1) At the office we get messages - sometimes several a day - about the state of one of the two elevators in the building. Usually it's the freight elevator that's on the fritz, but today it was the passenger elevator. This happens so often I'm about to suggest feng shui and acupuncture as possible repair methods. #justfixit
2) "I may not be a model, lamb, but nobody disputes how I wear clothes!"
3) The Riviera Set, which is basically the history of Chateau de l'Horizon, is quite absorbing, and makes a charming addition to other books about the history of individual buildings, such as George Howe Colt's The Big House, and Versailles: History of a Palace.