Fall-Winter Reading List

 Photo taken at the magical  Commonplace Books   in OKC. So in love with this book store. 

Photo taken at the magical Commonplace Books  in OKC. So in love with this book store. 

We are quickly approaching the holidays where long travel hours await us. There will be miles upon miles in the car or in the air..so you know what this means....

 What are you reading? Do you know any good books?

Excited to share my 5 faves of the moment with you and while we are on the topic of the holidays, I have added these to the gift guide category of my blog. Whenever I am perplexed about shopping for that one difficult person on my list that has everything, my go-to is always a book! 

Read it at the beach: The Vacationers by Emma Straub
This smart beach read chronicles a New York family’s two-week vacation in Mallorca. The sunlit island, its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. But all does not go according to plan: over the course of the vacation, secrets come to light, old and new humiliations are experienced, childhood rivalries resurface, and ancient wounds are exacerbated. This is an oldie but such a goodie. 

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Pack it on your road trip: Wanderful by Andi Eaton 

This stylish lookbook and travelogue for the adventurous and nomadic heart Contains 256 pages of pure traveling bliss. Follow in Andi’s footsteps as she travels the United States to discover some of its most effort­lessly chic destinations—and the fashionable free spirits and wanderers who live there. Nine intimate and exciting road trip routes explore cities, forests, and in between, and will make you feel like you’re traipsing the country with your best, and best-dressed, girlfriends by your side. Every route features a peek into the closets of area tastemakers, and many routes lead to favorite trendy destinations, including Joshua Tree, New Orleans, Marfa, and Santa Fe. Throughout, there are photos, stories, and recommendations for where to shop, dine, and find music and fun, just like a local. This should be under everyone's tree this year. 

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Take it on your international flight: Travels With Chufy by Sofía Sanchez de Betak 

Explore the hidden gems of the world with this unforgettable book by travel and style influencer Sofía Sanchez de Betak, who is widely known by her nickname, Chufy. Accompanied by gorgeous photography, the locales portrayed in this volume encourage readers and adventurers to look beyond commonplace destinations.

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Read it with your best friend: The Sun And Her Flowers By Rupi Kaur 
Step 1: Read together. Step 2: Talk about it. Step 3: Hug it out. This poetry grabs you in places you never thought it would--or maybe you knew so that is why you have not gotten it yet. The Sun and Her Flowers is a vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing, ancestry and honoring one’s roots, expatriation + rising up to find a home within yourself. Illustrated by Kaur and divided into five chapters, The Sun and Her Flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising + blooming; a celebration of love in all its forms. And yes--it takes you places. 

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You’ll want to read it twice: Things Are What You Make of Them by Adam J. Kurtz 
This upbeat, life-affirming book for creators of all stripes. Each page is a bit of wisdom and empathy from one working artist to the next - helping make sense of things like rejection, failure, false starts, fame, happiness + collaborations - handwritten on notebook pages photographed with vibrant color backgrounds that characterize his art. Perforated tear-and-share pages make it easy to display as reminders or pass a bit of advice onto a friend. It's a touchstone for writers, artists, entrepreneurs + anyone else who wants to be more creative – even Alanis Morissette, who hails it as, "filled with wit, warmth, wonder + wisdom.

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What are you currently reading?!

And local loves Andi Eaton will be here in Tulsa so soon. Come meet her at a holiday cocktail party at Jenkins and Co on December 1st from 5-7p.m. She will also be at West Elm in Utica Square on December 2nd from 10-11a.m reading a bit from the book. You can find info on these on my face-book fan page

Shop my faves here.

XOOXOXO
SAM