Weekend Update

1. This year I have loved so many items from Anthropologie! I don’t know if it’s just their designs this season or if I’m morphing more into the kind of person who would wear gingham aprons, and love every minute of it. Either way, here is one of my favorite dresses from Anthro that is on the top of my list as a transition item from summer to fall.

The dress is a great length for both summer and fall and goes great with both bare legs and tights. Plus, it’s machine washable (just like another one of my favorite Anthropologie dresses from earlier this summer). I vote for more machine washable items in general (I just put a Chanel cardigan in a little bag through the delicates wash earlier this week, and it went fine).

2. Fans of luxury hotels and Aman Resorts in particular will find this recent article from Fortune about the current battle over the future of Aman fascinating, (though perhaps depressing/alarming). Personally, I do hope that Adrian Zecha is able to remain in some capacity in the management of Aman hotels, and am slightly pessimistic about what a future without him would look like for Aman.

3. I loved this cute  (if in a slightly snooty, British way) video of Anna Wintour answering 73 questions about herself. Some were surprising, some not, but I could probably listen to her talk for a lot longer than this video! She’s just so interesting. The video, and printed answers, can be found here.

4. Finally, my reading recommendation for this week is a great book which I recently read is being made into a movie – Still Alice, which chronicles the life and mind of a professor as she first learns that she has early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

I first read this book a few years ago on the recommendation of a friend, and was struck by how little I really knew about Alzheimer’s.


Still Alice is at its core a story about a woman’s life – and it’s incredibly compelling to read. The book doesn’t shy away from the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s, but it’s part of an overall canopy of Alice’s days and years with the disease, and covers the good, the bad, and the ugly. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in good fiction, and anybody looking to learn a little more about what it’s like to have, or be impacted by Alzheimer’s.

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    September 12, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I love that Anthropolgie dress, and now, I want it in very color. Thanks for the video of 73 questions with Anna Wintour. She is one fascinating woman!

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      September 13, 2014 at 4:09 pm

      I want it in every color too 🙂

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    September 12, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you for recommending that book. I have a very close family friend suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s so I will definitely be picking it up.

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      September 13, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Oh I’m so sorry to hear that. I hope that you find the book interesting and informative!

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