meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • Maybe she’s born with it, Maybe it’s… Great read, maybe I’m curious (Atelier Dore)
  • Coming soon, a documentary about Adnan Syed (Dazed Digital)
  • Nigella Lawson Was Never Just a Domestic Goddess (NYT)
  • If you can understand why so many people would spend 50 bucks on a water bottle, you can understand a lot about America in 2019…Which of these S’well bottles looks like the kind of person I want to be?” (The Atlantic)
  • It’s been 25 years… and still one of my top-ten-favourite movie scenes. (RollingStone)
    “I was really going to be somebody by the time I was 23.” 
    “Honey, all you have to be by the time you’re 23 is yourself.”
    “I don’t know who that is anymore.”
    “I do. And we all love her. I love her. She breaks my heart again and again, but I love her.”
  • “You can do something you love, just because you love it.” (Man Repeller)
  • Let’s talk more about HSDD (Design Mom Here and Here)
  • When the chefs of Joe Beef in Montreal gave up alcohol, their whole restaurant changed (Bon Appetite)
  • Who Killed Tulum? (The Cut)
  • When kids start Googling themselves (The Atlantic)
  • Try reading this without yawing (life hacker)
  • Well said Kathleen, what a disappointing end. (Lainey’s Gossip)

Have a great weekend!

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10 things I can’t live without

A blog I follow has been asking their team to list the 10 Items That Changed Their Life Most Dramatically. Mostly listing little things that make a big difference every day (we’re talking phone chargers to tampons) – I love this, so I’m jumping in!

10 things that changed my life dramatically

  1. Dyson V6 Animal Cord-free Vacuum: if you have a floor, you need one of these. period. end of sentence.
  2. Patagonia Women’s Better Sweater 1/4-Zip Fleece: I’d like one in every colour, please. Warm and well-fitting (not bulky). Bonus, it’s Patagonia who is the company I’d most want to design a catalog for.
  3. Karma by Lush: This is my favourite perfume and it’s affordable too. Remember Sandalwood from the Body Shop? Karma is the big sister.
  4. HoMetic Sound machine: It started with a fan but now the roar of the ocean or a little brook in the forest sing me to sleep.
  5. SPF 30 Sunscreen by Drunk Elephant: Last summer, one of my goals was to apply sunscreen every freaking day. I purchased this and found it to be the perfect sunscreen for daily wear.
  6. Apple iPod Shuffle: I’m not sure what I’m going to do when mine stops shuffling (it’s discontinued). Currently, Michelle Obama talks into my ears about being a strong, powerful woman while I run the streets of Halifax.
  7. SodaStreamI’m a girl who loves sparkles! I’ve saved about one billion dollars, no longer buying cases of Perrier plus it’s one less reason I have to go to Costco.
  8. Apple iPhone 6s: Really, it’s a love-hate relationship but honestly I love my phone – I love to send gifs, I love Instagram, I love podcasts, I love how it keeps me company. Memories and making memories all in my back pocket.
  9. Classic Chemex: Once you pour-over, you can’t go back. I love my Chemex as much as I love coffee which is a lot. a lot a lot.
  10. Fjallraven Totepack No.1 Bag: *disclaimer: I was sent this bag for free* but I love it! it is great for every day usage but especially handy for travel because the straps can switch to a backpack.

How about you? What are the things you can’t live without?

PS. Things I am looking for that will probably change my life: Wireless headphones for small-headed runners, a good quality 2m cable for charging my iPhone, a weighted blanket, a mini jean skirt. Recommendations welcome.

meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.

  • We don’t totally suck (NPR)
  • For me, Birkenstocks. I still will never, ever wear PJs in public. (Girls Of A Certain Age)
  • Book Of Lists (1 Canoe 2)
  • This kid is awesome (Humans of New York)
  • “Almost any mother who reads the suggestion that accompanies the study’s release is likely to have a similar reaction—a giant eye roll” (Mother)
  • Need a name? (Onym)
  • The Period Game: Learn how to go with the flow (Kickstarter)
  • And the Oscar-nominated short documentary Period. End Of Sentence is on Netflix (People)
  • Are you in your forever home? (Chris Loves Julia)
  • “Men mansplaining what mansplaining is, and is not, is honestly one of my favourite things on the internet”: This chap tried to mansplain the difference between vulva and vagina and the takedowns were brutal (The Poke)

Have a great weekend!

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