Snag a pastry this morning and sit for a while cause I’m kicking off the weekend with a round-up post of links + reads that I finally got to sift through. Feast your eyes and read away! There are definitely some great pieces in here:
+ Some awesome snippets of when Lena Dunham’s interviewed Mindy Kailing – read the full version on Rolling Stone.
+ I’m all about this piece on The Right Way To Steal Ideas from Fast Company.
+ The Loren Hope Look Book is so well done in copy, design, photos – everything.
+ A fabulous idea and really great move by Amtrak to give writers free train rides.
+ In case you were wondering, here are 12 Things Happy People Do Differently.
+ Forewarning that this article may be NFW and more risqué than the usual content here, but too insightful not to share. The story of the Duke University Freshman Porn Star is definitely one worth reading – lots to reconsider and think about.
+ Anyone getting ready for Spring cleaning? Take these pro tips on What Not To Do When De-cluttering Your Home.
+ If you’re craving some real pages to thumb through, here’s Refinery29′s list of Best Books. I’m adding Me Before You, Looking For Alaska, Magical Thinking, and The Goldfinch to my list.
+ This Kickstarter is getting started! Read about The Great Discontent print magazine.
[ photo by Sweet Root Village ]
Back to the reality of this weather. Here are some things that have been helping me survive this indecisive season. What are some winter essentials you keep with you?
1 / Harney and Sons Paris Tea is my personal favorite.
2 / C.O. Bigelow Chapped Hands Soap Free Cleanser is a little saving grace to have in my bathroom mirror.
3 / This Bulleit Bourbon is great for making hot toddies on blistering cold nights.
4 / Candles. The more the merrier. These Sydney Hale Co. candles are made in small batches right in Virginia and smell absolutely divine. I love that they come in different packaging depending on the scent.
5 / These Nap socks from Brookstone are a definite must-have. I wear ‘em in my boots and around the house.
6 / My newest discovery is the Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm that I’ve decided will be forever stocked in my purse.
I promise after this I’ll try to stop talking about the weather. It really is the most ridiculous winter of my life.
Goodness, do the weeks fly by or what? It’s Friday and there’s still so much to do, and they’re calling for snow again tomorrow. I’m so over it. Bring on Spring! Anyhow I just thought I’d share some worthwhile reads for a slow day at work or over the weekend:
+ Seriously, I think Jenna Lyons is an incredible genius and human being. This piece on her transforming the J.Crew brand is so inspiring.
+ Let’s talk race. ”Being angry about racial inequality is easy. Navigating, processing, and articulating race — that’s hard.” – Carlina Duan / The Michigan Daily, Michigan in Color
+ So I’m definitely not out of ideas right now, but if you are…here’s What To Do When You Run Out Of Ideas
+ I love everything about this Women VS. Women, And A Little Thing Called “Self-Respect” post from Wit & Delight. Wonderfully written, all truth.
+ I’m a big fan of Seth Godin & in the midle of reading his book Small Is The New Big on business ideas. I enjoyed this TED piece on Why I Want You To Steal My Ideas.
Enjoy your weekend! Here’s to hoping it doesn’t snow again…
[ a peek into my living space, photo by Long Cao / prints by Lindsay Letters ]
Oh, here come the Valentine’s posts. Since thinking in song comes second nature to me, I thought I’d start off with a little visual playlist with a few tunes I love. Take a listen on Spotify!
1 / What I Wouldn’t Do by A Fine Frenzy [photo by Anne Robert Photography]
2 / Flowers In Your Hair by The Lumineers [photo by Fifteen Photography via Style Me Pretty]
3 / To Whom It May Concern by The Civil Wars [styled by Ginny Branch]
4 / Tree To Grow by The Lone Bellow [photo by Vicki Grafton Photography]
Happy Friday, everyone! Seriously this week flew by but felt so long. I had a great time seeing Swear and Shake last night. They’re an A+ band from Brooklyn [and currently my jam], full of so much fun + talent. But I’m glad for the weekend to get some time to regroup, kick back, read my new volume of Kinfolk and catch up with friends. What’s in store for you? Here are some lovely grey things I’ve been pinning lately!
I like this simple outfit worn by Amber Anderson and this beautiful kitchen, fixtures and all, designed by Justine Hugh Jones. This setup from Bungalow Classic would be just cozy for a guest bedroom and these linen bags from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child are naturally perfect! Seriously, can I have one?
If I had to choose between a Kindle/Nook/iPad or a real book, I’d always choose the latter. Give me the tangible pages of a book running through my fingers – please and thanks. These days, I’ll admit there are a lot of great articles out there on the interwebs. Here’s a little round-up of reads I’ve bookmarked lately:
+ I Travel To Feel Lonely…On Purpose was a great reminder that each season of life is, well, simply a season.
+ Some ladies from Clementine Daily sharing their anti-resolutions!
+ The Hard-Won Lessons of the Solitary Years from the New York Times
+ I love this piece about the must-have trait of wedding professionals [and everyone else].
+ A post on 4-day work weeks via 99u and another on finding meaningful work.
+ My favorite read and quote of the week is this one: You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do.
And a little bonus for my DC friends – get the Disloyal Card and rewarded for trying a variety of DC’s coffeeshops! Happy Friday, happy weekend.
[ Untitled by Friedrich Kunath ]