The first episode of Belgravia is available in the US on Epix. I loved the book by Julian Fellowes and am excited to watch the series.
I paired Belgravia with a cup of tea. Now you know which tea to drink while watching the TV adaptation. Speaking of Belgravia, this is an interesting history piece about what happened at the Duchess of Richmond’s ball.
I have anxiety because of the coronavirus, the state of the union and the unknown. I’m going to take it one day at a time, do my part to be a good neighbor and stay home as much as possible. If you are home and want to read something, here is a mish-mash of reading links.
Remember how WeWork was the latest craze? WeWork began the shared space phenomenon, which isn’t a bad idea. Companies and solo business owners now have options to rent space for much cheaper than signing expensive, long-term leases. Anyway, I digress. Nothing good lasts forever and the origin of WeWork seems…interesting, for lack of better words. Rebekah Neumann’s Search for Enlightenment Fueled WeWork’s Collapse.
If you’re in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Historic Garden Week has been cancelled, but you can at least still look at pictures of gardens and flowers from past years.
You Had Me at the Title. “People often ask me what I’m reading and sometimes I forget. What’s the name of that book again? But then some book titles stick to my brain like a gecko clinging to a wall. They take root inside me and often the book itself proves to be just as unforgettable.”
Before Waterloo: What Happened At The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball? This article talks about the famous ball hosted by the Duchess of Richmond, but also mentions that Julian Fellows’ (of Downton Abbey fame) book Belgravia will be a tv series on ITV. This is such wonderful news because I really loved reading Belgravia. I wanted to hug the book when I finished reading it. I wrote about the novel here.
Today’s links are not plentiful, but you know what they say: quality over quantity.
I pass the time on the metro by reading. Sometimes I read on Kindle, sometimes I read the physical books, sometimes I simply cruise the world wide web. I often get comments from strangers, such as “Oh, I never read ebooks. Real books are so much better.” Or “Oh good, you’re reading a real book. No one does that anymore,” as if an e-book is not a real book. It’s a strange world we live in where strangers judge us by our reading format. Simone at Simone and Her Books writes about this very topic and I could not have said it better myself. Never Judge a Reader by their Reading Format.
This week’s drink pairing is for Entre Nous: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl. I love, love, love this book and will never part with it. In fact, my husband suggested I purchase a new copy to replace my beat-up copy and I can’t even do that. I love this first copy. It’s what inspired my love of everything French and my very first trip to Paris, which was also a solo-trip where I had the time of my life.