Wild At Heart: Beloved Obsessions for Winter

1. Agnes Obel is a danish singer/songwriter. She has been playing piano since a she was a little girl, honing her skills. She seems to effortlessly pour out entrancing, waltzy, melodies with her perfect pitch. I just want to listen to her while I watch a delicate snow fall through the window. She transports me into another dimension. I find her to be truly hypnotic...and just so gorgeous and dreamy...
a live performance of her song "Smoke and Mirrors"  //Mahogany Session...

...performing her song "Philharmonics" in Bologna...

...and a Lulu Rouge remix of her song Riverside, 
for those of you who crave that bass and pulsing beat...

2. Twin Peaks is a television series created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, it aired in 1990-1991 on ABC. It's starts out with Agent Dale Cooper, played by Kyle MacLachlan, being called to Twin Peaks to investigate the murder of Laura Palmer(Sheryl Lee). I don't want to give too much away, but there's all kinds of mysterious, idiosyncratic occurrences and behaviors...including pretty ladies, owls, motorcycles, The Man from Another Place, a giant, coffee, spirits, a diner, a roadhouse, a cave, creepy woods, a crazy red room and David Lynch himself even makes an appearance in a few episodes. Twin Peaks is a great way to keep yourself entertained while cooped up inside. You'll want to watch episode after episode.

3. Stevie Morrison-Flower Child-Goth Hippy
(H&M Long Black Dress. MINKPINK Velvet Cape.)
I got Minkpink's 'Russian Roulette' Printed Burnout Velvet Cape from Dear Fieldbinder's on Smith St. in Brooklyn over Thanksgiving...And ever since I just want to wear it all the time. Like every day. I've been wanting to dress up like the love child of Stevie Nicks and Jim Morrison. In LA the weather has been strangely, hot and muggy. The heavy air is the perfect backdrop for my ethereal shenanigans to play out. It really makes me want to run around like a wild beast, the unnatural heat really brings it out in me. After all my tarot card is The Magician, it's really quite fun to channel.
(Johnny Was Tunic. U/O tights. Sam Edelman Zoe Booties.)
(vintage bangles collected from around the world.)
(Vintage Sunglasses and Fringe Tunic. Elizabeth & James Wedges) 
all photos of me taken by Daniel, my lovie.

4. "Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaĆ®t point" 
 It's a quote from Blaise Pascal, the translation is "The heart has its reasons, whereas reason know nothing of."
6. DELIRIUM Sensual Gardenia Candles
This candle is like a sultry garden and creeps up and slowly engulfs you in its sensual aroma. I placed mine on my bedside table. Even unlit I breathe in wafts of its deep, sweet trails. It's reminscent of a lush hideaway behind a wall of vines. I wish it would burn forever and ever! I think I have found my new scent.

5. ZICO Coconut Water is a miracle elixir. Whether you're at the computer, working out or had too much to drink, this is the drink you want within arm's reach to quench your thirst. Coconut water has been engineered by nature to keep things alive in a desert island scenario. When you  get home from the bar drink a glass before you go to sleep, I promise you no hangover. I like to drink a big glass 20 min before I workout and then I don't need to drink anything until after. It will make your skin healthier by moisturizing it from the inside out. It's great during winter months where skin tends to get a bit dry. Even if you don't like the taste they make it flavored with mango, lime and chocolate, although I prefer the original. So let's hydrate!

7. One Thousand and One Nights
If you're not familiar, it's a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. including Sinbad the Sailor, The Story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin and the magic lamp and more...I just got a Penguins Classic version for Hanukkah(shown above). The back of the book reads:

"These stories contain the very finest jinns, money-changers, princes and slave girls, viziers, fisherman and kings, magical gardens of paradise, warriors, princesses, palaces, wonderful talking birds, caliphs and merchants, sultans and dancing girls, robbers and enchanted rings, and fantastical fountains of youth.

Read these tales and be transported to a remarkable world of excitement and romance."

8. Nina Simone, Ricky Nelson and The Jungle Book
 All three of these records are so magical! Nina Simone at Newport is just the jazz and soul I need to inspire me for a night out. She howls away and pounds those keys, her spirit is contagious! Ricky Nelson takes it in a whole other direction. Light some candles, open a bottle of wine and get ready for your heart to break. He just captures the melancholy, loneliness of longing to be loved in his wholesome, country twang. "Lonesome Town" is my favorite song. Then there is The Jungle Book. This record is the whole Disney story, it's like watching the movie. I love putting it on and cleaning the house. I can sing along to all my old favorites (like "I Wanna Be Like You" "My Own Home" and "Bare Necessities") and reminisce of being a kid.

9. Zee Avi "Concrete Wall"
  I cannot get enough of this song! It's so catchy...and how cute is she banging the drum?

10. Natural Stone Mega Rings
 I love me some BIG rings. I usually wear pretty basic color pallets, so I rely a lot on accessories to punch up the ensemble. I love the natural stones because they remind me that untamed, natural beauty can be those most inspirational. There's so many astonishing textures occurring all around via mother nature. I love all the edges and many facets of raw quartz, it reveals to me the way the world comes together, and so do all the many parts of me. The Tiger's Eye reminds me of the inner life force, and to keep my fire blazing. The black gemstone is cut open allowing a peek at the shimmering colors inside. To me it represents holding back a little and not giving all your eggs away in one basket.

(Black Gemstone Cutout Ring by Anthropologie)
(White Quartz and Silver Ring by Free People)
 (Brass and Tiger's Eye ring by Jan Michaels)
(Gold and White Quartz Skull ring from a booth at The Melrose Trading Post)
 My unlisted rings are all vintage finds except my Letter D ring which is from U/O.

Until Next Time,
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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