My Bucket List

I’d once created a bucket list of 30 things to do in my 30th year and am happy to report that I’d actually done most of them. I’m not generally a list maker but I get why people do it – it was so satisfying to tick things off both big and small.

But there were about 10 things I hadn’t gotten around to and couldn’t just leave them. So I began to think about more things I’d always wanted to do from the mundane (cook) to the big (Ritz Paris).

And so the 101 Things To Do Bucket List was born.

Below is a list of things to do and a list of things I’ve done. I’m sure it’ll take me a lifetime to accomplish them all which is totally fine. My goal is to cross off at least two a year. We’ll see how it goes.

The Bucket List (To Do)

  1. Travel on the Royal Scotsman
  2. Stay at the Four Seasons Bora Bora
  3. Write every day, for at least a year, just for pleasure
  4. Donate over a million dollars over my lifetime
  5. Have a maid
  6. Learn to sleep consistently more than 4 hours a night
  7. Better my penmanship and write by hand more
  8. Fly a plane
  9. Stay at the Ritz Paris
  10. Own a Fortnum and Mason hamper then have a picnic
  11. Take all my best girlfriends on a weekend getaway at once
  12. Own a claw foot tub
  13. Have a dressing room or large walk-in closet
  14. Stay at Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron
  15. Get my ears pierced
  16. Grow an edible garden (and actually harvest it)
  17. Drive a golf cart
  18. Own a (Airstream type) trailer or camper.
  19. Have a partner in crime
  20. Buy every book on my Amazon Wishlist at once
  21. Take a photo every day for at least a year
  22. Have weekly floral deliveries from a company like Farm girl flowers
  23. Own a first edition of “Le Petit Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  24. Make a tent like the one in the movie, “The Holiday”
  25. Make a difference
  26. Visit Moray Firth Coast
  27. Be on ‘Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me
  28. Do an unassisted handstand
  29. Touch an elephant
  30. Get a makeup lesson from Lisa Eldridge
  31. Own chickens or ducks
  32. Move back to Europe or the UK
  33. Own a classic Chanel and Louis Vuitton bag then pass down to my nieces when they turn 30
  34. Try the trapeze
  35. Visit Cerro Gordo Ghost Town
  36. Karaoke
  37. Own a pony
  38. Have a gluten-free chef
  39. Own couture
  40. Have at least one room decorated in de Gournay wallpaper
  41. Learn how to really use my camera
  42. Volunteer with my dog
  43. Have a saline pool
  44. Read every book I own (I have a habit of buying without reading)
  45. Swing dance
  46. Have a stocked and large linen closet.
  47. Take Sunday’s off for at least a year
  48. Visit Gaspe Bay
  49. Have a massage every four to six weeks for a year
  50. Have theme music follow me for a day. Like in a movie
  51. Belong
  52. Own a Rust custom ring
  53. Have one home base for the rest of my life
  54. Love my home, my city and work – all at the same time

The Bucket List Of Things Done

  1. Walk the beach almost every day for a year and collect enough shells to fill a large jar (Jan-Dec 2020)
  2. Watch the sun set every night for at least a year (Jan-Dec 2020)
  3. Own a king size bed (July 2020)
  4. Get a ukulele again and play it often (November 2017)
  5. Get rid of (and stop collecting) all moving boxes (Done June 2016)
  6. Linger (Done)
  7. Have breakfast in bed and then stay there for the day (Done)
  8. Take a self defense course (Done September 2015)
  9. Own real Belgian Linen curtains (Done in 2014)
  10. Eat a great gluten-free croissant (Done 2014)
  11. Have the most comfortable, cosy bed. (Done 2014)
  12. Take a trip with my BFF (Done in October 2013)
  13. Try paddle boarding (Done in August 2013)
  14. Go back to Maui (Done 2013)
  15. Work for a non-profit (done 2012)
  16. Have a trip planned for me. Even just a day (Done 2012)
  17. Zipline (Done in 2012)
  18. Horseback ride on a beach (Done Feb 2012)
  19. Not move for an entire year (Done in 2012)
  20. Create a home that I adore (Done in 2011)
  21. Upgrade my camera (Done in 2011)
  22. Buy a pair of Oliver Peoples sunglasses (done 2011)
  23. Visit the Channel Islands (Done in 2011)
  24. Get a pedicure. (Done in 2011)
  25. Be met at an airport (Done in 2011)
  26. Have Babycakes again (done 2011)
  27. Swoon (Done in 2011)
  28. Cook/eat at home everyday for at least a week.(Done in 2010)
  29. Own Lightroom (Done in 2010).
  30. Unpack everything. (Done in 2010)
  31. Condense all my web sites and like at least 1. (Done in 2010)
  32. Figure out WordPress. (Done in 2009)
  33. Have better and prettier shoes. (Done in 2009)
  34. Stay at The Plaza and read Eloise. (Done in 2009)
  35. Buy and wear a pair of jeans (Done in 2009)
  36. Photograph for Anthropologie (Done in 2009)
  37. Drive through the East Coast in Fall. (done 2009)
  38. Eat Oysters and drink champagne. (Done in 2009)
  39. Stay at Hotel Particular Paris (done 2009)
  40. Have a stone home (done 2009)
  41. Cook an omelet that’s edible. (done 2008)
  42. Find a signature parfume. (Done in 2008)
  43. Speak French without having to hesitate or throw in an English word. (done 2008)
  44. Hire a financial planner (Done in 2007)
  45. Make someone else’s dream come true. (Done in 2007)
  46. Refurbish my farm chairs. (Done in 2007)
  47. Buy a fixer upper house and remodel it (Done in 2006)