Greetings from LA I am so, so excited to be out here – and to be able to attend the SAG Awards tomorrow. It’s nice to have a little California sunshine, too. Although it’s not particularly warm, it’s so much brighter and sunnier than NY – an instant mood elevator. This week, there are two things I just have to tell you about. First of all, you know I love frosé! I experienced the magic that is Winter Frosé at Bar Primi this week. It’s so good. They make it with Lambrusco and blood oranges so it’s a bit more full bodied and slightly bitter. Naturally, I’ve already started playing around at making my own and will have a recipe for you in the coming weeks but if you live in New York you should go – and try it!
The other thing is a book. I will chat about it more in February’s reading list but that feels so far away right now. You have to read Cat Marnell’s new memoir “How to Murder Your Life.” It is out January 31st… I was lucky enough to get my paws on a press copy and I flew through it in just a couple days. It deals with her struggles with an addiction – while working as a beauty editor. It’s so well written… and while it’s hard to read at times I could not put it down. Whatever you are up to this weekend, I hope it’s wonderful. XOXO – Grace (PS – thank you so much for your thoughtful comments on yesterday’s more personal post… I’ve loved reading them. I have been slowly trying to reply to each and every one of them but it may take me a little while given this weekend’s travel!)
This week, I did an interview on Julie’s blog. Read on for my favorite place in New York, a day in my life, and my favorite part of blogging.
This one is important: 10 actions for the next 100 days! (Also – how amazing were these photos from the women’s marches on every different continent. And… your posters from the march could end up in a museum!)
Speaking of the march, I loved reading about Mackenzie’s experience.
There is something so cool about the shape of this bag.
How amazing are these (oh so zen) bedrooms?
Ulla Johnson needs to stop making such pretty dresses. I want this one.
My sister launched quilts this week and they are AMAZING… + selling out fast!
This sweater is so comfy and only $23. I have the grey.
So much YES to everything Julia wrote: Love Trumps Hate.
Beauty tips for thirty-something gals. I agree with them all!
I’ve been living in this crazy cozy cardigan. Size down!
I do a lot of reading lists here but I also want to read so many of these books.
The Oscar noms are in and I have quite a bit of work to do (aka, quite a few movies to see).
The perfect date night dress.
If you are watching The Bachelor this season, this will make you laugh.
Merritt’s tips for staying motivated with your workouts are spot-on.
The perfect classic LBD.
No entryway, no problem! These tips for small spaces are SO good.
This wrap is a new fav. I love it for travel!
I love Carly’s tips on meeting new people. I’m 35 years old and still have a hard time talking to strangers.
These watches are designed by a friend of a friend and they are absolutely beautiful!
Love the flirty hem on this little navy dress.
How to be a morning workout person. (I needed this post!!)
Cropped stripes that are surprisingly easy to wear.
Alec Baldwin fans, mark your calendars for February 11th!
Simple earrings that still add a little color. Love these.
Loved seeing how Jacey edits her instagram photos.
The most flattering jeans.
The secret to asking for what you want.
A great read about being in your thirties.
photo via Unsplash.