Bon Weekend: 17 March 2022
Spring has finally arrived but that means beautiful sunny weather mixed with cold and rainy days. We’ve got you covered if you want to be out and about or hunkered down at home with something to watch or read this weekend.
Filmmaker Sofia Coppola doesn’t seem to grant many interviews so I was excited to find a new one for LifeWear magazine from Uniqlo. You can read it for free on Kindle. While on the Uniqlo site, I noticed that the new Ines de la Fressange collection for spring and summer 2022 is available now. There are some great tops and dresses you should check out.
If you happen to be in Paris this spring, you will definitely want to check out the newly reopened Dior hôtel particulier at 30 Montaigne that was closed for two years for renovations. The space designed by Peter Marino includes a boutiques, a gallery, a restaurant and patisserie, haute couture salons, and gardens. Sounds magnifique.
The iconic Hotel Chelsea has quietly reopened while some of the rooms are still being finished after years of being closed for renovations. The El Quijote restaurant has full reopened though if you want to make a reservation.
I watched the new Andy Warhol Diaries documentary on Netflix that weekend and can’t say enough good things about this six-part series. It delves into his personal and professional relationships as well as what was happening culturally and historically in every decade he was alive and working. I was familiar with his partner Jed Johnson since he went on to become a well known interior designer but there were others that I had never heard of before like Jon Gould. I also wasn’t aware of just how good of friends he was with Jean-Michel Basquiat. It was actually quite moving especially when it got to the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Everyone I know who has seen it so far has also loved it so definitely add it to your queue.
There are quite a few films that debuting on March 18, 2022. I’m excited to watch Windfall on Netflix starring Lily Collins, Jesse Plemons, and Jason Segel. The film from director Charlie McDowell is about a man who breaks into a tech billionaire’s empty vacation home to only have things go sideways when the arrogant mogul and his wife arrive for a last-minute getaway.
I really wish all films would be released online as well as in theaters since we are still in a pandemic. I don’t want to go to the theater but The Outfit looks good enough to make me change my mind. The thriller follows an English tailor who used to craft suits on London’s world-famous Savile Row who must outwit a dangerous group of mobsters in order to survive a fateful night. It stars some great actors including Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, and Johnny Flynn.
Audiences were up in arms at the ending of Sanditon on PBS so hopefully season two which debuts on Sunday, March 20, 2022 will satisfy the fans. Unfortunately, Theo James will not return. He’s currently filming season two of White Lotus in Sicily. Leo Sutter will also not return but he can be seen in Viking Valhalla on Netflix.
I read the beginning of Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation on Amazon and was so hooked that I had to buy the book immediately. Author Erika Krouse is an compelling storyteller.
This pink double breasted blazer just arrived today and it’s perfect for warmer spring weather.
If you need any wardrobe updates, Ann Taylor has a great 25% to 40% off off sale going on right now.
During the first year of the pandemic, I gave into Birkenstock’s and haven’t looked back. I still love my fancy summer sandals but there is something nice about just slipping on a comfy pair of Birks. The rubber are the most comfortable but best saved for the height of summer so I just got these Birkenstock 1774 Arizona canvas slides. They are part of the more elevated collection Birkenstock 1774. I bought them on MyTheresa where all the styles are cheaper than they are on other websites. There is a collaboration coming out with Manolo Blahnik and Birkenstock 1774 next week but the prices look a bit higher than I am willing to spend even if they are insanely comfortable.