November 14, 2013

My New Fave Read!

I can’t even remember how I discovered this, probably googling for something random, but the day I discovered the Financial Times’ How to Spend It website, was one happy day! The tagline is a website of worldly pleasures from the Financial Times. image

It presumes that you have bucket-loads of disposable income, and even if you don’t, it’s loads of fun to peruse. It does have a British/European slant to it, but there’s nothing wrong with that.

Someone there has a great sense of humour and the columnists have the best titles: image

I particularly like their Diary of a Somebody, in which a “somebody” writes about their week. It was in reading one of them, that I discovered the amazing Cheapside Hoard which I wrote about recently. I’ve also found good sources for books, and some other great tips. also love Van der Postings, the musings of the wonderful Lucia Van der Post, whose writing I discovered when I lived in the UK.image

Literally, every time I check in to How to Spend It, I find something new! I like that some of their articles are relatively long – 1,000 words or more. You get in-depth information in an age where most everything is just a snippet. An interview with Paul Smith ran well over 2,000 words.image

It’s a big rabbit hole, but you’ll be better for reading How to Spend It. It’s not dumbed down at all, and in fact, I think you’ll be even more clever if you read it. You’ll thank me later.

8 comments:

  1. I love it too but my fave is chronicles of a spa junkie as its some person who pays for it herself, don't know how that works...

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    1. Wow! she pays her own way? That's a novel concept for a magazine.

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  2. A must read. I totally agree with you Meg...the sly humor slays me too.

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    1. you've got to be clever to catch some of them!

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  3. must trot over the website now + thanks xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  4. Don't you just love when you stumble on something great like this...and spend hours that you should be working, happily reading? Sometimes, after a deadline's been met, I try read just a few stories...

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  5. When I first moved to Washington, my landlady (who spent half the year traveling) subscribed to FT and I loved reading it when she was absent. Not the finance pages of course! I forgot how much I enjoyed it and I will have to go back now that you have reminded me.

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