Normally, at this point I would tell you that the thing that makes me the happiest is the spring: the arrival of warmer days, trees blossoming in the soft breeze, the opportunity to pull all my favorite spring skirts and heels out of my closet. But since all I can see while looking out the window right now is snow and more snow, I have to focus on other things currently making me happy. And despite the fact this month was tainted by my ongoing lawsuit, there were very many things that made my life more beautiful in March. The fact that I'm leaving for a long weekend in spa being the best of them. I'm leaving my laptop at home and I'm beyond ecstatic at the prospect of doing nothing more than swimming in the pool, getting massages, taking long walks, reading great books and drinking vino for the upcoming 5 days. I'll be back on Tuesday morning, and I'm wishing you all a fantastic Easter and a lovely long weekend!
Eating: Homemade sushi. For some unknown reasons I always thought that making sushi would be something challenging and difficult to learn. Then I learned that the opposite was true. Thanks to my fantastic friend H, I mastered the technique in no time, and now I'm making salmon and avocado makis practically three times a week. Definitely one of the best things that ever happened to me!
Buying: Essie Spring 2013 collection. I know I already have more nail polish bottles that I'd ever be able to use completely, but every time Essie come up with a new collection, I am helpless. This spring collection, inspired by some of the most fashionable and stylish world cities (Paris? Check. London? Check. New York? Check.) is probably my most favorite one of all times. I have Madison Ave-hue on my fingers and toes as we speak. 'Nuff said.
Coveting: Paul & Joe Pearl primer. I first discovered this beautiful thing on Alix's blog, and I've been obsessing over it for weeks. The lack of sleep is one of my biggest beauty sins, that's why I'm always on the lookout for the perfect primer that would give my skin that I-look-fabulous-even-if-I-slept-only 5-hours-last-night glow. I am really excited to try this one!
Doing: Reading legal stuff concerning my upcoming business adventure. Admittedly, this is not the funniest thing to do in my free time, but it's oh-so-necessary. I've been pondering going freelance and launching my own business for quite some time, and if I do it, I definitely want to do it right. And if that means crunching paragraphs and paragraphs of business law, then be it.
Watching: White Collar. Confession time: I am utterly, completely and unapologetically obsessed with this show. I can't believe I discovered it this late, and I have my dear friend Rowena to thank for introducing me to this New York based story. In just three weeks, I made it to Season 4, episode 8 (I told you, I'm obsessed), and I have a very age-inappropriate crush not only on Matt Bomer (undoubtedly the most handsome man ever). I really hope they do at least 20 new seasons!
Loving: My new specs and Dior Skin Perfect cream. I am very picky when it comes to buying new glasses, but when my optician called me to tell me there was 50% off on frames and glasses, I couldn't resist. And since I made such a great deal, I could use my saved pennies to buy my favorite Dior moisturizer to prep my skin for the upcoming warmer days. I love spoiling myself!
Wearing: H&M pink blazer. This piece has the most beautiful and vibrant pink hue I've ever seen, and it's been on constant rotation ever since I brought it home from the store. I love it's versatility: it looks equally fabulous with jeans and a t-shirt as it does with a pencil skirt and knee-high boots. Right now, it's my favorite item in my closet.
Drinking: Pinot Grigio, while trying to summon the spring weather by the sheer force of my will.
Reading: Decision Points by George Bush. Having majored in political science and international relations, I can never pass up a great political memoir. And while I'm not a fan of the man himself (or, more accurately, some of his political choices), it's fascinating to get a peek inside his thinking, his convictions and the reasoning behind his decisions. A fantastic read.
Listening to: Practically every song in my iTunes, trying to put together the list of my favorite songs. I've already rediscovered some long lost gems!
Now tell me, which things rocked your world in March? I'm looking forward to reading your answers!
Once again, have a lovely Easter, and see you on Tuesday!