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.
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!
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.