Happy Monday everyone – happy for me to be home, if only for half a day, taking off this afternoon for another round. Including a few meetings in Luxembourg – never been there so always good to see something new! In other cable traffic:
1. My Favorite Driveway: I’m such a voyeur when it comes to walking by people’s houses (who isn’t? right? or is it only me?) When I walk home from the train station, I can’t help but always peer down this driveway – you can’t see the house at all behind all that greenery, but this driveway seems to always strike me no matter what the season as it’s different every time I catch it.
2. Eating out with Pilar Guzman: I guess this would be further tribute to my voyeurism but the only thing more fascinating than how people live is how people eat. Pilar Guzman has been a bit of a career hero of mine, even more so when I was able to meet and chat with her in NYC for Alt Summit. Just an amazing career woman, smart, intelligent, funny, and still manages to balance it all with family (and fitness too). I was fascinated to hear she left Living for Conde Nast’s Traveller, and can’t wait to see what she does with the magazine.
3. Masters of Sex: Okay, now I’m not only going to look like a voyeur but also some kind of weird peeping tom but I tell you, this book is absolutely fascinating. I love autobiographies of trail blazers and sagas that take place over years, and Masters & Johnson check both of those boxes. Pioneering sex research in the early 60’s and themselves involved, then married, then neither, the story of these two keeps you turning pages.
4. Lulu Frost’s Tassel: If you know me, you know I’m rarely without a chunky necklace, especially in combination with my work suits, but have been thinking lately maybe I should buy at least one thing that’s different. Thinking maybe if the necklace is long and lean, that those qualities would somehow be transferred onto me too?
5. Jack’s Camp: One of the most transformative trips I’ve ever taken was a safari. Not only was my entire visual world different, but my entire experiential one was as well: no telephone, no internet, no TV, nothing electronic but my camera. Safaris have historically been upscale but it’s getting harder and harder to find one that doesn’t buckle to demands of everything on, even though everything “off” is just as much part of the experience. While I’ll forever be an and Beyond enthusiast for the experience they gave us, I love this interview with Jack’s Camp on how they’re bucking the trend and fighting to give travelers what they need and not just what they want.