Rachelle's Reading List

First, I wanted to share something I saw on Instagram that literally has given me a new kind of hope for all of us as we navigate these divisive waters. Scroll through her Instagram slides until the end. Thank you Emily Giffin for showing us a really cool example of how we can connect with our adversaries. [Emily Giffin's Incredibly Inspiring Instagram Exchange]

I'm currently reading Rebecca Makkai's latest, The Great Believers, and oh my gosh you guys! It is so so so good. Dive in!

Also, I recently went to the movies and saw "The Favourite."  I really liked it. It made me realize how few stories from history get told from the women's point of view. It also reminded me that just because women are overlooked in history books, doesn't mean they weren't the ones behind the scenes making things happen! You just KNOW they were!

Congrats to my friends who just launched their new clothing line, Iris Black! Go check it out.

Here are the basket bags we are all going to be coveting this Spring/Summer.

I'm dying to see this exhibition, God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin, at the Zwirner Gallery.


Image courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery

I recently watched BOTH Fyre festival documentaries, (because hey, it's cold out there!), and am I the only one that thinks the festival's fearless leader Billy MacFarland is a mini clone of Trump? Always on the scam! Anyway, oh dear am I worried about the Millennials. Fyre Festival aside, are they seriously confused by our mailing system?! (p.s. In case you care, I'm technically a "Xennial") 

I love a good high/low, and this mix of caviar and frito chips (left) is pretty fab.  It's Martha Stewart approved and I am totally going to serve it at some point in the near future. 

This article from Judith Newman on dealing with anxiety, mental illness and grief in the Times, was thoroughly insightful. It's basically a 3-part book review, and I came across this line from Matt Haig’s Notes on a Nervous Planet, that I want to hold on to, for myself and to tell my children: “Never be cool. Never try to be cool. Never worry what the cool people think. Head for the warm people. Life is warmth. You’ll be cool when you’re dead.”

And, speaking of death, I'm the type of person that thinks about death a lot. It's comforting to know I'm not alone.

It's fashion week in Paris which means my Instagram feed is brimming with glorious couture fashion photos. My favorites have come from the Viktor & Rolf show. It's worth seeing them all, there's even a "Give a Damn!"

Proof that women are superheroes: This runner, Jasmin Paris just won Britain's "most brutal" race all while expressing breastmilk for her daughter at stops along the way. She's my new hero.

These "i am an immigrant" sweaters (left) that we created with DVF, are the perfect statement for all of us to wear during these ridiculous days of wall debating.

Can you imagine being the construction worker who discovered THIS?!

People keep asking me when we are going to be launching our next line of sweatshirts. Don't worry! They're in the works and you will be the first to know!

Omg how dreamy is John Derian's home?

Finally, I'm dreaming of summer. And, we're counting down the days till we're toasting the season together at Crow's Nest (Did you know this is my husband's labor of love?). A photo to get your imaginations going....