Hi! How was your week? Mine was pretty good. We took a spontaneous adventure to Brooklyn Crab (my friend/upstairs neighbor has a car so she drove us) which was suchhh a delicious treat. I had a lot of good productive meetings for a handful of work projects (most notably: Amazon Drop #2 planning is in full swing!). And on the podcasting front, we did some fun crossover recordings (We are going to be on Girls Gotta Eat next week, and Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow from Call Your Girlfriend will be on ours a week from Wednesday!)
I also started watching The Baby-Sitters Club on Netflix which I’m only slightly ashamed by? It’s very cute and comforting… those were my most favorite books as a child. On the reading front, I am reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. I have a lot to say about it but will save that for my reading list. It’s excellent but painful to read.
Weekend Reading 7.11.20
101 ways to add color to your home! (Was honored to have my home included in the mix!!!)
If you are a small business owner or creative, apply for this grant! (OR tell a friend who could use it.)
Very tempted by this sheer white midi dress. It’s so pretty, and a good price.
And if you made it through that, here’s a cuteness overload: foster pups + kitties go to the zoo.
I bought this simple trapeze dress this week (in black!) and LOVE it.
My current favorite earrings: every time I wear them I get so so many compliments.
Loved these simple instructions for making an urban farm in containers.
I thought these gold braided hoop earrings were really special and unique!
What we lose when retail stores disappear.
On the virtues of uncomplicated, comforting TV.
Do I need this leopard headband? I think maybe?
I wish this was my own dreamy Hamptons retreat! So much green, so many books!
Everyone keeps saying that this is the all time best ever sleep mask, so I ordered it. Will report back.
And (of course) I absolutely love this colorful, colorblocked UK home.
The best glassware for all your summer cocktailing.
Venita rounded up some gorgeous Black-owned brands to shop.
(and they’re on sale.)
Six home styling tips from Nancy Meyers.
Eight Black-owned online plant shops to support.
This rainbow umbrella is so cheerful and fun.
I thought the idea of these community fridges is SO smart. I hope more pop up!
What a fun polka dot dress!
Loved learning more about Paul Revere-Williams, the Black architect who designed Lucille Ball’s home, the addition to The Beverly Hills Hotel, + more of Hollywood’s most famous buildings.
This is my new favorite easy tank top. Comfy, inexpensive, and so soft.
Was very excited to hear about Phoebe Robinson’s upcoming imprint at Penguin Random House.
Why it’s harder to talk to “nice” people about racial injustice.
I really love these simple, inexpensive slides, especially in rafia!
I was really happy to see that West Elm took the 15% pledge.
Oh wow: this eighties mansion!
photo by Allie Provost.