>Branded

>When Richard and I went to Paris a few years ago, I was intent upon visiting the House of Balmain, where I purchased a beautiful tie from their small men’s collection. But I was less interested in shopping than I was in seeing the place where Valentine O’Neill began her career as a fashion designer. […]

>My favorite new reviewing word,

>from Publishers Weekly‘s 3/3/08 review of Penny Vincenzi’s (love her) An Absolute Scandal: “chickensian.”

>Happy Birthday, Judy!

>Martha told me she heard this morning on “Writer’s Almanac” that today is Judith Krantz’s birthday. (I guess there is hope for NPR.) There are lots of writers I admire, respect, enjoy, but Krantz is the one I love the most. It’s not the sex and clothes (although she writes well about both) but the […]