On Thursday night, I attended a party to celebrate the release of my friend Julia Turshen’s delicious new cookbook, Small Victories, (post to come on this masterpiece) thrown by the one, the only, Sofia Coppola. (Side note: If you’ve read my book, you know I spent a good part of my early twenties working in film production, and the better part of my life in a movie theater. Lost in Translation is one of my favorites. When I got the invitation, I needed to lie down and have Daniel place a cold washcloth on my forehead. OK I’m realizing now that this is not a side note; it’s a paragraph.) The party was beautiful, lively, and just so warm with love for Julia. And of course, it was exactly as New York chic as I would have imagined–save for me, who sweated a great deal.
photo by Dave Allocca
I love a sparkling wine. At the party, I really loved the Sofia Mini cans of wine–these tiny single serving cans of sparkling Sofia Blanc de Blancs wine that taste like fresh pears, melon, and honeysuckle. They’re cute, crisp, and refreshing, and I love the size and portability. I think they’d make a sweet gift!
But enough about me. Tell me about you and your life!
Here are the links that caught my eye this week:
Ever thought a selfie was empowering? Why You Need a Selfie Mirror
This isn’t a new story, but I was recently shopping at an outlet mall and curious afterward: Are outlets really a good deal? Turns out, probably not. Why Outlet Stores Aren’t As Good a Deal As You Think
Snacktime is a battleground. A Nutritionist Ranks Your Favorite School Snacks
Have a cat? New research suggests that cats are healthier and happier when they have to work for their food.
What gives? Men Outnumbered Women 2-to-1 in 2015 Films.
The Ultimate Guide on How Much to Spend on a Wedding Gift. People spend an average of $147 on immediate family and $82 on close friend.