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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.

L.A. Son

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.

Adult Onset

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

http://shopstyle.it/l/mlI9

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.

If you are quick enough, it’s on sale for $42 here and here for $34 and Saks has it for $132 on sale.

THE ROW SILK & CASHMERE TUNIC – $120

http://shopstyle.it/l/mlKs

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.

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2 Comments

  1. Mrs. Escape to MI

    I’m impressed! My November “bought” will be horrendous (in a really really good and I got leather pants at last sort of way).

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