Have a Beautiful Weekend.

Have a Beautiful Weekend

What are your plans this weekend? We’re going to dinner at this little place, and I’m also going to brainstorm some indoor activities (Hide & Seek? Guess Who?) since it’s supposed to rain a lot. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

Feeling inspired by this simple dinner party.

Boo! My boys are flipping out over these temporary tattoos.

A beginner’s guide to meditation. (“Your brain’s gonna go nuts, and that’s fine.”)

LOVE these paintings.

The app that puts you to sleep.

The absolute minimum acceptable tip for any food delivery.

Nude bras for all!

Crown, the Netflix original drama about Queen Elizabeth, looks really compelling. Here’s the trailer.

Good to remember: “We can’t spare our children normal social pain.”

How to email very, very quickly. (Also, busted.)

It’s finally SWEATER SEASON!!!!

Good advice, haha.

If you love public libraries, consider going to this awesome event on October 21st. You’ll have drinks, meet fun people, do some dancing and support libraries all around the borough. xoxo

Also, a comment from a reader named Jess: “My dad has a sixth sense for bad days, even if you’re trying to hide it. His answer was always the perfect fried egg sandwich. Quality bread, lots of mayo and the ideal egg, yolk runny enough to drip down your chin. When I was little, he’d make me one in the middle of the night if a had a nightmare like it was the most normal thing in the world. When I was sixteen, I went to a party to meet my crush and told my parents I was staying at a girlfriend’s house. At the party, I found my crush kissing another girl. I took a cab home at 2 a.m. smelling like keg and my parents certainly knew something was up. My dad could have questioned me about my lie, he could have yelled at me, but he just read my face and went straight for the kitchen. That was maybe the best fried egg sandwich I ever ate.”

Says Patrice: “My world has been flipped upside down since I found the podcast My Favorite Murder two weeks ago — I can’t do anything these days except listen to the podcast. I have started taking my dog on two-hour walks because I just can’t get enough. And I’m already getting sad thinking about how it will be when I catch up and I’ll have to wait for a new episode each week. I wanna be BFFs with Karen and Georgia.”

(Photo by Aurélie Lécuyer. Nude bras via Ann Friedman.)

Home News

Brooklyn street

After searching for an apartment for four years, I started to doubt it would ever happen. We’d had so many ups and downs and had been outbid on five different places.

But finally the stars aligned! We bought an apartment! It was terrifying to sign the contract — I’ve always been a renter – but we’re so, so happy and grateful that we’ve found a place that hopefully will be our family home for a really long time. So crazy and exciting to think about.

It’s funny because Alex and I have talked about possibly moving to California many times since we first met (“What are we going to talk about now?!” Alex joked as we signed the papers for our new place), but Brooklyn is a great fit for our family. I love how it feels like a small town within a big city, and everyone seems to know each other. We still aren’t psyched about long dark winters, but we’ll stock up on sun lamps and learn to make soups.

Thank you so much for reading, and I look forward to sharing photos of the new place once we’ve gotten everything organized!

Joanna Goddard

Joanna Goddard

P.S. Our previous apartment, and a bed trick.

(Top photo of a Brooklyn street by Stella Blackmon.)

Style

Cool Earrings

Six Statement Earrings

For years (maybe decades?), I’ve loved teeny tiny earrings — the smaller, the better. But recently I’ve been seeing women wearing big sculptural earrings. The other day, a friend, who was wearing a black sweater and jeans, had on these geometric ones, and they completely made her whole outfit. I was totally inspired. They’re like pieces of art!

Here are six cool versions: discs, fringe, studs, polished, radian and hands.

Thoughts? Which do you like?

P.S. Initial necklaces.

(Top photo by Pauline Suzor for H&M. Similar earrings here.)