Good Reads: The Best Links This Week

The gods have smiled upon me this holiday season and granted me with a quick trip to Monte Carlo. Yep, you read that right.

I'll be in Monte Carlo for the start of the week, acting like the fanciest person ever. Don't worry - full recap to come.

In the meantime, enjoy these links while you eat 99 candy canes.

Maddie on Things / Second Floor Flat

Maddie's excited for the holidays, too! (Maddie on Things)

Sally Singer's new concept for Vogue.com is a good one. Entitled Scripted Content, each month Vogue's cover girl (or boy) will star in a scripted, close-to-life short film. So far Jessica Chastain and Kate Winslet (double swoon) have participated. 

One Bottle's Journey - featuring Sprout & Pea and Ricksby!

This story reminds me so much of my childhood spent at my grandparents lake house in the North Georgia mountains. (Paragraph)

Adam Driver and Justin Timberlake's duet for Inside Llewyn Davis.  Please, Mr. Kennedy. (Refinery29)

A dancing dog

Idris Elba just went up a ton of points in my book after this interview on Morning Edition. (NPR)

and finally

Looking through photos of my trip earlier this year to South Africa, where I was lucky enough to visit the Nelson Mandela capture site. RIP, you great man.