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Wow. It’s the end of 2014 already. I feel like this year really flew by. I’ve learned so many lessons this year, I don’t even know where to begin. I am sure this list doesn’t even begin to cover it. But, it seems like a good place to start. I love to reflect on the years as they draw to a close. Each year I learn so many new and different and (*cough) wise things. This year of course was no different.
It is finally time to head down south and celebrate Christmas. I will be spending my holiday weekend with family fending off parental requests for grandchildren, opening presents, and dodging any type of political conversation… as one does.
At some point, when I was attempting to be French I discovered body oils. I instantly fell in love. Body Oil is the ultimate way to moisturize your skin. I’ve always had a thing for a lotion or body cream that’s a bit greasy. It doesn’t bother me to wait a minute for the moisture to absorb into my skin. I just imagine all the benefits I will enjoy at age 65, when I look just like Jessica Lange. Greasy is good.
I would rather be “oily” than “dry” on almost every part of my body. Don’t believe me? Once, I showed up to a party (in the winter, no less) so oily that, not only could you tell in the photos, but people didn’t want to rub up against me… not sexually or any other way – which led to walking a great distance out of the way to ensure other guests didn’t get too close to me. But, do I have a collective of exceptionally patient friends willing to let me make bad decisions? I believe I do!
Amiram travels quite a bit for work. Most of the time, I’m so jealous he’s off seeing the world, but I try to remember traveling for work is never fun. Over the years, he has brought me back some of my favorite gifts. Upon returning from China recently, Amiram gave me the coffee table book, Lanvin I love you. And, I love this book. It is the perfect gift for that person who has everything.
The book is pictures of the Lanvin shop windows because the windows are a “portrait of a collection… zooming into the Lanvin world, into our world.” Once Alber Elbaz saw the pictures spread out he didn’t see windows anymore, he only saw women, individuals. People that he loves, people that he knows, and people that Alber would like to know. He gave each window or woman a story, a secret. He gave them names and personalities. It is truly a tale of the Lanvin women. (more…)