Cosmo Interview with Anna David
5 Things I Learned from Helen Gurley Brown
Anna David’s love life was in a rut when she stumbled across Sex & The Single Girl, the iconic tome written almost 50 years ago by former Cosmo editor-in-chief Helen Gurley Brown. We caught up with Anna to talk about the lessons she got from HGB that led her to write her new book, Falling for Me: How I Hung Curtains, Learned to Cook, Traveled to Seville, and Fell in Love.
Lesson 1: Get a fab apartment
“A chic apartment can tell the world that you, for one, are not one of those miserable, pitiful single creatures.” —Sex and the Single Girl
With the help of a design-savvy friend, Anna got the bachelorette pad she deserved. “I always assumed that I would decorate my apartment when I got married and we picked out a china pattern together. It has never occurred to me to make the space beautiful just for me. But suddenly I realized, I’m an adult and I’m going to have an adult apartment! The main lesson I got from Helen was to get rid of the clutter and then find pieces that work for your space. The last things I bought were two Lucite bookshelves and as soon as I put them in I realized, this is my adult apartment!”
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