Lately, I've been wishing for many new things. At the top of my list is new ballet gear, followed closely by a pretty new dress for my graduation. I know it's too early to be thinking about the graduation ceremony, considering it'll be in early March next year, but I can't help it. I have this old-fashioned sense of propriety that a special occasion deserves a new dress, and so I've been keeping an eye out for a particularly unique dress. If you have come across such a dress, I would love to know about it.
I've also been thoroughly tempted by books; specifically, ones about food. I'm not a particularly domestic person, but lately I've been very distracted by cook books and recipes. These ones look especially nice:
The Joy of Eating: The Virago Book of Food
This book manages to mix my sudden fascination with food with my one true love: literature. I love the idea of knowing what is in the literary kitchens of Emily Brontë and Angela Carter.
Pam's Recipe Book
I almost bought this recipe book as it's reasonably priced and looks adorable with the kind of comfort food I love, but their shipping is just too expensive to be justified.
Shannon Bennett's Paris: A Personal Guide to the City's Best
My favourite city and food collide. I'm a sucker for guides to Paris, but even more so when these guides focus on food and restaurants.
And while I'm on the subject of books, I thought you'd like to know that I'm busily working on my book project. I think it'll turn out to be a lovely book, mainly due to Amy's illustrations.
Image from repetto.