Things I Love Thursday: Bond, James Bond

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It’s possible, and very likely, that I’ve mentioned my love of James Bond before. So much so that Eric and I recreated a tasty cocktail in honor of Casino Royale.  I grew up watching James Bond films.  The first one my parents introduced me to was Thunderball.  Both of my parents loved Bond movies, and I became instantly enamored with them.  My dad even took me to look at Aston Martins one weekend, so that I could appreciate Bond’s (classic) vehicle of choice in person.  Over the years, there have been many Bonds, some better than others, but I am a particular fan of Daniel Craig as 007.  I love his slightly rough around the edges Bond.

Over the holidays I had the great fortune to get to see Skyfall with a dear friend.  There really is nothing better than seeing a Bond film with a fellow fan.  And I can’t get the Adele theme out of my head.  Perfect choice for the film.  And even better, in honor of the film and the 50th anniversary of Bond, OPI released a gorgeous new polish collection.  How could I resist?

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And I especially love the Skyfall polish that appeared in the film.  Gorgeous color.

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Of course you know I couldn’t resist adding some of the Bond polishes (I WANT THEM ALL!) to my collection.  A friend of mine treated me to a set of four of the OPI minis from the collection, and Goldeneye just begged to be first.

I did treat myself to two of the full-size polishes from the collection.  I fell in love with this one, The World is Not Enough.  This is such an interesting color, sometimes grey sometimes pink.  Love it!  (This one was also one of the minis in the four-pack)

It was even a good companion to my red cup!

The next one I tried out was the other full-size polish I purchased, You Only Live Twice.  I did also do a pedicure with this polish, so I got to doubly enjoy it.  This is a gorgeous cherry pink that really was the perfect color for that film’s representation.  I really hated to take this one off.

But, I replaced it with another mini – The Spy Who Loved Me.  Which is a gorgeous red and the perfect polish for our Cocktail and Dessert holiday party.

The only one I have left to try on is Live and Let Die.  It’s the last of the four minis.  Maybe that will have to be my next manicure?  I’d really like to invest in some more of the full size polishes from this collection – they really are all stunning.  I especially want Skyfall, Tomorrow Never Dies, and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.  But I seriously would love to have them all!  Even the Man With the Golden Gun 18k gold flake.

I’d intended to watch Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace back at the beginning of November while on a little trip I took, but that never materialized.  I’d wanted to see them again before seeing Skyfall, so I’ll just have to settle for watching them now and rewatching Skyfall when it is released on DVD.

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New Beginnings

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Hello, 2013!  I can hardly believe that so much time has passed since I’ve popped in to the blog.  Was my last post seriously in September?  No excuse though, we’re just going to start fresh from here.  I have lots of lovely things to share and I can’t wait to dive right in with some new posts.

January is always one of my favorite months, and yesterday I walked out of my house and it was snowing!  Such a rare treat.  But I just love the cozy winter days that January brings, it always seems so quiet and peaceful after the festivities of December.  Of course the new year always brings with it new goals, new resolutions, and a new vision for what life will look like over the next twelve months.  I think it’s been a good start and I am feeling more focused and energized than I have in a long time.  I’m ready to focus on some new things too.  This year I plan to be more proactive than reactive.  I also want to focus on my time management, so that I can better spend my time on creating – in all senses of the word.  I hope to make great strides in our home with organizing and cleaning out the excess.

I think 2013 has a bright future and I’m excited to see what’s in store for me and this blog this year.  And of course, I can’t forget that this year is guaranteed to be a stunner because Pantone has announced that the 2013 color of the year is emerald!  And of course, there’s a polish for that!

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That is butter London’s Thames. So lovely.

So, Happy New Year and here’s to a bright new start!

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