I’m currently in the midst of the hell that is moving within New York City. Personally, I think moving OUT of New York is the worst, but that’s because this is the place I consider home now, and I’ve had to leave NY a few times before—each time breaking my heart more than the last. So thankfully, I’m just moving between boroughs rather than states or time zones or oceans.
That said, while I’m unpacking my wine collection—honestly the only reason I hired movers was to move my sofa, bed, and wine bottles—here are some weekend reads for you.
Interesting that Amazon hasn't been able to learn from one of Instacart's biggest problems. Amazon to Whole Foods Online Delivery Customers: We’re Out of Celery, How’s Kale? (Wall Street Journal)
One Kings Lane has a storefront in Soho, and online favorite Safavieh is opening an outpost just a few blocks away soon. Sometimes you just need to see stuff in person. Welcome to physical retail, Wayfair. Wayfair Is Latest E-Commerce Retailer to Open a Physical Store (Fortune)
This is really nothing compared to what we learned last year about John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Mel B Revealed She and Geri Halliwell Hooked Up, and Now the Spice Girls Reunion Tour May Be in Jeopardy (InStyle)
But do they all have the Amazon jacket? With Maison, Park Avenue Moms Gets a Club of Their Own (WSJ Magazine)
Fraud or just a bad business model? MoviePass Chief Blames Fraud for Last Year’s Unlimited Plan Fail (New York Post)
Love this quote from Gemma Chan: “I feel like Hamilton opened minds a lot. We have a black man playing George Washington. They describe it as ‘America then, told by America now.’ And I think our art should reflect life now.” Gemma Chan Wants to End Whitewashing — In Hollywood and in History Books (Allure)
Whoever timed "London Dog Week" to coincide with Brexit week might have been a genius because everyone there is going to need an emotional support animal right now. London Dog Week 2019: From a Doggy Fashion Show to Pet Pampering, These Are the LDW Highlights (Evening Standard)
Wow, ICE Is coming for Anna Delvey. ICE Will Deport 'Socialite Grifter' Anna Sorokin As Soon As They Can (Gothamist)
I use Safari for only two things: To watch Apple events, and to file expense reports because whoever developed Concur is a monster. Why the Apple TV+ Event Was So Unusual (Fortune)
Steven Spielberg is out here shilling for Apple TV+ and now his anti-Netflix campaign makes even more sense. Steven Spielberg Mocked Over Appearance at Apple Event After Netflix Criticism (Yahoo Movies)
Speaking of this week’s Apple event, it’s remarkable how Apple announced nothing at all yet glossed over that fact with a parade of A-list celebrities. I’m keen on the Reese Witherspoon+Jennifer Aniston show, but otherwise, I can’t see why I’d want to pay for Apple TV+—not to mention Apple doesn’t know when it will roll out the service to other supported devices that it noted. Apple TV Plus Shows Don't Have Me Reaching for My Wallet…Yet (CNET)
Frankly the only announcement that really excited me was the prospect of Oprah’s new book club. Oprah Got a Ton of Money to Revive Her Famous Book Club (Vulture)