What are you up to this weekend? Tonight I’m going to see Past Lives with a friend — it looks so good! — and tomorrow I’m having a little drinks party. I’m thinking of making a batch cocktail — maybe Pimm’s Cup? (Please lmk if you have any recommendations!) Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web…
How to talk to your child when the world is ending. Loved this.
What a cool Italian house tour.
The writers of Succession consulted with rich people: “I remember them saying to us, ‘What are you doing? Rich people don’t have coats! They just go from their car to their jet to their building.’ In the first season, I wrote the Thanksgiving episode, and I’d written ridiculous things like Marcia saying, ‘I’m cooking a turkey’ or ‘Let’s sit down and eat.’ They were like, ‘Oh my God, she wouldn’t even know where the kitchen was!”…Then I’d written that the staff was wearing maid’s uniform… I don’t know what staff look like. And they were like, ‘No, no, they’d be in chinos and polo shirts.'”
Never Have I Ever season four dropped this week, squeeee.
Two older best friends traveling together. “One day, I said: Ellie, I’ve always wanted to ride the trans-Siberian train. Do you think that’s something we could go on as a trip together?” (NYTimes gift link)
A Paris travel guide, including a life-changing sandwich shop.
Thank you to alllllll the readers who recommended the fascinating memoir Do No Harm.
Plus, three reader comments:
Says Brooke on our Father’s Day gift guide: “One year — completely out of ideas for my dad — I gave him coffee beans and a cheesy poem with a promise of monthly coffee dates, just the two of us. We’d meet at different spots (sometimes Starbucks, sometimes a mom-and-pop café, sometimes home-brewed at a park) and chat about all manner of life things. It was so precious to both of us, and I swear I’ve never seen him so excited about a gift.”
Says Savala on 10 great reader comments on traveling: “I always try to find a bookstore and buy something to read once I get home. Local bookstores often have a very particular place-y vibe, where you can see a slice of everyday life unfolding, like at a local restaurant. And I’m a book person, so I get a terrific physical souvenir that becomes part of my library and gives me a sensory memory of the place. Bonus: It’s fun to tell people, Oh, I got this at a little bookstore in Paris/Nairobi/Rio, etc.”
Says Jenny on 10 great reader comments on traveling: “Going through a stage of life where I’m too broke and working too much for Big Travel. Even just taking the bus to a different neighborhood feels good or driving to the beach in the evening with a sandwich and a fold-up chair.”
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