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.
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.
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.
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.
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.