Wednesday, it's reading on the beach day!

Although I stay well away from the sun under an umbrella, I love nothing more than lounging on the beach with a good novel... looking at my two men walking around and playing on the sand. Bliss! (Check them out wearing matching daddy-and-me Vilebrequin swimming trunks, which can be found at Heidi Klein)... doesn't it make your heart melt?

Until this last trip, I used to haul a good three to four novels in my suitcase in order to last me a few days, hoping that the hotel's library would be well stocked in books left by other guest to tide me over until the end of the holiday. Inevitably, I had to choose between the latest girlie novel (or, though less frequently, the cool documentary on the crisis by some obscure trader) and an additional pair of Loubies, a very tough choice for a an avid reader who is crazy about accessories. Ok so it wasn't litterally Sophie's choice but at times it felt close...

Thankfully, just before leaving for Mauritius, I ordered a Kindle, the coolest little gizmo ever if you ask me! I love the IPad, of course, but find it impossible to read on. The Kindle has a page-like appearance, not a backlit screen, and as soon as mine arrived, complete with it's flashy orange sleeve, I made sure I downloaded the latest Candace Bushnell and Sophie Kinsella novels, as well as a new book by Marek Halter and a couple of memoirs from Rwanda survivors (yes, to read them).

If you love reading but hate carrying dozens of novels on your holidays, this is the link for you: Amazon Kindle Shop. (Oh, and the sandals are from Office...)


Lonely Greenshoe said...

I love the matching Villebrequin! They're so lovely!

Mona P said...

Here I am, finally :) I am still recovering from a very nasty cold, hence the absence.

Your son is such a cutie!

For some reason, I never got around buying Kindle, but sounds like it is a must!

Btw, I have a question. Do you have any travel advice/tips on Madrid? Where to go, what to see, where to dine? We are thinking of travelling there soon, so any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!!

LittleS said...

Aw, thanks ladies for your lovely comments!
@Mona, I'm glad you're getting better, it's tough with the changing weather at the moment... Seriously I'm addicted to my Kindle, if you love reading you must get one!
For Madrid, I usually stay at AC Santo Mauro (there is a post on that somewhere on the blog), and my favourite places to hang out are Plaza Mayor (check out the espadrilles shop off the square, amazing!), you have to visit the sights (palaces, parks) and make sure you make time for shopping, my favourite streets are all around Ortega y Gasset where my office is.
There are gazillions of amazing places to eat at, make sure you sample some tapas but also south american cuisine.