My Favorite Things

I'm channeling Oprah today with my very own Favorite Things list.  Perhaps we share some interests and you can pass along this post to your gift-giver.

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It can be a challenge finding the ingredients for a Mexican or Thai feast here in the French countryside so we have been sticking with the French cuisine basics which certainly is not a bad thing.

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A chunky "statement" ring is a favorite accessory of mine.  I love the gold texture of this particular one.  

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I love the bright colors and cotton weave of this Mexican textile.  It brings back memories of my summer spent in Baja.

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My obsession with Comté cheese and honey on baguette every morning for breakfast continues.  This sweet jar would make a pretty addition to my kitchen counter.

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These très chic sweatpants are perfect for dinner out.  The elastic band waist means you don't need to skip dessert, my favorite part of any meal.  Bijou and I just watched the last season of Project Runway on iTunes and Zac Posen referred to this style of pants as "poopy pants," but so be it.  A saggy crotch is just what's missing from my life.  I'm with Heidi Klum, a fan of the "poopy pants."

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This one has been all over the blogs and Pinterest lately.  I'm in love!  A nice addition to your garden or living room.  The best part is that many stores are carrying this chair or similar versions at a reasonable price.