April 30th, 2012

KiC Bits

Small thoughts, updates and ideas on my mind now….

Photographed by Evan Sung © vogue.com

Change is good, although I am usually reluctant to do so. But sometimes, necessity and chance lead to improvements big and small. Here are 3 small changes I made recently that resulted in big improvements.

1) A new iPad case. I have been using an envelope style that was a giveaway from a business breakfast. It’s pretty, but it’s also pretty annoying and not practical in the least. When I take the iPad out, like the girls above, it is completely unprotected. For a while now, I’ve had my eye on a DODOcase which is handmade in San Francisco in the century old bookbinding tradition. My daughter thankfully talked me out of black and I could not be more pleased with the craftsmanship and design.

2) A scent surprise. Last week a friend gave me Jo Malone’s Orange Blossom body creme and I had an aha moment. Since the beginning of time, I have used only fragrance free products. My reasoning is that nothing should compete with my perfume. But curiosity got the better of me- I opened it up,  slathered it on and boy is it transporting (as in it smells like Antigua in a jar). Best of all, it mixes perfectly with my favorite Annick Goutal scent.

3) Salad for breakfast. Gwyneth Paltrow’s most recent newsletter, on her blog GOOP, focuses on breakfast foods that keep you energized throughout the day. I have been struggling with afternoon fatigue so I found this post very interesting. Sugar, gluten, caffeine and dairy are big no no’s that I am trying to eliminate and I have started eating eggs or chicken with salad for breakfast.  I am happy to say, I am less exhausted and have more pep.

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  1. Here! Here! To salad for breakfast. It’s been a favorite of mine for a long time.

    Kathryn
    April 30th, 2012  6:53 AM

     
  2. I, myself, have a DoDo case and I love it! Sometimes, I wish I had gotten a more colorful one.

    Hedy
    April 30th, 2012  9:49 AM

     
  3. seriously, I had salad for breakfast today! (and am just reading your post.)

    Lori
    April 30th, 2012  12:00 PM

     
  4. I love my Dodo case…..plus I am a longtime lover of joe malone body creme (grapefruit is my scent)….Annick Goutal’s eau d’hadrien has been my go to fragrance for years….kindred spirits!!

    mary beth
    April 30th, 2012  6:48 PM

     
  5. I love the look of Dodo. I got one as a gift, monogrammed. Its lovely….BUT THE BAMBOO SPLIT AND THE LINING CAME UNGLUED AFTER JUST ONE WEEK! So disappointed in the quality. But, it looks good.

    linda
    May 1st, 2012  1:28 PM

     
  6. Miso soup is great for breakfast in the winter. Add a handful of pre-shredded carrots, a sliced shitake, a pinch of grated ginger and you’re set.

    Summer breakfast is a green smoothie – basically, salad in a glass!

    june2
    May 2nd, 2012  2:43 AM

     
  7. I also love Jo Malone grapefruit :) As far as an iPad case, I love my Splash case that protects, and also acts as a multi-position stand. If only it came in real leather, then it would be perf.

    Jennie
    May 2nd, 2012  2:20 PM

     

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