Thursday, September 9, 2010

This Month I'm Loving...

The start of September is a huge deal to all those below the Equator. It marks the end of winter...'a new beginning' for many. What better way to begin the month than with love? So this month I'm loving...

The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger
I just finished reading this last night. At first, I was a little skeptical, as it takes a little while to get into the writing style (described as 'stream of consciousness' writing - very different), but a few chapters in I was hooked. An absolute classic, and an "unusually brilliant novel" indeed.

Yum, yum yum.

Catching up with old friends.
Even if it is because of an incredible must always look for the positives, especially in the darkest of times.

Red Lips.
Still haven't tried it myself (I'm a terrific procrastinator), but I'm becoming more and more obsessed with the iconic red lip.

Australia's Next Top Model.
This will probably be on my list for the duration of the season. Such a guilty pleasure.

A lovely substitute for a desk-lamp, to use to read at night. I may just keep it this way forever (though the pyro-phobic in me will probably get her way sooner or later).

Things that make me smile.
I dare you not to find this adorable.

The start of spring!
Here's to new beginnings! The sun may not be shining everyday, but that's Melbourne for you. And I wouldn't have it any other way...

What are you loving this month?


[photos courtesy of,,, 1, 2 and 3, and]


Josie said...

YAY for catching up with old friends! And Catcher in the Rye is great, no? It does take some getting used to, but it's great once you get into it!
xo Josie

Little Bear Stories said...

beautiful post, love the bears ♥
as this month you are loving the start of spring, over here i am loving the start of autumn, watching the leaves change and feeling the air break into freshness, buying snuggly woolies for winter.
i love catcher in the rye too, its a great book. xx

LyddieGal said...

Spending time with old friends is wonderful. I need to make a point of calling more, just to say "let's grab some coffee" otherwise I know it won't happen, and is there really a better way to spend an afternoon?

This month I am loving scarfs, I think I'm going to make a point of wearing them more. Now that the weather is sadly turning cooler.

nookie said...

cold weather, boots, a new book I'm reading, rain, red lips too:)

Just Another Londoner said...

I read The Catcher In The Rye a few years ago; I should probably go back to it as I'm pretty sure I didn't appreciate it properly last time!
I love the quote you based your blog on-another book I'll have to read, clearly.

jewel said...

totally agree with most of these! particularly the iconic red lip and beards. i don't know why... i think i just really like guys with beards! especially frank turner :D
x x x

Kristina said...

J.D. Salinger is my absolute favorite writing and in my opinion, nothing compares to him. His writing is brilliant. Have you read his other published books? If not, you definitely should. They are beautiful.


cathy. said...

Definitely can't wait for warmer weather!


chow (heart+bleecker) said...

i have always wanted to read catcher, its been on my to-read list forever. i really should go to borders and pick it up, in fact you have motivated me to go do it this week :)

and in answer to your question, i just used a normal template and customised the html. i used to be really into building websites from scratch and creating all the images in photoshop, i'm a little rusty now but :)

Just Another Londoner said...

No I really enjoyed Catcher in the Rye before, I just doubt I understood the more subtle nuances etc! And I'm the biggest fail ever at films like that (I got scared watching National Treasure...which is a Disney kids' film...) so I might be giving that one a miss, lovely as the quote from it is!

Juliet said...

September is always been my favorite month, the fall, the colors, my birthday, real clothes etc. Thanks for your words!

juliet xxx

kaitlin monroe said...

you have amazing taste, except for the beards, i could never get into that haha

following your blog from now on

t.g.s said...

this list is fantastic and ia gree to all these things
i've made a fashion list but not like a lifestyle list yet
should get cracking

The Owl's Closet said...

Beautiful pics! I enjoyed reading your favorite things:) Yes, the pic with the three bears is adorable!!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I am 36, and have NEVER gotten red lips right! Dying to know if you do! So happy you stopped by Little Blue Deer so I could find you, happy to be your newest follower! XX!

meg said...

gotta love my Holden..its funny about the beard picture because I have a friend who gets so grossed out by beards, but I don't. She always makes me think I'm going after low-lives...or something.

Roar! for spring. I'm think bears now.

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

loooove that photo with the bears! how adorable!

Dee said...

i love this last photo:) ..anyway i agree with beards..! :D

Alya said...

I'm not a big lover of beards, but sometimes looking rough is really cute.. Much better than a perfect plastic face.

Love ur new layout by the way!

lavelle said...

I'm sorry that trailer scared you on my blog! It's by the guy who did Pan's Labyrinth, and that film is amazing.

Yay for beards!


Mat said...

i've been trying to grow a beard for a couple of months now, it hasn't gone so well. i don't think i can properly grow one but it is getting better.

i may buy catcher...i have never read it but could give it a go.

heyyy i love a good walk, i really can see why people do it, something about going to places you would never usually go but can and that isn't that hard to get to. also the amazing view.

Miss T said...

ouhh how i miss catcher in rye.
fabolous blog you have here.

Gorgeous Post.

Pretty give-away on Monday at

Margaux. said...

I'm afraid to try a red lip myself!

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

x Turning 23 and having a lovely birthday!
x Delicious meals at delightful restaurants
x Lambrusco shared with friends
x Having my best friend arrive in Sydney (and discovering that her boyfriend is really, REALLY nice, which is fantastic - I love seeing my friends happy, and I love having a great dinner conversation!)
x Europe anticipation (four weeks! Oh my god!)

elizabethandcatherine said...

I've always wanted to read Catcher in the Rye, I must get round to it. :)
Great post.
Love all of these things
Liz xo

jen said...

"the catcher in the rye" is also one of my favorite books.. it was interesting to be in someone else's thought process.

looks great, but not great for kissing lol.

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