Hello from London! I’m just here for a quick work trip, but it’s lovely to be spending a few days in one of my favorite cities. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
1. My old white blazer from Zara is finally starting to fray and give out, and the tailoring costs would come close to the actual cost of the blazer. I’ve been eyeing this clean cut version in a crisp white from Theory.
2. I was cleaning out my papers the other day (hello, tax season) and across an article that I had printed out from more than ten years ago, via The Washington Post. I was thrilled to find it available online still and wanted to share – Acquiring Minds – a fascinating look into luxury consumption in the United States. Has it changed at all in the last decade?
3. How cool is this feature from Vanity Fair that shows the desks of various heavy hitters from a variety of industries? I thought my favorite would be Martha Stewart’s…
…but it was actually Carolina Herrera! Love her inscribed pencils. And love that she still uses pencils.
4. My book recommendation this week is a very good novel about Richard III, called The Sunne in Splendour.
Do I have a particular fondness for novels around the Tudors and that period? Yes. (So much drama!).
Did I pick up this specific novel because I had heard that The War of the Roses inspired some of the Game of Thrones series? Yes, yes!
But those two pieces of background aside, this book is a fantastic read for lovers of both non-fiction, and fiction (and especially historical fiction). Worth a gander, especially if you like books about Henry VIII and that period.
Have a wonderful weekend!