lately   //   March 27, 2018

LATELY

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LOEFFLER RANDALL Sandals // FRAME Jeans // CHANEL Nail Polish in #634

Well, all of my Goop dreams finally came true this month with the launch of the label’s first podcast. The first episode: a conversation between Gwyneth Paltrow and Oprah Winfrey. Talk about setting the bar high. The episodes that have followed have been wonderful, too, and filled with all sorts of Goop goodness. Whether you’re a GP fan or not (though if it’s the latter, I’m surprised you’re still reading this blog), I have a feeling this podcast will be a welcome addition to your morning commute.

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When it comes to cool collaborations, M’Oda Operandi always wins it. They have had a long list of great ones (Happy Menocal x Stubbs & Wootton, anyone?!), but their latest collab is most certainly their best yet. The retailer has partnered Martina Sartogo, editor-in-chief of Cabana magazine, to create what is undeniably one of the most beautiful collections of tableware that I have ever (ever!) seen. From ikat dinner plates to perfectly-pink handmade wine glasses, every single item in this color-filled collection is a gem.

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While we’re on the subject of fab collections, have you all checked out the Loeffler Randall lately? The spring lineup is really, really good. It’s filled with smart, wear-everywhere styles that have been updated with unique details (ruffles! rainbow stripes!) and infused with energetic colors that are perfect for spring. As you can see, I’ve already added these happy slides to my cloest. But that’s not the only pair. I also snatched up this metallic pair after trying them on and deeming them one of the most comfortable sandals ever. I’m also eyeing these navy puffy-knot sandals. They’re kind of a no-brainer. They go with everything and work with both casual and dressy looks – which is true of pretty much any pair in the LR spring collection.

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I loved reading this interview with Grace Bonney. She offers her take on the the future of content, why you need to own your mistakes, and the importance of a thoughtful email. It’s inspiring.

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One of the best additions I’ve made to my calendar in 2018 is the monthly game night I host with a group of girlfriends. (Clarification: We don’t technically play games but rather just one game in particular: Spades.) I had been wanting to start some sort of monthly get-together like this and though I did initially have thoughts of going the book club route (if you’re in one of those, I’d love to join!), I ultimately decided a Spades night was the way to go. It’s fun and there’s no pressure to finish a book (though there’s definitely pressure as all four of us are quite competitive). This monthly ritual has turned out to be one of the things I look forward to most each month. The combination of good food, great wine, and a game is always a fun time, yes, but it’s really more about the QT I get to spend with my girlfriends. I get to press pause on a busy week and doing something that’s just for fun. It’s refreshing. It’s a great reminder just how important making time for these kinds of dates is. Do you all have any sort of monthly traditions like this with friends?

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The spring sales have already started. The best of which is this one. What’s in my cart? This, this, and definitely this.

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I’ve been trying to read more non-fiction books lately. Every time I finish a novel (this one was so good), I try to make it a habit to pick up a memoir or biography next. I’ve read some great non-fiction books this year, the most recent of which was I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell. It’s definitely a departure from the memoirs I’m used to reading. It’s written in short story format, with each story focusing on one of the author’s 17 brushes with death. Not only is the writing itself truly wonderful, but O’Farrell manages to tell each of these stories without coming across as overly-dramatic or cynical. It feels more like a conversation with a good friend about the importance of appreciating the little things in life.

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As always, I’ll end it with this nugget of wisdom.

 

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