Weekend Reading, 12.16.23.

Weekend Reading 12.16.23

Happy weekend! This will be the last weekend reading for a bit as I am taking a little holiday breather. There will be a few new posts here next week and then I am taking about two weeks off. This weekend I am finishing some holiday shopping, wrapping the rest of my gifts, attending a few Christmas parties, and… resting! I hope you have such a good one. Stay safe and healthy. Xx

Weekend Reading, 12.16.23

The little ways that people are supporting impacted communities (Shondaland)

Dorsey just restocked my fav emerald earrings. These ship immediately and will go FAST!

My boyfriend sent me this and Ioved it: an interview with Rick Rubin (funny as I’m reading his book and bought it for him too!). (NPR)

A refreshing interview with Elizabeth Gilbert. She makes me feel excited about my fifties. (Oldster)

I just got this Vince blazer and it is pretty perfect.

How good does this breakfast burrito recipe sound? (Eater)

Super cute stripes, under $50.

The best movie performances of 2023 (Time)

How Mark Duplass fights the sadness (The New Yorker)

If you have dry skin, you must try this new Biossance moisturizer. I like to apply it over my other serums and moisturizer. It’s insanely hydrating.

On throwing out your trophies (and feeling like a has been!) (The Atlantic)

These earrings are so fun and happy!

The best Air BnB Castles! (Conde Nast Traveler)

Made me laugh (and I only skimmed parts because it’s long!) What makes a good cat. (Vox)

I love this super slouchy striped sweater. So cozy.

Go ahead, spike your whipped cream! (Punch)

I just got this metallic shirt dress and love it so much.

Also made me laugh, and a great title: dog walks are the new catwalks. (Bustle)

A positively dreamy Upper East Side penthouse (Architectural Digest)

This suede tote is so chic and effortless… and a great price!

Healthy breakfast ideas (Bon Appetit)

The best art books of 2023 (The New York Times)

The benefits of including ginger in your diet. (Vogue)

I bought a second Toteme fuzzy sweater (my first one is 2 years old) and I love it so much.

I’m looking forward to trying the latest from Rare Beauty… body! (Elle)

These raffia penny loafers are pretty perfect!

Very, very excited for Glenn Close and The New Look! (Out 2/14) (Bazaar)

A charming tiny home (it used to be a boathouse!). (Apartment Therapy)

Winter Romance Books (The Everygirl)

Love this $40 fisherman sweater.

What’s coming to Netflix in January (Vanity Fair)

Gwyneth Paltrow’s hosting tips. (W)

This MaxMara Liesure Coat is to die for (and it’s 30% off!)

Elle‘s Future of Beauty Awards

I love these lightweight earrings (Khaite vibes without the pain or the price) and they’re half off. I have the silver!

Created for Clicks. (Marie Claire)

The best TV shows of 2023 (The New Yorker)

It’s the little things: a new favorite water bottle.

Super interesting Netflix data! (The Hollywood Reporter)

Loved Allure‘s cover story with Victoria Beckham.

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  1. Dana:

    I loved the Elizabeth Gilbert interview! Such a wonderful way of looking at one’s fifties. There’s lots to look forward to in this new chapter! Thanks for sharing the article, Grace.

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    • grace at the stripe:

      I couldn’t agree more!

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  2. Sabrina:

    Are you watching “Archie” on Brit Box?

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  3. Danielle:

    Thanks for sharing this lovely!

    The Reluctant Blogger | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  4. Stacia:

    Another great list this week! Will be looking forward to the next one in the New Year. Loved the Elizabeth Gilbert interview – she has become my “I don’t know you, but you’re kinda like my older sister” inspiration in life. Also here to vouch for Biossance’s moisturizers. While I haven’t tried this one yet, I use 2 of their others (along with a few other products) and I really love them all (I also love the Kiehl’s eye/face moisturizer you have shared before. I switch between these 2 product lines each day. Have a wonderful holiday and thank you for all of your hard work with your blog – I love it (especially your book recommendations!)

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    • grace at the stripe:

      Thank you so much Stacia, what a nice comment! And I couldn’t agree more, wish “Liz” was my big sister. I think so many of us feel that way; she seems like a remarkable person.

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