Here are the top 5 for your Spring break:

1. Pool Party by Johnny Pigozzi

Photos from the personal archives of Johnny Pigozzi from 1950’s until today, you can spot celebrities, supermodels, rock stars, royalty at the parties that took place on this swimming pool in Antibes, France.

Best to read: Sunbathing in your towel on a very hot beach day.

2. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Imagine The Devil Wears Prada of the cuisine world, this fictional story takes place in New York City and the new life of a young woman working in a very famous hot city restaurant.

Best to read: On the terrace of your bff’s apartment while drinking a glass of rosé.

3. The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan

If you have ever wondered, when, how and where American fashion took center attention then look no further, this book tells us by the words of fashion journalist, Robin Givhan, how for the fund-raiser for the restoration of King Louis XIV’s palace in 1973 five american designers (Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, Halston
and Stephen Borrows) and five french designers (Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy, Pierre Cardin, Emanuel Ungaro and Marc Bohan of Christian Dior) had a face off in an over-the-top runway show with
important artists, celebrities and even politicians were the audience of, such event would alter the history of fashion and in fact it did.

Best to read: Traveling by plane from one continent to another with a cozy blanked and your favorite sheet mask on your face.

4. Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Eight not so long coming of age stories in the 1920’s, filled with dating, romance, life paths with a charm, light and pleasant tone to it. fun to read full of symbolism, just how I like it.

Best to read: By the lake, wearing your favorite skirt, eating grapes or on the train to visit your hometown listening Jazz as background with your new headphones.

5. You Are Having a Good time by Amie Barrodale

When quirky and moody collide, funny lines and surreal endings. I’m a cheerful reader but sometimes dark humor and weirdness make us understand and realize that there’s vastly ways to get to a conclusion or setting any resolution, sometimes a sign is not getting a sign.

Best to read: Perfect for those days when you don’t have any plans and found yourself looking at the ceiling too often, sit on your favorite sofa and prepare to get weird with it.

And there you go, hopefully you will get inspired by one or all of them this spring break. Specially If you don’t travel, then just grab a book and bon voyage!

Author Viviana P.

Photo courtesy Dara Muscat

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