My Life List

Welcome to My Life List


Here is my ambitious list of things I want to accomplish during my lifetime. Some of these are total dreams of mine that may sound far-fetched but others are quite doable and I am currently in the process of completing.

Please email me if you would like to sponsor a goal on my list, sunkissis@aol dot com

Things that would be Lovely

Learn French (in progress!)
Grow my hair long
Have a photo shoot with Lee Robbins in France
Buy and renovate a French country house
Cook/Host an entire Thanksgiving dinner party
Build my dream closet/wardrobe edit my wardrobe to pieces I love
Have a bebe DONE We had our beautiful daughter Olivia Lily, June 2, 2010

Have our nursery featured on Ohdeedoh blog DONE
Grow my own peonies, strawberries and herb garden DONE
Attend a Masquerade Ball
Leave a 100% tip at a restaurant
Learn how to print on a hand crank letterpress make pretty business cards
Completely renovate our house and have it featured on Apartment Therapy DONE
Take a photo at the Golden Gate Bridge DONE

golden gate bridge

Adopt a new baby from an animal shelter
Have a confetti fight DONE


Such a fun day!Live to celebrate my 100th birthday (March 20, 2077!)
Take a CSS/html classs and Redesign my blog layout
Dress up for a fancy night out *Opera, ballet, gala
Take a photo with Bill Murray


Sponsor an elephant
Cook everything on my Pinterest food board
Attend the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island in New York
Celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary in 2052
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge DONE
Add a padlock with our names on it to a lock bridge DONE

Things That would be Rad!

Have my November 11, 2011 11:11 pm wish come true
See Björk play live in her hometown of Reykjavík, Iceland
Have Marina Abramovic make me cry
Attend Paris Fashion Week
Visit all 50 of the Los Angeles farmers markets  *29 down/21 to go
Act in a film DONE
Walk on the red carpet
Drive a vintage Fiat
Go blonde! DONE


Attend an awards show
*So far we’ve been to Mtv Movie Awards/Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards four times
See Tom Waits live
Help my Mom write her memoirs

my mom and bob
My Mom & Bob Dylan on a train in Tokyo in the 70s

Own a classic Chanel bag
Start a record collection DONE
See a narwhal in person
Have my birthday party in New Orleans
Be completely debt-free 90% there!
Visit the Rain Room DONE
Plant a tree DONE
Visit 20 countries *Currently at thirteen
Learn how to use my Nikon SLR camera DONE
Go on vacation with my friends on a yacht *on the Malta coast
Learn how to knit/embroider
Buy a vintage Land Rover Defender
Own a vacation home like this one!
Participate in the Color run
Smash a pie in my BFF’s face *she really wants me to
Ride a pink Vespa scooter with a matching pink helmet
Sleep in an igloo DONE 
Spend a year not receiving but giving gifts
Buy a vintage photo booth
Attend Dapper Day all dressed up at Disneyland
Jump into a pool with all my clothes on

Things to do with Olivia

Teach Liv origami & calligraphy
Send Olivia to a French immersion school DONE
Teach Liv all of the US presidents  DONE
Take Olivia to a presidential inauguration in Washington DC
Teach her math in a fun way so when she gets older she enjoys it!
Have a huge food fight
Purchase an Airstream *like this cute one by DWR and road trip around the world


Learn all 50 states and capitals together
Take Liv to the Grand Canyon and walk on the skydeck
Host a foreign exchange student
Take Liv to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam DONE
Have Liv’s baby shoes bronzed
Learn the US Presidents DONE
Take Olivia to Junibacken to see Villa Villa Kuella in Sweden
Teach Liv the Nations of the World Song *by the Animaniacs DONE

Go to the summer Olympics Opening Ceremony
Have a Snowball fight DONE
Take Liv to see Mt. Rushmore and the Smithsonian museum
Learn all the US Presidents DONE
Teach Liv how to cartwheel/roller skate/ice skate/skateboard/surf/ride a bicycle
Take Liv to see the Salvation Mountain DONE

Salvation mountain

Teach Olivia how to swim
Set up a lemonade stand with Liv and donate the proceeds to charity DONE
Take Liv to see The Nutcracker and Swan Lake ballet
Go to a Björk concert with Liv DONE

May 2017

And she freaking met Pharrell Williams!!


