I started this show over the holidays, but didn't get far. I picked it back up this week, and I'm throughly entertained. It's the perfect distraction to keep on in the background while I'm laptoping on the sofa. From Ryan Murphy, it's everything we loved about Glee - add in some quirky Wes Anderson deliberate randomness, and the snark of Gossip Girl. Plus I love Gywneth's role as the blissed out, cannot tell a lie Goopy mom in Gucci.
This past weekend, the weather was warm enough in Palm Springs to don my fave long-sleeve bathing suit by Cynthia Rowley. I did IG story my mishaps in selfie-making, and I had more DMs than I can count about the suit. So it does, in fact, bring all the girls to the yard. It's amazing - you should get one. She has rad colors in a few different styles - my faves are linked below!
SHOP CYNTHIA ROWLEY SUITS
More on Palm Spring: I loved it. It was my first visit, and I wasn't catfished a single bit. It's indeed a really cool town, and I particularly found some insp-overload at the Parker Hotel, designed by Jonathan Adler. Magic. We actually stayed in a villa at Korakia Pensione, and while it was a totally different vibe (think moroccan vibes with a hipster twist), it was equally wonderful, and I totally recommend it for a weekend in Wonderland.
SHOP MY FAVE KNIT SETS
I worked with the always-amazing watercolor artist Jessica Rowe on a fun new series for Furbish. She took a list of my favorite places from 2019 and reimagined them as charming vintage-inspired matchbooks, in a limited edition of signed prints. So far customer faves are: Waffle House (always our first stop when we fly back into Raleigh late in the evening), Matsuhisa (sushi in Aspen where I'd have my last meal if they could also bring in some pasta and Doritos), and Balthazar, one of the first restaurants I visited when I came to NYC in college, and now a few blocks from my neighborhood there. How this country girl made it here, there and everywhere I've been in between, I dunno - but 2019 was an amazing year for travel, and I'm stoked to share some of my special spots with you!
A friend loaned me this over Christmas, and I just got into it - totally easy read and I love learning more about Cuba's history (knew about nothing to start). I'm trying to get back into the habit of reading at night to fall asleep. I did it for years and years, but somehow got out of practice. It's so much more pleasant than scrolling on my phone in an endless loop - trying in 2020 to put it down at night. Small progress made - much more to go.
NEXT ON MY READING LIST
Life's about the little things, right? And this tiny little collection of Kafka short stories pleases me immensely on my coffee table. I'm not sure how I stumbled on this series of well-designed small books from Kafka, but they're a gem. I like to gift them, even if the recipient isn't a fan (yet) because they're just so attractive poised on top of a stack. While his stories aren't delightful to most, the brightly colored book covers featuring eyes are. Check out all the cool choices:
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SHOP TINY DELIGHTFUL BOOKS
We had some time to kill in Venice, CA this weekend before our Airbnb was ready, so we popped in new-to-us Late Sunday Afternoon. A very cleverly curated shop of free-spirited finds (they make scarves and hankies from salvaged fabric), it was inspiring to see a brick and mortar shop really giving it their all, despite the odds being so loomingly stacked against them. I did have a laugh when Tad asked how much a silk scarf was, and they told us it wasn't for sell. Bless retail - I know that feeling all too well. I did fall into obsession with these stained glass tarot card panels.