Tuesday, November 27, 2012

22 Things I Like.

 1. My new tassel-tastic Faux-roccan Red Phoenix coral necklace
2. workshopping clothes and jewels with Old Lotus (who looked fab today in Pucci)
 3. sparkly tops
 4. the Baby's fabulous paintings 
 5. my favourite cushion. Sewed it myself with fabric sourced from Black and Spiro. Love those pom poms
 6. old school retro fragrances
 7. Reading what Mrs Danvers is up to
 8. plants grown from cuttings taken from my late Grandmother's garden
 9. organising celebratory dinners
 10. vintage furniture that I've painted and upholstered myself
 11. my Tree
 12. the beach
 13. watching the Baby run around the beach
 14. Christmas food
 15. my Chanel grand shopper tote
 16. when the FF Garden performs
 17. scented candles. Think this was Glasshouse
 18. ginger jars en masse
 19. Good Hair days
 20. lilies grown from bulbs
 21. seeing how much the baby's grown since this time last year
 22. Individual hot puddings
Don't forget to enter our 3 prize 3rd birthday give away.
Just leave a comment below.
Is anyone else fascinated by this Slush Fund thing with the PM?
If you have any accessory questions just pop your question here and I'll ask (i.e. Force) Lotus to action a response a la today.
Can anyone predict what we'll be wearing next May? If like to get my wardrobe sorted on the cheap and in advance.
Oooh Goody, there's a doco about Clinton on SBS starting now. Let's revisit the mid 90s right now.
xxxx


67 comments:

  1. All good stuff. I thought every day was a great hair day for you - we've never seen it looking less than perfect!

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  2. Dear FF,
    As you know I'm a list writer from way back and love your lists as well.
    There is so much that is 11/10 on the list.
    I think that the accessory questions are going to be lengthy and the answers speedy if the FF / Lotus collaboration is anything to go by.
    Have a great day tomorrow.
    B. x

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  3. Just imagine having people quiz your ex-lover about hazy dealings from decades ago and it actually affecting your job. How does one confidently select a partner in the knowledge that they aren't dodgy??? I am never helping anyone fill out a form ever again.

    In other news FF, i get admitted next week after the longest educational road ever! Do you think i should be bold and adorn a necklace or tow the conservative line with my suit? x

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  4. Dear FF, it's all going on round these here parts I can see! The giveaway is very exciting - I would like the man to come and clean my oven, but he will have to make his own way here from the airport and I am not paying his airfare...think that covers everything Bxx

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  5. Just imagine having people quiz your ex-lover about hazy dealings from decades ago and it actually affecting your job. How does one confidently select a partner in the knowledge that they aren't dodgy??? I am never helping anyone fill out a form ever again.

    In other news FF, i get admitted next week after the longest road in education ever. Do you think i should be bold and adorn a necklace or tow the conservative line in my suit? x

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  6. Isn't your baby gifted ! I'm sure I can see some kind of perspective in that painting ... As for old school perfumes, they remind me of my grandmother ; I sometimes buy Arpège just for that reason.x

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  7. Next May I predict oxblood and printed winter trousers. You heard it here first.

    I can't believe you did those chairs yourself. I love them.

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  8. FF,
    I'm going to get one of those tassel necklaces when they become available. Luff them 11/10!

    I'm so nervous that this huge blogging effort you are making to get to 1000 posts will be your last hurrah...please say it isn't so. As a friend in my head, I would miss you terribly.

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  9. Had a look around the Red Phoenix site and couldn't figure out what many of the necklaces are made of. Some descriptions were specific while some seemed very vague. Are they usually quite heavy?

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  10. Your tree is most definitely the best one I have seen so far.

    What's the name of the necklace from the Good Hair Days picture? It's nice.

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  11. I like to have these lists as a quick overview of the lovely things on your blog. It saves me re-reading the whole thing (which I did once. I know! The dedication!)

    S. x

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  12. I love long necklaces but find myself getting them caught on desks/kitchen worktop etc when I forget I'm wearing it and then have stood up/moved too quick (I once snapped the teddy pendant off one necklace!)- do you think they're not me and I shouldn't wear them or wear them shorter? Any tips?

    Thanks in advance,

    PPx

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  13. I remain forever intrigued by Mrs. de Winter. You can tell that a first hand account of the story from her would be delicious to read.
    Same for Mrs. Rochester.
    Have 'The Wide Sargasso Sea' on my reading list right now.

    Scented candles are so soothing. Always.

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  14. Happy 3rd birthday blog. Who knew you would grow so big in such a short time?
    Love your tree, and watching baby FF grow too (mines around the same age).
    FF, thank you for providing a little ray of sunshine from home.

    S xo

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  15. Faux, I love it when we have something in common (today Arpege!) it makes me feel cosmopolitan.

    Loving the extra posts, how spoiled we are, and how lost we will be if you go back to less posts.

    Keep up the good work and what do you think of Bill Clinton? Personally I love him, controversial I know, but Ole Bill is a charmer no doubt, and I would love to partake of his signature technique, the one where he holds your hand while looking deeply into your eyes. Sorry Hilary but it sounds divine.

