Monday, May 14, 2012

Goyard vs. Neverfull

If every weekend was as fun and productive as this last one, I would always be fulfilled and ready for the week.  It included church, a friend's 30th birthday, dancing, a movie, going for a run, and laundry.  I finally went to see Damsels in Distress.  Although I preferred Metropolitan, this movie had it's fair share of witty dialogue and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. 
A friend of mine recently decided to get the LV neverfull.  She commented that when she sleeps over at her boyfriend's place, she can just throw everything she needs in that bag and it fits.  Instantly, I decided that I need a large canvas tote.  I have a Vineyard Vines tote and a Vera Bradley one as well.  Unfortunately they are cloth and have gotten so dirty.  They're also just too small.  The LV nevefull is even a bag you can take to work.  Needless to say, I can't buy a neverfull.  Not only is it incredibly rude to copy a friend's choice of bag, but I have always been an ardent Louis Vuitton hater.  In addition, the neverfull is just so common I couldn't possibly bare to walk around in Manhattan with one.  After much searching I have landed upone the perfect solution . . . Goyard.  Now I just have to (1) pick a color and (2) decide yes or no to monogramming.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Macaron Cafe

Macaron Cafe may not be Laduree or Bouchon but the vast array of flavors make it worth the trip.  My friend L and I went to both locations.  The rose lychee and dark chocolate flavors are my favorite.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Flower Shop Mysteries

While wandering through Barnes & Nobles mystery section three summers ago, I stumbled across a book called Mum's the Word.  It was the first in a series of books about a fiery law school drop out who opens a flower shop and solves murder on the sides.  Even though I didn't flunk out of law school, I feel a certain kinship with Abby Knight, the protaganist, as my lawyerly ambitions of fighting injustice didn't exactly pan out. 

I recently finished Sleeping with Anemone, book # 9 in the series, in which Abby not only solves the crime, but also stops a big company from injecting poor innocent cows with all sorts of nasty hormones.  My sister is the bibliophile in my family, but when I get a good mystery in my hands there is absolutely no tearing me away.