After a busy week of travel and TV segments, it's nice to be home for a few days before I hit the road again on Monday.
But first, this weekend, I am co-hosting a baby shower for some dear friends who are expecting their first baby early next month! So, between phone calls and emails, I am spending Friday in the kitchen making a mountain of tiny cookies and bars for the event, from classics such as peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies (perfect for showers when the kids are invited!) to rich fudge brownies and my mom's famous lemon bar recipe, among other treats.
One benefit of travel is that I get to do a lot of airplane reading. Here are a few stories that caught my eye during the last week:
- As an unapologetic Anglophile and real estate junkie, I loved reading the WSJ story about the conversion of the old BBC Television Centre in West London into (super-pricey) condos.
- Happy that USA Today shares my view that the best way to improve your air travel experience this summer is to pack a good attitude.
- The Age of Consignment is upon us. I usually think of it only for clothing (such as the plethora of designer consignment shops in our neighborhood, which you can read about here and here) - but the resale market for furniture, decor, art and more is booming.
- Many women are simplifying their lives by creating a work "uniform" - eliminating the hassle of trying to figure out what to wear each day.
And - I read an amazing page-turner of a book that I will share with you next week.
Have a lovely weekend!