Monday, April 15, 2013

Birthday Wishlist


Summer Dress: Quiksilver's Wax Flower Dress is so simple and girly. Perfect for a summer barbecue or party, I think. I love all white anything.

Book: The Man Who Ate Everything. I'm curious. Obviously I don't eat everything, specifically the entire meat food group, but I do enjoy conversations about food. After reading about Steingarten's book in Pamela Drukerman's Brining Up Bébé, I felt it was something I wanted to know more about. Here's the description that got me "Jeffery Steingarten writes that when he was named food critic for Vogue, he decided that his personal food preferences made him unfairly biased. 'I feared I could be no more objective than an art critic who detests the color yellow,' he writes. He embarks on a project to see if he can make himself like the food he despises. His hated foods include kimichi (the fermented cabbage that's a national dish of Korea), swordfish, anchovies, dill, clams, lard, and desserts in Indian restaurants..." 
I wanna know what happens. Is he going to end up liking these foods after eating them over and over again? Can that happen? I like to think I'm not a picky eater (I choose not to eat meat), but could I learn to like milk? Jicama? Radishes? Could I become a more adventurous eater if I continuously exposed myself to the foods I typically shy away from? I never used to like beets until I had them a few times, cooked different ways. It's definitely an interesting topic. 

Jewelry: Marolsha is one of my favorite jewelry shops. I saw this pressed chrysanthemum necklace on her facebook page the other day and immediately added it to my wishlist.

Swimsuit: Truth-I wouldn't have been caught dead in a one piece 5 years ago. They seemed too modest and "momish", but today? I love the look. They're so flattering and cute these days! Am I wrong? This is the Roxy Lapped One Piece which is part of their new fitness line. I have a few items from the line already and I love them. They are really comfortable and well made.

Sandals: I love getting new sandals. They're just an easy way to give your wardrobe more life and variety. Plus, feeling the sun on my feet puts me in a good mood. You? I love the Mardi Gras sandals from Roxy and The Saltwater Sandal on Modcloth.

Music: I've been basically obsessed with anything sung by Gregory Alan Isakov lately. His music makes me feel everything I need to feel. I listened to Big Black Car 27 times in one day last week and the Stable Song always reminds me of our American road trip. Warm weather also makes me want to listen to oldies. The soundtrack from Now and Then is a favorite of mine. Hearing these songs play out of this old school radio or record player seems so classic and nostalgic to me. I saw this one on Oh Dear Drea in her new living room tour and I immediately emailed her to find out where it came from. Turns out, it's one of a kind, but they do have some retro radios at Target. 

Surf: Summer's on the way and that means smaller waves. This "Unibrow" and the "Dominator" boards by Firewire have been on my mind for a while. They're high-perfornamce boards with a little more thickness and width to help you keep your speed on smaller, less powerful waves. You can never have too many surfboards! 

     Obviously I don't expect to get most of this. I'm honestly considering asking for a lighter down comforter for our bed since the one we have now is too warm for summer (and spring!) and I don't want to have to spend money on that. But that's boring and I just love making wishlists and daydreaming about cute outfits, good books and new surfboards. How about you? What's on your wishlist?

16 comments:

  1. we also need a lighter comforter. buying grown up stuff is no fun at all!

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  2. Are you an April birthday too? Yay! :) My wish list is empty right now. I really want a vacation and some new glasses but I gotta pay for those myself :)

    That book sounds really interesting. While I like or at least will eat most foods there are a few flavors I just. can't. do. I would be a horrible food critic!

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  3. so so so cute! i'm loving that dress and those sandals. i love sprucing up my closet (and home) for summer! xo

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  4. That book looks SO interesting!!! When is your big day?

    P.S. I LOVE the new layout look and feel!! Well done!

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  5. I love that dress!
    Can't wait for summer, I already have a new bikini in mind:)

    www.dreamingisbelievingreally.blogspot.com

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  6. That dress is so pretty! I probably would dirty it up within 3 seconds though. :p Happy almost bday!

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  7. I'm very curious about that book as well! I use to eat EVERYTHING and now that I've cut out meat products I'm interested to see what the book has to say

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  8. I've been eyeing the gold Saltwater sandals on Modcloth.com for months. I'm definitely buying them before San Diego in June. :)

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  9. When's your birthday?? Mine's this Friday, can't wait! Planning to take a trip up to Mendocino with friends.

    I was hoping to do a b-day list post too, can you share how you do those cute image cutouts? Is there a way to do it without photoshop? Have a great bday!

    http://6000milestohome.blogspot.com/

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  10. Happy almost birthday!!! I love all your selections:) Treat yourself to something awesome and enjoy your day!

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  11. Love the white dress, and all your picks!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  12. What a great list :) and that book sounds so interesting, might have to check it out!

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  13. That books sounds so interesting! It may get added to my ever growing "to read" list.

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  14. Dare I ask how many surfboards you have?! But you are right, you can never overdo it when it comes to something you love. I have just been on a photography course, and I think I would just love to go on another one, it was so inspiring. Or have a new lens. Of course, this is all just pie in the sky.

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  15. This seems like a totally reasonable wishlist! That book *does* sound interesting, to not prejudge a food before you try it. I mean, I always ask my son to try something before spitting it out, so why not myself right? Last summer was the 1st time I shopped for one pieces because of the post-baby weight, but I agree that one pieces are more cute and fashionable these days. And what's most important about a suit is how confident you feel in it. If you feel rockin, you'll look it, no matter 1 or 2 piece.

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