Category Archives: Book Envy

Sylvia Plath: A New Exhibit, Book, + Film

Writer Sylvia Plath is having quite the moment of late. The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. has an exhibition titled One Life: Sylvia Plath that traces her journey through photographs and memorabilia. I wish I were able to check it out (it’s open until May 20, 2018 if you’re so inclined). Also this month, the author’s unabridged letters are being published in a new book. It’s sure to offer an intriguing glimpse into the troubled author’s early life. Last but not least, Dakota Fanning is set to star in an upcoming film adaption of The Bell Jar, which will be directed by Kirsten Dunst. Sign me up for all three. READ POST

Fall Art + Design Books to Pre-Order Now

I’ve professed my love of pre-ordering books before. You order them, forget about them, and when they arrive it feels like Christmas morning. Well, this fall, there are tons of beautiful coffee table books being published and I’m itching to add them to my collection. From interior design tomes to artist monographs, the new season clearly has something for everyone (after all, books make the best gifts). Below, explore over 30 upcoming art and design titles I can’t wait to get my hands on. READ POST

Book Club: Fake Plastic Love

While in London earlier this month I got to spend time with my lovely friend Kimberley Tait. Her debut novel, Fake Plastic Love, was just published and I will forever treasure my signed copy. Set in millennial Manhattan, the book explores post-grad life through the experiences of two best friends (one an investment banker, the other a lifestyle blogger), and I know you will all enjoy it immensely. Below, check out my interview with Kimberley about penning a novel, her classic inspirations, and her novel’s relatable characters. Order you own copy of Fake Plastic Love here. READ POST

20 Books to Read Before Visiting India

I had so much fun compiling April’s post about Russia (thank you for your feedback!), that I thought I’d create a reading list for my upcoming trip to India as well. In October, Simon and I are headed to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Udaipur and though it’s six months away, I already have a countdown (love the Dreamdays app!). Below are the books I’m hoping to read before our autumn India adventure. READ POST

On My Radar


We Will Rise: Tune in to CNN Wednesday night at 9pm ET to see a documentary about Michelle Obama’s mission to educate girls around the world. Joined by Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and CNN’s Isha Sesay, the First Lady journeys to Morocco and Liberia to meet young women fighting for an education against all odds. Every time I see the film trailer on CNN International I get goosebumps. I’ll be tuning in. READ POST