Remember That Woman?
Verdict? Anne Sebba has humanized Wallis Simpson a bit......Wallis was certainly ambitious, but her hard personality and ruthlessness still shines through the pages. And the ex-King? Obsessed with Wallis, almost annoyingly so! Exhausting, petulant behaviour. Good read.
I also (happily) bought these a week or so ago.
So far I have only leafed through the fabulous photos in the Downton Abbey book; this is my next read. Then I have a whole wave of other books on order at the library. What would I do without books?
We got some good news last Friday. Hubs' work trip to the States got approved (!) so we are off to Southern California at the end of April. Talk about a pleasant surprise, I honestly didn't think the trip would happen and I wasn't expecting to go on vacation that soon after our last one, but I will take it!
Therefore, inspired by the spirit of Faux Fuchsia and Adrienne and others who have participated in Frugal February, I am going on a spending freeze in March to save $$ for this vacation. I'm going to need it. My Molton Brown supply is dwindling and I've now discovered that my favorite Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer with SPF cannot be shipped to Canada.
When I tried phoning three other Sephora shops in two other provinces (and also the Sephora that is 2.5 hours away in my province), most stores were out of stock of the moisturizer, but the last shop I phoned had it. When I received my package a few days later, I found that I was charged the absurd conversion price of $55 per moisturizer (that is, from US to Cdn to the tune of $13 extra - $42.00 to $55.00). I was ticked since there should have only been a couple of dollars difference as the US/Cdn Dollar is pretty much around par right now .....and I let Sephora know it. Unfortunately, I got the pre-programmed sounding line "that is just how our system calculates the exchange", I was told. Since I was desperate, I kept the two moisturizers I bought a few weeks ago but I'm not too impressed with Sephora right now and won't be giving them my business for awhile. I don't know of any other shops in Canada where I can buy Laura Mercier products...
Arrghhhh....I'm sure those of you in Canada and the UK can relate to ridiculous conversion pricing!