Good Reads: 12 December 2014

Ugh, guys. It's my last weekend in London and I'm not really sure what to do with that. To be honest, everything is all logistics right now – lists, phone calls, accounts, luggage weight, insurance, etc. The romance of living abroad often boils down to that: logistics.

But there are also lots of lovely things going on right now. We have a tree up, I have a candle burning, there's vanilla cinnamon coffee going strong, and I get to meet my niece for the first time on Thursday. (!)

I'll write more on everything next week, but in the meantime I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with cinnamon rolls, holiday songs, and mulled wine.

"...things don’t always work out the way you think they will — now, I take things day by day. I wake up every morning with simple goals: I want to be a good person, and a friend to others. I want to enjoy life the best I can. I want to let myself be vulnerable. As for everything else — if it works, it works." – on-point advice from designer/photographer kenta thomas naoi by way of sho & tell

love new-ish blog, waiting for saturday. so many gals i want to hang with!

no one's more important than you, babe.

london-based Americana band, Lewis & Leigh, just released a new video

best albums of 2014, according to The Bitter Southerner.

culture of the obsessed

a great gift guide

NPR's 2014 book list has me anxious. So. many. things. to. read. (and on that note, what are you reading?)

current soundtrack...

...but try this if you're not one for christmas tunes.  

a man and his dog

the second piece in my writer's workshop column on june letters publishes next week! check out the first here


New finds: Litke / Captain Blankenship / Magpie & Rye / Folk Fibers