Weekend Reading, 1.6.24.

Weekend Reading 1.6.24

Happy weekend, friends. We are back with the first weekend reading of the new year! 2024! Writing “2024” is going to take some getting used to. I have to say that I really missed pulling this column together. It can be time consuming but it’s also very fun… keeps me current! I seem to have a bit of a cold so I am taking it easy this weekend, hoping to nip this thing in the bud and not let it get any worse.. Whatever you are up to, I hope it’s wonderful. Have a great weekend!

Weekend Reading, 1.6.24

As we make New Years Resolutions, I loved Jess’s tips for taking better care of your things. (The Love List)

Possibly the most perfect ballet flats ever!

How to ease back into work after taking time off. (The Good Trade)

The most exciting hotel openings of the season (Conde Nast Traveler)

A PSA: the amazing Boden loafers are back in stock in red! One of my fav purchases of the whole year (worn here).

Stay-at-home girlfriends are apparently having a moment! (WSJ)

Aren’t these glasses cool? They look like plastic cups but they’re glass.

Here is one perspective: “Let’s just skip New Year’s resolutions, okay?” (Shondaland)

The 25 most anticipated books of 2024. (Time)

Major Chanel vibes from this little jacket. Love the white!

How to worry less and be happier. (The Atlantic)

Everything coming to Netflix this month (Time)

J.Crew’s January collection is full of timeless classics. My personal favorite is this fuzzy cashmere sweater (love the striped one too); but also these sheer dot socks!

These are the new luxury hero pieces – of course I loved to see the High Sport shout out! (Elle)

I can’t stop thinking about these pretty crochet ballet flats. They’re in my cart.

On collecting vintage dinnerware (Eater)

How to curb impulse spending (The Everygirl)

I have been wearing the heck out of this Amazon sweater. Runs TTS. FYI: It will be a little lumpy when you take it out of the package, just put it in the dryer for 10-15 minutes and it will be perfect.

What a story — the dog that ate $4,000. (Washington Post)

A pretty scalloped sweater at a great price!

How to make your alone time feel extra luxurious. (Self)

How a special Chanel collaboration brought Maestro to life. (Bazaar)

I got two new shirts at Sezane over the break and love both: this one with lacy details and this classic button down.

May we all balance our girlies and partners as elegantly as Taylor Swift. (Vogue)

I love the look of these simple satin pants.

Love these fancy-ish dinner party ideas (Bon Appetit)

How much water should you actually drink in a day? (Glamour)

I really love these sandals. The hardware is just right! Makes me want to plan warm weather trip!

How to eat healthier (without dieting) (The Everygirl)

Anthropologie has answered our prayers! A long sleeve Somerset dress.

The best places to travel in February. (Conde Nast Traveler)

How to store your most prized purses. (Architectural Digest)

If you are in the market for a new sweatsuit, I really love this one (top + bottom). The satin at the placket is a fun touch!

The best books of January 2024 (Shondaland)

I love the look of this twofer sweater+skirt dress… I ordered the chartreuse!

89 hearty soups and stews to make (Bon Appetit)

Love this beginner dumbbell workout! (Self)

Extremely excited about this cozy sweater polo shirt that I just bought.

This Napa Valley farmhouse is pretty much just the dream! (Architectural Digest)

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  1. Caroline:

    Show recommendation: The Bridge

    Must be the original Swedish version with subtitles. Absolutely amazing, great and strong characters, and many smart twisrs

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    • grace at the stripe:

      thank you!!!!

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  2. Tina:

    Those ARE the best ballet flats except for the price!! If you even see a dupe, please post. Thank you and Hapy New Year!!

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    • grace at the stripe:

      I will keep an eye out! So far the best I’ve seen is Everlane: https://bit.ly/3S9M4oA

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      • Tina:

        Thank you, Grace! I got a pair of the Everlane flats. Altho, I found a pair on Poshmark, hope that’s OK :). Thanks again for taking the time to give me a recommendation! Gotta tell you, your Saturday posts have become a treasured part of my weekend routine— always so much goodness.

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        • grace at the stripe:

          Thrilled you enjoy it so much! I love pulling it together.

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  3. Ann:

    Thank you, Grace. I look forward to reading your blog every day and savor these lists!

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  4. Shelley:

    I find there is nothing interesting to watch at all. I guess it mostly has to do with the recent strike. Thankfully Fool Me Once came out on Netflix- it has been pretty good so far. In good news, I have been reading a lot more because there is nothing good to watch. LOL. Once I finish reading “Defending Jacob” I’ll watch the series on Apple. The book is quite good so far.

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    • grace at the stripe:

      I hear you! I just started Drops of God on Apple and it’s sooooo good. Also really loved Fellow Travelers! Defending Jacob was excellent!

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