We love a list. Especially an end of year wrap up. It's just so...tidy. So, seeing as this is my last thought of the year (um, not literally, just here - there are places to go, people to see, things to do), here are my top ten things of 2008. Thankyou for all your lovely emails and comments and we will be back (with a vengeance) for 2009. Zoe, you're holding the fort from here on in.
one/ discovering beautiful art.
from remembering why i love gustav klimt so much to new discoveries like stefan bruggeman
and his neon lights to the genius of SHOWSTUDIO.
i read some amazing books this year. highlights: revolutionary road by richard yates, dark stuff by nick kent, and anything by michael chabon, joan didion and john fante (the betterer bukowski).
three/ i quit smoking!
ten years of it and i don't ever miss it. yucky.
four/ my bicycle.
it's so great, and it makes me smile every time i see it/ride it. simple pleasures. no matter that i don't know how to fix its squeaky brakes and flat tyre. help?
five/ seeing cute and individual style all around.
I'm over jeans and heels, I'm over rock'n'roll looks, leather, denim, teeshirting (mostly). I want to dress like these girls.
six/ this sounds weird, but being alone.
after sharing a bed for years, it's one of the nicest things in the world to have it all to yourself most of the time, starfish style.
seven/ new music.
this year i've fallen hard for lykke li, born ruffians, bon iver, coeur de pirate, basia bulat, coconut records, girls, the gun club, the duke spirit, beach house, these new puritans, midlake, of montreal and pink mountaintops.
eight/ television (on dvd only).
i hate television with a passion, but over winter i discovered the addictiveness and genius of gossip girl and mad men, with the twin peaks boxset running a very close runner up.
nine/ film festival.
the diving bell and the butterfly. the wackness. man on wire. the darjeeling limited. so many beautiful and inspiring and funny films have come out this year, and when they were, i was unemployed and free to go and see them, and how good was that.
scattered across the globe or right here - the most amazing people. new ones and old ones.
merry christmas! x