December 19, 2010

Wish List 1

So dismayed was I in the Globe and Mail's (Canada's National Newspaper) Gift Guide that I decided to quickly learn how to make a collage and put together a wish list of my own. The content of the newspaper is so paltry these days they even took up a third of a page with the ugliest Christmas decoration as decided by their "style" editors.

Anyway, this is what I would like for Christmas - maybe it will be inspiring, maybe not. What I really wish for this year is good times with my little family, with lots of laughs, food and music. I wish the same for you too. And a dusting of snow.

OK, clockwise from top left - oooh sorry it's so blurry, I just learned how to do this -

Chanel No. 5. My Dad used to by me the spray cologne when I was a teen. I'd like some more.

David by Ray Robertson. Ray lives in my neighbourhood and is my favourite new Canadian author. I've been really pleased with all he's written, especially Gently Down the Stream, where he mentions my street! David focuses on the life of a man born a slave in the US who lives a full and interesting life in Southern Ontario.

Womanity by Thierry Mugler. . THE fragrance while I was in Paris. Don't know why I didn't buy it then. Womanity is a stupid name but the perfume has a salty/sweet fragrance that somehow reminds me of sugar mice.

A flan pan. This one's by Emile Henri, but I'm not picky.

A soup tureen. Ditto the Emile Henri, again I'm not trying to name-drop.

A magnifying make-up mirror. I can hardly see to do my eyes anymore.

A garlic press. I guess I don't know my own strength. I broke my last one in two.

A pedometer. I can walk 127 steps per minute. My husband doesn't believe me.


Kat Mortensen said...

We gave up on The Globe some time ago.
When I was a teenager, I decided I wanted Chanel #19 - I wanted something youthful and vivacious. Now you're making me want that again too!

I have two Emile Henri bowls that were given to me for my wedding. I had three, but I broke one.

I can't see anything anymore; I don't think a magnifying mirror will help - I need new glasses!

I freeze garlic cloves and then skins just pop off - I chop them, but I could definitely use a press as well. I'm finding even wringing out a wash-cloth causes my hands to seize up!

My husband is a skeptic about those sorts of things too.

Happy Christmas to you and yours, Hazel!


Leah said...

This is a really fun list! I find the idea of a cologne that reminds you of sugar mice very intriguing, and am now quite keen to get a whiff!

Diane said...

Hey, the Globe isn't all bad. It has Ian Brown and Beppi C, and last weekend a great feature on 'Serenity in the City':

I want to check out a few new locales, including the meditation room at the Multi-Faith Centre and Thorncliffe Library.

Hope Santa is good to you, Hazel...

The Clever Pup said...

Diane - Agreed on all those points. I saw your post too.

The Style section gets my back up though. A real bunch of posers. The editor lives on my street and trust me - it's all make-believe.

Giulia said...

Hazel--I just saw your remark about the editor. Trust me, it's make believe down here, too. (I feel like taking pix of my mess of an apt. & the decorations all over the floor & posting them. Plus my hair w/bangs which are apparently coveted - not mine but the style - & saying "here's what they look like after your take off your hat.") Oof.