weekend in the city
Okay only Andy Murray actually played at the Thailand Open this year, but the occasion was perfect for me and my friends to pick up "I heart XXX" t-shirts (mine is Nadal) for the day we finally organise a proper trip to a Grand Slam to watch some epic tennis. I spent the weekend in Bangkok for some tennis and major Thai food action. The finals wasn't the most thrilling (Murray massively outplayed the poor promising-but-green Donald Young) but the semis were not too bad, and the doubles finals was surprisingly exciting.
While passing Kinokuniya in Bangkok I noticed they sold those Japanese catalogue-type magazines they lovingly produce in Japan for clothing brands each season, usually sold with a fee tote bag. I've seen quite boring ones where it's just one item of clothing after another, but the A.P.C. this season is rather good, as neatly summarised on the cover:
"Kiko Mizuhara in New York" is rather good. Love her hair.
Another nice one, really puts you in the mood for autumn.
And the ubiquitous free tote bag. Camou is so not my thing but the colours of this canvas one are rather nice. It also came in super-handy in Bangkok for us to toss odds and ends into, like "I heart" t-shirts, endless bottles of water (only way to beat the heat and dust in BKK) and snacks (Bangkok never fails on the bakery front, so much good bread).
Don't mind the crap pictures taken on my Blackberry camera (mine is a rather cheap BB with a correspondingly rubbish camera...)