Bread photo by Yossy Arefi

What are you up to this weekend? We’re going to see the documentary 63 Up tonight (Have you seen the Up series? It’s so good), and tomorrow we’re dressing up for a holiday party. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

My gift picks at Catbird. (Love all they do!)

Reader’s block.

Every time we travel, I think about this article, haha.

We played this game last weekend and really loved it.

A beautiful way to use apples.

The top 10 shows of 2019. (New Yorker)

This year, for the first time, New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker has a black Marie. (NYTimes)

Also, this dancer getting instructions from her coach. (Don’t suffer with your eyebrows!)

Frozen II is really about climate change. Also, Olaf is a gem.

A loving question to ask your partner.

Plus, two reader comments:

Says Flannery on a weekly relationship ritual: “Some of the best advice I ever got was from the mom of a family I used to babysit. As she rolled her eyes after her husband put the kids’ lunch boxes away in the wrong spot for the millionth time, she said to me, ‘There are roommate issues and there are relationship issues and you should never mix up which is which.’ I think about this ALL THE TIME.”

Says Katie on one thing I always do at family gatherings: “Growing up, I always got invited to go to the bank with my grammy when we were visiting my grandparents. She would chat with everyone and let me press buttons on the ATM and pick up deposit slips so I could play ‘bank’ once we got home. I treasure the memories of this little errand over the years. Just getting to do something ordinary with a family member you don’t see all the time can feel really exciting as a kid.”

Side note: For my fellow grammar nerds, apologies that the quotation marks are messed up on mobile right now! We’re working on it!

(Photo by Yossy Arefi. Frozen article via Erin.)