What to Read this Fall

With fall officially here, there’s a morning chill in the air that has us welcoming trendy booties, hot coffee and of course, sweater weather. We’re also looking forward cozying up with new books and here’s what we can’t wait to read:

Why Not Me by Minday Kaling

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
It’s safe to say that we pretty much love everything Mindy Kaling writes, stars in, creates and produces. Her new book continues her journey of adult-hood offering insightful life lessons and hilarious excerpts.

The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz

The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
In continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series, author David Lagercrantz brings you back into the girl with the dragon tattoo’s world of hacking and rebellion. We were captivated by the original triller trilogy and can’t wait to see what’s in store.

After Alice by Gregory Maguire

After Alice by Gregory Maguire
You may recognize the name Gregory Macguire because he brought us Wicked, the life and times of the wicked witch of the west. In After Alice, he retrofits the classic fairy tale of Alice in Wonderland and offers a dazzling story of what happens next.


10 Things We’re Loving In January

January Mood Board

1. A new year means a new planner and we love this one by Sugar Paper.

2. After the holiday season, wearing winter whites is our version of a detox and Net-a-Porter provided the perfect inspiration.

3. Taking a break from stacking rings, you’ll find us rocking just statement pieces like this gorgeous rose quartz Nima ring.

4. Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede Cologne‘s is a subtle seducer that’s fresh, with hints of peonies, jasmine, rose and gillyflower mixed with juicy red apple.

5. Keep dry lips from chapping with Fresh Sugar Lip Balm. Every flavor is a favorite.

6. After our visit to see the costumes at Winterthur, we’re more excited than ever for Downton Abbey’s return on Sunday, January 4th.

7. Amy Poehler wrote her first book, a memoir titled Yes Please, and it’s sure to be funny, smart, and frank. Cannot wait to dive in.

8. On Sunday, January 11th, pour a glass of red and gear up for the return of Tina and Amy has they host the Golden Globes. We’re big fans of these two.

9. Thank god for cute and cozy boots. The cold weather is here!

10. Moisturizing winter skin is key and this lightweight lotion by Philosophy will leave skin feeling soft and hydrated.



Fall Reading List

image of fall reading list

With the days now noticeably shorter and the nights definitely chillier, we are ready to cozy up by the fire with some mulled apple cider and a good book. Is it just us or does colder weather make reading a little bit more enjoyable? Maybe it’s because we can focus more inside rather than sitting on the beach or maybe we’re just that excited for sweater weather. Regardless, a new season means a new reading list so here is what we’re reading this fall:

1. The Impulse Society– many critics claim this to be the talked about subject of the year. A thought provoking book that explores the pursuit of instant gratification and what it means not only for us as individuals but for our society as a whole.

2. Bohemians: A Graphic Society this book covers the growth of the bohemian lifestyle that spanned across America and across the atlantic. Bohemians takes a look at the rebellious figures that defined a culture and it includes illustrations by today’s leading comic book artists. We’re already inspired.

3. Love Anthony- from the best selling author and neuroscientist, Lisa Genova, this novel offers a fictional perspective about a boy with autism. He doesn’t speak but he shares his unique experiences with love, joy and what connects us all.

4. The Husband’s Secret- reviews praise how well written this book is and how the author develops each character. It’s set around a mysterious letter written by a husband who intends his wife to open it after his death but she finds it and reads it while he is very much alive.

What books are you reading this fall?


Glitter & Glue

glitter and glue

Last week, I got the amazing opportunity to meet author, Kelly Corrigan! That picture captures me (on the right) totally geeking out over the fact that I got to shake her hand! Kelly’s book, “The Middle Place,” made it to The New York Times Best Sellers List and was described as “Funny and irresistibly exuberant.” by O Magazine (as in Oprah). Impressive, huh? Her latest, “Glitter & Glue,” is a laugh-out-loud and poignant tale of Kelly’s quest to “Become Interesting” after college. The true life details of her relationship with her parents (more specifically her mother) are so relate-able that you will find yourself shaking your head as you read. I cracked up. I cried. I could NOT put this book down.

If you are looking for a good book to take on vacation, grab this one…you will be thinking about it long after you turn the last page!

Have you read anything extraordinary lately?