Get Gifted: Maitri's Wish List
Ah, Christmas-time—a season that makes me very bitter because I am an atheist from a Hindu family so I’ve never done the gifting or getting. Luckily my birthday comes not long after, so I always try to treat myself to a few things. Because I suffer from severe buyer’s remorse, I made a very concerted effort to convince myself all the items on my wish list are practical or reasonable in one way or another. (Spoiler alert: they are neither.) —Maitri
1. This Is How You Lose Her
This stunning illustrated version of Junot Diaz' latest masterpiece is just outrageous. GIVE IT HERE!
"I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany."
3. Soap Revolt Organic Solid Lotion Bar
'Tis the season for my eczema to take it to the next level. I love the no-nonsense packaging of this hand cream. Lavender scent to relax ya.
It's almost the year 2014 and I still don't know how to make earbuds stay in my ears, so I'm making the switch to headphones. I like the monochrome pink - it's berry cute, ha ha ha. I'll use these to pretend I'm listening to hip jams on the L train when really I'll be listening to Harry Potter on audiobook.
5. Zodiac Nameplate Necklace
To declare to all the world that I am a stubborn little seagoat and I can't be tamed. [Editor's note: As hard as I tried, Polyvore would not let me pull in the Capricorn necklace. Stubborn indeed.]
6. Deena & Ozzy Tassel Square Backpack
Bulky winter coats are not conducive to shoulder bags. I like this little square shape with the tassel zippers. Very Ten Things I Hate About You.
A new year, a new journal! Ideally when I start new diaries I hope to fill them with my dreams, desires, insecurities, mixed with poems and sketches - a stream of consciousness self-portrait. But eventually they just degenerate into scratchy to-do lists and bewildered questions to myself like, "Did I pay my credit card bill?! Check on this!!!" At lease this journal is beautiful and stately with a pen-holder so it will always look dignified even when the contents are not.
This precious ball of ambient light shaped like the moon just delights me!