What I’m Loving Now – January 2012

January! I actually like January, it never really gets cold here in Los Angeles, maybe a few days of rain, but so far there have been more beach days than umbrella days! I love winter time because I can go to winter but I don’t have to live in it.

So what’s up in the month of January in Bead 109-hood?

I just discovered a hidden trove of lovely Bobbi Brown Lip Shines that I squirreled away in a drawer. I forgot why I squirreled them away in the first place as they are so nice, like a hybrid between lipstick and lipgloss! Pretty. I like pretty.

I’m using this calendar for my ballet class schedule and notes. I love the drawings by graphic illustrator Shinzi Katoh. It’s small so it fits nicely in my dance bag and has plenty of blank pages in the back for notes and drawings and the like. I am completely inspired to draw my own calendar for next year, The 109th Bead Calendar 2013, stay tuned… it could happen πŸ˜€

I’ve added a regular Intermediate class with Awesome Ballet Teacher to my ballet class line up of Ballet 102 & Ballet 103, which are like intermediate beginner and advanced beginner classes. So that’ s ballet classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. I might be ready to add a second Intermediate class on Friday next month… we shall see πŸ™‚

I’ve discovered these great leggings and shorts from Dancewear Solutions. I love the grey. The fabric is heavy enough to pair with a tee shirt and be done with it or pair up with a leotard for extra warmness.

but when I’m feeling like looking particularly cute, I have this new ballet skirt from GG Skirts! I love the pink waves with the black & white polk-a-dots πŸ˜€

Later this month, Carboy and I will be heading to Chicago to brave the cold and see The Trocks at the Harris Theatre! I love the Trocks but interestingly enough I only bought the tickets as part of a “French” package to ensure that I got tickets for Paris Opera Ballet in Chicago this year. So off we go to Chicago in the height of winter, gotta break out the real winter gear!

We will get back just in time for the Grand National Roadster Show…

And the Joffrey movie, Joffrey Mavericks of American Dance, comes out the same weekend… cool cars and ballet, what a weekend!!!

That pretty much sums up the month, other than the neverending dissertating and dayjob for $. But February kicks off immediately with another ballet mini-vaca… so let’s go, let’s go!

6 thoughts on “What I’m Loving Now – January 2012

  1. Ooh, POB, exciting! I’m going to have to take a look at my ballet travel this year. The Trocks have a couple of California dates coming up but I don’t think I can swing it, we shall see.

    • I know! I was NOT going to miss POB coming to the US! So nice that Chicago offered a cool package that included the Trocks πŸ™‚ I hope you get to see them! It will be my first time to see them perform live on stage and of course, I will report all!

  2. The Trocks!!! ❀ I will see them this March! I'm so excited about it, have been waiting and saving for this moment (I'm actually going to Italy for this because they always "skip" the country I am in whenever they tour and since Italy is close to Slovenia…) πŸ˜€ A dream come true. I hope you enjoy! And so cool that you have so many ballet classes a week!

    • I have never seen The Trocks live on stage before and I am SO thrilled! How fun to get to see them in Italy! I’m so happy that you are going to get to see them!!! YAY!!! I’m keeping my eyes on the Spoleto Festival dei due Mondi 2012 to see who will be performing and if I could somehow swing that πŸ˜€
      I feel very fortunate to have so many classes available right now and all with my Awesome Ballet Teacher!

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