Dea writes, “I would love to read an expanded list of the things you can’t live without, like the list recently published in New York.” Happy to oblige, Dea. Let’s start with my lovely travel umbrella, which I ordered special from Liberty of London. It’s their Ianthe print, one of my favorites, and a particularly colorful iteration of it, and fits nicely in my handbag, and is ten times as sturdy as the cheapos I usually buy on the street.
My Christian Lacroix notebook is where all of my passwords live, along with notes and lists on everyday matters both big and small. Looking back through it is like a mini-history lesson in my own life, and the cover is one of my all-time favorite prints.
My Clare V Gosee Clutch gets carried more than any bag I own. Every time I buy a new, fancy bag I think it’s all over for my Gosee, but I always come back, because it’s just the perfect size and shape for all my stuff—it’s even big enough to accommodate my iPad when I’m in the mood to schlep it.
You’d think I was on the payroll, the way I go on about Chan Luu scarves, but they are just so good— lightweight and yet incredibly warm, and they come in some of the best colors, even though my default most days is black.
I wouldn’t dare go a day without my Bobbi Brown BB Cream—it evens out my skin tone beautifully, and provides a nice, subtle glow. And it has a nice, high SPF, which I didn’t used to think was such a big deal, but now know better.
I put a few drops of this stuff on right before I use my curling iron, to protect from damage and make my hair all silky and un-frizzy. It works (and smells!) like a dream.
When do the big morning dog walk in the freezing cold, my nose always gets runny. No idea why, but because of this, I never leave the house without one of my Liberty of London handkerchiefs. Some I buy straight from the source, but I’ve also found this great Etsy store that sells them.
These are Bully Sticks, and they smell like mad and the dogs go crazy for them and I buy them in bulk, constantly. Once, when my friend Michelle was taking care of the dogs, she got curious about what, exactly, Bully Sticks were made of, and it turns out the answer is bull’s penises. So there’s that.
And: I know it’s a lot with the Liberty of London already, but why have regular old sticky notes when you can have Liberty of London sticky notes in the very same print as your tattoo? I ask you?
Due to a pre-adolescent plucking experiment gone horribly wrong, my eyebrows are scant. This stuff makes it look like I have the nice, full eyebrows I have not had in real life for decades.