Sense Appeal X


for the eyes:
When it comes to hair ties, my mantra is the more the merrier.

for the mind:
I finally got around to seeing the best-selling novel and newly released film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, as a Sunday night weekend cap. The casting was spot on, with the three actors pictured above all delivering spectacular performances. The story was a perfect mix of sad and sweet, making you do all things a good movie should: laugh, cry, sympathize, relate and think. My favorite thought-provoking line of all: "we accept the love we think we deserve." Main character Charlie reminds us that more often than not, we deserve more than that.

for the ears:

Yet again, I'm drawn to a song with heavy use of piano. This one is called "We Don't Eat" by James Vincent McMorrow and it has a melody and lyrics that can only be described as soothing.

fashion for feel:
I'm a big proponent of the deep hues making their way onto sweaters, cords and jewels this fall/winter, but I've developed an even deeper attraction to all things ballet pink. When done the right way, it makes for an unexpected neutral, say paired with one of these darker shades like eggplant or forest green. It adds a feminine touch (what's more feminine than ballerinas?) to a season that's typically taken over by blacks and an element of innocence that's commonly pegged as achievable only with white.

for taste:
I'll officially be making 2001 University, otherwise knows as Kappa Kappa Gamma, my home next year! There's a multitude of exciting things that come with that--just a walk downstairs for Monday meetings, having a bed on campus for naps between classes and all my favorite people under one roof. The best perk of all just might be gourmet breakfasts, lunches and dinner (and an entire refrigerator devoted to ice cream!). Cooking for one at The Block is no easy task, especially after a long day of classes. My roommate, Olivia, cooks almost every night and the other night I got to accompany her. She made us roasted brussels sprouts, veggie burgers with barbecue sauce, and a cucumber red onion salad. It was both delicious and nutritious; much love and thanks, Liv!

Only three classes to go before I get to go home and give thanks for my family, friends and the big pile of turkey and stuffing on my plate!


Cathy McConn said...

Dad and I had brussels sprouts at Chris's home. Delicious! My new fave veggie.