1. I have become addicted to organizing everything in little pouches in my bag – I love how it looks, and it keeps everything organized. I can switch bags in a hurry, and plus putting items like keys, pens in pouches means less scratches and ink accidents on the inside of my bags! These great Rebecca Minkoff pouches went on sale recently so I wanted to share – I’ve gotten a lot of use out of my own Minkoff leather pouch, and I’ve just ordered the Tokyo version (one of my favorite cities) below for myself too! I think it will be perfect for tucking into my work tote, so I can just grab a smaller bag when heading out to lunch or a coffee.
The pouches are on sale at Nordstrom for 50% off, which is the biggest discount I’ve seen. The Paris version is already sold out but you can check back to see if they restock. I also found it for 25% off here at Piperlime.
2. A few weeks ago in my Blue Jasmine wardrobe recap, I mentioned the designer Zoran (as the antithesis of what Jasmine might wear). I received a few emails and comments about him, and so I wanted to share a few articles about this designer, Zoran Ladicorbic, who sadly stopped publicly producing clothing in 2011. My own introduction to Zoran was very brief – I remember going with my mom while she browsed through the very limited selection at Saks San Francisco and being in a sea of black!
3. I mentioned earlier that Tokyo, and Japan in general, is one of my favorite places to visit. Amongst many other things, the service is out of the world and in my opinion sets the standard. Read this article, via the WSJ, about what makes hospitality in Japan so unique.
4. For anybody who ever read and loved one of Roald Dahl’s books, such as Matilda or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, I’d like to recommend one of the older favorites in my library, Boy: Tales of Childhood, by Roald Dahl.
If you’ve ever read any of Dahl’s books, you’ll learn where so many of his stories and characters come from. It’s very charming, a great autobiography, and altogether too short. In fact, even if you haven’t read any of Dahl’s books, I’d still recommend Boy for anybody who likes a good personal story.
Have a nice weekend!