We drove up to L.L.Bean early this morning because I wanted to see their silk long underwear in person before buying it. I last wore L.L.Bean’s silk underwear during the winters I spent up in Orono for college back in the 1980s. Wearing a silk top and leggings is a natural, comfy and effective layering strategy to stay warm outdoors in the winter. Long-time readers know my relationship status with Bean is complicated. I’m still willing to try every so often. Plus, I like to see the fish!
It’s a good thing we went because the silk underwear they’re now selling is nothing like what I recall. Instead of a long, form-fitting top it’s now much thinner, boxy and shorter with a very low scoop neck. Passed on that.
I was a bit shocked at the fact that their brand new cashmere sweaters come prepopulated with pills for a New England old money hand-me-down look. Or maybe it’s just poor quality. Marketing genius or fail, it’s not a good purchase at $99 each.
Getting ready for holiday decorating.
Over at Whole Foods on the way home I saw this Brine & Seasoning Kit on display next to the turkeys. There’s nothing wholesome or Thanksgiving-like about placing bagged spices inside wasteful plastic clamshell packaging.
Besides that this isn’t an appetizing presentation, again, what is up with the wasteful packaging this time courtesy of Bell & Evans?!
I really wish Whole Foods would remove this from the check-out aisles. First of all, can we as a society stop equating “partying” with the over-consumption of alcohol? You will have a better morning GUARANTEED if you party smart which means you drink responsibly or for those of us in recovery or who simply don’t want to drink have chem-free beverages. Besides it being thrifty to spend little to no money on alcohol you won’t need to buy any hangover helpers which is possibly the least of one’s problems if you’re “partying” that hard.