With summer coming up (in the Philippines anyway), I imagine many of you are looking forward to days lounging on a beach bed, cold drink in hand and reading a good book. These are my recommendations for fun and chic light summer reading. Both happen to be memoirs, of ordinary people who had extraordinary experiences…
(image: Bringing Home the Birkin Blog)
Do you wanna know the secret to purchasing a Birkin without having to get on the fabled 2-year waiting list? YES I do!!! Even if I would NEVER be rich enough to actually buy one!
Michael Tonello was a makeup artist and hair dresser who left his life in Massachusetts to follow his dreams of living in Barcelona, Spain (He had me at “Spain” – living vicariously through him!) wherein he finds himself alone with no job! Then he discovers the secret to purchasing the most coveted bag in the world and becomes an eBay luxury reseller of everything Hermes. It’s so fabulous and told in such a witty, sassy way that I can barely believe it’s a memoir! What a fun exciting read! I didn’t wanna put this book down. Seriously.
“[A] memoir of … madcap travels, triumphs, and humiliations…. Anyone who has ever stepped into a luxury boutique and felt the sting of the doorman’s disapproval will find a hero in Tonello.”
– MIAMI HERALD
(image: Design Wonderland)
This New York Times Bestseller is about 2 college girls from Iowa who go to NYC to apply for summer jobs and end up being the first girls working on the sales floor at (the holy grail) Tiffany’s in the 1940’s.
Oh my! How exciting to be around all the lovely things and fabulous people of that era! During a time when everything was so proper and people wore hats and gloves. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to live in that time when there were so many rules and proper ways to do things. Though I am sure I would probably be a “rebel” of some sort… it is nice to daydream about those days of glamour and the
This book lets us live that daydream through Marjorie Hart’s story of that one summer at Tiffany’s. She got to see legends like Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland in the flesh!! She even got to model jewelry for the famous playboy and heir to the Woolworth’s fortune, Jimmy Donahue!
“A glorious once-upon a time fairy tale come true. . . . I loved every moment.”
– ADRIANA TRIGIANI
Ladies, enjoy the read! And when you finish, please do drop me a line to let me know your thoughts on the books! I would love to hear from you!