October 2017: What I bought watched and read
WHAT I READ
The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine
With a title like that how could I NOT READ IT? Wine (which I am not into), but billionaire? vinegar? mystery? Sign me up.
I was not disappointed. It was a good read, I won’t spoil it for you, but caveat emptor. Quite an incredible look into the theatrics of the wine world.
Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are
I loved it so much I bought my mom a copy. I know she’d love it. It has actually inspired me to maybe grab a sketchbook and doodle. I have markers, and all that and want to get back into it.
AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip
Not telling me stuff I don’t already know, let’s put it that way, but I think for a lot of people this might be a real wakeup call. It’s an interesting read, with little author comments in between here and there. Very engaging.
The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year
Do not even give AF that this is a name-dropping, celebrity gossipy sort of diary. Know why? IT WAS ENTERTAINING. I was ENTERTAINED and I very much enjoyed, and felt like I was reading a daily look into the brain of Andy Cohen, whom I don’t even follow or really know outside of the Housewives thing (when we had a TV that is), but his writing is a lot like my Week of Money Posts in that it goes into what he is thinking.. in detail.. with almost no filter.
Appetites: A Cookbook
Possibly the closest thing Anthony will ever get to writing as a “cookbook”. A good read, nice anecdotes, simple, easy, fulfilling recipes.
Roy Choi’s cookbook. Didn’t hate it, thought some recipes sounded interesting if a bit exotic for me, but his personality just SCREAMS across the page. I love the backstory to his background, his parents growing up in Korea.. all quite a good read for a foodie.
WHAT I COULDN’T FINISH READING
A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women: Essays on Art, Sex, and the Mind
The title sounded SO GOOD.
A dry, dull, feminist book. I couldn’t read even past page one. It’s more of a book you’d read if you are going to write a thesis on feminism, or explore concepts of how women are viewed and treated by men.
I already live it, being in my rather male-dominated industry, so frankly.. don’t need to read more of it. Am already a raging feminist.
Strangely gripping in drawing me in, but nowhere as skilful as tricking me to read all the way to the end like Emma Straub‘s works. Gave up after 3 chapters. It was quite a good go.
WHAT I BOUGHT
DREAMING IN SANSKRIT – $9
This amazing album. I am OBSESSED with the track “Jaya Radha Madhava”
J BRAND MARIA HIGH RISE JEANS – SIZE 26 – $90
These are comfortable, NOT see-through, and instead of a 27 where I would then take in the waist, I took a 26 (my size) and it fit just fine.
If you want a slightly looser fit, go for a size larger than your normal size.
THE ROW SILK & CASHMERE TUNIC – $120
Scored it on eBay used. Normally goes for $1000 – $2500 for the shirt.
YES. ONE SHIRT. Over $1000!!!!! USD!!!
I never, ever buy The Row unless it is used. And that will never change.
I love their clean, Olsen twin aesthetic however. Their stuff is LUXE. Just not at those prices for me. I don’t mind buying it used.