Weekend Whimsy: Grey Skies

Seems it will be a pretty grey weekend in Brooklyn over the next few days. Perfect for roasting a chicken, cleaning the apartment and reading a few articles — maybe even writing one.

Looking for books to read this winter? Bustle has pulled together Hannah Horvath’s Reading List and Judy Blume and Lena Dunham curated a reading list for The Cut.

Darling have partnered with Soul Pancake to create the digital series That’s What She Said — their first video looks beautiful and touches on the always interesting concept of body image.

This easy face mask might be a nice addition to a lazy weekend. Plus, a winter skin saver!

Meryl Streep wins every time. Plus, I’m sort of obsessed with the idea that she and Emma Thompson are friends – throw in Diane Keaton and you have my dream dinner party.

Hope it’s a beautiful weekend folks!

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Sometimes you return to New York energized, invigorated, rested and relaxed. Ready to take on the world, conquer the city, stay up all night dancing and discovering.

And sometimes you return to New York and it’s loud and fast and smelly and you feel quite simple like cuddling up in your bed. Suffice to say, I’m feeling the latter.

So this week, I’ve been a little indulgent. I’ve called my bed my office more than once. I’ve worn pajamas until 2 and drank Breakfast Tea well past breakfast time. I’m trying to be kind to myself about it, promising that’s it’s just for this week (whilst I’m adjust to the insane pace of city life).  I also make myself a bargain: office in bed = you must go to yoga class. It clears my head a bit and it makes me feel far less guilty. Plus, it usually energizes me.

Letting yourself slow down, take a breath and catch up isn’t a bad thing. In a city like New York you really have to remind yourself of that. It feels so lazy, so indulgent. But some part of me knows this time is actually critical to all that time I spend cavorting around the city.

 

Back to bed I go friends.

 

 

Weekend Whimsy: Slowly Spring

Dare I say that Spring is in the air? There’s 5 more days until the Spring Equinox but the crocuses have begun to bloom and a little warmth has peeked into these early March days. Transitions between seasons are always a little odd for me. I’m so excited for Spring that I can’t quite accept that it is arriving in it’s own sweet, sweet time. As we all feel the ground shifting beneath us; the bulbs bursting through the soil after months of preparation, let’s take the weekend to revel in the little moments, slow as they come.

I’m really looking forward to spending a rainy afternoon in my slippers reading this article written by Nora Ephron’s son.

I’m a tried and true NPR girl myself, but Heritage Radio station (out of Roberta’s in Bushwick) is quickly becoming my new obsession. I particularly like After The Jump hosted by Grace Bonney (the founder of Design Sponge). She chats with some truly interesting and inspiring entrepreneurs and creators. I like to listen to the podcasts in the morning whilst I am making breakfast (it also gets me through many a long subway ride).

I really want to go and get a slice of pie before it’s all ice cream and icicles. Four and Twenty Blackbirds had a Pi Day yesterday where slices were on sale in all new flavors. While I curse myself for missing this, I do sense it will motivate me to get myself to Gowanus this weekend!

I think Charles Dickens says it best:

Happy Weekend Folks.