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Links I Love

• I’m not original when it comes to perfume. My favorites starting in the early 1990s include Tribe, CK one (which I wrote about here), Ralph Lauren’s Romance and now, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb. When I put it on, I can’t stop smelling my wrists (which is weird, I know). The problem? It’s so expensive—until I discovered the rollerball for $29 (still steep, but allows me to wear it for special occasions and, well, today, a Tuesday). Check it out. It’s hard not to love. (Still, I wish I had a scent that people would smell and say, “I love that! What is that?” vs. “Flowerbomb! I love that, too.”

• Check out this Twinkle Curtain. I think it’s so very sweet.

• I hope my obituary is someday written like this one.

• DIY Anthropologie hair bands.

• My longtime friend Cindy sells Ava Anderson Non-Toxic products. I’ve purchased the Ava Baby Wash/Shampoo/Bubble Bath (3 in 1) and I love how it works (and smells!). If you’re looking for a more natural approach to skincare, check out her site here.

• My favorite party supply store. (Stripey straws! Glass milk bottles! Cupcake flags!)

• I think this tissue box is so clever (and only $5!). Full disclosure: Andy thinks it’s difficult to pull the tissues out. I don’t care. I think the cuteness of it trumps that.

• My former colleague Don Schroder recently photographed the long-abandoned Lonaconing Silk Mill in the Cumberland Mountains of Maryland. His pictures are stunning. Check them out here.

This website would have been dangerous had it been around when I was getting married.

• I would love to add this collection of childhood classics to my kids’ bookshelf.

• Here’s an interesting article about Facebook Likes. If I like a post, I hit “like.” I end up “liking” a lot.

“A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.” —Christian Dior