what i'm loving these days

black jeans: my instructional photography book that i've been reading on the subway leaves no brain power to remember to cross my legs and sit like a lady, and i've lately found myself working right up until 10 minutes after i should have left to go to something. this obviously leaves no time to think about skirts or fashions. enter: my two pairs of black jeans, one by cheap monday and one by bulldog. they go perfectly with all of my three sweaters, they're forgiving when i eat too many sandwiches, and they transition so gosh darn seamlessly from day to night.

marzipan: when pumpkin season ended, marzipan season began. and, oh, how i'd been counting down the days. nothing says the holidays like a marzipan cookie dunked in marzipan hot chocolate that you share with your pet marzipan pig. my marzipan plans for the season include stirring it into yogurt, making donuts with it, and possibly attempting a princess cake

BLTs: would there actually be any long term consequences of my decision to eat only BLTs and marzipan things for a week or six? other than my unsurpassed happiness? this simple sandwich that i've been making with homemade aioli, romas, butter lettuce, and turkey bacon is--in this week's version of my opinion--the best sandwich ever in the world.

trader joe's mesquite smoked almonds: these things are the sophisticated grown-up answer to cheetos in the way that the entire time you're eating them you think about how it's possible that these taste so good and you want to know why they weren't invented until they were invented.

all of these end of the year top ten lists: so that i can relive my fomo about missing einstein on the beach. and so i can see how many more-qualified people agree with me about roomful of teeth and lost in the trees and my other favorite music-makers nailing it this year.