Here are some updates and recommended reading right before we start the weekend. Happy Friday!
1. First, a quick update on my search for the warmest parka. My Canada Goose Kensington parka finally arrived from being on backorder, and I have to say that it is a keeper! The quality is great, the fur muff is lush and I’m surprised at how thin it is. I am 5’1 and it comes down to almost exactly my knees, so definitely covers the tush. Highly recommended for anybody who will need to keep warm in the coming months.
2. This New Yorker article about social signaling through nonconformity was one of the most interesting reads I came across this week. Though I was disappointed to learn that in the end, I will not get Mark Zuckerberg like status points in public for wearing hoodies, until I have actually accomplished something substantial, ala Mark Zuckerberg.
3. I purchased this Smythson travel wallet as a gift for a friend and like any truly committed gift giver, I now have been thinking about one for myself. I’ve always just used one of my regular wallets while traveling, and relegated my passport and boarding passes to a fate of floating around my bag, but now I’m thinking that this may be a nice to have. Anybody have a travel wallet who can share their experience?
I’ve also been looking at this very cool Comme des Garcons version. What do we think?
4. Jo Nesbo has been one of my favorite crime writers for years now and I am so happy that almost all of his books are now being translated and are available in the United States! I would recommend the Harry Hole series to any fan of well written crime fiction, but today I am going to plug Headhunters – a great standalone crime thriller. Very fun to read and I was happy to have it after exhausting Air France’s limited entertainment selections.