In those little black book features that you see in magazines where they get important people to talk about important and expensive places they go to one of two things is happening.
They get contacted to do the little black book and go ‘yeah sure sounds great’. But really they are thinking ‘oh fuck! Gotta make it up. People are going to judge me on this’. And they’ll go on the internet and see what other people are doing and they’ll come up with La Colombe d’Or, Shakespeare & Company, a fictional Brooklyn flea market, a Moroccan riad, a bar in Broadway Market and an ayurvedic spa in Kiev.
They actually go to these sorts of places and do these sorts of things.
Then I thought about my Little Black Book. Not the one I make up. The actual one.
That was a sensible use of time.