Hi everyone, I had a different post to go up today but it’s not ready. Instead let’s talk about what’s getting us through these difficult times.
I don’t know about you, but I am feeling anxious and depressed. I’ve read about the six-month “wall” we’re hitting during COVID lockdown. And even though I love the fall, I’m aware that the shorter days can make me feel a bit melancholy.
So, how are you getting through this? Are you knitting, crafting, cooking, reading, working in your garden? Do you sometimes rely on a “suit of armor,” whether that’s a particular item of clothing, a particular fragrance, or something else?
After the mention in Anita’s post last week I watched Mr. Hulot’s Holiday for the first time, and I am so, so happy I did. For anyone who’s not seen it – it’s gentle and atmospheric, almost no dialogue, a lovely soundtrack, set at the beach in 1950s France. Nothing really happens, and that’s the joy of it. I’m going to link again to Roger Ebert’s review which is wonderful. I’ve been reading Luca Turin’s NZZ folio essays (roughly half of these are about perfume; his topics are widely varied and interesting) as single essays are about all I have the attention span for right now.
In makeup, I treated myself to a luxe Lisa Eldridge lipstick (she’s done a re-stock, pre-orders until October 19), they are such stunning shades and I love the formula; using it makes me feel pampered. I already own the shade Velvet Myth, which is dark plum on me without going into vamp territory, and makes my teeth look nice and white. So I purchased Velvet Jazz, a deep red inspired by 1930s reds in her collection. I don’t have anything quite like that, and I can’t have too many red lipsticks, can I?
Okay, your turn! How are you cheering yourself up these days?