No post for today; it’s my birthday (today, Wednesday the 20th) and I’ve found myself wearing all my old favorites this week instead of anything new. So it’s been a parade of musks: MKK, SIP’s Musc Botanique, AG Musc Nomade. There was an insertion of Piguet Cravache in there Tuesday night, but that’s because I had to attend a thing at City Hall and I thought “rode hard and put away wet” might not be the best signal to send..

I didn’t even buy anything fume-wise, I did splurge and buy a really great brownie…

I am going to stroll over to a very pretty restaurant on Burton Way called Il Cielo that’s offering a special to walkers: go at happy hour, tell them you walked there and you get a special free appetizer. If you’re in the area they’re doing it all summer. And if you just park two blocks away and walk from your car, then you’re still walking, aren’t you?

Photo of Nicole Kidman, with whom I share a birthday if not a waistline from the Daily Mail.

  • Ninara Poll says:

    Happy birthday, Tom! May you find all the perfectly-preserved vintage bottles you’ll ever need and new scents that leave you swooning.


  • TaffyJ says:

    Happy birthday! May your wishes all come true.

  • Kay Juricek says:

    Happy Birthday!

  • Milena says:

    Happy Birthday and many more to come!

  • tammy says:

    Only you could write a birthday post not about perfume and give me a lemming. Rode hard and put up wet, huh? Will be hunting that one down fo’ sho’

  • Musette says:

    Tom, Happy BIrthday. Hope it was wonderful! LA (BH and SM in particular) have a lock on ‘pretty restaurants’ – the weather, the flora. Heck, even the grocery stores are pretty! (the parking lot of Pavillions on Montana in SM is cuter than 90% of the restaurants in Chicago)

    Hope the day was grand. And don’t worry about Nicole’s waistline – nobody over the age of 14 has a waistline like that – I think she had some ribs removed.

    xoxoxo :Devil:

  • Patty White says:

    Happy birthday!!!

  • Ann says:

    Hi, Tom, wishing you the happiest birthday ever!!

  • Happy Birthday & Wish you your best year so far!

  • vizcondesadesaintluc says:

    Happy Birthday!

  • Poodle says:

    Hope you had a great birthday and I hope you enjoyed that brownie!