MUST READ DECEMBER
From now on, columnist Susanne Kaloff will be giving us a few thoughts every month on how to make the days and nights sweeter. In theory, anyway.
DECEMBER MUST READ
What we need in December? Dolly Parton, mother of pearl and Jesus, a Kurt Cobain look!
MUST READ DECEMBER 1. my worries I want to have!
I've been Googling for hours for a kettle, the old one doesn't make a peep anymore. Briefly I toyed with the minimalist idea of buying an old-fashioned kettle that whistles when the time comes. But that's not possible, because I urgently need a precise temperature display for the green tea! The water has to be exactly 80 degrees! God, I sound like my life is threatened. Some people don't have any water at all.
2 Something comes to my mind about God.
Somewhere I read something clever the other day. It went something like this: Whenever you ask God (please replace with spiritual nouns that suit you better) for something, there are three answers. You have to imagine that: three pieces only! That's minimalism! Okay, I'm giving it away now:
I've got something better for you.
Why the good Lord speaks English? Maybe he works at Soho House Berlin on the side. 3. need is perhaps the wrong word,
but what I want: The Verner Panton shell lamp in the special edition with shiny brass and mother of pearl. So far, the rude response to this pious wish has always been number two: Not now.
MUST READ DECEMBER 4, so for now,the mother-of-pearl earrings
by Nina Kastens are going on
my pah-gift-me-just-now list. They are called Bay, have the same effect as a short trip to the Seychelles and you don't have to ask a man with a white beard for them. Worth its weight in gold!
5. Yes, it is a brilliant idea to listen to "A Case Of You" by Joni Mitchell on endless loop while decorating the tree at Christmas
. One of my favorite songs! Only Dolly Parton tops it. When she sings "Hard Candy Christmas," there's not a dry eye in the house. Good thing, a dramatically smeared 90's grunge eye make-up à la Kurt Cobain is the best antidote to dumplings, kipferl and melancholy. Merry Christmas and remember: Only three answers!