We've been huge fans of Lauren Weisberger since The Devil Wears Prada. In fact, it's one of Lisa's all-time favorite books (and movies- LOVE Meryl Streep!). And when we got our hot little hands on the advanced reader copy of Lauren Weisberger's latest novel, Last Night At Chateau Marmont (out tomorrow- Tuesday, August 17th- order here) we devoured it quickly, comparing notes along the way about how much we were loving on it. (We think it's her best since Prada.) The premise is juicy and intriguing. Married for 5 years, Brooke and Julian Alter live a busy, albeit private life. Brooke works two jobs to support Julian's dream of making it in the music business. When he finally hits it big and goes from no one to someone literally overnight, they go from spending quiet nights on the couch in their sweatpants to becoming regulars in the gossip pages of the rag mag, Last Night. While Julian catapults to fame, his album tops the charts, he appears on The Today Show and the cover of Vanity Fair and hangs out with Jon Bon Jovi, Brooke starts to question it all. Especially when Julian's schedule prevents him from being home more than one night here and there. Even the rag mags publish reports that there's trouble in paradise. You know the saying, be careful what you wish for? Well this is what Brooke worked two jobs for and this is what Julian's been waiting for, but is it the right thing?
And three of you will be the lucky winners of Lauren's fourth novel, Last Night At Chateau Marmont! Just leave a comment and be entered to win (US and Canada only- sorry- please don't hate us) and we'll randomly select the winners on Wednesday!
And now here's Lauren W's BUCKET LIST...
(In no particular order)
1. Dye my hair red. Not strawberry blonde, not brunette with “amber” highlights—RED. I bring it up every time I visit the salon, and every single time my colorist reminds me red hair needs to be touched up every three weeks. At which point I gasp, sigh, and say “maybe someday.”
2. Learn another language. Actually, scratch that. How about “magically wake up one day just knowing another language?” The actual learning part is the bummer, but I’d give anything to step off the plane and just understand what was happening around me. Top contenders are Hebrew and Italian because Israel and Italy are my two favorite countries.
3. Own a Bernese mountain dog. This is not to say that I don’t worship my two nine-pound Maltese, because I do (Mitzy and Stella, if you’re reading this, you’re my favorite girls in the whole wide world). But every time I see one of those hulking, furry, friendly beasts, I literally drop to my knees and make out it.
4. Visit Antarctica, Ethiopia, and Mali for the penguins, food, and music festival, respectively. These are my top three destinations, but anywhere far-flung and nearly impossible to reach would do the trick.
5. Get a four-handed massage. I stare at this on every spa menu in every hotel I visit. Can you even imagine anything more blissful than not one but two therapists rubbing your back in unison? I’m dozing off just thinking about it….