Weekend Update

1. I still receive questions for top crossbody bags on a regular basis, and I wanted to share a new version I found which I think is great.

Many here will know that I’m a fan of the Longchamp Le Pliage line for work and play – it’s durable, stylish “enough”, and the price point isn’t too scary. I recently saw these “Neo” small crossbody bags in store, and I’m thinking that these are my new favorite pick for best travel bag. They’re just the right size, are super light, and plus – fold flat just like the original Le Pliage bags. I like the wider strap too – looks really comfortable.

Plus, I just love the cream color above – gorgeous and perfect for those scared of light colors (raising my hand) on more expensive bags.

2. I love, love, loved this interview with Liz Smith, via The Hollywood Reporter. What a super cool woman and I love that she just doesn’t seem to care about what she says or who she may offend – she’s just speaking the truth! I pray that I can be like her one day, and everyone can crowd around me when I’m 90 to hear out loud any and all evil thoughts I’ve silently accumulated over the years.

3. I enjoyed this article from Harpers Bazaar – Opting Out of Motherhood. Even though this isn’t a choice that I’ve personally made (obviously, as I’m pregnant and ginormous), I respect those who understand what it is they would like out of life and go after what they want. I believe the most fulfilling experiences in life are all different, for each of us!

4. My reading for this week? It’s actually a re-read – Going Clear, by Lawrence Wright.

Going Clear

Some of you may have heard of, or watched the Going Clear documentary on Scientology which debuted on HBO last week. I was so excited to watch it, but to be honest was a little disappointed. Not to say that the series itself wasn’t great or well done – it was – but there was so much more that was in the book, that I wish had made it onto TV. If you enjoyed the show, and/or are planning on watching it, I would also encourage you to pick up the book by Lawrence Wright. I’d call it more of a thorough companion piece than anything repetitive from the HBO documentary, and you’ll be fascinated. A worthwhile read.

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  • Whitney Farris
    April 10, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    I have to read that book after watching the documentary. Creepy, to say the least! I enjoyed seeing Tom Cruise in all of his creepiness. I have never been a fan. And that one tooth in the center of his mouth, yikes!!!!
    I bought the Longchamp, Year Of The Horse, in black. My first time with one of their nylon bags and I love it.

    • Katherine
      April 11, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Read the book – you won’t regret it 🙂

  • Sammie
    April 10, 2015 at 9:19 pm


    I appreciate the wonderful articles you link in your blog. I always share them with my girlfriends and they too appreciate them too!

    Hope you and baby are doing well 🙂

    • Katherine
      April 11, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks so much Sammie! 🙂

  • Olivia
    April 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks for mentioning the Liz Smith interview – fantastic read!!

    • Katherine
      April 12, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • bisbee
    April 13, 2015 at 5:24 am

    I have to thank you for the Liz Smith interview as well.

    I wrote to her a few years ago about a piece she had on New York Social Diary. She answered me – I still have the email! She’s really an interesting character, and still very witty and capable at 92!

    • Katherine
      April 13, 2015 at 8:45 am

      That’s AWESOME. What a cool anecdote, thank you for sharing!

  • Belen
    April 14, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Hi Katherine,
    Have you gotten the Neo yet? Any opinions so far? I was set on the regular Le Pliage until I held this one this morning. It feels so sturdy, and I am a sucker for thick, sturdy materials. I like the idea that is foldable for travel, but from what thy showed me it doesn’t fold as small as Le Pliage.

    • Katherine
      April 15, 2015 at 10:46 am

      No I haven’t….been evaluating if I need a diaper bag first, LOL. Yeah, I think the tradeoff is that it doesn’t fold as small..but like you I like the material much more, just feels less flimsy.