Samedi Sommaire 1.0

It’s Saturday in Paris and it’s a chilly 46 degrees! This means it’s time to cozy up in a tacky sweater and spend the day homeworking, researching and blogging. Here’s what’s been distracting me this week in between academic papers and scholarship applications:

Listening to: 

I know this isn’t music, but you have to admit Anis Mojgani‘s slam poetry comes damn close. Listen to how he plays with rhythm, how he makes the lines push and pull, sway. See the images he paints and see his hands draw them for you in the air. Brilliant.

Wondering at: 

The Chihuly glass exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum . The lovely Meredith from One Sheepish Girl visited the exhibit last week and she said it was absolutely enchanting!

Drooling over: 

These festive Candy Corn Macaroons from Barbara Bakes! I haven’t been able to find candy corn in Paris yet, so naturally I’m craving it! This looks like a delicious way to combine my love of macaroons and Halloween… if only I had an oven. If only.

Thinking about: 

U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose 65 birthday happens to be today. More specifically, I’m thinking about everything Hillary has done throughout her life, and what an incredible role model she is for women around the world. Check out HuffPost’s article on 65 reasons to love Hillary to remind yourself of why she’s such an inspiration. In my opinion, these pants should be reason number one.

Dreaming of: 

Sitting around the fireplace on a cold fall night. The house I grew up in had a big brick fireplace in the living room. Each night during the fall and winter, my dad built a fire and we all sat together as a family, talking, sipping hot coco and reading. It was my favorite part of the day, and I’m dreaming of it now.

 What are you up to this Saturday? What are some of your traditions during the fall? 

Smiles and all the best,



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