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The Weekend Guide: March 11-13

Emmy the Great
HEAR: Second Love by Emmy the Great
Pop singer and songwriter Emma Lee Moss’s third album covers difficult emotional terrain, but this soul-stirring singer seems to skate on it with her honeyed voice. Occasionally the atmospheric album becomes aloof, yet songs like “Algorithm” and “Hyperlink” reduce love’s struggles to orchestrated abstractions that an indie-inclined audience would recognize as brilliant modern day similes.

READ: An Unrestored Woman: And Other Stories by Shobha Rao
Stories exploring the 1947 schism of India and Pakistan could seem as daunting as that contentious border. In Shobha Rao’s hands, however, we are immersed in the sympathetic lives of citizens arbitrarily controlled by the geo-political divisions of territory. Love is aborted, children lost, families separated, individuals left to their alien resources in paired stories set both in the diaspora and the domestic.

SEE: City of Gold
The prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold is an admired and imitated connoisseur of urban eats. It’s not an exaggeration to attribute to him our national predilections for food trucks, obscure ethnic foods and adventurous eating. This documentary follows the insatiable scribe around LA, a city that warmly embraces him and his enthusiasm for its citizens and their culinary ambitions.



Celebrating the Pop-In @Nordstrom: French Fling


Last Thursday, we launched French Fling: the first in a series of themed pop-in shops online and in selected stores.* And, as you might have guessed, our inaugural shop is basically one big lettre d’amour to France.

We’ve stocked the shelves with a hand-picked selection of French (or French-inspired) goods, including exclusive and limited-edition items like handmade friendship bracelets from Venessa Arizaga, the cutest Saint James tee in existence, everything you didn’t know you needed from Paris-based concept store Merci and much more.

To celebrate the launch, we hosted parties in each of the participating Nordstrom stores, including our Downtown Seattle flagship store, pictured here.

Guests strolled through the Rafael de Cárdenas-designed shop—inspired by an urban Parisian garden—while sipping Champagne (courtesy of Nicolas Feuillatte), nibbling on tasty pommes frites and browsing the utterly charming array of products nestled in the faux shrubbery.

Très chic!

Have you checked out Pop-In @Nordstrom?

Tag your posts with #nordstrompop to share your favorite French Fling pieces with us.

*Stores featuring Pop-In @Nordstrom: French Fling are San Francisco Centre, Santa Monica, Aventura, Ala Moana, Michigan Avenue, Garden State Plaza, Tysons Corner and Downtown Seattle. Connect with our Customer Service Specialists via live chat for additional store details.

—Jenny Yule