My friend Lorena is wearing leis in the picture below because she celebrated her birthday just days before this meeting, and yes -- Hawaiians really do wear leis. One thing I discovered when Lorena gave me my own fresh flower lei: you don't need any perfume when wearing this around your neck. All night long the heavenly scent of (in my case) hibiscus perfumes the air.
Re-reading Hawaii by James Michener. I first read this book probably 15 years ago and loved it so much. After being in the islands, I wanted to revisit the book to see if my perspective had changed, and I'm enjoying it in a whole new way. Do you have any books you've re-read, and if so, why?
Looking forward to the new season of Project Runway! Wish I could take part in an activity like that. Not competing - just doing one of those activities...
Loving meeting up with friends who are visiting New York on vacation. Even though we've had a heat wave in the city, seeing my pals is tres cool.
Eating macarons at the new Laduree store on Madison Avenue is h-e-a-v-e-n. If you are going to be in Manhattan, you have to go there to sample these tasty treats, in delicious flavors like chocolate hazelnut or raspberry cream. I bought a dozen to soothe my pregnant daughter's cravings, (as good an excuse as any) and ate the two extras I bought for myself immediately upon exiting the store. Totally decadent and worth every calorie - and the best way to eat them!