taxes and chandeliers: sic transit gloria

have you done yours yet?

you know.



we went today.

but They weren’t there.

at the place we said we would be – at 9AM – holding a (very small) bran muffin and a (not-so-small) coffee.

so we went somewhere else (thank goodness for national Chains of Accountancy Firms) and tried not to get cross or frustrated or realized we were now Late for something else by the time it was Done and *sighs* with a Parking Ticket (grrrrrrr).

but now it’s done.

for another year.

and in a way it was saying goodbye to 2012 and new york and other stuff that we don’t really like to go into here.

thank goodness for roses and chandeliers and tea and airmail-letters-from-berlin-with-butterfly-cut-outs-inside.


so I saw this sign downtown that said “Use Your Inside Voice Outside” – so very L.A ;-)

actually I heard a better one the other day.

really? do. tell.

“Use Your Spa Voice”.

oh. that Is Good.

and that’s what we’ll be doing at 6PM – using our Spa Voice – because we’ll be at The Spa – the taxes and the 2012 goodbyes and Everything have made us Terribly Tense.

but the roses and the tea and the chandeliers and the airmail-from-berlin-with-cutout-butterflies Truly Helped.

thank you.

btw (as the Young people say) – we have Definitely started something with the #weadoreachandelier – most of the ones below have been either taken by yours Truly or tagged with @teamgloria so we can visit it and get deliciously excited and tag it #weadoreachandelier – BUT – recently – we’ve Noticed that some people are tagging Their chandeliers independently *raisedeyebrow* – it’s ALIVE.

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yes! That Sam McKnight……#blimey.

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who cares about financial stresses when one can gaze into the twinkling splendo(u)r of a chandelier.

and get to use one’s Spa Voice too.

13 thoughts on “taxes and chandeliers: sic transit gloria

  1. Your hashtags are simply too perfect not to be adopted by the stylish! So flattered to see my chandelier photo up there. ;) Also, I wish I could tag ALL of my photos with #laviecashmere. That one should be a book or a luxe soapy drama on a cable channel. Magic, I say.

    Enjoy your day at the spa—you deserve it!

  2. lovely photos! (and good to see the butterflies so happy in their new home)
    and yes… #weadoreachandelier truly has started to take a life of its own.

  3. So happy for you Miss for spreading the joy of the lustre (come on, you have to love that word in French, much more profound)…Bravo! Ooh there can be good karma for material objects if they do good I believe…

  4. Did you have to mention the “T” word? (My blood pressure just spiked again… Thank goodness there were roses and chandaliers-a-plenty to offset the stress… *sigh*)

    I was thinking of chandeliers this morning, which of course had me thinking of you…

  5. OK I think I said that “you have arrived for some other groovey thing but I REALLY think you’ve arrived with the Sam McKnight thing #someonewhoporesoverbritishvogue

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