We've had family in town all week from South Africa and it's been so nice showing them around The Old North State and eating our faces off.
Last night we took them to this incredible barbeque place in Durham that has things like hard apple cider cocktails and barbequed tofu. Take my my word when I say that barbequed tofu that's definitely been grilled and maybe also been fried is about the best thing in the world.
In other news, I made plans for my upcoming 30th birthday (big deal, blah blah) and also booked a quick weekend trip back to the North Carolina coast. (Because really, I'm still not over the color palette of small Carolina beach town.)
This weekend I'm doing a little work for a new project I'm looking forward to sharing super soon and otherwise staying pretty low key. What are you guys up to? I'd love to hear!
crushing hard on cienne ny, and the gals behind the line, after receiving the most beautiful package (that branding!) in the mail this week for an upcoming collaboration.
not choosing a side, but i do have lots of thoughts on copyrighting in the fashion industry.
thinking that this will be a very enjoyable alternative to coffee or tea as the days begin to cool.
street style looks you might actually wear.
i just really love jen gotch.
did an interview with the incredibly sweet gals at anchal project.
filling my current gal pal void by starting a virtual book club with one of my friends in london. (get this - me and my friend met in the comments section on cup of jo. how nerdy is that?)
embracing the anti-hustle.
"into" learning more about this mag. (see what i did there?)
flipping through this for an upcoming piece i'm writing, and guess what? it's just as lovely as all the other bloggers and instagrammers say.
spruce up that fall table, gal! (and guy, thank you.)
favorite finds of the week + additions to the independent designer directory: