1. On the topic of cashmere (from my last post)…have any of you heard of or had experience with this brand, Fabiana Filippi? I was told by an Italian friend to check them out, and I was pleasantly surprised to find a good selection at Nordstrom.
Filippi’s designs really remind me of a cross between Loro Piana and Brunello Cucinelli – great neutral colors, classic designs, and can work for a whole spectrum of ages. I love this hooded cardigan but its already sold out of my size. I’ll be keeping an eye out on this brand and will probably try it out…now the question is whether to wait for sale!
2. I am definitely not a gourmet cook (I may not even qualify for even the most elementary levels of the term “cook”), but even I found this article via The Guardian – Five Simple Dishes and the Mistakes You’re Making With Them, to be quite helpful and interesting.
3. I always end up finding some great articles in the WSJ – last weekend I enjoyed this Sensible Guide to Buying Hot Fashion Trends. I must be really out of the loop, I had no idea these furry Guccis were even a trend!
Speaking of the WSJ, have any of you been following the Theranos controversy? It really seems that the paper did a fantastic job of reporting for this piece…it’s been fascinating following along the daily developments.
4. My reading this week – The Memoirs of Cleopatra, by Margaret George.
I always enjoy historical fiction, especially well written ones where I really feel like I’m learning not just about a person, but also the period. I’m about halfway through Memoirs (Cleopatra is still with Caesar), and am looking forward to traveling through the rest of her life. And, by the way… I really, really want to go to Egypt now too. Whose been?