Red is, in my humble opinion, a fantastic color – it features strongly in my décor and wardrobe choices. For years I’ve wanted to wear a bright red lipstick, but I’ve never had the courage to actually go through with it. This week I finally took the plunge. Here are the results:
Here's hoping can carry this look off!
My new cosmetic purchase made itself useful as I prepared for a day on the town. Amanda and I had lunch at one of my favorite places in the city centre, A Nation of Shopkeepers. It has a great atmosphere and great burgers. I’ve been in love with the mushroom burger since it and my taste buds were first acquainted. It’s nothing much – just flat mushrooms, grilled halloumi cheese and red onion – but its simplicity doesn’t detract from its deliciousness. This, combined with amazing chips, made for a great lunch. We then followed up our meal with some afternoon shopping.
Tasty, but messy. I finally resorted to consuming it with a knife and fork.
Amanda with her chicken burger.
She said she prefers the beef.
I believe I have already mentioned my Achilles’ heel: procrastination. What follows is a perfect instance of that horrible habit in action. For this transatlantic flight I decided to bring along the majority of my bedding. It turned out to be a brilliant idea. My sheets, comforter and duvet cover were miniaturized with the aid of vacuum bags. After nearly thirty hours of traveling, I finally arrived at my new house exhausted from all the layovers, waiting in airport terminals and dragging of suitcases. But in five minutes – voila! An instant bed. My pillow, however, added too much weight and remained at home.
I vowed to buy a pillow or two as soon as possible. In the meantime, a cushion from the living room would suffice. Yet with the hassle of settling in to a new home in a new city, I just didn’t seem to find the time. Next week, I said. But then I commenced university seminars and the chaos of graduate study distracted me from my task. Next week, I said…and so on. Today I finally succeeded in acquiring two plush pillows. This means I spent approximately fifteen weeks postponing such a simple errand. I think that merits some sort of procrastination award. Now I just need to hang up the Pre-Raphaelite prints I bought in London for my bedroom to be complete. Maybe I’ll do that tonight…or next week.
I also found a fabulous dress on clearance today. That is irrelevant to this post; I just felt like sharing.