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  16. All wonderful things on your list. I do love the new necklace.

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  17. I'm a relative newcomer to the blog but love your work! I look forward to many more blog posts.

    Jem xo

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  18. Dear Ms FF, I would add: grandmas (baby whisperers extraordinaire); Chanel nail polish; the sweet faces of sleeping children; the smell of dinner cooking when you come home (ie you have not had to cook it); soft hand knitted socks - have some on that have just bought on Isle of Wight; clotted cream (clear evidence of the Divine); the resonance of a great bell ringing; when the Universe directs you to bake; and uproarious laughter among friends over a great dinner and a fine bottle of wine. Have you had to put a quota on Christmas pressies for Little FF? I remember the grandmas (we have 3) went mad and had to be Reined In!!! love Lindaxxx

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  19. hi honey. have you booked your flight yet?xoxo

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  20. That new necklace is perfect!

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  21. Goodness!
    You were in my dream last night FF! I was phoning you to get your real name & address to mail your Christmas pressie to you!
    Your first name was something like Shiralee (hmmm?) & your last was 7 letters, all vowels- which I put down to playing words with friends / scrabble before bed! And, you had an Irish accent...
    See how wide your influence is?!
    P xx

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  22. Individual puddings are the business. I weakened and ate one of the Heston mince.pies last night warm with custard. Tasty as.

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  23. I like to hear that your favorite cushion is one that you've made. The fabric is great, and the pom poms work nicely.

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  24. I too adore things that I have hand made. I think that it is the time and love that you put into it- and it's your own creation, Imagine how those women were with clutter in times gone by when they hand made everything!!! Keeping things and the emotional attachment to stuff has a lot to do with how much time it spends in your hands. Also I just absolutely love my RPE necklaces, many thanks for that!!!

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  25. I too am keen for fashion prediction for May '13 as don't want to be outshone by flowers! I wish I had plants from my grandmothers garden.....will just have to console myself with her sofa. Love that necklace. Rx

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  26. Inspired by you I have just started my very own "Things I like" list. So much more comforting than my never ending "To do" list.

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  27. The PM thing is facinating!
    I love love love that necklace

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  28. I admit to being a little tired of hearing about said slush fund. Either she did something wrong or she didn't. If she didn't, move on and stop talking about it. Its being done to death. She looks angry too. I'm looking forward to the new necklace range. My favourite is crystals are forever. It goes with absolutely everything.

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  29. Oh I love a tassel and a pom pom - all lovely!

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  30. Very talented! Seems like you can cook and craft, as well as looking glamorous! Cheers Judy xx

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  31. Always love your lists Miss FF. Wit, wisdom, fashion, literature.... Even art. Fabulous.

    Nothing like an Old School Retro fragrance. I picked up some Guerlain L'Heure Bleue in Paris recently ('The Blue Hour', named after the magical hour of twilight in Paris). I hadn't smelled it since I was a teenager. Grabbed some Guerlains' Jardins de Bagatelle too. (Named after the Bagatelle Gardens). Both beautiful old perfumes.

    Re May 2013, early predictions are that tuxedos are coming back with a glamorous vengeance. Dior had some gorgeous 'tux dresses', as did lots of other designers. Love a black tux-style jacket with a white shirt and black cigarette pants. For the gardens, wear what you normally wear - lots of colour. The flowers would love it. So would we.
    xx

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  32. Lovely 22 things, but I would really, really love you to give us a tour of your house. I need inspiration and I believe you to be very stylish and therefore capable of providing some. Although it is possible it may confuse me even more as I already have too many interior design loves and a high level of decorator's anxiety,. However, it's still a risk I'm willing to take, if you are willing. Kx (The Blog a House Built)

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  33. I love having a quick look at your blog, it makes me smile.... Short & to the point, and lot to look at - visuals are important. Best wishes on reaching your milestones. Xx

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  34. I'm amazed that you have a favourite cushion. You have so many gorgeous ones, I can't imagine being able to pick just one.

    In other news my tree is about 3/4 up and looking fab. I shall be rushing home from work tonight to finish it.

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  35. Oh you must visit The French Corner on Newmarket Road FF! I bought a lovely candle for a friend - think it was Blood Orange and ??? divine!

    Luff the new necklace!

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  36. Love the list. Love the tassel. Love the Christmas tree. I think I hear the Universe directing me to action some baking. Bye!

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  37. Dear FF

    Luff the list, luff the sparkly top. Where did you purchase it? Probably somewhere very exotic...Also just luff your general comments about motherhood. It is very fashionable to pooh pooh motherhood...It has improved my life in ways I can't even articulate. Much easier than doing a Powerpoint presentation at a conference.

