I figured I’d open today’s post with a photo of my handsome child because hey why not? He looks so angry here! His Monday face, I suppose?
How was your weekend? Mine was really really nice. I hadn’t seen my niece in two weeks so it was fun to hang out with her on Saturday and then I went over Becca’s for the most delicious dinner (Becca is an excellent cook!)… she made us short ribs and bacon-y brussels sprouts and gorgonzola mashed potatoes for Rachael’s birthday. YUM.
Yesterday I was so lazy and it was wonderful. I worked out and went for a walk but the best part of the day was deciding to take a mid-day bath and then curling up in my chair with You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria. This book is so cute, it’s our Bad on Paper book club pick and such a fun light read. If you haven’t already read it I highly recommend! I’m only about a third of a way through but am loving it so far.
This Week’s Good Things, 10.19.20
Equilibria Flash Sale!
If you watched my instagram stories last night, you know that Equilibria gave me a special code just for my audience (24 hours only). Use graceatwood25 to take 25% off your first purchase. Ends tonight at 8pm EST. I rave and rave about these products but just in case you are new: Equilibria makes my FAVORITE CBD… these products make such a big difference in my sleep, stress, and also period cramps! You can learn more via the CBD highlight of my instagram OR this blog post!
Big Macs & Burgundy: Wine Pairings for the Real World
Calling it now: this book is going to be in every single gift guide this holiday season, mine included! Such a clever idea: realistic wine pairings for everything from KFC to General Tso’s Chicken. Because we are all staying home a lot more than usual (and probably ordering a lot more takeout), so we might as well know what to drink with those things! Cheetos and Sancerre, anyone? I’m constantly trying to learn more about wine and this book (based on the Grub Street column) is such a fun, relatable, realistic take on wine pairings. (image source!)
Peter Williams’ George Floyd Triptych
I came across Peter Williams during a routine browsing of Artsy (a lot of you ask how I find new artists to feature / follow / obsess over… ARTSY: I love it because as you follow new artists, it then recommends new artists you might like and you can also purchase art from galleries and auctions though most is out of my price range) and was really moved by his George Floyd triptych. The first painting depicts his arrest; the second depicts his murder, the third depicts his burial. Really powerful and heartbreaking. You can learn more about Peter Williams here, on his website.
Brown Butter Beauty
Gift guide season is coming soon and I have been in the throes of planning mine. I spent some time researching more small Black-owned businesses (I have a few good lists on my blog already here + here if you want to peruse) and came across Brown Butter Beauty. I ordered this rose & neroli body polish… it sounds divine! Will report back of course.