6 Things Gayle King Loves in April 2014
's editor at large is excited about a Belgian treat and the return of Veep
I am the proud owner...
of three new pairs of eyeglasses, thanks to Iristocracy, a genius website that lets you try on specs virtually. You sit in front of a Webcam at your computer and choose the frames you like, and through a brilliant technology that I truly don't understand, the glasses literally position themselves on your face while you turn your head to look at them from every angle. Very cool. (Iristocracy.com
There's plenty in this world I don't know,
but I do know dessert! So imagine my surprise when a colleague brought me something called merveilleux, an amazing meringue-based Belgian pastry. It's crunchy, creamy, and light, and it's unlike anything I've ever tasted. It's not available online yet, but here's hoping Manhattan's Ô Merveilleux
bakery decides to take this treat national.
It's not a secret...
that I plan to be buried in my Spanx, but I recently came across Body Frock, a collection of dresses designed with a special control lining that creates a slim look and a confident attitude. I've already ordered this little black and white number. (Bodyfrock.co.uk
Left: Associate editor Arianna Davis agreed to model the dress!
The third season of Veep
starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the narcissistic, potty-mouthed and very funny vice president, premieres April 6. When last we saw Selina Meyer, she had just learned that the president wasn't seeking another term—so the job was hers to lose. I can't wait to watch her latest antics as she navigates the treacherous below-the-Beltway politics of Washington.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Wise words from the unforgettable Maya Angelou, who turns 86 on April 4. Happy birthday, Dr. A!
As I sat watching...
Walk of Shame
, the silly but amusing Elizabeth Banks
film out April 25, in which a news anchor (Banks) drowns her sorrows in tequila after a bad day, I thought of "Last Name" by Carrie Underwood: "It started off, 'Hey, cutie, where are you from?' And then it turned into 'Oh no, what have I done?'" I'm so glad I don't do shots!