Weekend Update

Thank you all so much for all your kind comments, feedback, and emails from Monday’s post. I was truly overwhelmed by the amount of kindness, generosity, and support. How amazing is it that we can connect to each other through these shared experiences? I’ll try to post updates as we begin our adventure with number two on the way…but in the meantime, let me say again (just one more time), thank you. And now onto the weekend…

1. I am drooling. Drooling! Over these shoes. I really might have to get them. Full price. If my size ever comes back in stock, that is.

These are Robert Clergerie x Self Portrait and I love everything about them. The silver metallic heel, the grosgrain ribbon, the grommet straps, the way the ankle strap is meant to look a little loose and doesn’t look stupid….everything. Even at full price these are reasonable (for designer) at $595 and they are quite wearable. You could wear these all night.

2. I read this article, via NY Mag, with great fascination – what it costs to be ageless. It was so interesting to read about all the different procedures but the part that stayed with me was that as you get older, you’re willing to spend more on skincare/beauty, and care less about physical items.

3. An interesting article from Vanity Fair (I love it when they have these long gossipy pieces) about Matt Lauer, the arrival of Megyn Kelly, and the future of NBC.

4. Did you know that millennials today in Japan are super frugal? I was so fascinated by this interesting piece via Reuters that I also found this accompanying video on the same topic, via the WSJ (I’d recommend a watch, it’s short). Mommy’s closet, here I come!

5. This week I finished Oh the Glory of It All, by Sean Wilsey.

Glory is a coming of age memoir by Sean Wilsey, who grew up in the midst of the highest of high society in San Francisco. The name dropping along would make this book worth it (if you’re into that sort of thing that is – which I totally am), but it’s actually a great memoir in its own right, well written and introspective. Recommended if you enjoy memoirs, or are just interested in a gossipy expose on San Francisco society. For a little more background you can check out this piece via The NY Times on Dede Wilsey, Sean’s stepmother, who features prominently in the book (and not in a gentle benefactor sort of way).

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  • Yumi
    March 10, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Really interesting article and video about the shift in spending in Japan. I’ve actually noticed similar changes in the mindset of millennials in the US; most of the people I know are in their mid-20s to late-30s and as a general trend I’ve noticed that the people who are in their 20s tend to value buying less stuff and spending frugally on more experiences while the people I know in their late 30s and early 40s tend to buy luxury and unique items and also spend more on each travel experience. Part of that might also just be because people in their 30s/40s are better established but I think frugality/minimalism has also been a global trend.

    • Katherine
      March 11, 2017 at 7:17 pm

      Interesting! I’m quite a ways into my 30’s but I do have quite a few friends who are dating people in their 20s and a common complaints seems to be a lack of furniture, ha!

  • senorita
    March 10, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Those are the ugliest shoes I have seen in ages.

    • bisbee
      March 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Then I guess you won’t be buying them. Rude!

  • Lx
    March 10, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    This is completely unrelated BUT I’d love to know what you think about the Coach rouge bag!

    • Katherine
      March 11, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Did you mean the Rogue bag? I looked it up and it seems very classic lines, nicely made!

      • Lx
        March 12, 2017 at 6:21 am

        Yes the rogue sorry!!! Thank you!

  • Irina
    March 11, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    good evening, this is a very interesting article. For some reason I always thought that minimalism is a way of living for japanese people in general. I understand that the new generations are different and, granted, i only have 2 japanese friends, one lives in LA, and another one in Hiroshima, and i never really asked them, just assumed. They are from extremely different background but are so similar in the ways they live.
    Do you think lack of furniture ( you mentioned in your comment above) is because they believe in minimalism, or because they don’t’ care?I know quite a few millennials , and my observation has been the latter.

  • Hui
    March 11, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    The article of keeping one’s youth is very interesting. The thing about fillers or botox is that you have to do it repeatedly. This repetition gives often a unnatural look in the long run. People think they look younger, but in fact they just look different, not younger. The results of all these treatments or interventions are not convincing. But again, if this can make someone feeling good, why not!