Thank you all for the kind comments and emails after my last three year anniversary post. I very much appreciate them and loved reading each and every one! Here is my weekend update, with what I’ve been reading and enjoying this last week.
1. First up – a pair of Blahnik sandals that I’ve been mulling over as my one expensive summer sandal purchase for the year. What do we think? It looks comfortable but I’m a bit worried that it will cut off the leg. I do think that this would look phenomenal on the more blessed in the gams department out there.
By the way – when did shoes get so expensive? I’m not too sure I understand why this sandal is almost $300 more than a similar simple black Manolo pump.
2. In Wednesday’s anniversary post, I mentioned that I do receive emails from time to time, asking for advice on blogging. For those who are trying to blog and/or anyone else who is struggling through the creative process, I love this little snippet from the fabulous Ira Glass of This American Life. I am not a regular NPR listener (I prefer hip hop and teeny bopper music during my drives, feel free to sneer) and never even heard of Ira Glass until I was forced to watch him do a speech in person while at Berkeley in order to receive full class credit. I’ve followed him and his show ever since.
3. Freshly published via Reuters, this article delves into the trends of cheaper brands (Michael Kors, etc) encroaching on the “accessible luxury” business of brands such as Louis Vuitton, and Gucci. I found it very interesting, and I think if I were in the market for a luxury bag at a price point around the Louis Vuitton Speedy’s today, I would probably save a few hundred and opt for a leather Longchamp instead.
4. My book recommendation for this week is one that I recently finished on the plane – the very good Endgame, by Frank Brady.
I had always known a bit about Bobby Fischer’s talent for chess and his subsequent disappearing act from public life, but never knew too much about his life, or about what made him such a “genius”. Endgame does a fabulous job of covering both exactly why Bobby Fischer was such an exceptional talent, and also the history behind some of his later controversial actions and decisions. A good read for any chess fan and/or non-fiction reader.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!