Opra.h is famous for her Favorite things show….well I am going to do my version of 1969′s favorite things today. It’s Friday and going up to 70 degrees. Blah and Mr. Slish are back to blogging, so I am inspired and happy.
1. Bare Escen.tuals Makeup
Ladies, if you like looking flawless (like you have no makeup on, just perfect skin), then this is the Holy Grail of makeup. I get compliments on my skin all the time. It has SPF to protect you from the sun, it leaves your skin healthy looking and is just the best foundation/powder I have ever used…ever. I can’t say enough about it.
2. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I read this book almost ten years ago. I am still fascinated by Marquez and his writing. It is a story about family, love, hate, lonliness and redemption…set in a mystical village and centered around one family. The way he uses words to convey a feel, the atmosphere and the magical nature of the story is inspiring. I love this book.
Now anyone that knows me knows I love to shop. You may think that given the choice…I would spend a day at Bloomingdale’s or Saks? You’d be wrong. I LOVE TAR-ZHAY! Yes, I confess. I could spend hours in one of these stores (and have). It’s an obsession. Where else can I get my Sec.ret Vanilla Sparkle Deodorant, Rafe Bag, $20 swimsuit , home accessories and a power ranger for the Talibans? It’s like heaven.
4. Donny Hathaway
Since Hip Hop is DEAD….and we are all waiting for the Maxwell release, Black Summer’s Night to hit the stores…reacquaint yourselves with a classic. Donny Hathaway sings, no let me correct that…he SANGS with conviction. The pain and emotion in his songs is incredible. He is one of the greats. Take it from me, someday we’ll all be free! Cause we’re alone now….and I’m singing this song for you. Just get it. You won’t be dissapointed.
If you are looking for a great destination that isn’t the typical “Miami” weekend, try Toronto. This city is like a spotless New York. Great culture, Diversity, Fabulous Restaurants, Great Shopping and a short plane ride (under two hours from Philly) on the East Coast. Even better, go for Caribana in August. Shouts out to all of my T-Dot posse!
6. and lastly….technically, these can’t be my favorite’s because I don’t actually own a pair but a girl can dream, can’t she?