1. Something I just discovered? J.Crew cape scarves.
My biggest beef with cape shawl type contraptions is that after a few minutes, they can slip around, and you keep on having to adjust them. So imagine my delight when I came across these cape shawls from J.Crew, with the genius detail of armholes! This simple detail means that the cape can easily stay in place, and plus, you can reach across the breakfast table without worrying about the tassels dipping into the maple syrup.
The material is warm and comfortable, and the price is right too (and if you wait long enough, J.Crew will likely have a code on them!).
PS: I’m also partial to this buffalo check version, in black/white.
2. A fascinating article via The Washingtonian, about How Donald Trump Lost His DC Restaurants. If you’re suffering from political fatigue as I am, I’d like to note that while this article has a lot of interesting information about how hotels operate and select their star powered restaurants, it does of course touch on the Trump political campaign. I am recommending it because it was just such interesting reading, and I love learning about hotels.
3. An article, via The Guardian UK, about the end of obvious cleavage. Thank goodness?
4. Do you wash your face every morning and evening? Here’s an article, via Racked, where the writer shares that they didn’t wash their face, at all, for 28 years. This kind of sounds like my nightmare, though I have to admit I’ve stopped washing my face in the morning shower with soap to save a minute, and I haven’t noticed any consequences.
5. This week, I’m reading A Gentleman In Moscow, by Amor Towles.
I had read and enjoyed Towle’s debut, Rules of Civility, and thus when I saw that his second work was out, Kindle’d it right away. A Gentleman takes place in Soviet Russia (Moscow of course) in the period between 1920-1960, and tells the story of an aristocratic count, sentenced to spend the remainder of his life in Moscow’s grandest hotel. My favorite part of the book has been learning about the time period and Russian history, through all sorts of charming little details and stories. If you enjoy historical fiction, I highly recommend A Gentleman In Moscow.