I had a really nice weekend and hope you did too. A lot of down time and rest and reading, and of course my niece’s birthday party yesterday. I laughed so hard as I bought this stroller for Zoe (to push her dolls around in), but on Saturday night I’d had a few cocktails and came home and put Tyrion in it. When I captioned my story, “I did a bad thing,” a lot of you thought I had bought the stroller for Tyrion. Lol. I haven’t gotten quite to thaaaaaat level of cat obsessed yet (and let’s be honest, even if I did I wouldn’t have room for the stroller! Also for the record: Tyrion was furious at me for doing that.
Anyway! This weekend I finished My Sister the Serial Killer. It was only medium. It was good but not excellent. Also, more of a dark comedy than a mystery/thriller. I’d still recommend it but I didn’t quite feel like it lived up to all the hype. (We’d been considering it for our November book club pick and chose something else, which we’ll announce on Monday). Also! I watched The Witches on HBO Max and was also only medium on that. The book was my favorite as a kid!
This Week’s Good Things, 10.26.20.
Anyway here’s this week’s list of good things. Enjoy!!!
Dream Home Makeover on Netflix
I got sucked into watching Dream Home Makeover (the Studio McGee TV show) on Netflix. It goes quickly… just six episodes, each 25 minutes long. I liked it! I liked it more than the Home Edit show. But I wish it were maybe a little more tactical (I’d love to have had more detail on where/how she sourced things) and could have lived without the kid/family stuff (even the husband, to be honest!!). But I think Shea is incredibly talented… I’ve followed her instagram for years and love her aesthetic. It’s a fun watch. Also: I can’t believe they now have 90 employees AND, does anyone else think she looks (and sounds?) a little bit like Jessica Simpson? I thought it was a little bit uncanny but that might be because I’ve gotten obsessed with Jess after reading Open Book.
I am so thrilled for my friend Alisha Ramos (she’s also the founder of Girls Night In, and a past Bad on Paper Podcast guest) as she has gone and launched a brand new business… Whiled.co! Whiled is a leisure brand and their first product is… PUZZLES, which you know I love! Alisha generously sent me one and I chose the Ladies Who Lounge puzzle. It’s 1,000 pieces so I am a little bit intimidated but I am ready. On the website, Alisha says “I knew I needed Whiled to start with a puzzle. There’s nothing better for cooling my brain than putzing over a puzzle in my living room, a candle lit, music playing low, catching up with my partner after a long day of work. Puzzles allow for pause and play.” I love this philosophy so so much.
I’m always on the hunt for cool, chic ceramics and while working on gift guide planning, discovered Wolf Ceramics. Wolf is a female-owned small business (employing four artists and based in Portland, Oregon) and their pieces are STUNNING. There are a lot of gorgeous pieces in their shop (and a lot is sold out) but my personal favorites are the cerulean blue wine cups, the eclipse vase, and this stunning white satin dinnerware. They also have a fantastic instagram page with updates.
The Hotel Lobby Candle Company
Another friend launching a cool business! I am so impressed with Lindsay, who just launched The Hotel Lobby Candle Company. I ordered mine yesterday (I got the set, so will report back with thoughts on both fragrances). They actually sold out in half an hour, but I’m sure they will eventually restock in time for the holidays! Congrats, Lindsay!
This is something I bought this week! One of my girlfriends was telling me about LOMLI coffee: compostable coffee sachets that you steep like tea. This is actually something I’ve thought about before… like why does it not already exist? I have been trying to figure out what my Charleston coffee solution is going to be (I’m obsessed with my Nespresso Vertuoline but am not going to buy a second coffee maker for just six weeks, so have been considering buying an inexpensive French press) and this feels like a great solution. Once it arrives and I try it I will keep you posted on IG stories.
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