    Keep up the good work!
    ML

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  38. Baby FF painting is fab, reminds me of a Jackson Pollock - such talent from one so young. Agree with your list, would only add soothing cups of tea.....Loving all the extra posts and especially loving those necklaces.
    Christine in Perth

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  39. I'm doing as I'm told & leaving a comment! PS. FF did you watch the doco on before the Clinton show last night? Independent Woman on America in Prime Time? Hope you did. Was fascinating! Lots of Mary Tyler Moore & interviews with Candice Bergan & Roseanne to name a few. x

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  40. Am loving the coral necklace sick - the tassel is gorgeous! I will be actioning my mini Christmas tree this weekend - it doesn't have capacity for a lot of decorations, but is small and perfectly formed.

    Love the look of giveaway number 1!

    Buphee
    xxxx

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  41. Thanks for the link to the oven cleaner - I didn't know they existed! I never ever knowingly overclean my oven. I knew I couldn't get away with it for much longer when one child at the class party exclaimed 'these cupcakes taste like chicken!'

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  42. Hi FF
    Lovely posts, and so good to see Lotus is on the job too. I love my Coco necklace and am in danger of over-wearing it because it makes every frock I own look better.
    I have an accessory storage question, especially about long necklaces-how to keep them untangled, easy to access. What do you and Lotus do?
    Cheers,
    Renie
    xx

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  43. I do luff a celebratory dinner. Must action one.

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  44. Gorgeous work by the Baby. Love his use of colour!

    I'm over hearing about the slush fund. I figure that if they can't prove the PM has done anything wrong after 20 years, the issue should be done and dusted.

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  45. I love the fact that your blog has some what kept me sane since the time when me and my ex seperated (nearly 3 years ago!)

    You are always so cheery and full of life , it really has given me inspriation in times when I have been feeling sad and feeling uninspired by life.

    The one thing that has keep me going is the love that my dear daughter has given me :) Bless their little cotton socks. They know how to put a smile on your face.

    Please never stop blogging. I LUFF it 11/10!! :)

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  46. I love the coco! Red Phoenix are such good quality too, love them! Love
    This post as usual :0

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  47. Hi my biggest necklace dilemma is when I wear beautiful chunky long resin beads to work only to have to combine them with a security pass on a black and red lanyard that also its around my neck. if I don't "wear" my pass I am forever locking myself out. Any suggestions?
    Thanks fo the many smiles and good feelings that come from reading your blog.

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    1. Hi Veronicaoscar this is a very good question that as as a fellow ID Card worker I feel your pain! Don't worry I will action a blog post on this soon, I have a few good ideas :)
      www.redphoenixstyle.blogspot.com.au

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  48. Hello - I've had a yellow Lilly appear in my garden - but I did not plant a bulb. Do these bulbs spring back year after year without being pulled out and replanted? Kathleen

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  49. I'm suspicious of Julia Gillard. It reminds me of Clinton wagging his finger at his people and saying he did not have sexual relations with that woman.

    Perry.

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  50. OMG.. is it coming to 3 years already from day 1 of this blog?

    Remember reading your first christmas tree post, embracing method shower spray and whipping up the uber impressive FF roast pork belly.

    I'd have to say that if I were to have a list of 22 things that I like, your blog would be right up on the list!

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  51. I like your posts with the Red Phoenix girls. I might buy one of their necklaces once my shopping ban has been lifted. I like the clear one one of the girls wore in a previous post.

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  52. Loving the frequent posts! Please never let it end!
    Bettina

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  53. What a wonderful blog where one can read about references to "Rebecca"-it really speaks my language.

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  54. Love seeing the baby embracing the beach. I have read every FF blog entry but have never commented till this week ... didn't realise it was so easy!

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  55. Gotta love a pom pom. I haven't paid any attention to the PM thing. Muck Raking. And she would prolly do the same thing given the chance. Can you tell I'm not into politics or politicians?

    TDM xx

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  56. Is that RPE necklace from the eagerly-anticipated, about-to-be-released neon summer collection? I'm jelly....... talk about friends in High Places!

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  57. Hi, Love your Xmas tree, is inspiring me to source some new decorations and fancy it up a bit. I am going to do so this weekend, can't wait. Also, I have only been following your blog for about a month now and can't believe I had never heard of Red Phoenix Emporium before! I am absolutely coveting everything from there, I love seeing pics of them styled with gorgeous prints. Love your blog :)

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  58. HI, love your Xmas tree, is inspiring me to source some much needed new decorations, and fancy it up a bit. Going to do so this weekend :) Also, I have only been following your blog for a month (ish) now, and can't believe before I found your blog, I had never heard of the Red Phoenix Emporium! I am absolutely coveting everything from there! Love your blog :)

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  59. Lots of mutual things I love in that list. My fascination with the slush fund affair has turned into absolute disdain that they are still going on about something that happened 17 years ago and for which there is no objective evidence to suggest was wrongful. Please focus on running the country peeps.

    I must say though, doesn't the PM have the most amazing skin!

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  60. Hi FF,
    So excited about putting up our tree! Always a lovely time of year - lots of food and lots of celebrating!

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  61. Hi FF,

    So excited about putting up our tree! Always a lovely time of year - lots of food and lots of celebrating!
    PS - your new necklace is a winner!

    Thank you for the wonderful blog
    Clementine

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