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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10 Responses to jen + cuan: things i like right now

  1. Pamela Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 8:27 am #

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

  2. 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

  3. Lauren Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    National Pride, so very true!

  4. Rachel Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 6:27 pm #

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

  5. Tierney Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

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

  6. 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

  7. Asiye Tuesday 18 January, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    oh so heart this list!

  8. 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!

  9. The Pessimiss Wednesday 19 January, 2011 at 10:44 am #

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

  10. 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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