Thoughts on Younger, Pretty New Earrings, & More Good Things.
Happy Monday… I hope you had a great weekend. (Mine was so quiet which was just what I needed.) Wanted to start with a little check in on Younger. So, like… how are we feeling about it? I actually didn’t hate last week’s episode but I’m still so bummed out – it’s been my favorite show for years and this season has been such a disappointment. The writing feels lazy and the plot is infuriating.
And I have to tell you… (this is big for me, been #TeamCharles from day one) I really don’t like Charles anymore. Charles is cancelled. He’s making awful decisions and has been such a jerk to Liza. And Quinn, well, Quinn is just Quinn and the feminist in me refuses to blame the woman but still – UGH. Anyway I did really enjoy this interview with Laura Benanti. There are four episodes left and I am going to keep watching (duh) but yeah… disappointed!
Also in disappointing TV/media news: The Woman in the Window on Netflix. I watched it this weekend and had been so excited (I loved the book and it features an all star cast!) but it just… wasn’t very good? I will caveat that it could be because I read the book so I knew what was going to happen. So if you did not read the book but watched the movie I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’d love to hear your thoughts regardless.
But this post is not meant to be all complaints.
I have lots of good things to share with you and I’m back into a MUCH better groove with reading. I finished (and loved) Anna K Away, and I just started The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba, which I am really enjoying. And it was a wonderful weekend. So there is all of that!
My bag in the above photo is from Hyer Goods, a very cool new (to me) brand. The founder, Dana Cohen spent over a decade working in fashion and seeing firsthand how wasteful the industry can be. And so she started to use “waste” leather (deadstock materials and manufacturing scraps), creating beautiful limited edition bags and wallets. Dana kindly gifted me this bag, (the mini bucket in green croc) but I am a big fan of the classic bucket bag in flame, too. Honestly, the whole site is great – stylish, sustainable, and very well priced.
Halston on Netflix
And now for something on TV that I actually did like: The Halston biopic (from Ryan Murphy who does glittery and glamorous so well) on Netflix! I am a little embarrassed because I’d had it on my to-watch list, assuming that it was a documentary… and then I put it on last night and realized it’s actually a scripted (limited) series. Ewan McGregor plays Halston, and I’m really enjoying it so far. It’s fun and glamorous and I love learning more about the designer’s life (and his relationships with Liza Minnelli, Elsa Peretti, etc!). I haven’t watched the whole thing but am liking it so far.
Annie Costello Brown
During a little weekend Instagram rabbithole, I found Annie Costello Brown and became instantly smitten with her designs. I am always on the hunt for earrings that are big and bold but also lightweight and ordered her Arc earrings on the spot. They are four inches long so definitely pack a punch. I’m eyeing these cyan earrings next – love the color.
My new juicer!
You might have seen this on my instagram story yesterday but I am so excited to be able to have a juicer in my new apartment. I say “be able to have” as I have never had enough cabinet space. I had one years ago but had nowhere to put it so ended up giving it away. So one of the first things I did when I moved here was a) reserve a cabinet and b) order a new juicer. I spent a very long time reading reviews and ultimately went with this one as it had really good reviews and you can clean most of the parts in the dishwasher.
I’m so excited about this! I made a green juice and an orange juice yesterday. I also bought these bottles to store the juice in… since it’s a bit of a “project” to get the juicer out and make juice, I try to make a bunch at a time.
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Top two photos by Clay Austin.