This is one of my new favorite books. After quite accidentally finding it (I was walking by in the library, and the book practically jumped off the shelf into my arms) I haven’t been able to put it down.
“Bergdorf Blondes” goes deep into the NY princess’s world of immaculate hair (styled only by Ariette at Bergdorf, who you absolutely can’t get in to see if you’re a regular civilian), chic clothes (preferably sent over by the designer himself – no one wants to admit it, but they love free clothes), and the search for a P.H. (Potential Husband).
The main character, known only as Moi, seems to snag the perfect P.H. almost immediately, stepping ungracefully on the toes of her friend Julie Bergdorf (the original Bergdorf Blonde) who started her search for the perfect P.H. first. But Julie doesn’t mind – Zach wasn’t her type anyway.
Quickly engaged, she and Zach seem to have it all. But isn’t it more fun to have a P.H. than a husband? Is it more fashionable to be engaged than to ever go through with the wedding? (It’s obvious where this is going, but I promise there are plenty of other love interests after Zach, and maybe even the royalty from next door comes into play.)
Even though our main character hardly ever gets her way when she wants a Bellini, in her honor that’s what I’m pairing with this bubbly, delicious book. The main heroine is sweet and subtle like a peach, but Julie is tart and bubbling with too much energy like brut champagne. A Peach Bellini is the perfect match for my new fave book.