Current Mood

Reading... Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan. This was such a fun book and I wanted to re-read it again before watching the movie.

Listening...  to FT Island's What If. I've been a fan of this talented band for years. It's really cool how their sound evolves with each album. Paradise is such a great track!

Watching... Blackadder. This show is an old favorite and so hilariously funny.  If you're into acerbic humour, you'd enjoy this. The regency season with Hugh Laurie (of House fame) as Prince George was especially good.

Looking... forward to the Crazy Rich Asians movie which opens in theatres on August 15. I loved the book which became an international bestseller (more than a million copies sold in more than 20 languages) and I can't wait for the movie. Props to the creators and producers for passing on a big pay day from Netflix because they recognized the importance of the film being shown on the big screen. The last Hollywood studio movie with an Asian cast was The Joy Luck Club which came out in 1993 so this is long overdue.

Eating... watermelon. Summer is all about summer fruits and watermelon is one of the best and most refreshing.

Getting... Clear + Brilliant rejuvenating laser treatments. I signed up for a package of three and I've already seen a difference in my skin after one treatment. I will write about my experience after I complete the entire course.

Wearing... Citizens of Humanity Cara Cigarette Jeans. I got these on sale recently and they might just be my favorite jeans ever. The high rise fit and slim legs are so flattering/lengthening and they actually make me look like I have a bum. I liked them so much, I got a second pair in a lighter wash.

Recharging... with Native Union's new Rose Pink collection. I've always been a fan of the brand's stylish tech accessories and these do not disappoint. The Key Cable makes charging on the go so convenient and the lovely pink color complements my custom Various Projects Keytags perfectly.  I also love the sturdy Belt Cables which have easily replaced the standard Apple cables not to mention they look much nicer on my desktop.

Checking...  out the new Pier 17 rooftop concert space. We were invited to a free community concert with Jon Batiste and The Dap Kings which was incredible.  All the amazing new additions to our neighborhood have been really exciting and to think there are even more on the way!

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Mica said...

I didn't know they had turned the book into a movie! I really should check it out! :)

Hope that you had a lovely wekend :) We had a quiet one as we were all a little unwell from another winter bug! Feeling better now though.

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sonia // daring coco said...

Nothing feels more like summer than watermelon. Actually it isn't summer without watermelon in my opinion. Super excited for Crazy Rich Asians movie. Didn't realise they had an offer with Netflix and I'm glad they turned it down too.


Paola Lauretano said...

Totally agree: watermelon is the best summer fruit!
I would like to see the film!!!
Kisses, Paola.


Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

Jackie Harrison said...

I was looking for a good read to take along to my trip this weekend
coming up thanks this was so helpful to me.

Emmylou said...

Oh my gosh! I must really read Crazy Rich Asians soon. The cast was just here in TO promoting the movie, and you can tell they're so proud of it.:) And love those jeans, chingu!
PS I used to watch Blackadder a lot. Have always been a fan of Rowan:D
Have a lovely Monday, my friend.

Ivana Split said...

I saw the trailer for Crazy Rich Asians, seems like an interesting film, I'll probably see it when it comes to cinemas here. I didn't read the Crazy Rich Asians book yet, I will look for it in library and read it if I can find it. I probably won't buy it, as I mostly buy classics and indie writers these days.

I remember Blackaddler fondly but it's been a while since I saw it last. It's definitely one of the funnies shows I saw. I have a British sense of humour, the darker the better. I think this one is perfect for history lovers. I loved all the actors it that one.

Have a great start of the week.

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

I didn't read Crazy Rich Asians book but now i'm curious to read it. I would love to watch the movie too. Yeah, watermelon is my most favorite fruit in summer. I really enjoy your current mood post. Thanks for sharing some lovely things with us.
Kisses <3
Have a happy Monday <3

Doctor Anne said...

Watermelon is the best summer fruit, no doubt. I could eat it every single day as long as they are in season.

Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I wonder if I should try those rejuvenating laser treatments? I haven't read Crazy Rich Asians, but I think it's good to read the book before watching the movie. Also, I love Black Adder. We used to watch it in history class in high school (as down time).

Natalia Gutiérrez said...

The cables look super cute! I love this kind of posts because there is always something nice to purchase


Jenny said...

I can't wait to watch Crazy Rich Asians as well, it's so exciting to see Asian representations in Hollywood and hopefully this trend continues! Looking forward to your laser review as well, I need options to try here in the US!

Jenny // Geeky Posh

ALLIE NYC said...

I have been looking for something fun and light to read. I keep forgetting about this book, I will have to pick this up.

Allie of


The Crazy Rich Asians film looks interesting and brilliant for them turning down NetFlix to get it shown in Hollywood. I've not seen John Batiste yet but I've been on to him for some time. How lucky that you are a New Yorker. :) <3

Pilar said...

Watermelon is such a great Summer fruit! I haven't had a slice all season! Plums are a great Summer fruit too! Have a great week Rowena!

Shireen L. Platt said...

I saw the trailer for Crazy Rich Asian and it looks soooo good! I love her in Fresh Off The Boat too!

Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

Gabrielle said...

Native Union's tech accessoires both look and sound fabulous. I'm using a pretty unattractive red charger right now when on the move and so i'll definitely be looking into this brand for a prettier alternative!! Hope you're having a fabulous week so far Rowena :)

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x