book smart.

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i am nothing if not a book worm. you may have noticed the first thing i did when i moved into my new house was to build floor to ceiling built-in bookcases as fast as we possibly could. when i move, i lug my book collection along the way, causing movers everywhere serious back pain (sorry guys, they are not dead bodies but beloved hardbound treasures). but not only do i love... 
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cookbook collector.

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truth be told, i am a bit of a cookbook junkie — but for a more civilized descriptor, let’s just say collector. cookbooks, especially those published by phaidon are just some of the best visual eye candy around, and yet they’re practical, too because in them you’ll also find wonderful recipes. i have too many phaidon cookbooks to list here, but these... 
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wear this there: sfmoma.

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as the gateway to modern art, SFMOMA is always one we suggest to visiting friends and readers. Now even more so because our favorite landmark got a wee bit of a facelift. home to warhols, and rothkos alike it now houses a richard serra installation. they upgraded to an in-house sightless coffee bar, and a three michelin starred destination called in situ. why not try to blend... 
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wear this there: buchbar.

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this week’s wear this there takes us all the way to antwerp where coffee and books meet the best kind of minimal design at buchbar. huddle in with a latte and our read this there — the new garconne for all over sensory inspiration. a sheer shift dress, and your most eye-catching accessories are sure to make you some local trendsetter friends. we’re stealing... 
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wear this there: the restaurant at the standard.

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were bringing it home for brunch this week, to a classic that’s been under our noses the whole time. this ambiguously named spot is memorable not for title, but for the fact that the entire locale is bright cadmium yellow. yep, absolutely everything in the joint is daffodil-hued. and though we would love to send you forth, dressed head-to-toe in matching tones, that may... 
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