Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Clean Sweep

When a friend relocated to Kuala Lumpur and offered to toss a few of my must-haves into their sea shipment, I thought of two things: a rug and soap [and also some outdoor fabric since sweet friend was extra spatially generous]!

While I had to defend my frivolous soap solicitation to many, living a year with only Dettol is worse than any passing judgment. In the blink of an eye I threw copious amounts of Caldrea into my online cart and have since slathered myself senseless in their newest scent, Sea Salt Neroli. This fragrance is a mix of lemon verbena, cardamom, sea salt and neroli, which is the blossom of the Tunisian bitter orange tree. In other words, Dettol it is not.

I'm already drafting lists of other 'Musts' to snag during our summer trip home: Silpat liners, drugstore mascara, real Chuck Taylors and, no doubt, plenty of Sea Salt Neroli refills. Sometimes it's the tiniest things that make us most excited and feel closer to home, and for that I'm not defending a thing!

7 comments:

Frau said...

It's funny the things you really miss and must have. When we move back this summer I can't wait for good soap and shampoo! Never thought that would be #1 on list. We have real Chuck Taylors here but they are 3x the cost of in the states. Have a great week.

Sarah - La Jeune Marie said...

I feel this way about TX BBQ and crawfish!! Makes me miss home!

Associate Girl said...

I grew up partly in Austria where they have gummy smurfs candy. I order them from a special shop and their taste and smell make me feel like I am waiting for a tram in Vienna.

Dressing On The Side said...

the soap sounds wonderful...I can almost smell it from here! Are you over the moon to take a trip home?

Courtney said...

Oh how I can't wait to go home! A year and 4 months is far too long to not see my family!! My sister has a year old baby I've never met AND another on the way. I want to freeze life when I see everyone again. (And the food is just an added bonus)

The Lil Bee said...

Caldrea has a delicious scent, doesn't it?! I don't see any frivolity here whatsoever;)

Sarah Bradley said...

Is this your favorite mascara Courtney?