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Flower Power & other random tidbits

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Hi hi!

Hope everyone had a great 3-day weekend. We took it easy around here and met up with friends on Saturday and Sunday. The Girl – in all her 1.5 year old glory – was a little rough but I’m starting to feel us exit the baby stage of our lives. And it’s a pretty good feeling, I won’t lie. (I’m saying this but she screamed for a good five minutes while we were out at dinner on Saturday night, and on Sunday, she wouldn’t let anyone – but me and The Hubs – hold her. My ears are still ringing from the screams.) I took a bunch of pictures, but haven’t gotten around to taking them off my camera. Basically, I don’t have anything visual to share. However, since this is a blog, here are a few random things I want to put out into the world:

  • I stumbled upon a documentary covering Italian Vogue’s editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani’s life and career on Sunday afternoon. Watched it. Loved it. And the fact that it was directed by her son was just – wow. Afterwards, I googled Franca (as I wasn’t familiar with her before the documentary) and was crushed to learn that she had passed in 2016. I suppose that gives me another reason to watch the film again. It’s called Franca: Chaos and Creation – look it up.
  • Speaking of magazines, I subscribed to Vanity Fair. Hoping I’ll make the time to read it as I appreciate their stories & photography (check out the photos on their Instagram page). I figured this was my small way of supporting the magazine because I refuse to let print die in my lifetime. (I have a thing for magazines and books in non-Kindle formats, I’ll admit….) On that note, I may have to consider subscribing to Italian Vogue….
  • I have two books on my nightstand – The Creative Curve by Allen Gannett and The Best Cook in the World by Rick Bragg. The Creative Curve was something I saw on Twitter and thought sounded interesting. I’m currently about 1/2 way through. So far I like it, but it seems like regurgitated information I’ve read from other business books. (If you’re looking for a business book recommendation, I recently read and enjoyed When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink.) And I’m very much looking forward to starting Rick Bragg’s book. After that, I’m going to go straight into Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret (any Crown fans out there?) by Craig Brown. Then, perhaps I can enjoy my new Vanity Fair subscription. 😉

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