Take a photo at Platform 9 & 3/4 at King’s Cross train station DONE

June 2014

April 2018

Take Liv to see Cirque du Soleil DONE
Learn to sew and make this adorable pillowcase dress for Liv DONE
Take Liv to all five Disney parks (California, Florida, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong)
Own a pet goat, raise Silky chickens & an Angora rabbit
Take Olivia to the World Trade Center Museum
Take Olivia to meet her relatives in Nayarit, Mexico
Purchase “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss. Secretly get her teachers and mentors to sign and leave messages in it at the end of each school year. When she graduates from high school, present her with the book.


Have a monthly mani/pedi date
Build this treehouse in our backyard
Take a photo of Liv standing in front of the Sorbonne in Paris to inspire her to study there DONE


Teach Liv to to sew, crotchet and embroider
Take Liv to the Eiffel Tower  DONE


Finish Liv’s baby book
Go glamping
Build an in-ground trampoline to jump on
Make a memory book for Liv every year until she’s eighteen *I’m on year seven now
Take Olivia’s photo every week with her Totoro plush, then every year until she’s eighteen


Move to Paris DONE
Take a family cruise in Alaska *I want to see a Moose
Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland DONE


Kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland
Take a photo holding the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy
Attend the Holi Festival in India
See the incredible Taj Mahal
Ride a cable car in San Francisco DONE
See Stonehenge
Drink Sangria in Spain, Sake in Tokyo, Ouzo in Greece, Chartreuse in Paris and learn to open a champagne bottle using le saberage
Go to Nuit Blanche DONE
Stand on the glass ledge in Willis Tower in Chicago
Drive Lombard Street in San Francisco DONE
See the Colosseum DONE
Go to the Rain Room at LACMA DONE
Buy an authentic Moroccan rug, fez and spices in Morocco
Road trip to Austin, Texas *EAT ALL THE FOODS!
Go to Hawaii *swim with sea turtles/hula dance/get a Dole pineapple whip
Take a photo in front of the fake Prada store in Marfa, Texas
Go to Buñol, Spain for La Tomatina *tomato throwing festival
Ride a camel in the desert 
Eat Belgium waffles and chocolate in Brussels DONE
See the tulip fields in Holland DONE
Slide on the glass slide on the 72nd floor of the US Bank building
Walking tour of the Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas DONE
Drive in a right-hand car DONE
Ride the London Eye DONE
See the Sistine Chapel ceiling in Italy DONE
Bathe elephants in Thailand
Attend Dîner en Blanc Paris DONE

We attended Dîner en Blanc Los Angeles as well

See the Game of Thrones film locations in Croatia and Ireland
Attend Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany DONE
Take a long train ride *Seattle – Portland – LA DONE
Drive through a tree in the Redwood forest
Road Trip to Portland DONE


Walk on the Great Wall of China
Go see a Broadway play in New York DONE (Rent 2000)
Fly Eva Airlines and stay in a Hello Kitty themed hotel
Take the Orient Express train ride from Paris to Istanbul
Sleep in an igloo and see the Northern Lights DONE
Go to Coachella, SXSW, Bonnaroo & Glastonbury music festivals
Spend a summer in a New York brownstone
Make a wish and toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain DONE
Go to Japan DONE
Go on an African Safari
See the AquaDome in Berlin
Spend New Year’s Eve at the W Hotel Times Square NYC
Attend a live taping of Saturday Night Live in New York at Rockefeller Center
Spend Christmas at a quaint Bed & Breakfast *Montréal ideally

That’s all for the moment.

What’s on your Life List?