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Weekend Update

Happy Friday! Here are some of my updates from the last few weeks – wishing you a wonderful weekend!

1. While on my quest for a travel wallet about a month ago, I became distracted by some excellent looking regular wallets, and ended up bringing one home with me – this clover embossed Comme des Garcons.I’ve enjoyed using it so much that I wanted to recommend it on the site as a sleek and lovely  option to anybody looking for a wallet out there.

Comme des Garcons clover wallet

The wallet has a very small footprint, fits large bills (including yen of course) for all you world travelers, and I love the coin pocket – it opens from a fold, and it’s super easy to find change. Plus, it’s $215 for a full leather wallet – which begins to sound reasonable once you start shopping and see what Louis Vuitton and friends are charging!

Of course, I haven’t found a travel wallet yet. But the quest continues!

2. Last year, I shared some of my favorite travel packing tips. I recently came across an old article that I had bookmarked from Town & Country with some great packing tips, along with travel advice from all kinds of cool jetsetters.

3. A lovely reader, Mel, recently shared an awesome YouTube clip of George Carlin (!) talking about “stuff”. I highly recommend taking a few minutes to watch – very insightful and hilarious as well. I do like my stuff! But maybe I don’t need so much of it.

4. My book recommendation for the weekend needs some explanation. I am not a huge, die hard Stephen King fan, and up until now, my favorite book from him was actually his non fiction work, On Writing. I recently started reading his Dark Tower series however, and really have been enjoying it. I love finding series that I enjoy (like Game of Thrones), because I love finding good books, and when it’s a series, you’re discovering a bunch at once!

Gunslinger

The Gunslinger is the first book in The Dark Tower series, and like many of the reviews mentioned, I found it a weaker but necessary introduction to the series. You have to read this one to get everything that happens after, but it’s probably 25% as gripping as the rest (that I’ve read so far at least). If you have some time and/or a vacation coming up, give the first two books a chance.

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  • Sonya
    February 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing that T&C article. Subscribe but never read it.

    • Katherine
      February 8, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Hope you enjoy!

  • Lauren
    February 7, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Don’t forget The Wind Through the Keyhole (his latest addition to the series, but it’s intended to go between books four and five.) It’s said to be one of his better books of late. I can’t wait for the movie adaptation of the series.

    • Katherine
      February 8, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Hi Lauren, thank you! I am on #3 right now so will keep this in mind for my reading!

  • DSK Steph
    February 7, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I really like your wallet! I love the clovers. 🙂

  • Tabitha
    February 8, 2014 at 6:26 am

    I think you may have found me a purse to love, I never use one, and stuff my money into an ancient tiny suede pouch, I just don’t like the look of traditional ones but that is perfect.

    • Katherine
      February 8, 2014 at 10:01 am

      I hope you enjoy! And the price is nice. I love mine.

  • bisbee
    February 10, 2014 at 4:49 am

    I don’t know about that packing article. My husband and I are going on a trip in May – Paris and London for 7 days, then the QMII back to the states. I know it will be absolutely imposible to pack in a carry-on…and to pack such few pieces! One problem this trip presents is the clothing required on the ship – my husband will require a tux for several nights and at least a sports jacket for the remainder. Unfortunately, I think we may have to rent the tux on board – I can’t see dragging it around.

    I’ve been lucky – no lost luggage. Hopefully, my luck will hold out – no way we can do this trip without checking bags!

    • Katherine
      February 10, 2014 at 9:22 am

      You’ll have a wonderful time! In your case I totally understand why a carry on isn’t possible!

  • Whitney
    February 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Love the Comme des Garcons wallet. It would go perfectly with any woman who loves her Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra motif pieces as well…

    XO

    • Katherine
      February 12, 2014 at 10:58 am

      You are right! Good call on the clovers 🙂

  • Audrey
    February 16, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Dear Katherine,

    I looked into that beautiful wallet you recommended and some reviews said that the card slots are tight. Did you have that problem?

    • Katherine
      February 17, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Hi Audrey, nope but I only put one card in per slot. I think its tight for those who want to include several per slot.