On My Nightstand

On My Nightstand

We got back from Miami last night, and while traveling is usually the time when I make loads of progress in the books I have going, let’s just say that when you have an 18-month-old in tow, things are a little different. “Downtime” typically doesn’t even make an appearance! Towards the last half of our… read more


On My Nightstand

I thought that this month’s reading list would be predictably self-improvement oriented… but when I looked at the books on my nightstand that I really wanted to read, it turned out to be more about fun! We’ve got a highly-anticipated novel, a collection of fashion industry correspondence, a coming-of-age tale about culture and class structure and a… read more


On My Nightstand

After letting 2 months slip by between editions of On My Nightstand, I’m dying to share so many reading ideas that it’s tough to narrow them down to just four. Still, I’m forcing myself to choose only a well-edited selection in the hopes that you guys will check out every single one and let me know what… read more


On My Nightstand

Can’t believe it’s already time for another edition of On My Nightstand, and this month, I’ve got some real jewels to share. Don’t you love it when you have a book that you’re so excited about, you actually look forward to crawling into bed at night just so you can dive into its pages? Well right now,… read more


On My Nightstand

Funny how it seems that the times when I have the least amount of time to read are usually the times when nothing would do my soul more good than diving into a great new novel or an engrossing memoir. This past month has been crazy busy (whatever happened to the “lazy days” of summer?)… read more


On My Nightstand

Last Friday was the official first day of summer, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who got a little giddy thinking about lazy days spent lying next to a cool body of water, stack of books at the ready. For me, nothing signifies vacation quite like a fat juicy novel. Allowing myself to… read more


On My Nightstand

It’s funny how sometimes, there’s nothing I’d rather do than dive into an engrossing novel to unwind…and other times (like this month), I’m totally in the mood for nonfiction works that enrich my body, mind and spirit. I’ll be heading to LA and Aspen during the next few weeks, and I’m loading up my iPad… read more


On My Nightstand

Most nights spent at home these days, after we’ve put Phoebe down, prepared dinner and put away the dishes, I’m confronted with 3 choices: work on my laptop, watch TV or read a book. Lately I’m trying to do much less of the first two and more of the latter, and it’s amazing how much… read more


On My Nightstand

This month’s books left me feeling inspired, from a memoir that explored the relationship between a son and his mother who left an indelible mark on everyone in her world, to the breathtaking images of fashion photographer Anne Menke’s global travels. What type of books are inspiring all of you lately? Beautifully-written novels, biographies of great… read more


On My Nightstand

Did anyone else resolve to read more books this year? I committed to, at the very minimum, consistently finish my book club’s selections. They’re always great, I just sometimes don’t manage to quite get to the last page before we meet. Anyway, reading is such an incredible way to feed the mind and soul, and… read more