~Article to Read
Yesterday a reader kindly shared an article that I immediately wanted to share on the blog. “Elevating Dinner for One” found in the Times Magazine and written by Tamar Adler shares the luxury of such a dining experience.
It’s when I’ve resolved to act not by myself but with myself — to serve as dignified a meal to me as I would to another — that the room has come to seem full and happy and loneliness has slunk away.
Pointing out that it is when we are able to be with ourselves well that we are able to enjoy our time with others more fully, the vivid photo description and dining experience will be more than a nudge to give such a simple luxury a try.
If you are a lover of fashion, and especially all things Chanel, as well as an aficionado of history, you will want to take a look at this best-selling fashion-designer book. Dubbed the most well-researched biography on Coco Chanel, Rhonda K. Garelick takes a look at Chanel’s life as it parallels the events in history at that time. New details about her lovers as well are shared along with so much that continues to impress her forever-fans.
Stylist to the stars Kate Young has penned her first book which draws inspiration from iconic fashion moments in film on how to dress for a special night out. With inspiration by Julia Roberts’ Pretty Woman moment at the opera to Elizabeth Taylor’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof dazzler, Young shares her secrets and a wealth of resources to have you dressing confidently beautiful for your next special occasion.
An all-star cast of Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Cynthia Nixon & Josh Hamilton bring to the stage a play about marriage, divorce, an affair and what, if anything, is the real thing. In previews currently, The Real Thing opens on Thursday October 30th and runs through January 4th at the American Airlines Theater located at 227 West 42nd Street. Click here for tickets.
Cashmere, camel hues and fall – ah, what a combination, no? And as a fan of Equipment tops and sweaters, I can attest, you will get what you pay for – top quality that will last.
~Watch & Listen
Earlier this summer actress Emma Watson was named a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador, and in partaking in her role she gave an impassioned speech at the United Nations last week in New York City. Have a listen below.
~recipe for Apple Honey Muffins~
And October begins with beautiful sunny days perfect for apple picking, stopping by the farmers’ market or simply taking a leisurely walk to no place in particular. An ideal time to dream, lounge or, well, whatever you want, no?
With a week that seemed to whiz by, I’m not sure which day I was in until I arrived at Friday. A good thing, a bad thing? I’m not sure, but I know I need to catch my breath. Perhaps a yoga class or time baking the muffins above will slow time down. Hopefully you too are able to find some downtime this weekend, and if you’re looking for a few intriguing articles, be sure to check out this one that I posted earlier in the week as well as the ones below:
~Trimming your online time, especially your social media habits, you might enjoy “Kicking the Facebook Habit”
~On the fence about buying the latest tech toy from Apple? Be sure to read “$199 Apple iPhone 6 is Fiction, If Not Fantasy” before making your purchase.
~And if you’re a fellow blogger, I recommend highly this post – “50 Lessons from a Decade of Blogging”
~In line with Monday’s podcast, check out “When You Start Being Yourself, These 15 Amazing Things Will Happen”
~While fashion month has wrapped up, a few favorite looks from Paris below. Click on the image to see the entire collection as both are a few of my favorites.
Yes, Clooney tied the knot he said he’d never tie, and I don’t blame him. Wishing the newly-weds an abundance of happiness. Until Monday, bonjour!