Good morning, my darlings!
My goodness – autumn is really here, isn’t it? In Maryland we’ve got full on falling leaves, crisp breezes, and gourds on our stoops. I love this time of year, although it often feels all too brief. Soon I’ll be whining about the cold, but right now I’m super excited about scarves and cardigans.
Talking about fall weather was a silly way to start this post, actually, because I’m about leave it! I’m heading South to Miami today, to bring you live coverage of the illustrious Italian Pavilion at the JIS Miami trade show!
I’m super excited about this project. I’m going to be partnering with the Italian Trade Agency (like I did in Vegas!) to bring you an exclusive look at some of the best extraordinary Italian jewelry for sale on American soil.
Follow me on Instagram to see the action as it’s happening, or stand by for a full recap here on the blog when I get home!
What I’m reading:
The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox: I tried to read this book late last night…but there was a creepy part about a possible ghost and it was too scary to read alone while hopped up on cold meds at 2 am so I had to put it down!! A promising start besides my wimpiness, though. I look forward to reading this some more during daylight hours.
Thief of Cahraman: A Retelling of Aladdin by Lucy Tempest: I didn’t particularly like the beginning of this book, but I was on a bus so I kept reading and it really picked up. It’s not the most original plot ever created, but it has enough twists to it that it’s interesting and the main character is feisty in a way that makes the story feel fresh. Silly but quite enjoyable, with powerful female friendships at the forefront.
Thief of Cahraman is being billed as “for fans of The Selection” but I like this book MUCH more than I liked any of The Selection series (read my review of The Selection here). The primary difference – #spoileralert – is that the heroine of The Selection is an irritating idiot and while the Thief of Cahraman has a bold and resourceful young woman at its center.
From Liz Taylor to Joan Crawford, the secret history of celebs’ diamonds.
Fantastic Animals – The surreal creations of Julien Tabet. These are extremely cool.
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