1. For those looking for a great simple slide sandal for summer – I’d like to suggest these Bottega Venetas.
These have been my go to slumming around sandals since the weather got warmer, and they’re perfect for the whole slides trend going on right now, without being so trendy that they’ll look out of date. I love the clean lines, and the leather is soft but sturdy.
Random story – I actually lost my pair for several weeks – they are black and super thin and got trapped under my car seat and I couldn’t even find them when I looked there. I ended up giving up and ordering a second pair, only to find my original pair (before I had worn the second, thank goodness).
There is also this great pool sandal version that is more padded. I think the original is more sleek, but the pool slide looks more comfortable, with a thicker sole.
2. An excellent profile of Peggy Siegal, Oscars strategy extraordinaire, from the NY Times. I love the “game” that goes behind getting Oscar nods and wins each year and follow that with way more interest than the actual awards. So fascinating!
3. Another great piece from the NY Times, this one about the current state of the haute jewelry market – and how contrary to almost the rest of the luxury industry – it’s growing, and fast. I would love to visit a Nirav Modi store one day (but what I’d really like to do is go jewelry shopping in India).
4. Continuing on the jewelry theme we’ve had going on lately – I liked this feature, via the FT, on Tiffany’s (now former) design director Francesca Amfitheatrof. Interesting the bit about her writing Haider Ackermann and him not responding at first – I guess these things happen to all of us! I like Francesca much more than Reed Krakoff by the way (although I like the new Hardware collection).
5. This week I finished Open House, by Elizabeth Berg.
Open House is the story of a woman going through a divorce, and “finding herself,” and if you’re not the sort of person who finds these topics interesting (and if you refuse to watch Big Little Lies) you definitely wouldn’t like this book. I like all of these sorts of topics, and BLL is my favorite show right now, so of course I enjoyed it! Elizabeth Berg is a wonderful writer, and I’d recommend Open House for anyone looking for a great “book club” pick that is well written and insightful – a bedside “comfort read”.