It's pouring rain; windy; the dogs don't want to go outside; when forced to do so, they come back soaked through and through, but still wait patiently at the door for the beach towel -- they're big dogs -- for their head to tail rub-down before entering.
Thought I would give you a weather report before the news, just like on television -- at least in France. The news is always bookended by the weather reports.
Now to today's news, with headlines for easy access.
Cute, Cheap, Charitable
Ines de la Fressange has designed a black canvas bag decorated with a line drawing in her image. It is to be sold for seven Euros at the famous Paul boulangeries. Two Euros will be donated to Action Against Hunger. They will be available from December 1st.
Kinda Scarry (But Interesting, of course. . .)
I look at these "escarpins" by Alberto Guardiani (315 Euros) and all I can think is, "That lipstick thing is going to smooch all over or slide right back into its tube."
Another scenario, one could slip and break her leg, or her neck, where's the whachamacallit that is supposed to go on the point of the heel?
She's Probably Right
Jane Birkin, absolutely adored by the French, was quoted in "Figaro Madame" magazine in 1999 as saying: "My mother told me the most difficult part about getting old, is [the fact] that heads no longer turn to look at you at a cocktail party."
Or on the street I might add. But, if you are Jane Birkin, heads will always turn.
Her observation begs the question: Do we care?
You see that a-dor-able charm at the top in gold and diamonds from Louis Vuitton. I know someone who would love it for her charm bracelet. Are you listening?