Monday, September 20, 2010

reading: nancy mitford

These newly designed Nancy Mitford re-issues are candy in the form of books!  They are addictive, eccentric and frivolous, with unexpectedly tart bits of humor.  Read them to clear the palate after something more serious.

Monday, September 6, 2010

fabulous dead people

Bubbles Rothermere
Fabulous Dead People, by Christopher Petkanas, is one of the best regular columns on the New York Times' T Magazine website.  This collection of witty, lightly acerbic essays is screaming to be published as a book, sort of a Cultural Amnesia for the Tatler readership.  Mr. Petkanas chronicles the foibles of the (deceased) rich and famous in a snarkily refined and politely salacious tone, similar to the much-missed Vanity Fair writer Dominick Dunne. Fabulous Dead People is a drĂ´le reminder that today's tabloid fodder pales in comparison to the scandals, eccentricities and personalities of yesteryear. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

summer vacation starts in september

image: Vanity Fair

Why take vacation in July or August? Everyone else is, so enjoy the downtime at work, then take off in September! Full article here.
The weather is still perfect, great restaurants never have a long wait, traffic clears from all the scenic roads, and even the wind cooperates by blowing with a measured consistency that makes for perfect sailing.
(Often, the rates are better, too!)

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