The Collected Week + A Brief Holiday

Taylor Hill for Free People

Taylor Hill for Free People

As I take a (very) brief leave of absence from the blog, I leave you here with plenty of reading to fill the void.

WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO:
Lagging in the content production department; preparing new posts; binge watching HBO (see below);  late night runs in the cold followed by champagne and dancing to Stromae; existentialism and meditation.

LISTENING:
Julia Nunes' podcast That Was Us

WATCHING:
Project Greenlight
(the Jason Mann season, of course)

READING:
Re-reading bits of Jane Eyre, as usual but also Dr. Lancer's book Younger.

CLICKING:
1. Books Are Dangerous (Aeon)
2. Are Food Deserts to Blame for America's Poor Eating Habits?  (The Atlantic)
3. Raf Simons Speaks to Cathy Horyn on the Speed of Fashion (BoF)
4. Jacques Rivette's Thirteen-Hour Experimental Film (The New Yorker)
5. Mark Haddon on Writing Stories as Complex as the Real World (The New Yorker)
6. 7 Things to Know About Hedy Lamarr, Today's Google Doodle (Elle)

 

YOUNG SOPHISTICATE GIFT GUIDE

The Chateau de Gudanes Advent Calendar
Since everyone (and by everyone I mean probably no rational human beings) is in a tizzy over Starbucks' lack of Christmas cheer, let's get real festive. I have long been obsessively following the story of Chateau de Gudanes, a crumbling French chateau being renovated by an Australian couple and am a bit enamored by this gorgeous advent calendar modeled after the facade. Proceeds go toward the restoration project.

A most beautiful thing arrived in the mail.

A most beautiful thing arrived in the mail.