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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

July's anthro: in our own words newsletter is already here!! This month it's devoted to the return of "Man Shops Globe," the Sundance Channel show that follows Anthropologie buyer Keith Johnson to far-flung destinations without ever revealing how much he pays for anything. I enjoyed Season 1 and am looking forward to Season 2. It's cool to see where Anthropologie is pulling their home ideas from.

The newsletter is comprised of an interview with Mr. Johnson. It spans topics ranging from travel to dogs to buyer's remorse. You can read the full interview here. Here's a brief excerpt:

Any places you're longing to explore?
There are so many -- right now, maybe Kenya or Middle East, particularly Beirut.

What's your favorite place to do absolutely nothing?
My all-time favorite vacation is renting a farmhouse in Tuscany. It's the confluence of amazing food, amazing weather, amazing architecture, amazing geography and amazing people. Everything there just compels you to relax.

It's a great interview with some answers that made me smile. (Especially the parts about Mr. Johnson's dogs and how in love he sounds! I can only hope for the same 35 years in.)

Sadly Anthropologie never took me up on my offer to be an intern and join any of these fabulous trips. Maybe next year? "Man Shops Globe" premieres tomorrow night at 10 PM EST. Below is a preview clip from the Season 2 premiere.

Previously: "Man Shops Globe" Season 1 coverage