Oh, I’m so thankful it has felt like Spring this week. I’m in dire need of Vitamin D and warmer weather and I super hope that the cherry blossoms come out in the next 2 weeks! Planning on getting some good rest this weekend, doing some Spring cleaning, and exploring a few fun things in DC! Here are some links for your weekend:
Seriously, I’m done with the cold, the rain, the snow. Spring it on, people! I want it to look like this shot Vicki Grafton took last year*, even if it was in the heat of summer. I’m working my first wedding of the season tomorrow and am praying against the rain. I hope you have something fun planned for the weekend! Here’s a little round up of links for your perusal:
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:
+ 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.
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