Online Magazines: I’ve been finding online magazines everywhere lately. It’s a new trend, and I must say I’m totally impressed by what is being put in these incredible magazines. To me, nothing beats flipping through some real pages, but these have been adding so much fun to my web-surfing lately! From home decor to fashion to art, these publications have a little bit of everything. My current favorites are Cellardoor Magazine, Rue Magazine, Anthology, and my new favorite found today, Sweet Paul; do you know of any fantastic online reads?
How Does Your Online Persona Affect Your Dating Life?: In this age of facebook, twitter, google, and all the other social networking sites, it’s possible to find almost anyone online. We’re often told how important our online image is for jobs, schools, and professional opportunities, but what about for dating? This interesting article from Marie Claire explores how important that online image can be for dating, and how others judge based on what they find when searching your name. It’s just a little wake up call to once again be careful of what ends up going online!
The Concrete Jungle: When I think of New York City, I think of a metropolis of a diverse group of people, of industry, of fashion, of food, a place that has almost everything. Yet with the exception of Central Park, nature was never a word that really came to mind until I came across this article in New York Magazine. Surprisingly, the city’s ever changing environment and diversity has become appealing to more than one animal, and a developing ecosystem is on its way.
“The Elegance of the Hedgehog”: Muriel Barbery’s second hit, I recently started reading this international bestseller and can’t put it down. Written from the perspective of two narrators, the book starts with Renée, a widowed concierge who works in a beautiful home for a group of wealthy bourgeois families. Alternating chapters, next writes the daughter of one of the families, Paloma, a 13 year old genius who plans to end her life because she finds the world pointless. Renée and Paloma play off of each others thoughts and keep the reader on their toes while they watch the two help each other find meaning in their lives. This book is emotional, comical, and philosophical and the New York Times gives an expert Sunday Book Review on the novel, full of praise.