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Bucket List of 101 Things To Do

October 25, 2017
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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, in 2009, the 101 Things To Do Bucket List was born.

There are some years where I was crossing off things left and right but so far this year, I haven’t even crossed off one.

As motivation to change that, I’m re-posting my bucket list. A few things have been updated as interests and ideas have changed. But basically it’s the same, and I’m plotting to see which ones I can tackle in the next two months.

Now there’s a good challenge to have.

 

  1. Travel on the Royal Scotsman
  2. Stay at the Four Seasons Bora Bora
  3. Have my work have meaning like it used to (mentoring, building, giving, creating etc.)
  4. Donate over a million dollars over my lifetime
  5. Own/run a (gluten free) gite
  6. Have a maid
  7. Learn to sleep consistently more than 4 hours a night
  8. Better my penmanship and write by hand more
  9. Fly a plane
  10. Stay at the Ritz Paris
  11. Own a Fortnum and Mason hamper then have a picnic
  12. Take all my best girlfriends on a weekend getaway at once
  13. Own the best claw foot tub
  14. Have a dressing room or large walk-in closet
  15. Watch the sun rise over Santa Monica from sea
  16. Use only all organic/natural skincare and makeup
  17. Grow an edible garden (and actually harvest it)
  18. Drive a golf cart
  19. Throw a Shelter Co. experience
  20. Visit Africa
  21. Buy every book on my Amazon Wishlist at once
  22. Take a photo every day for at least a year
  23. Have weekly floral deliveries from a company like Farm girl flowers
  24. Own a first edition of “Le Petit Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  25. Make a tent like the one in the movie, “The Holiday”
  26. Make a difference
  27. Visit Moray Firth Coast
  28. Be on ‘Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me
  29. Do an unassisted hand stand
  30. Feel sophisticated
  31. Get a make up lesson from Lisa Eldridge
  32. Own chickens
  33. Be a mentor
  34. Own a classic Chanel and Louis Vuitton bag then pass down to my nieces when they turn 30
  35. Try the trapeze
  36. Make my home 100% green and sustainable
  37. Own a beautiful chandelier
  38. Learn to sew
  39. Karaoke
  40. Own a pony
  41. Have a gluten-free chef
  42. Own couture
  43. Ride on the roof of a train in Ecuador
  44. Learn how to really use my camera
  45. Volunteer with my dog
  46. Have a saline pool
  47. Read every book I own (I have a habit of buying without reading)
  48. Swing dance
  49. Have a stocked and large linen closet.
  50. Get a ukulele again and play it often
  51. Take Sunday’s off for at least a year
  52. Visit Gaspe Bay
  53. Have a massage every four to six weeks for a year
  54. Have theme music follow me for a day. Like in a movie
  55. Visit the Dordogne
  56. Love my home, my city and work – all at the same time
  57. Own a Rust custom ring
  58. Have one home base for the rest of my life
  59. Get rid of (and stop collecting) all moving boxes (Done June 2016)
  60. Linger (Done)
  61. Have breakfast in bed and then stay there for the day (Done)
  62. Take a self defense course (Done September 2015)
  63. Own real Belgian Linen curtains (Done in 2014)
  64. Eat a great gluten-free croissant (Done 2014)
  65. Have the most comfortable, cosy bed. (Done 2014)
  66. Take a trip with my BFF (Done in October 2013)
  67. Try paddle boarding (Done in August 2013)
  68. Go back to Maui (Done 2013)
  69. Work for a non-profit (done 2012)
  70. Have a trip planned for me. Even just a day (Done 2012)
  71. Zipline (Done in 2012)
  72. Horseback ride on a beach (Done Feb 2012)
  73. Not move for an entire year (Done in 2012)
  74. Create a home that I adore (Done in 2011)
  75. Upgrade my camera (Done in 2011)
  76. Buy a pair of Oliver Peoples sunglasses (done 2011)
  77. Visit the Channel Islands (Done in 2011)
  78. Get a pedicure. (Done in 2011)
  79. Be met at an airport (Done in 2011)
  80. Have Babycakes again (done 2011)
  81. Swoon (Done in 2011)
  82. Cook/eat at home everyday for at least a week.(Done in 2010)
  83. Own Lightroom (Done in 2010).
  84. Unpack everything. (Done in 2010)
  85. Condense all my web sites and like at least 1. (Done in 2010)
  86. Figure out WordPress. (Done in 2009)
  87. Have better and prettier shoes. (Done in 2009)
  88. Stay at The Plaza and read Eloise. (Done in 2009)
  89. Buy and wear a pair of jeans (Done in 2009)
  90. Photograph for Anthropologie(Done in 2009)
  91. Drive through the East Coast in Fall. (done 2009)
  92. Eat Oysters and drink champagne. (Done in 2009)
  93. Stay at Hotel Particular Paris (done 2009)
  94. Have a stone home (done 2009)
  95. Cook an omelet that’s edible. (done 2008)
  96. Find a signature parfume. (Done in 2008)
  97. Speak French without having to hesitate or throw in an English word. (done 2008)
  98. Hire a financial planner (Done in 2007)
  99. Make someone else’s dream come true. (Done in 2007)
  100. Refurbish my farm chairs. (Done in 2007)
  101. Buy a fixer upper house and remodel it (Done in 2006)
  • Reply
    Shiju ThomasNo Gravatar
    October 25, 2017 at 7:20 AM

    I’ve been looking for a great GF croissant too – and I am resigned to baking one myself, any tips on where to find one in Sydney – or where did you get yours?

    Love your list – I started one too after reading about http://100things.com.au/ and attending a talk, it’s great to put things down – and it’s great to read your writing again.

    • alex at hygge houseNo Gravatar
      October 27, 2017 at 6:55 PM

      I have not been successful on baking one ever and there’s not a lot of recipes out there. So if you figure out the baking part, let me know! 🙂 I used to get mine when I lived in San Francisco at the Ferry Building from https://www.mariposabaking.com/collections/mail-order-pastries. I don’t think they ship to Australia 😉 but they did prove it is possible to have a really good tasting and pretty realistic GF croissant!

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