1. Somehow I ended up with a free subscription to Redbook magazine, and until this month I have always skimmed it and then set it out for the other ladies at my gym. However, I feel compelled to tell you that they've reinvented themselves starting with the April issue and it did not suck. I read it, admired the not-too-out-there but unfrumpy styling, and did not feel like they were talking to a reader 10 years older than me with a mom jeans collection.
So, if you find yourself looking for something to read at the airport and don't care for highly editorial fashion, Redbook is now officially a good option.
2. Maybe I over think it, but it makes me sad that with the demise of chains like Blockbuster, people have to: join Netflix, have premium tv channels, make do with crappy new releases in a Redbox, buy something OnDemand/in a store/on iTunes, or download if you want to watch a movie with minimal advanced planning. I feel incredibly lucky to live in a city with indie theaters (Yup, plural. Dallas is artsy, y'all) and I'm hoping to watch this film very soon:
Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes, a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with Mr. Darcy-as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice-is ruining her love life; no real man can compare. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane's fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.
3. On the topic of things to watch, I'm super excited to watch all existing episodes of Dukes of Melrose this weekend. It looks to be right up my alley!
Bravo's new docu-series follows renowned boutique owners, Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver, as they take viewers inside the exclusive and glamorous world of vintage couture. Located in Hollywood, Decades is the premiere destination for high-end fashionistas looking for finely curated collections and rare finds for their next red carpet or exclusive party. With their unique partnership, eye for style, and incredible access to excess, Christos and Cameron have redefined vintage for a new generation, but are now looking to expand their empire and bring the store to the next level. In order to meet the needs of their demanding and ever growing clientele, which includes A-list actors, models, and socialites, this dynamic duo raids the closets of the best collectors in the world, bids for couture at the most prestigious auctions and seduces new clients at award galas and fundraisers.
5. Sometimes I like to be reminded of new ways to assemble sandwiches. Does this make you hungry?
And with that, I bid you good weekend!