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If you and your fam are enjoying a tropical vacay this winter, congrats! Not only are you going to get a tan, but you are also now part of the select percent that can read trashy novels without shame or need for self defense. For the rest of us, it's time to put our Twilight days behind us and get real about quality tomes that we've been meaning to read since forever. So we tapped NYC rare-book dealer, Joseph Mandelbaum (who just launched his beautiful website, The Royal Mandelbaums) to give us the scoop on the soft and hard covers we should have in our libraries (and points of reference for dinner parties and beyond). From a memoir by one of Fitzgerald and Hemingway's BFF to an experimental DeLilo and everything in between, these ten must-reads are certainly worth, uh, bookmarking.
Click through for Joseph's top picks and visit his extensive library in NYC's West Village.
Call us impatient, but we’ve been shopping for our fall '14 wardrobe since there was still snow on the ground. (Blame the runway schedule, not us.) While it might still be too steamy to wear wool, and donning leather in these temps will bake you silly in an instant, it’s never too early to start putting together a read
One look at your invitation-adorned refrigerator, and it may seem like everyone and their mother opts for summer nuptials. But, some couples do choose to say their vows outside of the June-through-August rush — and that calls for a dress that make seasonal sense.
Here's a style that's perfect for fall and winter read