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Diorissimo!

Image002 0312diorissimo This is Diorissimo........a fragrance by the house of Dior that hardly needs an introduction especially this time of year. It is my favorite, an absolute classic and for me nothing else will ever compare. I cannot live without it.

I will admit that I tried this fragrance for the very first time at age 18 when I discovered that it was Mick Jagger's favorite.  Once I bought my first bottle I was smitten, and although Mick never discovered that I was alive, my husband who also lives large in my imagination (and in real life!) adores it! Diorissimo is Muguet du Bois on steroids, a true Lily of the Valley fragrance and is the only one of it's kind to really capture the essence of that beautiful little flower that appears  for a fleeting few weeks in May. It is innocent yet very sexy, modern and at the same time very classic, a true enigma of a fragrance. It is very dressy with black and very playful with white linen. I love to wear it when I go riding and it smells even better mixed with the scents of saddle and forest.

At this point, you can still find Diorissimo online, but the only store that I  see it in is Saks Fifth Avenue. You will love it.....I promise.


Diorissimo!

Image002 0312diorissimo This is Diorissimo........a fragrance by the house of Dior that hardly needs an introduction especially this time of year. It is my favorite, an absolute classic and for me nothing else will ever compare. I cannot live without it.

I will admit that I tried this fragrance for the very first time at age 18 when I discovered that it was Mick Jagger's favorite.  Once I bought my first bottle I was smitten, and although Mick never discovered that I was alive, my husband who also lives large in my imagination (and in real life!) adores it! Diorissimo is Muguet du Bois on steroids, a true Lily of the Valley fragrance and is the only one of it's kind to really capture the essence of that beautiful little flower that appears  for a fleeting few weeks in May. It is innocent yet very sexy, modern and at the same time very classic, a true enigma of a fragrance. It is very dressy with black and very playful with white linen. I love to wear it when I go riding and it smells even better mixed with the scents of saddle and forest.

At this point, you can still find Diorissimo online, but the only store that I  see it in is Saks Fifth Avenue. You will love it.....I promise.


Fresh Chives!

Aren't these beautiful! I love it when my chives come back year after year. They are the first sign of spring for me, they begin to green up in late February but they wait patiently to explode until the beginning of April! By next month they'll have beautiful lavender blossoms that smell sweet and oniony? at the same time! I love to  chop them up and use them in butter, or simply strewn over a luscious spring salad!


Fresh Chives!

Aren't these beautiful! I love it when my chives come back year after year. They are the first sign of spring for me, they begin to green up in late February but they wait patiently to explode until the beginning of April! By next month they'll have beautiful lavender blossoms that smell sweet and oniony? at the same time! I love to  chop them up and use them in butter, or simply strewn over a luscious spring salad!


Spicy Mesclun Mix!!!!

  I just love lettuce! There is something so very satisfying about planting it and picking your own salads. Mesclun mix is absolutely perfect for a container garden like mine. Plant it, fertilize it and water it, that's all you need to do to make it happy! When it gets a bit warmer it WILL start to bolt but usually I have good salads through June. Make sure that you eat the Arugula blossoms and the Mustard blossoms! They are so rich in vitamin C and so good for you. Chop them up and mix them with butter, then  let that melt over grilled tuna that you've laid on a bed of your homegrown greens. The butter and blossoms make a simple yet savory sauce that's  bright enough to complement the flavor of the griiled fish.


Spicy Mesclun Mix!!!!

  I just love lettuce! There is something so very satisfying about planting it and picking your own salads. Mesclun mix is absolutely perfect for a container garden like mine. Plant it, fertilize it and water it, that's all you need to do to make it happy! When it gets a bit warmer it WILL start to bolt but usually I have good salads through June. Make sure that you eat the Arugula blossoms and the Mustard blossoms! They are so rich in vitamin C and so good for you. Chop them up and mix them with butter, then  let that melt over grilled tuna that you've laid on a bed of your homegrown greens. The butter and blossoms make a simple yet savory sauce that's  bright enough to complement the flavor of the griiled fish.


Spring is FINALLY here!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Finally, enough sunshine to plant lettuce!!!!!!!! My "Wild Garden" is a container garden, as we live and love up on the third floor of beautiful southwest facing apartment! My patio is just big enough to be dangerous for an obsessive gardener like me, and my husband LOVES to complain that we never have enough room to sit! Next stop....Whole Foods (Yes ,we finally have one in Cleveland!) for tomato plants!


Spring is FINALLY here!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Finally, enough sunshine to plant lettuce!!!!!!!! My "Wild Garden" is a container garden, as we live and love up on the third floor of beautiful southwest facing apartment! My patio is just big enough to be dangerous for an obsessive gardener like me, and my husband LOVES to complain that we never have enough room to sit! Next stop....Whole Foods (Yes ,we finally have one in Cleveland!) for tomato plants!