieces together and coordinates her accessories.
With a string of cold and rainy days on tap, it’s a good time for indoor projects. As part of my ongoing closet re-organization, I want to go through my jewelry, and create accessory bundles as Brenda does. I’ve done this in the past for travel. But at home, I’ve mostly been grabbing and wearing the same few pieces lately. I currently group by type (necklaces, earrings, bracelets, etc.) My plan is to compile some bundles, and then figure out the best way to store them so I can see and find easily. Updates to follow!
A Rose Is A Rose…
One of the last remaining pieces of our landscaping project is an arch with a climbing rose that will frame our dining area window along the driveway side of the house. I’ve decided to go with a David Austin Eden climbing rose, both for that gorgeous pink color and the full, showy blooms. We’re just waiting for the weather to clear long enough that the soil can dry out to be able to install the arch.
In the meantime, I’ve been getting my rose fix with this fragrance, which I picked up in Paris. It’s a playful and irreverent take on rose.
But I did get my two espaliered citrus bushes in yesterday: a Meyer lemon 🍋and a Bearss lime. As you can see, there are already some impressive lemons and I’ve harvested a couple to enjoy with mineral water. (Will try with a Vodka & Tonic this weekend… 😉) The limes are supposed to bear fruit 3 times per year. There’s no fruit yet, but I do see buds beginning to form.
You Should Watch This…
If you have not yet seen “Russian Doll” on Netflix, I’m not going to spoil the premise. But it’s SO GOOD. It starts out weird and dark, but I urge you to stick with it past the first couple of episodes. It gets both funnier and more poignant as the series goes on. Natasha Lyonne’s performance blew me away. Elizabeth Ashley is also fabulous. Have I mentioned that it’s SO GOOD? I may re-watch to pick up on more of the imagery and subtleties.
How do you organize your jewelry?
Happy Valentine’s Day!