Good Reads: 29 August 2014

Oh, it's been hard to be back from Paris this week.

Sure, we were only there for a weekend but what a weekend it was. We walked the city from morning to night (my toenail polish literally chipped completely off twice) and enjoyed absolutely perfect weather paired with lots and lots of vanilla waffles

There are so many photos to come (D took 2500 in our 2.5-day trip), but until then I'll leave you with one of my favorite shots and a look at some lovely things on the internet.

Dreaming of this Paris scene. This is what I would look like if I was a cafe. 

This PBS documentary by Marty Scorsese traces the origins of blues from Mississippi to Africa, and it's absolutely amazing. 

Dying for this boot

And this tunic. Actually Madewell's fall arrivals alone are enough to make me look forward to cooler weather.

This book, which is taking me longer to read than I'd like due to my lack of commute (commuting time = reading time), but I'm enjoying each and every line of Marlene Van Niekirk's beautiful writing. 

This song, which has been in my head for over a week. (HELP)

Discovered A Standard of Living this week and can't wait to get all up in there. 

Also Golly Magazine. Yes please!

This podcast on radical change. 

Should you catcall her?

I'd like this dreamy candle, for rainy mornings spent writing. 

Miranda July made an app, and it's very Miranda July (not a bad thing). 

This short film

One of these days I'm going to walk straight into the kitchen and whip up something like this (or this). 

This lovely scarf alternative for not-yet-freezing fall days. 

Actually over the moon to have won this giveaway from one of my favorite brands, Tradlands. (Thank you!)


And a few things from me:

A London restaurant guide

A guide to funding for creative startups

9 socially-conscious jewelry designers

Good Reads: The Best Links This Week

Happy Friday!

We kicked off the weekend last night with a delish dinner at The Rum Kitchen off of Carnaby Street. I'm now convinced that the only way to cheer up a rainy London evening in January is with the assistance of a coconut cocktail

Tonight, I'm off to a friend's birthday drinks in Angel, followed by thrift store shopping in Dalston tomorrow, and returning to my hibernation state to read "Gone Girl", watch "Her", and make s'more cookies.

Have a good'un!


Still obsessing over Diane Keaton, my forever girl crush, and her silvery perfect hair at the Golden Globes. Glad I'm not alone. (Refinery29)

Shirting line Tradlands is one of my favorites. This week, they told the story of how the company began on their blog. Super duper inspiring.

"We set a common table where...all that gather may consider our history and our future in a spirit of reconciliation." Glad to have learned about the Southern Foodways Alliance from (who else?) The Bitter Southerner.

The all-important animal video of the week. (Gawker)

Craving this, this, and this at Need Supply's 70% off sale. 

A very 1981 look at what we thought reading a newspaper online would look like. Hint: it's wrong. (The Debrief)

life list that includes entries like "Toss any underthings I'd be embarrassed about wearing if I got hit by the proverbial car", "Interview my siblings", and "Try 200 blends of tea".  Super inspired to do this myself. (Taste Kills Creativity)