Window Shopping Wednesdays

I am not much of a shopper, much to my mother’s chagrin. The woman can spend days at the mall, while I start to feel itchy after just a few hours. It’s not that I’m not materialistic, I totally am, it’s just that the thought of adding more stuff to my life makes it hard to breathe. But I like the idea of things. So I’m an avid window shopper. I browse catalogs I’ll never buy from and hold my breathe when I pass the window at J.Crew. So while I’m stuck at school all day Wednesdays, I thought we could have some fun via blog. Let’s window shop!

Here’s what I’m coveting this week –

1.  Custom US574 shoes from New Balance.

How fun are those?  You build your own style using a mix of 3 base colors and 15 accent colors.  I badly wanted to go multi-multi-colored but instead I stuck to a blend of grey and hot pink.  I don’t have $100+ to spend on shoes that aren’t for running, but if I did these would be a lot of fun.

2.  The Fleamarket Chic Plate Set from Roseanna Inc.

These would add a nice pop of color to the dinner table.  I actually sort of hate the brown flowered one, so I wouldn’t purchase these, but I like the idea of the set.

3.  The 35-piece Macaron Box from Payard.

I’ve never had a macaron (other than my great but non-authentic coconut attempt) but I am completely obsessed with them.  I have million and one recipes saved on my computer and I regularly curse myself for not knowing to try them when I lived in the city.  This box contains 7 each of vanilla, passionfruit, pistachio, raspberry lychee, and chocolate with cocoa nibs.  I’m thinking pistachio would be my favorite.

4.  The Polar Bear Mugz Ice Cream Maker from Geospace.

Too freaking cute!  It’s the same concept as shaking ice, cream, and rock salt in a bag, but in an adorable container.  The seal and penguin varieties were also pretty ridiculous, but we’re an ice bear family.

5.  Chanel Le Vernis Nail Polish in Steel.

My mom bought me a bottle of Chanel polish as a gift once and it is by far the best nail polish I own.  The colors are rich, the texture is smooth, and the brush is higher quality that my other fraying ones.  This matte grey is a cool contrast to spring’s upcoming pastels.

Have you ever eaten a macaron? Made your own ice cream?

4 thoughts on “Window Shopping Wednesdays

  1. I kind of hate macarons, but it’s mostly because I love the coconut ones so much that the jam-filled ones are always a let-down when someone offers me a macaron and that’s what they meant. They’re very beautiful though- I have a nice photograph of them that I want to hang in my future kitchen.
    Once when I was a kid, my dad made blueberry ice cream, and it was so gross that eating it was like being punished. Now we have a way better ice cream maker, and we’ve made some awesome treats with it. Currant ice cream is delicious!

  2. I’ve never eaten a macaroon (pretty sure they’ve got dairy)
    But I make ice cream ALL the time! We have an ice cream maker – we keep the bowl in the freezer always

    • That’s smart. Mine is in a box in the cupboard and making ice cream can never be spontaneous because it requires at least 48 hours worth of prep-time. (and by that point I’ve gone to buy Ben and Jerry’s!)

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