Greetings from Tokyo and happy early Valentine’s Day! I’m a secret fan of this holiday (though I will never, ever go out to eat the day before or day of). However, did you know that in Japan, Valentine’s Day is exclusively a holiday for women to purchase chocolate for men? Mr. Feather is thrilled – he finally has his day of recognition!
1. I’m still in the throes of scoping out deals on fall/winter clothing, but have started checking out some options for the coming warmer weather. This Topshop white shirtdress caught my eye immediately! I am a shirtdress fan and frequent shopper and this is a really good one. The fabric is a natural cotton/linen mix, the length is just long enough to be able to belt without being obscene, and it even has unobtrusive pockets. A winner for sure.
2. For those who haven’t heard, Gap (the parent company) will be shutting Piperlime down, eventually. I liked Piperlime and always thought it had good buyers, though I did find it difficult to navigate the site sometimes.
3. I thought this article – The Russians Aren’t Coming To Fashion Week – was very interesting. Have you noticed any changes in the purchasing habits and/or demographics of luxury items in your area or on your travels? I personally have, and noticed a lot more breathing room in luxury boutiques last time I was in Paris (and it wasn’t just due to the low season).
4. Those interested in luxury will also find this Slate article good reading, about what we can come to expect from luxury houses in a “plateauing market”.
Like Still Alice, Left Neglected is at its core a story about a medical condition (in this case Hemispatial neglect), and how it affects an individual and those around them. I always end Lisa Genova’s books feeling like I not only just finished a great fiction novel, but that I also learned a lot. Highly recommended.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!