Since it is Thursday that means it is time for a random brain dump. I’m linking up with Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud Thursday!
This week is a cut back week for me and I was ready for it. I’m looking forward to a little bit more free time this weekend that will hopefully include setting up our Christmas tree. I think I’m overly excited to decorate for our first Christmas in our new house.
Speaking of decorating for Christmas, I came upon this beautifully lit up house as I was running home from work on Tuesday. They have so many lights and pretty garlands up. As I was taking a photo a neighbour was out walking her dog and she commented on all of the lights on the home. I gather she felt like things were overdone a bit and she found it gaudy. I think the more lights the better, but what is your take? Pretty or too much? Does this remind you of Clark Grizwald’s home?
Neil and I aren’t going to my company’s Christmas party this year so I have no real excuse to buy a pretty party dress. I still wanted to see what pretty frocks I could find at Anthropologie’s dress sale last week. These were the two winners for me – the Splitshade Tulip Hem Dress and the Ophira Dot Dress. I thought they could do double duty as a work or date dress. Are you shopping for a holiday party dress?
Several weeks ago I went to a conference titled Women Engineering the Future. We had a guest speaker from LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) who was an expert in fragrance development. She was such a fascinating speaker who is obviously passionate about fragrance. She mentioned that most of us wear fragrance wrong and that we shouldn’t be spritzing it on our collarbone or wrists. Why not? The collarbone is too close to people’s noses and it will be too powerful, especially if everyone in the room is wearing fragrance that high up. As for the wrists, watches and jewelry can change the pH of our skin and can negatively affect how the fragrance smells. So where should you wear fragrance? On your calves. As you move the fragrance will waft up but it won’t overpower noses.
She also introduced me to Givenchy’s Dahlia Divin perfume. If you are looking for a new fragrance I highly recommend this one! What is your favourite perfume?
Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!
Jen Rawson says
Well can’t say I have ever sprayed perfume on my calves before, very interesting. I love that house, super pretty. For me more lights the better.
Angela Williams says
Those lights are perfect!! I love them 🙂
I’m hoping to be unpacked this weekend so I can decorate. I loooove decorating for Christmas and seeing decorations, they make me so happy.
Amanda @ .running with spoons. says
That’s a gorgeous house! I wish more people were willing to go all out like that for Christmas — I love seeing it. I live in a condo, but you better believe I decorate my balcony railing with lights 😉 And I’m with you… I seriously can’t wait to bust out all the Christmas decor. This weekend! WOO!
That house is reasonably well done. Much more would be over the top. My favourite perfume? Eau’d swimming pool. Really. Most perfume doesn’t do anything for me at all, and in fact, is worse than nothing at all. Too many of them smell like old age. And don’t get me started on perfume for guys. A few in the Talisman locker room do, and I’ve learned not to be near them. Calves, huh. Maybe I should suggest that to them.
Love the beautiful lights.