This & That: No. 104

Apr 15, 2014

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A nostalgic look back, a sale worth waiting for, Frances Mayes latest book and Kate Middleton works her magic on the style community once again . . .

~Article to Read

~’Say Anything’ at 25: Nothing Bought, Sold or Processed 

Cameron Crowe, the master of teenage angst movies in the 80s, created a film 25 years ago that is worth watching again. John Cusack’s character is one that entertainment blogger Linda Holmes reflects plays a role that serves an even more inspiring lesson when viewed in her adulthood. Have a look (or listen) and enjoy a bit of nostalgia worth savoring.


~How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City by Joan DeJean

~While commonsensically we may realize that the Paris we love today wasn’t always what we know it to be. After all, it’s hard to imagine it without the grand museums, cobbled streets and architecturally magnificent bridges and awe-inspiring church steeples. However, as Joan DeJean reveals to her readers, in the early 17th century, while having a few sparse monuments, it still had yet to become the urban mecca it is today. In one short century everything changed. Discover how it all came to be in her historical tale.

~Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir by Frances Mayes

~Released earlier this month, the author of the beloved Under the Tuscan Sun, returns to share a glimpse into her southern childhood. Growing up in Fitzgerald, Georgia, Mayes explores the early turning points in her life and reveals how the the definition of home, the landscapes that surrounded her and the family that she grew up created the talented writer she is today.


~Mosser Pressed Milk Glass Mixing Bowl Set

Decor buffs and kitchen aficionados will recognize the name Mosser for their more than three decades long top craftsman quality made in Ohio. From nesting bowls in an array of retro colors, cake stands, pitchers and other tableware, these white nesting bowls have always caught my eye. And while they are $89 at Rejuvenation, I found them for $60 on Amazon. A simple necessity that will certainly look chic on the shelves as well.


~Me & Em Breton Top

Kate Middleton’s style influence resumed itself last week while she was accompanying Prince George on his first international excursion. Wearing a classic Breton top from Me & Em, as you might imagine, it immediately sold out. However, you can order your very own and expect to have it arrive well before summer (May). As a stripes fan, I too fell in love with the shirt, and if you’d prefer black and white, you can order one today without delay.

~ShopBop Family & Friends Sale

~If you’ve been patiently waiting on a few designer items to add to your spring wardrobe, your perseverance has paid off. Beginning today and continuing through Thursday, save 25% off site-wide at ShopBop (a few brand exclusions). A few items I have my eye on: here, here and here, oh, and these oversized sunglasses (less than $75). And one more, Tory Burch’s Miller sandals (I live in these during the summer). Use the promo code INTHEFAMILY14.

3 thoughts on “This & That: No. 104

  1. The Royals and baby George are over here in little old New Zealand right now, will be going to check them out this afternoon – Kate’s fantastic wardrobe has been the most reported thing of the whole tour!

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