This Week’s Good Things 8.10.20
How was your weekend? Mine was really nice – it actually felt (if you remove the masks, fear of getting too close to people, and overall pandemic anxiety!) like a regular old summer weekend. On Friday I went to Dumbo House for happy hour with Ashley and a few of our friends, on Saturday my sister came over with my niece and then I had dinner at Diner with Becca and my cousin Sarah, and on Sunday, I read and worked but took a break to meet up with Rayna in the park. A lot of (safe) socializing!
I’m reading Deadly Little Scandals. It’s a fun YA thriller set in the South with debutantes. It’s the sequel to Little White Lies, which I loved (we actually did a podcast episode about it!) I have a “no sad books” rule for the month of August and am enjoying that so far.
This week will be relatively low-key. I have a couple different shoots for upcoming products, we’re of course recording the podcast (a funny “would you rather episode”), I’m recording a panel for The Everygirls Rise conference (I am one of the panelists on their professional development panel), and I’m having Becca and our Internet friend/obsession Dan over for patio drinks and snacks tomorrow. We are both huge fans of his page and recipes so this is v. exciting.
The Best Belt Bag
You’ve probably heard of Create & Cultivate and their conferences but did you know they also have a (really, really cute!) shop? They sell vegan leather bags in a gorgeous range of rainbow colors. From laptop sleeves to cute card cases to my personal favorite: ultra chic belt bags. I love them all, especially this pale pink belt bag!
Dan Pelosi // @grossypelosi
I found Dan’s instagram page because Becca mentioned him as one of her instagram obsessions on the podcast. He describes himself as a meatball making meatballs and he has quickly become one of my favorite food accounts to follow. His recipes always look amazing, he eats at places that are local (or local-ish to me; he’s based in Bed-Stuy), and he also has an amazing blog, too! If you are in the mood for approachable comfort food (aren’t we all, right now!?) he is going to be your guy. He seems like a sweet and funny person too – I’m very excited for our little friend date this week!
My new rope sandals
These sandals were on sale at Mango and though I’d never purchased shoes from Mango I could not resist. I love them so much and feel a little bit nautical, a little bit like a gladiator when I wear them. They run true to size, are very cute and comfortable. Highly recommend them!!!! (I paired them with this $27 Amazon dress and a hand painted wicker bag which was a gift from J. Mclaughlin.)
I love an apéritif and I love pretty branding and am super intrigued by Haus. Please note: I haven’t tried these but I’m really curious (I found them via Instagram a couple weeks ago) so if any of you have tried them please let me know. They make the apértifs locally on a farm in California, the packaging is a dream (v. bar cart friendly!), and the flavors sound incredible – think lemon lavender, ginger yuzu, and more! I will probably order a bottle or two this week but wanted to put this out to the community – if you’ve tried and love (or have flavor recs, pls let me us all know in the comments!).
Get Even on Netflix
I started watching this show on Netflix over the weekend (thanks to this article, which I also linked in my weekend reading list), and am only medium on it so far. Has anyone watched? Does it improve? It’s been described as a British Gossip Girl but with murder which sounded right up my alley but I’m having a hard time getting into it. On that note, would love your TV recs if you have them!!! I’ve also been watching Dr. Foster which is excellent!
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rope sandal photo by Allie Provost.