Thursday, May 30, 2013

heat wave.

afternoon tea.
(dress: forever21, belt: etsy, glasses: ray-ban 5242 in havana)
This is the second day of the absurd heat wave our area is getting. It isn't even June (though it practically is at this point) and the thermostats hit 91°F. I'm infinitely grateful for the standing AC unit my mother gifted us. It has been on full-blast since I got home from work and it has made our apartment livable. Without it I am sure I'd be utterly miserable and soaked with sweat ... being the top floor is a little bit rough during the summer months. We were promised thunderstorms at one point, but not a single drop of cooling rain has fallen.

I feel almost guilty about not having the AC on when we're out of the house, as that leaves little Chai kitty home with the heat. When I came home from work I imagined her on the floor panting, looking at me and meowing something like ... "HOW COULD YOU DO THIS?!" Much to my relief she was happily chasing a bug around and seemed unaffected by the oppressively warm weather.

Also: I had my first package delivered to the apartment! Our building is mislabeled on GPS systems and as such, I got to watch the tracking for my parcel go from "out for delivery" to "destination scan" a few times. Luckily enough today my landlord spotted the UPS driver looking lost, and had the package walked up to our door. It contained my staple ... C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve, as well as a new treat: their rose perfume oil!

It is a classic rose-in-bloom scent: no other fragrances mixed in. At first it is pungent and almost overly cloying to the point of a headache for me, but then it fades into a perfectly demure true rose scent. I couldn't stop sniffing my wrists once it had dried onto my skin, as it was subtle but present enough to provide a very fresh and floral aura. I've always loved rose-scented things, but tend to get headaches from anything with overly floral fragrance. This works on my skin and doesn't make me feel ill after wearing it for an extended period of time. It comes in an adorable amber glass apothecary vial with a wand attached to the cap for easy application. For only $15 a bottle, their fragrance oils are definitely worth a try!

kitty assistant.

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