Current Mood



Listening... to Park Hyo Shin's Breath and Beautiful Tomorrow. What a voice.

Reading... Around the House and in the Garden by Dominique Browning. I came upon this book while cleaning and realized that I never finished reading it so I began again. It was given to me by a sales rep at my last job. It's a powerful narrative that draws on the how one's home can be used to heal the spirit.

Watching... This Is Us. We were a little late to jump on but we've been hooked ever since we started watching this NBC family drama. The hype is real! This show has so much heart and humor and the acting is actually good. It chronicles the lives of three people who all share the same birthday in the present day and it also jumps back to show how their childhoods have shaped who they are today.

Eating... lots of roasted vegetables. Fall vegetables are the best!

Drinking... La Croix Sparkling Water and totally getting why people are obsessed with this stuff. It's made with flavors derived from the natural fruit essence oils and contains no sugars or artificial flavors. My favorite flavor so far is Peach Pear and I'm slowly trying to work my way through them all.

Wearing... the new jacket that my husband bought me. It's so lightweight and toasty!

Loving... Love and Friendship. I finally watched this latest Jane Austen adaptation starring Kate Beckinsale on Amazon Prime. It was so refreshing and full of wit and humor.

Looking forward to... Chen Kun's return to drama. It was recently confirmed that he would be headlining the espionage thriller, The One Who Escapes 脱身者.

Rooting... for the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series. The Cubs may be the sentimental favorites because it's been so long since they took home a championship but I have no love for their GM or manager. And I would still root for former Yankee Andrew Miller as long as he's not playing against my Yankees. Great pitcher and class act. We couldn't be happier when the Indians knocked out the Toronto Blue Jays. They were the biggest betches in baseball this past season who don't play the game right. I've been watching baseball for many years and have strong opinions. Jose Bautista once followed me on Twitter to try to get me to follow him. I blocked him instead. Histrionics and bat flipping are not cool.

On my way... home from Seattle. We had so much fun there! Caught an amazing YSL exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum and we ate very well. Photos and a trip recap to come. I'll catch up with everyone when I'm back in NYC.

PSA: You can now watch Descendants of the Sun on NetflixHulu and Dramafever as well as Viki. And here are 10 Reasons why you should watch it. Someone recently told me that they wouldn't watch anything that wasn't in English and required reading subtitles. Frankly that's pretty lazy and ethnocentric.

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30 comments

Anonymous said...

I just started with season 6 of The Walking Dead on Netflix now. And I already know what's next: Under The Dome :-)

Lilli said...

Morning Rowena! Oh that book sounds so interesting, Id like to read it. And the new jacket from ur hubby is so cute, it must be so lovely on u! Hope u had a great time in Seattle, welcome back! xo

Shirley Tay said...

Well, those K-dramas certainly caught my attention, dear! xoxo

Emma Henderson said...

Lovely post Rowena - so nice to catch up with what you're doing!

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Lenya said...

Your new jacket is beautiful Rowena. Will have to check out the book, sounds interesting. Happy November, girl.
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Elle Sees said...

I am LOVING this This Is Us!! Glad to hear you are a fan too.

Shireen L. Platt said...

I kept seeing the advert for This Is Us and been bugging my husband to watch it but he rolled his eyes to the back of his head. Now that I read that it's good and you guys love it, I'm really going to try at least one episode.

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Diana Ashuayem said...

I have heard god things about la croix sparkling water.
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*good things*

Valerie Price said...

Beautiful photo, and I'm loving the new jacket! I'm a huge fan of Columbia apparel...definitely keeps you warm! :)

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Emmylou MW said...

Ooooo....that Dominique Browning book sounds so interesting, Rowena! Imma gonna check that out. And yes....unfortunately, the Blue Jays....sigh....I miss the old team that won the back-to-back World Series. So different back then. And have heard so much about This is Us. Good to know it lives up to the hype. I'll check it out when it comes to Netflix.
PS Seriously...people who can't watch non-English movies...I feel sad for them.

Corinne said...

Now I've gotten a craving for some roasted root veg!

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Kate said...

Awe I love this! Such a fun post to read!
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Beauty Unearthly said...

Great items Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

Rosy Ferry said...

I love getting new jackets, especially in Autumn :)

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Paola Lauretano said...

Lovely jacket and interesting book!
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Alicia Mackin said...

Oh wow you went to Seattle I use to live there. And hahaha I an rooting for the Cubs after all I work for a Chicago magazine I have to!!

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Simera H said...

Great to hear what you have been up to. I agree fall vegetables are so good.
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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

I see you've had a pretty busy day and you have done a little of everything, that's good! For my part I had family gatherings, birthday, baby shower, a concert by Guns n Roses in my town, a fashion show, I went for a walk with my kids on Halloween, my days have been busy! Have a nice day Rowena.


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Maggie Dallospedale said...

Oh... It's so beautiful picture Rowena.
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little luxury list said...

I heard La Croix can be addictive! Ooh and "This is us" sounds good. I've been looking for a new show so will look into that. I can't wait to see your recap and hope that it was fun!

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Pilar said...

Lovely post! I think it's so nice to read posts that let you keep up with the persons life! I've been wanting to check out This is US. I hear it's a pretty good show! Happy November!

Anonymous said...

I once saw a YSL exhibition in Brussels and I'm wondering if there are similarities with the one that you saw. Hopefully you will share some pics!

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Kelsey & Kenecha said...

I just had to go look at that coat and it is beautiful!!

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FASHION TALES said...

It's hard to imagine someone not wanting to watch a film just because it is not in English! We enjoyed Love and Friendship, I am such a Jane Austen fan anyway so it was wonderful. Me? I am catching up on blog reading, and about to take a short holiday to visit my best friend. Happy weekend, Rowena!

Ivana Split said...

I didn't see that adaptation of Love and Friendship...it sounds really lovely! Jane Austin had a nice subtle sense of humour and I always liked her works.

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Kim Alston said...

I need to look for the La Croix sparkling water Rowena. It sounds so delicious. Glad you had a great time in Seattle! That YSL exhibit sounded fantastic.
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Jane said...

I am going to have to sit and watch This is Us. I love shows with heart!