My next book club recommendation
Young Deborah Mitford or "Debo"
The Mitford children (from left): Unity, Tom, Deborah, Diana, Jessica, Nancy and Pamela in 1935.
Although I couldn't bring the book, the Duchess traveled with me, anyway. Articles in the November Vogue and the New York Times read over coffee in the hotel garden made me even more eager to dive into the book!
The Duchess at 90, from the New York Times Sunday Profile
I'm in the middle of, and loving Wolf Hall, which was my pick for the trip. As engrossing as it is, I can't wait to pick up Wait for Me. As the youngest of the famous Mitford sisters, she would be interesting enough. But her story in her own right--how she managed to transform Chatsworth into a thriving business and pay the 80% (!) tax owed when her husband Andrew Cavendish inherited family estate, and how she is as engaging at 90 as she was at 20--is one I can't wait to learn more about.
In Oscar de la Renta
Treats from the Ticking
Thanks to Pam Robinson at Red Ticking, I'm also eagerly anticipating the Christmas season! Can't wait to get our tree (after Thanksgiving!). As always, the Ticking looks amazing all done up for the holidays. It's all aglow with white lights and candles and ornaments that sparkle. I've already scooped up a few ornaments and know I will be back for more. Can't wait to get these guys on the tree, and for some holiday entertaining (there are some fabulous Libeco linens that may just inspire a Spontaneous Sunday Soup Night at ours in December).
How darling is Alber Elbaz? (Image WWD)
Speaking of decorating for Christmas, I read on the Style File blog that this week, Lanvin's Alber Elbaz unveiled the Christmas windows he designed for Printemps in Paris! Oh, how I wish I could get to Paris to see them--I'll just have to hope that I can talk my dear friend Liane into taking some photos for me when she is there with her Mum next month! Please? Or better yet, maybe I can sneak into her suitcase!
What are you anticipating as the season approaches?