Since it’s been so dreary lately where I am, today I thought I’d share with you some of my own favorite indulgences. I try to be reasonable in most areas of my life (though it sometimes feels like my credit card bill tells a different story). There are a few things though, that I love and which over the years I’ve allowed myself to indulge in. Here are some of mine…and I’d love to hear yours!
Christofle silver trays. I love Christofle silver and in my dream life, I’d have an entire serving set of Christofle flatware and plates, and while I’m dreaming, let’s throw in some some killer Georg Jensen pieces too! Christofle makes really beautiful home and jewelry items – the craftsmanship and materials are always supreme.
Since I currently inhabit real life, I make do for now with some Christofle silver trays, which I have a small collection of. Pictured here are some of my trays from Vertigo collection – I adore the work of Andrée Putman, and this is one of her classic designs. My favorite trays are the small ones – I use mine every day to store my tea cups on, to avoid staining our counter tops. The letter sized trays are perfect for a tea mug or espresso cup and some chocolates on the side. A practical little luxury!
Chanel red nail polish. I have an addiction to red nail polish, especially my favorite Chanel shade which I’ve repuchased several times already – Pirate. Recently however, thanks to a fabulous friend (hi Ava!) I received a massive collection of basically every Chanel red out there, and have been happily making my way through them. My new current favorite – Dragon (and I love the name, of course!).
The rest of my nail polish collection consists of Sephora Formula X shades, so the Chanel ones do feel quite indulgent. But they have great staying power I’ve found, and the reds are unbeatable. And, I just love Chanel’s beauty packaging in general. There, I admitted it!
Lacquer boxes. I have a thing for lacquer (some of you may remember from my Japan souvenirs post), and I loved these orange lacquer boxes when I first laid eyes on them. All the colors were cool, but I was especially drawn to these orange/black ones…I don’t know why, maybe because they strongly reminded me of a certain favorite brand? Hmm.
Anyway, I’ve slowly collected them over the years, and now I have almost every size they make. I bought mine at Gump’s in San Francisco, but they appear to be sold out – you can find the white and black versions (very chic) on sale here.
I use mine for storing my stationery, business cards, and for collecting odds and ends at my desk like lip balm and matches for my candles. I feel like I’m always in a stage where I have one too many lacquer boxes…yet at the same time I could always add one more. Is it a sickness?
What are some of your indulgences?