Sunday, February 28, 2010

Colours of the Desert

This picture has nothing to do with my post, I just liked it...our plane was parked next to this colorful aircraft at an airport, I already forgot which one, but its tail struck me as beautiful.

Anyhow, I was asked several times how my month of not buying anything went. It went horrible. I really tried but on the fourth day I succumbed and bought myself chocolate. I should have known that in winter, there is no way that I can go without chocolate. Daily chocolate.

I did refrain to buy myself coffee to go or flowers from the market ladies. I tried to avoid any department stores and shoe stores and boy, it sucked.
And then I was walking around an airport and the very nice sales person from the duty free shop who knows me (I might have shopped there before, ehm...) was running towards me whispering "I have only one left and they are sold out EVERYWHERE!!! It is the hottest color for spring! There are waiting lists at the Chanel stores!" 5 minutes later I was the proud owner of the very last Chanel nail colour "particuliere", a greenish, brown color. Very military like, which of course, won me over.
I had totally forgotten that it was still February and nail polish is not a necessity.

So, I am very much are in awe of somebody sticking to this for a month. A have my absolute admiration.

Movie Premiere

That's the outfit daughter picked when I invited her to a movie premiere today. It included a head full of curls.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Art Exhibit

Today we were invited to the art exhibit displaying son's and buddy's art work. It was a rather offical affair with a speech and great presentation of the different paintings, sculptures and photographs.
Now we have all those treasures at home and I am not sure we have enough walls for them...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

8pm Last Night

It is amazing how much stuff you can squish in my little Mini...

son's buddy and daughter in the tiny back seat. We were on our way to friend's house where "our" cocktail was already waiting for me...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

To Husband From Daughter

...just so you don't forget what you are coming home to!

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Boys

I really don't know what's up with them! My friend and I signed up our sons for a week long art class - 6 hours per day - and I expected to gets loads of complaints today. But nothing of that sorts! The were estatic and said they had a great time!?
And then they ate all the vegetables I put in front of them! (Never mind the facial expressions though.)

Monday, February 8, 2010


February is "Fasching time" here. And while son has outgrown being excited about dressing up, daughter is all up for it. This year she decided to be a Russian Babuschka...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I think I should have left Levine and her year of no shopping alone. This is harder than I thought and I am only on day 3!
Anyhow, I am leaving to Italy where I have an overnight and I am wondering...Italians would deem drinking espressos and cappuccinos at little bars a necessity, wouldn't they?