This past weekend it was in the 60s F with mild sunshine. That’s unusually warm for this time of year. We had no specific plans, so it was two days of go with the flow, do your own thing.
Here are the highlights of what I did:
• I finished watching The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in Window. It stars Kristen Bell and is on Netflix. It’s a parody of books and movies in which the main character witnesses a murder, but can’t prove that the murder took place.
• I stumbled over the What is your style personality? quiz on a fashion website called 40+STYLE. According to this website there are 12 style personalities. Each style is explained in-depth and accompanied with photos + brand recommendations. My results from the quiz confirmed what I already knew: my primary style is Natural, but I also lean into Minimalism or Classic.
For years I’ve been describing my personal style as tailored suburban casual meaning a relaxed non-trendy look with some texture & mellow colors, structured, simple jewelry, flats shoes– with no flower-y patterns or twirly skirts.
[Downside of this quiz is that you have to give up your email address to get your results, but after I received mine I unsubscribed from the website.]
• I started reading THE SISTERS: The Saga of the Mitford Family by Mary S. Lovell. This is the first time in years that I’ve picked up an honest and true biography, instead of reading a memoir. I’m enjoying the book because it’s well-researched and footnoted.
So far I’m learning that the Mitford sisters were raised and lived in nonconventional ways that make for spectacular stories, as if they planned to be famous from the git-go.
• I’m a fan of Apartment Therapy. It’s a website about interior design + organization that ostensibly focuses on small spaces. HOWEVER, as you probably realize, any conversation about interior design preferences can also be a sly insight into who you are.
For instance, an ongoing Apartment Therapy feature involves real life people sending in photos of their amazing home improvement projects. Apartment Therapy then interviews these people, always including a request that the real life person “describe your home in 5 words or less.”
So for snorts and giggles I decided to answer that question here. I’d describe Chez Bean, aka Happy House, as: relaxed traditional, warm vibes, eclectic. Sound like anyone you know?