Between some scheduled household projects as well as little nuisance issues that kept cropping up, I’ve fallen a bit behind this week. So today, a few random bits and bobs.
Above, another fall outfit idea in cool shades.
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We’ve been watching…
To wind down in the evenings, we’ve been taking Gigi for nightly walks after dinner, and then watching mostly lighter fare. Someone recommended “Cable Girls” on Netflix, another fun Spanish soap opera, this time set in the late 1920’s – early 1930’s. We’ve just finished season 2. The costumes are fantasicas, and my ear is getting more attuned to the Castillian Spanish.
Another series we are really enjoying is “Family Business.” This one’s set in Paris. When the Hazan family’s Kosher butcher shop seems headed for failure, they decide to go into the weed business on the presumption that it’s about to be legalized. (You may recognize Liliane Rovère from “Dix Pour Cent.” She’s given more to do here as grand-mère, and is delightful.)
“The Duchess” is a fun, very raunchy British series about a single mom and her complicated relationships. While it’s not as nuanced as “Fleabag,” if you liked that you may want to check this one out.
I’m still working my way through “The Mirror & The Light,” by Hilary Mantel, the third book in the Wolf Hall trilogy. It’s quite engaging, but it’s also very dense. If I put it aside for any amount of time, I find I have to go back and re-read the last few pages to re-orient myself in the story.
Also on my nightstand: “The New Parisienne: The Women and Ideas Shaping Paris” by Lindsey Tramuta. If you’ve ever been frustrated by the narrow stereotype of la Parisienne, you will enjoy this book. Tramuta has interviewed and profiled several women who are activists, artists, politicians, “disruptors” and more, a diverse and fascinating cross section of modern women.
(Though I’ve provided links, if you have a local independent bookstore, I encourage you to purchase there.)
What have you been enjoying watching and/or reading lately?