Happy Weekend. It’s raining like crazy here in Charleston. As I write this, Tyrion is pacing from room to room, on high alert. Between the rain and all the windows and me running laundry for the first time (I don’t have laundry back home so this is new!) he’s stressing. I feel like there are so many new things here for him to be terrified of: the dishwasher, garbage disposal, laundry… and all the windows! I can’t believe I’ve been in Charleston for nearly a full week. It’s really just been so nice. I spent Thanksgiving in my parents’ backyard (the weather really showed up for us, it was in the mid seventies all day!) It was probably my favorite Thanksgiving in recent years, mostly because I appreciated it so much. Hope you’re having a great long weekend! xox
Weekend Reading 11.28.20
The New York Times’ Book Review published their list of the ten best books of 2020!
The Theragun is $100 off. I love mine so much. (You can read my full review and comparison of all the models in this blog post.)
The best teen comedies.
On counting your blessings offline.
Oh I love the ruffled details and piping on this sweater. It’s also 20% off today.
Loved this gift guide from all Black-owned businesses.
So glad I packed my cozy slouchy socks – I’ve been living in them lounging around the cottage.
How romance novelists are helping Stacey Abrams turn Georgia blue.
Has your style changed in 2020? (Mine definitely has!!)
What a cute slouchy blazer.
A comparison of the three COVID-19 vaccine front-runners.
This cozy men’s sherpa shirt makes for a great take on the shacket.
Wow, this Richmond townhouse. Gorgeous.
How to stream this year’s Oscar hopefuls.
I watched Hillbilly Elegy yesterday and was really impressed by Amy Adams and Glenn Close’s performances.
These freshwater pearl hoop earrings are so pretty and look much more expensive than they are.
Oh boy, do Tyrion and I need these matching hoodies?
It’s been a minute since I talked about my love for this pullover but it truly is just the best.
Liz had a great roundup of holiday recipes to try.
Loved this creative Georgia home renovation.
These stackable crystal slider bracelets would make a fun affordable gift!
Five Black women share the art of joy.
These cozy slippers are made from recycled faux fur!
Eight highly giftable cookbooks by New York chefs.
Meet the professional memers.
Another extremely cute $25 Target dress.
The best books to give as gifts.
My fav blanket is on sale with code BLACKFRIDAY10
How to find your perfect red lipstick.
5 healthy habits for when you’re feeling unmotivated (i.e. me today).
This inexpensive sequin dress is really fun and festive. I feel like we’ll all be wearing sequins on the couch this year?
This LA restaurant is my design dreaaaaaam. SO stunning.
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photography by Carter Fish.
I’m glad you’re enjoying Thanksgiving! Have a great weekend 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Love this list, excited about New York Times’ yearly Book Review
I love the mask chain you’re wearing in this photo. Where’d you get it?
Thanks! It’s the chain that came with my secondwind mask. Really like it and tend to change it out to use with my other masks!
Has my style changed in 2020… hah! It’s completely tanked, my life is all about comfy pants & sweatshirts now. Elastic waistbands 4 life.
I feel like the gift guide featuring Black-owned business missed an opportunity to link Obama’s book to a Black-owned bookstore on Bookshop.org. I know that the book costs much more to purchase via Bookshop.org than it does on Amazon and I honestly wavered about where to buy it from due to the price difference. But I’m fortunate to still be employed and I’m saving money on gas & car insurance now that I work from home, so I was willing to spend the extra money and feel good about my dollars making a meaningful contribution to someone’s livelihood.
Hey Maggie! Totally agree – you know I didn’t make that gift guide, right? I still enjoyed it, and for what it’s worth I link to all my books on Bookshop and people give me hell for it being so expensive. You can’t really win :-/ So I’m sure Bazaar is dealing with that too. At the end of the day I do think it’s on the reader to make the decision where they want to buy a book. Hopefully lots of people saw it and then went and purchased on Bookshop on their own volition.
Yes, yes, I know you didn’t make it! I actually read the article/gift guide yesterday but got distracted and forgot to comment on your post, but was reminded today when I saw that I still had your post open in a browser window.
I’m loving all of the Tyrion/Charleston related content on IG! I’d be curious to see how my cat would adjust to stairs since we’ve always been in a single story place since we’ve had him.