jen + cuan: things i like right now

things i like right now – special edition! jen is another twitter friend who has teamed up with her working partner / pal cuan to bring us a double (rainbow) list. in her own words,

cuan and i have been working together as a creative team for 6 years. we’ve worked at ogilvy cape town for 4 years now. we pretty much do most things together, despite having very different ‘taste / style / opinions / likes / dislikes’.

i like everything on this list, especially vonnegut, mussels & national pride … as well as mr. murray – who i have never met, but i’m sure we’d get along fine.

things i like right now by jen + cuan

  1. Espadrilles: Pretty much a classic, chic summertime essential. Carvela at Spitz has a great range.
  2. Zombies – They’re so much cooler than vampires.
  3. Dry Rosé: Started drinking dry rose´ on a trip to France earlier this year. It’s pretty much the perfect summer afternoon drink.
  4. Jonathan Safran Foer – Wrote ‘Everything is Illuminated,’ which became a movie starring Elijah Wood from the Shire. More recently wrote ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.’ Just as good.
  5. Mussels: And they’re on the SASSI green list. Try Dunes in Hout bay (021 790 1876) for the best fresh mussels this side of the mountain. Strandloper (0832277195) makes a giant cauldron of fresh mussels as part of their amazing buffet, totally worth the drive.
  6. Kurt Vonnegut Jnr – My favourite. Wrote ‘Breakfast of Champions,’ ‘Slaughterhouse 5,’ ‘Cat’s Cradle’ etc. If you like Sci-fi, even a little, you must read.
  7. The Wild Beasts – band from Northern England. Lead singer sounds like a lovechild between David Bowie and Freddie Mercury. Bowie and Mercury probably did have sex, so it’s not too far fetched.
  8. Puffins: They are the new bunnies. Fact.
  9. National Pride – It’s a bit July 2010, but I still think it’s awesome. South Africans are finally starting to say, “I love my country” and mean it.
  10. Mr Murray: My boyfriend and I recently welcomed Mr Murray into our home. He is a wire-haired-naughty-fox terrier. Murray Christmas everyone!

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  • Reply Pamela Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I send a warm welcome to Mr. Murray.
    Edward does, too.

  • Reply Anette Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Yes! Zombies are so much cooler than vampires. Watch Norwegian Zombie Comedy Dead Snow! It’s amazing:D

  • Reply Lauren Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    National Pride, so very true!

  • Reply Rachel Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Your blog is so good! how do you do it?
    i enjoy it so much

  • Reply Tierney Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    How much did you love “The Walking Dead”?!

  • Reply Dagmarette Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    What a lovely site you have! Just starting to read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and enjoying my Toms espadrilles!

    Check out The Finishing School

  • Reply Asiye Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    oh so heart this list!

  • Reply Ariel Wednesday 19 January, 2011 at 4:19 am

    your blog is amazing. i just went through and downloaded every single one of your playlist packages, they are seriously amazing! thank you!

  • Reply The Pessimiss Wednesday 19 January, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Mr Murray is ridiculously cute! What a perfect name for such a sweet furbish.

  • Reply Marissa Wednesday 19 January, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Oh my god! Mr. Murray is the cutest pup ever! I grew up with a terrier. They’re not always the best-behaved dogs, but they’ve got the personality to make up for it. Enjoy him!

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