Jennifer Macfarlane

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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