Things That Are Awesome: Vol. 2

This week’s roundup of things that I deem really, really awesome:

  1. Laduree opened a branch in New York. Yeah, yeah, it won’t have the same ambiance as Paris. But if it has salted caramel macarons, it will be fantastic.
  2. Entertainment Weekly’s Project Runway recaps are amazing and make me laugh every single week. Also, I think the show is really good this season. Not necessarily the talent of the designers, but the quality of the drama. And let’s be honest – isn’t that almost (if not more) important?
  3. This photoshoot of Alexa Chung in Harper’s Bazaar Australia. I always love her style (and yes, I know, in this particular instance, someone styled it for her). Fabulous.
  4. An old article, but new to me: The 10 Greatest Books of all Time. Interesting list, but I was more intrigued by the article itself – some of the choices from famous authors are off-the-wall. From the alleged top 10 list, I’ve read five (Hamlet, Anna Karenina, Lolita, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby). I’ve got some reading to do, I guess. You know, in the unlikely event that I ever get tired of reading long and confusing cases for class…
  5. This video of Michigan Women of the 1930s is adorable. “Take us to Mosher-Jordan!”
  6. I just discovered the 21 Questions column in New York Magazine, and this one with Padma Lakshmi is delightful. Once I started looking through the archives, I got sucked into a time-wasting vortex and found a bunch of others I liked. I think these ones are great too: Anne Brashares, Kristin Chenoweth, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Urie, and Mark Indelicato.
  7. This article: Life is a Game of Doubles. So true. I love tennis.
  8. Two things related to the anniversary of 9/11. First, this Spike Lee commercial was not only sweet, but also made me cry. And second, from 10 years ago, Jon Stewart’s first show after 9/11. It speaks for itself, but this part is incredible: “Any fool can blow something up. Any fool can destroy. But to see these guys, these firefighters, these policemen and people from all over the country, literally, with buckets rebuilding. That’s extraordinary. That’s why we’ve already won. It’s light. It’s democracy. We’ve already won. They can’t shut that down.”
  9. I love Matchbook Magazine. Their slogan alone is awesome: “Field Guide to a Charmed Life.” Plus, nearly everything they feature is an item I wish I had or wish I was stylish enough to have.
  10. Tom Haverfoods. This is the best website ever. The end.

And in case you missed it: Vol. 1

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