This & That: No. 75
Books, music, fashion and France – not a bad mix of entertainment and inspiration to start the fall season.
1. Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. by Leandra Medine
Coinciding with New York Fashion Week, fashion darling Leandra Medine who founded her blog Man Repeller in 2010 just released her first book today of the same name. A humorous website about serious fashion, Leandra opens up to her readers about life, love and her wicked fashion sense that ultimately manifested into a more amazing life than she could have ever imagined.
2. The Meaning of Home by Jeffrey Alan Marks
Also being released today is interior designer Jeffrey Alan Marks’ new design book The Meaning of Home. His name may ring a bell if you’ve ever watched Bravo’s Millionaire Decorators – with his beautiful Los Angeles home, golden labs and impressive artistic eye for chic, welcoming decor. The book strikes the perfect balance of top design and comfort, and with images of homes from London, Malibu, Austin, Nantucket, it’s clear while incorporating a theme, he also has a clear aesthetic.
If you haven’t stumbled upon the Comme une Francaise website yet, and are searching for ways to strengthen your French vocabulary and ease of communication in the French culture, I encourage you to stop by. Full of endless short lessons, guides and information, the video below on how to order the one thing that must be devoured while visiting France – une baguette, is just a glimpse of the offerings you’ll discover.
4. Feels Like Home – Sheryl Crow
With her move to Tennessee from Austin and Los Angeles, Sheryl Crow shares in her new album dropping today, why Tennessee genuinely does feel like home moreso than any place has in a very long time.
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I am convinced, PBS has some of the best programming that television has to offer. Last Tango in Halifax is a delightful six part drama that premiered this past Sunday centered around an elderly couple who have reunited and quickly fallen head over heels in love. While their relationship is the foundation and tranquil respite for viewers to savor, it is their children that offer the drama.
Receiving high marks from the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, I highly recommend it for your fall viewing schedule. I found myself laughing uncontrollably during a scene involving a car chase with the eldest at the wheel – absolutely delightful. Catch up and watch the first full episode that premiered just this past Sunday here, and tune in Sunday evenings at 8 pm for subsequent episodes.