• Our Summer Reading List

    One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.- Jeannette Walls
    Ever since I was a little girl, there was nothing I loved more than heading to the library, as soon as school let out for the summer, so that I could get a thick stack of books to read during those lazy afternoons.  Now...
  • Book Review: How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are

    Very, very funny.  While reading, I actually felt chicer, wittier, and tres Parisienne.  I was laughing out loud by the end.- Plum Sykes, author of Bergdorf Blondes
    As a longtime admirer of Parisian style, I finally picked up a copy of How to be Parisian Wherever You Are.  I absolutely LOVE it!  The book was written by Anne Berest, Audrey...
  • The Woman in Gold

    We should be reunited with what is rightfully ours.- Maria Altman
    Sometimes there are movies that are so powerful that they just stick with you.  Last night, my mom and I went to see The Woman in Gold which stars Helen Mirren.  The film was fabulous and we even found ourselves talking about it this morning.  The Woman in Gold tells...
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end.- Sonny, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    I'm so excited to go see 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' which hits theaters everywhere tomorrow.  My mom and I absolutely loved the first movie so we were thrilled that they made a...
  • On Our Reading List

    If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.- Oscar Wilde
    As a former English Lit major, I'm always on the hunt for a great read.  And with the blustery month (well, blustery for most of us in the North) of March here, there really is no better time to...
  • Finding Vivian Maier Documentary

    Absorbing, touching and satisfyingly enjoyable.- New York Times
    I just went to see the most fascinating documentary last night called Finding Vivian Maier.  Vivian's name had been in the news a few years back when a man named John Maloof purchased a trove of her work at a thrift auction in Chicago.  What he bought turned out to be...
  • Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo in Detroit Exhibit at the DIA

    "Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly.- Frida Kahlo
    I have a confession to make; I love museums.  Phew!  I feel so relieved to have gotten that off my chest- 'You'll still like me, right?'.  Now that you know that I'm an art history nerd at heart, I feel like I can tell you that one...