the somerset collection

erikablack  asked:

what do you suggest are the best travel/vacation reads? thank you so much!! xx

Hmm. Okay, first I’d try to find out if there are any good books that take place in the spot where you’re going. For instance, it would be amazing to read The End of the Affair in London or The Razor’s Edge in the French Riviera. But other titles that might work well while traveling are: On the Road (for obvious reasons :D), The Thin Man (as it’s not a difficult read but it sucks you in), or The Rosie Project (light, fun, touching). Short stories would be perfect as well because you could choose stories based on how much time you have between activities. I’d highly suggest short stories by Milan Kundera (Laughable Loves), James Joyce (Dubliners), Sherwood Anderson (Winesburg, Ohio), or W. Somerset Maugham (Collected Short Stories). Have fun, and tell us which book(s) you choose!


My 11 year old granddaughter and I had the pleasure of meeting Meryl Davis today at Intermix in Somerset Collection, Troy, MI. She was absolutely stunning!! And so sweet, kind and patient. The second pic is Meryl with a lovely lady named Joan who shared photos of her trip to SWAY. She promised to send me some of them. The last pic is a lady who had a sweatshirt for Meryl. It had a sketch of Meryl and Maks. The lady said she had given one to Maks to give to Meryl, but wasn’t sure he had. Meryl was so pleased.

The Intermix store is small and they had meryl’s reception set up outside in the corridor. When the event began not many people had arrived so that gave those of us who were there a wonderful opportunity to talk with her and take numerous pictures (yay us!). I had pondered dozens of questions to ask Meryl, but when I finally saw her, my mind went blank – all I could do was gush about how wonderful she was.(sigh) I did eventually ask if she was still planning to do the Ice Skating in Harlem event, and she said yes, she definitely was. Sorry, but I didn’t have the guts to ask personal questions about Maks. Not appropriate.

She is just lovely; her complexion is like porcelin. And she has a killer body. By the way, the dress she is wearing features a top to bottom back zipper - gorgeous. She wore 4" platform taupe pumps. And, as you can see, she is wearing the evil eye bracelet.

This was a lovely intimate experience; very different from the M&G with Maks in August which had huge a crowd.

I do hope I get to meet her again.