. I used to cram the reading into the last two weeks of summer (because we had tests on the first day of school and the books had to be freshly read for a good grade), which really ended summer vacations on a sour note. Did you/do you feel the same way? I've put together a fun summer...

It's time for the weekend poll — Aunt Violet: "What's a weekend?" — and this weekend, we're scenting the cast of Downton Abbey. Scent as many or as few as you like, and please, there is no need for historical accuracy — Julian Fellowes has not been stifled by such considerations, so neither...

Hemingway is one of my favorite writers, so I will definitely be re-reading The Garden of Eden or The Sun also Rises. I couldn't think of a more perfect backdrop. Najla (One Model Management) I'm reading Yargo, but I can't remember the author at the moment. Chrissy Teigen My summer...

I can't stick to just one vacation scent. Weather will be mid-50s, drizzly. I'll use some space in my sons' quart bags if need be. Current candidates include: Organza Indecence Angelique Noire Vanille Insensee Diptyque Eau Duelle Prada Candy No. 5 Eau Premiere Hanae Mori Magical Moon VC&A...

Since it's well documented that I have stacks of reading material all over my apartment, coming up with a list of books wasn't difficult, it was whittling that list down into something manageable for the column this week. Since summer reading is traditionally about fun, frothy reads, I've...

Remember that summer reading list you used to get way back in the day? Maybe you read everything on the list, and then some, or maybe you crumpled it into your backpack and did your best to ignore it. But either way, we've got some good news for you: It's exponentially more fun and much more...

Wear something deep that takes you far away when reading this.

, JAR Lightning, Felanilla, Demeter Eggnogg Alice Hoffman The Dovekeepers + Incense Extreme, Ouarzate Am just also reading Camille Paglia Glittering Images – Would be fun to combine a scent with every work of art discussed.... ...

One of my favorite things about summer is finding a lazy, warm afternoon to curl up with a good book. I always overpack books when heading on trips imagining hours and hours where I can read light page-turners. Last year I put together a summer reading list and still recommend all those...

I always like to split my summer reading selections into 3 categories: A good novel, a biography, and a work of Literature (with a capital L). My Literature last year was the Complete Works of Oscar Wilde. The novel, or novels in this case, was the complete works of Agatha Christie featuring...

 

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