I was so well-intentioned this morning when I started in on the papers (while drinking my morning coffee, of course). Just get through it, and move on to other things. Clearly, this did not happen. I was side-tracked by four articles that fetched more than my typical scan-and-go:
1. The Chicago Tribune’s review of menu design in the “At Play” section. Okay, I realize that clearly, there can be good food and poor design, but I swoon for good design. Menus and business cards that “get it” indicate to me that the owner “gets it” as well, and I’m more likely to try the restaurant. (but I only liked one menu in the bunch they reviewed)
2. The Chicago Tribune (again) mentions the Laura Ingalls Wilder Highway as a tourist destination, and profiles one “bonnethead” as she visits Walnut Grove, Minnesota’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. By the way, if you’ve only seen the TV show, you’re bound for a few surprises (and museum workers can spot you non-readers quite easily).
3. The NYTimes Thursday Style section discusses “The Devil Wears Prada” and its non-convincing wardrobe choices. Let’s just say that I really want to see this movie, even though it will probably get bad reviews. I always wanted to work at a magazine. When I was younger, it was Vogue all the way, although today Martha Stewart or Martha Stewart Weddings would probably be my job of choice. So bad wardrobe aside, I’ll be there, watching Meryl Streep and trying to imagine how much they got right in making the movie. Read it here.
4. Also in the style section, a review of the Tracy Reese store in NYC. She makes such cute stuff, and it was interesting to learn how she had a failed line before this successful go. The dresses featured looked very pretty, too – perfect for my virtual life where I run errands and never sweat! I need to stop buying clothes for that life, but they keep enticing me.
See you tomorrow!