This & That: No. 177

Sep 25, 2015

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~Becoming by Cindy Crawford

One of the original models that can be truly described as a Super Model, Cindy Crawford will be releasing a new book this coming Tuesday that includes endless black and white image of her modeling career, many you will no doubt recognize. The book is a memoir beginning with her childhood and taking readers through to how she is dealing with the aging process (if the pictures are any indications, clearly quite well). Concise but offering a wide breath covering her decades long career, I was impressed with the overall quality of the hardback coffee table book, and I think you will be too.


~The Intern

Well, my weekend plans are set. I am looking forward to watching the new Nancy Meyers film The Intern starring Anne Hathaway and Robert DiNiro. Yep, that Nancy Meyers of Something’s Gotta Give and It’s Complicated fame. Starring DiNiro as a 70-year-old widower who takes a senior intern position at an online fashion site which is headed by the CEO played by Hathaway. Premiering today, have a look at the trailer below:

Francophile Finds

~Talk in French

I have discovered yet another wonderful Francophile site. Full of posts on all sorts of topics of interests to lovers of all things French, the 10 Easy French Recipes to Try at Home caught my eye most recently. However, you can brush up on your language skills as well as discover where to dine in Paris and much, much more.


~Indian Summers on PBS

A nine part series premiering on PBS this Sunday at 9pm, return to the 1930s in Indian, the twilight of the British Empire rule over one of its many colonized countries. Exploring the contentious between the ruling class with their Indian subjects, there is much drama to work with from political to personal, escape each Sunday evening to an intriguing time in our world’s history.

 ~Late Night with Stephen Colbert on CBS

While I mentioned the premiere of Stephen Colbert’s arrival on the Late Show, having replaced David Letterman a few weeks ago, I wanted to report back. As someone who typically doesn’t watch late night, and especially not when it actually airs (I tape and watch the next evening on my schedule), Stephen Colbert has infused the late night genre with gutsy political commentary, humorous skits inspired by pop culture and has chosen a Late Night band that is hands down my favorite: Jon Batiste and Stay Human. His guests most recently included a US Supreme Court Justice (Stephen Breyer), Republican and Democratic politicians and of course the parade of actors and actresses. However, it’s light, but topical without being absurd. And in case you were curious, yes, it is actually Stephen Colbert who is the host not his counter-part that he played for nine years on The Colbert Report.

~Sex and the City available on Amazon Prime (free for members)

I would be remiss if I didn’t alert TSLL readers to the exciting news that Sex and the City, all six seasons is now available on Amazon Prime free to Prime members. I am absolutely tickled as I sold all of my SATC DVDS at my yard sale this summer. After all, you can never have too much of the fab four.

albertapeachtart ~recipe for Pluot Crostatas with Honey & Thyme~

One way I like to pass time while I’m waiting in line or in a waiting room during September or February is to scroll through the runway shows that have just been posted. And while there have been some beautiful collections this season so far, Alberta Ferretti’s collection shown in Milan just a few days ago stopped me in my tracks (see above and below).

But back to reality, the weekend has arrived and with it beautiful fall weather is in store.

I hope your week treated you well. While I will be keeping it simple these next few days, perhaps a viewing of The Intern, definitely a hike with the boys and who knows what else, I want to wish you a grand few days to do as you please. May it be simply luxurious! Until Monday bon Vendredi!

~The brain needs exercise just as much as the body, check out Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Brain

~12 Little Known Laws of Happiness (That Will Change Your Life)

~7 Invaluable Lessons from World-Class Achievers

~TedTalks always offer great inspiration, and this one is no exception: How to Find Work You Love

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All images via Vogue Runway

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