Met Gala: Best Dressed Playlist

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City hosts an annual fundraising gala that also serves as an opportunity for stylish celebrities to show off iconic looks based on a theme. This year, attendees were encouraged to take their inspiration from the new fashion exhibition "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." Some of our…
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Nordic Museum Grand Opening!

The Nordic Museum has long been one of my favorite museums in the city. Its former location, a cozy but haunted-looking old schoolhouse, was host to some of the most unusual and memorable exhibits I've ever seen: a sprawling collection of kitschy birch board paintings, a dreamy photographic exhibition celebrating fantastical Nordic fashion design, a candy-colored…
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Oscars Red Carpet Read/Watch List

Last night, the 90th Academy Awards ceremony honored the best films of the previous year. You can browse a list of nominees and winners here. I was delighted to see Jordan Peele win Best Original Screenplay for Get Out, and my well-manicured brows raised incredulously when neither Jonny Greenwood's original score for Phantom Thread, nor anyone nominated from…
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Music for Days Gone By

Every so often there's a song or a piece of music that pairs perfectly with the book I'm reading. For me, Rose Bett's enchanting and poignant song reminded me of the Prisoner of Zenda, a romantic adventure in which true love and duty clash. Published on the eve of World War I, neither the blithe…
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Queen of the Grammys: SZA

The awards haven't gone out yet, but I'm already crowning this year's Queen of the Grammys (a title I just made up): her name is SZA, and she's amazing and I wish she was my bestie.  This year, SZA is up for five Grammys: Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album (Ctrl), Best R&B Song ("Supermodel")…
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Make the Most of hoopla

As someone who adores analog media, my home is filled with record players, typewriters, and of course- a tall stack of books on my bedside table. I love the smell of the pages and the weight of a book in hand. Books remain my favorite library collection, but over the years, I've discovered digital services that…
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