These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things


Do you know Joslyn over at Simple Lovely? She’s pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself.

Joslyn and I met at Blogher in San Francisco when she paid me a compliment on my grey purse. (By the way, I know the correct American spelling of grey is “gray”, but I’d prefer to be British today.)

(D just looked at me and said “I think people should spell it “greige”.)

(Ummm, okie dokie.)

Now, if you’ve been coming around here for awhile, you might remember my elusive quest for the Perfect Grey Bag last year. You must understand, when someone pays my bag a compliment, it is like my own personal Olympic gold medal.

Nice Stranger: That’s a great bag.

Whoorl: Thank you. No, really, THANK YOU! You can’t possibly understand the toil I personally endured trying to find the Perfect Grey Bag. I looked everywhere! Bought and returned, prayed to the purse gods, you name it. I mean, Perfect Grey Bags just don’t drop from the heavens! Most grey bags are too purple, you know? In the the wrong light, they can look lavender, and who wants that? NOT ME, NO SIRREE BOB! I tell ya, it’s a search and rescue operation, trying to wade through the bad grey bags. Heh. Now, don’t get me started on the other spectrum, the greenish grey bags. Of course, I would much rather err on the side of green, but that shade has it’s own set of issues. Right? Well, then I finally located the right shade of grey, but then those bags had all sorts of bells and whistles and buckles and keychains and tassles, and I’m just looking for a stylish functional bag, ya know? SOOOO, I finally found this bag and ordered from some store across the country, but when I received it, it must have been the floor model because it had water spots on it. Water spots! Can you believe it? I had to ship it ALL THE WAY back to Boston. I finally decided to order straight from the source, I mean, why didn’t I do that in the first place? Crazy, I tell ya. CRAZY. Anyhoo…

Nice Stranger: *using her belt to create a noose around her neck*

Where was I? Oh yes, Joslyn!

Joslyn has created a fabulous feature involving lists. (OMG, be still my beating heart.) Specifically, lists involving bloggers’ favorites – much like the “shortlist” in Elle Decor. When she asked me to participate, I jumped at the chance.

Read about my favorites here. Thanks for the opportunity, Joslyn!

  1. Kerri Anne

    August 11, 2008 at 9:29 am

    I’m such a fan of that bag. And since you told me about your love of Charley Harper’s illustrations I’ve been looking him up, and I have to say: very awesome, indeed.

  2. ali

    August 11, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Amen one thousand and one million times on the ranunculus. A better flower? There is none.

  3. metalia

    August 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    You got me hooked on both Goldenberry and the Fekkai Glossing Cream, and for them, I am eternally in your debt.

  4. Sadie

    August 11, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    ha, yes, the Perfect Grey Bag (I spell grey with an ‘e’ too, it’s just cooler that way). I am still a little concerned that I offended you gravely when I called your LV bag hideous, but the grey bag really does atone for all sins.

  5. Trigger

    August 11, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    We share a favorite flower! Ranunculus are so pretty.

  6. bethany

    August 11, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Lordy, what a fantastically wondrous list. Now I want shop dammit! Must bookmark all of that stuff immediately under my gifts category! Seriously, this made my day….is that sad?

  7. rebecca

    August 11, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I have THOSE EXACT DV shoes (plus more… I love, love, LOVE that line). I am also a huge fan of the ranunculus!

    And I must credit you for turning me onto the Kiehl’s Goldenberry. I still wear it almost daily after our trip to mall to fetch it. :)

  8. Jora

    August 11, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    I have that purse b/c of you…only in a different color. I simply adore it and get tons of compiments. Thank you, Whoorl!

  9. Lyndsay

    August 11, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    I have no words to describe how much I love Ranunculus. I’ve even tried to grow them here, but they just poop out on me and no florist here ever has them in stock when Hubby calls to order special bouquets. I will have to try this Goldenberry you speak of. I am paley pale pale, so I hope you mean it when you say it goes well with the fairest of fair. So far, nothing has surpassed Nars Metis gloss in my book.

  10. Beth

    August 11, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Like you and Sadie, I spell it “grey,” too. Always have. Like Sadie says, it’s just cooler that way.

  11. caroline

    August 11, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    I’m in love with the mum’s day necklace! So perf. Bravo to D for his fantastic gift-giving abilities! And Charley Harper is bar none the coolest.

  12. Rhi

    August 11, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Oh, your pink glasses. SWOON. I’ve been glaring at my pink glasses disapprovingly ever since I saw yours.

  13. Miguelina

    August 12, 2008 at 8:04 am

    I saw a few BlogHer pictures where you were wearing your pink glasses and I have to admit that I was happy to see them back. I think they’re your signature look!

  14. Kristabella

    August 12, 2008 at 10:10 am

    All I kept thinking when I was reading all that about your quest for the perfect grey bag was “isn’t there a Grateful Dead song about shades of grey or something?”

    And this is probably why I shouldn’t be allowed to leave comments.

  15. Rebecca

    August 12, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Yes, there is a Grateful Dead song about shades of grey. It is called ‘Touch of Grey’ and it is by far the loveliest of all their songs! A little pop-y but so catchy and fun, it cannot be resisted. Highly recommended!