Happy (Chinese) New Year!
Since we went to China somewhat near the Chinese New Year a lot of places were gorgeously decorated with red and gold lanterns and other ornate art. It was amazing.
I scored some red envelopes to share the love from this little shop. It’s the year of the horse.
From the Guardian:
The Chinese zodiac – or Shēngxiào – is a calendar system originating in the Han dynasty (206-220BC), which names each of the years in its 12-year cycle after an animal: the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig, in that order. According to the system, the universe is made up of five elements – earth, water, fire, wood and metal – which interact with the 12 animals, resulting in the specific character of the year ahead.
Friday Favorites for Chinese New Year (that have nothing to do with the New Year):
1. Bananas and Oranges. I always eat bananas in the week leading up to a race, but I’m obsessed with oranges this week too. They’re just extra delicious right now.
2. HGTV. I really only watch five channels – Bravo, TLC, E and something local for weather/news. My favorite rotates according to my mood. (I get my news via NPR, but need to rotate a national new channel in there asap.)
3. Pink nail polish. I got my nails done this week and always spend way too long staring at the colors trying to convince myself to try something new. Since it’s always some version of pink I decide based on the name – Aphrodite’s Pink Nightie sounds fun…
4. Champagne. Always and forever.
Plus, this sweatshirt I spotted at Charlotte Russe.
Question: What’s your favorite thing this week?