16 July 2013

Life Lately

Catching you up on all the latest...

 Reading: The Postmistress

"In 1940, Iris James is the postmistress in coastal Franklin, Massachusetts. Iris knows more about the townspeople than she will ever say, and believes her job is to deliver secrets. Yet one day she does the unthinkable: slips a letter into her pocket, reads it, and doesn't deliver it.

Meanwhile, Frankie Bard broadcasts from overseas with Edward R. Murrow. Her dispatches beg listeners to pay heed as the Nazis bomb London nightly. Most of the townspeople of Franklin think the war can't touch them. But both Iris and Frankie know better...

The Postmistress is a tale of two worlds-one shattered by violence, the other willfully naïve-and of two women whose job is to deliver the news, yet who find themselves unable to do so. Through their eyes, and the eyes of everyday people caught in history's tide, it examines how stories are told, and how the fact of war is borne even through everyday life."- Amazon

Wearing: Cashmere Ruana 

"Ruana” literally means “land of blankets” and it is a poncho style outer garment. Also described as "... like a fashionable snuggie..." 
Dreaming about: Santorini

"Santorini's spectacular caldera is a vestige of what was probably the biggest volcanic eruption in recorded history, believed by some to have caused the disappearance of Atlantis. The island's violent volcanic history is visible everywhere you look - in black-sand beaches, earthquake-damaged dwellings and raw cliffs of lava plunging into the sea."- Royal Caribbean

" Chef Andrew Carmellini shares a groovy, moody French playlist of the sort you might hear in his latest Noho French restaurant Lafayette. For best results, open a bottle of crisp Rosè, don your best striped sailor shirt, and put on this playlist, which will transport you to St. Tropez or thereabouts." - Town and Country

Download Spotify to listen

Barney Kessel – Love Is Here To Stay
Bernard Zacharias et ses Solistes – Lady Be Good
Wynton Marsalis – April In Paris
Jacques Dutronc – Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi
Jane Birkin – Te Souviens-Tu ?
Stereo Total – Ta Voix Au Téléphone
The Heavy – Cause For Alarm
Seu Jorge – Ziggy Stardust
Mark Ronson – God Put a Smile on Your Face
Oxmo Puccino – Masterciel
Le Klub des 7 – Le Chiffre Impair
Daft Punk – Make Love
Madeleine Peyroux – J'Ai Deux Amours
Duffy – Syrup & Honey

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