Weekend Reading, 5.2.21.

Weekend Reading 5.2.21

And just like that, it’s May and I have been a Charleston resident for a full month. Wow. This week, I got my second vaccination. The prospect of life going back to “normal” is almost too much to handle. I thought this article about post-vaccine inertia was a great, really thoughtful read. Unlike pretty much everyone I know I didn’t get as sick from the second shot as I did from the first one. No fever, just a sore throat and very very tired. I slept most of Friday and watched a lot of TV. I’m feeling so hopeful and optimistic. Starting to plan a few trips which feels surreal.

At the same time I have been glued to the news watching what is happening in India. It’s absolutely devastating. Yesterday I started a highlights on Instagram with several different fundraisers and ways to help. Please consider donating if you are able to help. Have a great Sunday, friends!

Weekend Reading, 5.2.21

Mmmm, lemon arugula pasta with burrata!

You went wild for this skirt on Instagram… it’s now on sale!

Stop spending time on things you hate.

I didn’t do a Mother’s Day gift guide this year so will just point you to Liz’s – so many good things!

These wall hooks are so cool – miniature works of art!

Everything you need to know about eating in restaurants right now.

Love the subtle stripes on this tiered sundress.

Oh wow – this Brooklyn loft is an absolute dream.

How excited are we for the Gossip Girl reboot!?

Love these earrings – they kinda remind me of a Chihuly sculpture?

20 new books by Asian authors to get excited about!

Pretty much the perfect little white dress!?

6 authors and poets write odes to the beauty products they can’t live without.

This Palm Springs ranch is beautiful (I want to go??).

This Ba&sh sweater is one of my fav recent purchases – I love the details!

Love this beautiful airy Seattle home tour.

This woven minaudière clutch is so elegant, and under $100. I love the natural.

A gorgeous new cookbook (and some great recipes to try!)

It’s been 10 years since Bridesmaids was released… wow.

We need more female-led, R-rated comedies!

Such a nice, easy LBD.

Taco recipes!

Love this relaxed puff sleeve sweatshirt.

99 ways to add mindfulness to your day.

Venita’s backyard makeover looks stunning.

Can’t recommend this $25 Target babydoll dress enough. The perfect “nightgown dress.”

These Mother’s Day dinner recipe ideas sound incredible.

I ordered these eyelet shorts this week. The price is right and they are SO cute.

Why Augustinus Bader’s cream is worth the money.

Really enjoyed this profile of Tabitha Brown (she’s one of my favs to follow on Instagram).

This DIY candle kit would make such a great gift.

Now you can hide your own likes on Instagram.

Hilarious: if dog breeds were people.

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Photography by Clay Austin.

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  1. Thanks for the links, have a great weekend! ❤️✨

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  2. Jenny B says 5.2.21

    The people I know who actually had COVID got more sick from the first shot ( because their body was already familiar with the spike proteins and mounted an immune reaction). In New York, you could have had it even before lockdown and not even known it! So happy for you living your best life in Charleston. Fully vaccinated life seems so wonderful, but fragile if everyone doesn’t get on board with getting vaccinated!

    • It’s so interesting! I don’t think I had it, but I did lose my sense of smell (but not taste) early last April at the beginning of everything. I guess we’ll never know.

  3. Cynthia says 5.3.21

    Love your dress in the photo – where’s it from? Thank you

  4. Jenn Lake says 5.3.21

    Congrats on your first month in Charleston, friend!