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In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.: How to buy an Hermès Birkin in Paris

1. Birkin Baby!

Not that anyone is going anywhere or buying anything for the next few years but this was literally a guide to how to buy that coveted Birkin in Paris.

I mostly love her outfit and WILL re-create it (leather pants, black top? Check.), but this guide was comprehensive to the max. It is fascinating how many hoops you have to jump through… for a bag!!

2. Mesmerized

I wish I wore earrings because I’d be sorely tempted by these Miguel Ases rutilated green earrings... they’re… just.. STUNNING.

3. Strong AF

A reminder to not do what you’re not great at. That sounds so trite, but it is the whole reason why you should figure out what you’re good at, and hone in on it. I am NO GOOD at managing people, so I refuse or avoid jobs where I have to nurture or babysit someone. If you don’t put in the effort and I see you slack, I’m not into that (even with my own son). So, I just avoid the situation.

4. All dried up

I am a huge Paula’s Choice freak, but this Mario Badescu sulfur lotion has really helped bring my super deep deep acne spots to a head and to be cured sooner. Just a little dab (it smells..and looks like calamine lotion), and it works like a charm.

5. Crêpes, alors!

My partner has been making crêpes every Saturday and Little Bun (every Saturday morning) asks me every 5 minutes “When Daddy is going to wake up”, so that… he can get going on those delicious, thin pancakes. Here’s basically the recipe he uses. You’re welcome. (THEY ARE SO EASY.)

My partner is fancy AF, so we own the Staub $200 crêpe pan, but my mother insists this $30 one does just fine. You choose!

6. Japanophile

I am a freak for all things Japanese, ever since I was a little girl. I’ve just loved almost everything about the country and culture (there ARE a few negatives of course), and grew up on manga, so to have James May – Our man in Japan, a dry British wit, tour the country is a perfect way for me to while away the time and travel vicariously.

7. Top 1%

Everyone talks about the 1% – but did you know that you’re likely there too in the world if you make over $32,400? YES. YOU ARE IN THE TOP ONE PERCENT of the world if you make over $30K.

8. Sanskrit

I have this entire album – Dreaming in Sanskrit – and I actually listen to it while doing chores, or things where I don’t want to sing along. It is exciting music, modern hip-hop/electronica meets jazz with a traditional Sanskrit twist. My favourite track is #7 – Jaya Radha Madhava .. if you don’t listen to any of the other tracks, listen to this one.

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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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Posted on November 29, 2014

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  1. Jen

    Great links. Love the Birkin bag link. I just bought a Staub pan and will try the recipe. We had to cancel our March break trip to Europe and may not make it back this summer so I thought it would be fun to make crepes for the kids since they are always a highlight of our trips. I’ve become very domestic through this pandemic, which is a first. I’m saving money through DIY (I just changed my own taps!) Love your blog!

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Crêpe Day is the #1 Day after Pizza Day that Little Bun looks forward to. It is surprisingly easy to make, the only hard part is the flipping, so my partner has two little wooden paddles to help.. 🙂 Unless you know how to flip it into the air!


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