This week’s wish list is going to take an actual list form, as there is just too much goodness to fit in a pretty little box. The items and ideas that have me obsessed this week run the gamut from a Lime & Blackberry Italian Meringue Pie (I know, right?) to dream-level sparkly shoes. The common thread? They’re all utterly, utterly delicious.
1. Bon Appétit‘s Lime & Blackberry Italian Meringue Pie: Bon Appétit‘s August cover stopped me in my tracks. Literally. I was pushing my cart through Whole Foods when I spotted this frothy, gorgeous pie, and started something of a traffic jam. Forgive me, fellow Manhattan Beach Whole Foods patrons; I was transfixed.
The recipe can be found here. Please, I beg of you: go forth, bake, and then immediately send me a piece. Or better yet, I’ll come to you.
2. Ryan Gosling’s Wardrobe, Crazy, Stupid, Love: Yes, yes, I know: initially the world was atwitter about Ryan Gosling’s shirt coming off in this summer comedy, as rightly summed up by Emma Stone’s declaration: ‘Seriously? It’s like you’re photoshopped!’. But I swear: the costume design was so perfect, you’ll want his clothes to stay on, on, on. He is by far the best-dressed male character I’ve ever seen; costume designer Dayna Pink created MAJOR modern dreamboat looks, nailing every single scene. She chats about how she did it in this interview with GQ. Do you think we can start a petition to have her dress the men of the world? Like, all of them? Ah, well…a girl can dream.
3. Kate Moss’ Wedding Photos: Oh, my. This fairytale event was chock-full of playful touches, old world glamour, and a bit of rock ‘n’ roll, all teased into a beautifully photographed frenzy. I particularly love the couple’s recreation of the famed Mick and Bianca Jagger backseat wedding portrait. But no more than I love the sweet and wistful photo that follows it. See them all in Vogue‘s slideshow, here.
4. Christian Louboutin’s Croc-Sequined Platform Pumps: Yes, I realize that these cost more than a studio apartment in LA (or not, come to think of it), but aren’t they just gob-stoppingly gorgeous? In order to take possession of them, I really would have to be the woman who lived in her shoes. But what a pretty domicile it’d be.