You've got to be kitten me! I feel like pulling the emergency brake on summer. Time to start savoring every moment of this season. I'm going to start by baking a patriotic cake and finalizing plans for a mini getaway next week.
I thought I was over the convenience of a futon. Yes, they serve a purpose, but they all seem to posses those features that scream post College apartment. That is until the Novogratz got their hands on one. Not only did they add tufting, but they just released it in pink. The perfect pink to boot. Not too saccharine, just the perfect powder pink.
“In this era when girls are made to think it’s better to be a princess than a person, Diane von Furstenberg’s The Woman I Wanted to Be is just the reverse. I thank her for honesty, spirit, encouragement to be one’s own self in public and professional life, and a memoir that covers more human experience than most novels. Pick it up — you won’t put it down.” Gloria Steinem
“Diane von Furstenberg’s life combines the hallmarks of a fairy tale with the more sober reality of a career woman—and single mother—who longs to have it all. . . . The book is as charming and erratic as von Furstenberg herself . . . the early pages paint a vivid picture . . . her account of those first years is colorful and poignant.” Financial Times
I got a jump start on the memoir over my trip to Mexico and so far I'm completely captivated. DVF does not shy away from heavy subject matter. From her formative years to her contemporary life she is brutally honest and it's those trials and tribulations that make her the woman she is today.
As always you'll have two full months to read The Woman I Wanted to Be, then we'll discuss on April 30th. Use the hashtag #bloggerbookclub if you're reading along.
I'm back from my friends epic destination wedding in Oaxaca, Mexico and ready to dish. You know when you need a vacation from your vacation? This was one of those trips in the very best of ways. My friends, Emily and Nick, had a group of 60 of the coolest, most talented, funny, and clever friends and family present for their nuptials. It was also one of those experiences where you bond quickly with your fellow travel mates because you're together day in and day out for a week.
To make a sweeping statement about the region, Oaxaca is know for their mole, mezcal, embroidery and black pottery. But honestly that is just the tip of the iceberg. The cultural is so rich and vibrant. I'm already plotting my next trip back.
The highlights of the trip, beyond the wedding, were the sights and experiences we had inside the city proper and in the outlaying villages. Which I'll delve into soon.
Oh and there was also a celeb spotting in Oaxaca. Not by me unfortunately, because that was the one time I decided to call it an early night. But the rest of the group bumped into Adrian Grenier at a dive bar. Apparently he was in town tasting mezcal.
So this was just a taste of Oaxaca, I'll circle back around and talk specifically about the food and detailed adventures next time. Also, make sure you follow me on Instagram, @HissAndTell, for more pics from Oaxaca.