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1. This week, I’m sharing an excellent bag from The Row which I’ve been eyeing for a while.
If I hadn’t just spent a usurious amount on my Constance, I would definitely have already have purchased this bag already. There’s just something about the shape, the slouchiness, and the butter soft leather that I love. I also like the small shape, it’s the perfect “grab and go” bag that can easily transition to night. Love!
2. An oldie but goodie: one of my favorite articles by Nora Ephron, for The New Yorker, about her NYC apartment.
3. A very interesting article (sent by a very nice reader), via The NY Times, about when jewelry might be an investment. I know exactly which Van Cleef limited edition necklace they are referring to and I still curse myself for not buying it when it was just sitting there, in the Neiman Marcus display at Tyson’s Corner, waiting for someone to buy it. Ahh!
4. I laughed at this hilarious and very charming visitor’s guide to Paris, via CNN travel.
5. This week, since I was so happy to hear of Kazuo Ishiguro winning the Nobel Prize, I re-read an all time favorite of mine, The Remains of the Day.
Most of you likely already know about or have read this book/seen the movie. Its the story of the perfect English butler as he reflects back on his life post WWII, and takes stock on what he has achieved, and given up to do so. To me, this is one of the most perfect books ever written. Its beautiful, it makes you stop and re-read passages, and think about your own life. It never fails to make me cry when I read it. Ishiguro is one of my favorite authors and I could not recommend a book more.