1. The national tour now on the road of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.” Currently playing in San Francisco, it will be in Dallas, D.C., and Palm Beach soon. You can’t go wrong with that sumptuous score. Here’s a link to the production’s tour dates. Check it out to see if it’s going to be playing in a city near you.
2. Doris Kearns Goodwin’s new dual biography, “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.” Turn off MSNBC and Fox News and CNN and read this book which took Goodwin eight years to research and write. Bill Keller in the New York Times called it “The West Wing scripted by Henry James.”
3. The olive light grey cashmere slipper socks by Marc Jacobs. The perfect autumn present to yourself. The color is not only neutral but the gender is as well—they come in sizes for both men and women.
4. If you live in San Francisco and are bored with ordering in pizza, try Munchery.com. Meals prepared by great local chefs with quality eco-friendly ingredients. And with each meal you order the company donates a meal to someone in need.
5. The original 1962 London cast album of Noel Coward’s “Sail Away” if only to hear Elaine Stritch sing Coward’s anthem “Why Do the Wrong People Travel?” this holiday week. I often wake up singing this song myself around Thanksgiving.
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