9. Rachel in London
Like Emily in Paris, but better.
Well, first thing’s first. The breaking news is that Charles and I are (temporarily) moving to London! He left yesterday and I’m off on Sunday. We’ll be there for 7 weeks with jaunts to Paris and Istanbul included. I’m supremely excited for obvious reasons, but also very sad to leave my little Junie with the babysitter for that long. She loves it there (seriously, she sleeps in their bed), but it’s a long time. I’m just going to miss her sweet little bod so much!
That said, it’s actually not THAT long of a time in the grand scheme and I know it will whiz by so I’m determined to enjoy every minute once I get off the plane (and even on the plane, ahem, it’ll be my first time flying first class transatlantically and I cannot wait for that lay-flat pod lifestyle plus all the champs).
I haven’t been to the UK since 2008 and Charles and I have been talking about going together basically since we met so this opportunity was too juicy to pass up. We’ll be living large in Soho on Charles’ company dime — doesn’t get much better than that!
More to come, but in the meantime the theme for RWB this week is “probably not for everyone, but I LOVED it.”
OK, I gobbled this up and still don’t even know exactly what the hell it was. I enjoyed her more recent book (All’s Well), but Bunny by Mona Awad is my favorite of the two. A creepy campus novel set at an MFA graduate program with a bunch of bitchy girls? Music to the ears! It was very, very bizarre and you really have to get on board with the whole thing to enjoy it properly. It’s controversial on Goodreads, but what isn’t? Go in blind because I think the payoff is better. If you aren’t into it about 1/3 way through, just abandon ship, this bun’s not for you.
I LOOOOOVED Fresh, streaming on Hulu! Don’t read anything about it! Just turn it on! When you get to the part (you will KNOW the part I mean) and you can’t handle it, then it’s likely not your cup of tea. Turn it off. But if you’re like me and whisper aloud “oh fuck yes holy shit,” you will happily stay on the ride. Seriously, the tone, the vibe, the look, the performances were all magnificent. The best word I can use for this one is gnarly. Buckle up and enjoy!
Olive as a sneaky neutral? Hmm. Not for everyone, but I’m on a green kick these days so I pulled the trigger on the Oversized Double Loop Bag from Cuyana. It is even chicer in person. The impetus was my upcoming trip of course. Is there anything more luxurious than checking all of your luggage and rolling into the airport with just a lone hot bag and big sunnies? Not really. I also snagged the blush insert to make the bag functional and not a bottomless pit like some of my other bags that make me mutter “where the fuck are my fucking keys i hate this bag—oh!” The blush and the green look really stunning together, too. It’s quite the show stopper in person. This style also comes in a smaller version too if you don’t want the whole shebang.
Also, PSA, I adore this brand overall. I have the small wallet in a blush tone with a gold monogram because I couldn’t help myself, my initials are so cute now. Oh, and their jams, too, because they are so soft and silky. Treat yourself, you won’t be disappointed.
All right lovelies, speak soon!