New Discovery: Sonix

8/23/2016

I was first introduced to Sonix by Cupcakes and Cashmere, and upon visiting the site was instantly filling up my online cart with iPhone cases before stumbling upon their cute clutches (perfect for storing the things you're always losing inside your work tote) and sunnies. Now, help me pick which things to actually purchase. 

1. Indigo iPhone case / 2. Swan iPhone case / 3. Holland Sunnies in Stone / 4. Evil Eye Pouch / 5. Beverly Hills iPhone case

Weekend Reading

8/20/2016

If you've been following along on Instagram or Snapchat, you'll know that we're currently on our way home from a week and a half in Tuscany. It was so dreamy and I can't wait to share photos. In the meantime, here's some links to peruse this weekend.

I could have used one of these for our long overnight flights!

I wish I'd had this top in Tuscany, but may need to scoop it up anyway. And I spotted this for fall/winter on J. Crew and it's also on my wish list.

Vogue's 73 Questions is one of my favorite video series, so I loved this one with September issue cover girl Kendall Jenner.

In case you haven't been keeping up with the Rio Olympics, here are some of the biggest moments.

Would you try this beauty routine change?

After all of the pizza and pasta, I'm going to need to detox next week. I bookmarked this salad recipe after seeing it over on Luella & June.

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From the Sea, for the Home

8/16/2016


Popping in from Italy to share a few ocean-inspired home items that are currently on my shopping list. Blue and white has always been one of my favorite color combinations. While we no longer live close to the beach, keeping blue and white in our apartment is soothing and reminds me of the sea. 

1. I'd put this ceramic soap dish from Izola on our coffee table.

2. This splatter bowl from Furbish is just so pretty. I'd serve salad it in or keep it on the middle of our kitchen table filled with fruit. 

3. If you haven't checked out Urban Outfitters' home section in awhile it's worth a look. Everything is well priced and while many of the items are meant for the dorm room, there are a few gems that are more adult, like this Kym Fulmer Crashing Waves print.

4. Place mats are an affordable way to keep things fresh, so I switch ours up regularly. These navy tassle ones are on my list.

5. I walk by a CB2 on my way to the bus, and every once in a while spot something really good. This slim navy chair is one of them, and it's under $150.

p.s. Follow along on my Italy vacation on Instagram and Snapchat.

Listening to: Podcasts

8/09/2016


Do you listen to podcasts? I first got hooked through NPR's This American Life and then Serial, but started expanding my regulars once we moved to San Francisco. Between walking our dog, my commute (part bus, part by foot), and running errands (typically by foot), I found I didn't always want to listen to music. With podcasts I'm entertained and often learning something new. See below for my favorites. I'd love to hear about any of yours so let me know in the comments. 

My favorites, clockwise from top right corner:

1. Vogue Podcast: Hosted by André Leon Talley, the podcasts discusses the latest issue of Vogue and features the one and only Anna Wintour from time to time, along with Vogue editors and other magazine contributors.

2. Happier with Gretchen Rubin: I loved Rubin's book The Happiness Project so knew I'd be into the podcast, which talks about habits and tricks to live a happier life.

3. Bon Appétit Foodcast: I don't typically read food magazines, despite being someone who looks forward to my subscriptions arriving each month, so it surprised me how much I like this podcast. It features interviews with chefs, food writers, and is hosted by Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit's editor in chief.

4. Pardon My French by Garance Doré: I've been reading Garance Doré's eponymous website for years and loved her book so I knew I'd enjoy her podcast and I was right. The podcasts are longer than most, but I find her French accent soothing. This is my go-to for early morning dog walks. 

5. Monocycle with Leandra Medine: Similar to the above, I have been reading Leandra Medine's Man Repeller for years also loved her book, so it's not surprising that I enjoy her podcasts. The episodes are short, sweet, and funny.

6. Recode Media with Peter Kafka: Most of my podcasts are purely for fun, but I do throw a few work-related ones into the mix. My favorite media-related podcast is this one, in which Kafka talks to interesting people in media and technology. 

Honorable mentions go to Social Mediocre, Lena Dunham's Women of the Hour, and 2 Dope Queens.

Weekend Reading

8/06/2016


Ah, sweet Saturday. I'm bummed we're not doing Outside Lands this year, mainly because of LCD Soundsystem and Radiohead, but am secretly excited about checking a lot of my to do list and watching a lot of Netflix before we leave for Italy on Wednesday. Today I'm basically running a lot of errands getting a haircut, and tomorrow we have friends coming over for dinner.

Did you watch the Opening Ceremony from the Rio Olympics last night? Vogue broke out some highlights in case you missed it. 

This Solid & Striped gingham bikini just arrived in the mail and I can't wait to wear it by the pool in Italy.

Five nutrients you're likely deficient in and how to get more.

In not so surprising news: a sense of appreciation is the biggest motivator at work.

What do you think of Instagram Stories? I've been having some fun with it, and found this New Yorker article interesting. Oh Joy also did a good breakdown comparing Instagram Stories to Snapchat.

And in my last work-related link, after majorly putting his foot in his mouth and saying "women lack vertical ambition," Saatchi & Saatchi chairman Kevin Roberts was forced to resign.

Made me laugh.

I'd love this soothing print from Minted for our apartment.

And in case you missed it: my end of summer wish list.

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