But it is my birthday, after all. Forthwith, some Imaginary Gifts that I'm Imaginary Giving myself..
A dress so beautiful and perfect it's stupid. Or it just makes me stupid. Gah. Click on the link so you can look at it close up. Seriously.
Jasmine de Nuit. One of my very favorites -- definitely Top Ten, possibly Top Five -- and I'm almost out and it's causing me great pain to have to ration it. Glorious spicy jasmine loaded with cardamom, honey and anise -- it smells like my confederate jasmine, not my Maid of Orleans (that's A La Nuit). This is a warm, sexy, cuddly I'm-having-a-bad-day-and-I-need-a-'fume-to-cheer-me-up jasmine and I absolutely adore it.
Audrey Hepburn, all shook up and -- impossibly -- even better. This is to die for.
I am baffled by how much I want a YSL wallet. I have no idea where this desire is coming from, but it is very, very, real.
Still I want them. Ater all this time, they are still gorgeous and I still want them.
The cuff version of this was on the list last year. But this is a little ring, and it's much more affordable. I am officially Saving Up.
Speaking of saving up...
This is not just a bird. This is a Parisian bird. He's perched on the railing of the Pont des Artistes and I swear to you he posed for me. Because all Parisians are polite and accommodating, at least they all have been to me. And no, I am not being sarcastic -- my interactions with pretty much everyone I ever met in Paris have been delightful -- as I have said many times before, Paris loves me.
I'm making plans, and if I follow them I think I can walk up these steps (or some just like them) sometime in the spring. Cross your fingers for me.
More birthday daydreaming later, but in the meantime feel free to remind me of anything you think I should be Imaginary Giving myself that I've left off the list. Anyone else have a birthday coming up? What are you Imaginary Giving yourself?