I Believe…

Arnot Roberts 2012 California rose wine
I believe in…

drinking rosé year round
Champagne with everything
Champagne with nothing
rescuing dogs, even if it’s really to rescue you
golden retrievers trapped in chihuahua bodies
the Golden Rule
bending the rules
straight up just breaking the rules
5-inch heels
traffic-stopping outfits
little black dresses
little white lies
brutal honesty
brilliant blondes
girls
dates
girl dates
staying in on Friday nights
staying out until 2 am
staying up until 4 am to finish a book
being alone, but never being lonely
lip balm
deep tissue massage
natural beauty
eyelash extensions
salon manicures
sunless tanning
sunshine as the ultimate upper
saving for a sunny day
SPF 100
shamelessly photoshopping selfies
shea butter
avocados as butter
butter butter
olive oil
omega-3s
good things and sneezes coming in threes
candied ginger
dried mango
kettle chips
chips and salsa as a square meal
fried eggs elevating any dish
calling it hot cock
kimchee
roasted garlic
pho
canned fish
perfect roast chicken with crisp skin
birthday cake
farmers markets
razor sharp knives
razor sharp wit
ultra fine point Sharpies
green juice
taking vitamins
food as medicine
laughter as therapy
retail therapy
therapy therapy
time healing all wounds
sparkling wine to stop the bleeding
bloody Mary as a serving of vegetables
long walks to clear your head
time and place
fate and coincidence
family
real friends are family
comfortable silence
the calm before the storm
the darkness before dawn
magical hour of light right after the sun has set but the sky is bright
all nighters
over ordering
over tipping
110%, 30% of the time
go big or go big
backyard BBQs
fish forks
eight hour dinners
First In to a dinner party, Last Out after cleaning up
hand-written thank you notes
Christmas
cold brew
it hurts when it matters
soul mates beyond your significant other
saving the best for first, maybe second.

I believe in…

love at first bite
getting drunk on purpose
random texts at 2 am
making out like teenagers
waiting until the third date
going for it on the first date
breakfast in bed
“breakfast in bed”
sleeping in on weekdays
stealing looks across the room
whispering sweet everythings
first kiss butterflies
1,000th kiss butterflies
holding hands
sitting on his lap
the one
the two and the three, too
mr. wrong becoming mr. right
timing
marriage
marrying your best friend
dress up date nights five years in
kids for the right reason
no kids for the wrong reason
flowers for no reason.

I believe in…

working it out
fighting it out
hugging it out
waiting for the other person to let got first
fighting for it
it ain’t over til it’s over
trying again
accepting it’s over
letting go
really accepting it’s really over. really
forgiving and forgetting
never forgetting
moving on
endings as beginnings.

I believe in me.
I believe in you.
(Even after all of this)
I believe in love.
I believe in…
I do.
arnot-roberts-2012-rose-2

Afterthoughts

After the first line, posting about drinking rosé right now would be so much more emphatic if it actually were the dead of winter, wouldn’t it? Ah well, you can’t really plan for how life and blogging roll out. Strangely, it has been a little unseasonably gray, rainy, and cold here, and still, I’ve been enjoying this one from California’s Arnot-Roberts. Light, bright, and easy to drink.

{Introduced to me by and purchased from DomaineLA.}

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  • Anna Goldberg

    That was beautiful. An inspiring checklist for living.

  • DHo

    For some reason this made me want to start crying. I believe in YOU! And, you know, the part about brilliant blondes. :D

  • Dana

    Candid. Raw. Always inspiring.

    Love this Sarah. Love every last wisp of thought attached to it.

  • http://twitter.com/MsLynnChen Lynn Chen

    love this list. now i wanna eat fish outa a tin with fish forks.

  • Grace Nam

    this post (your blog!) is just what i’ve needed. thank you. xx. :)

  • Helen

    That brought sparkly little beads of glee to my eyes! What a beautiful perspective x

  • http://www.scrumptiousgruel.wordpress.com/ Ellen

    “breakfast in bed”-love it. And that cracked me up. I believe in rose too. And roses. With everything, all year round.

  • Jessica

    Love this list Sarah! It was wonderful to read. :)

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