mango pleated pants

The Cup of Jo community has strong opinions on trends (you liked these, hated these), so I’m curious to hear what you think of the pants shape that’s popping up — high-waisted, pleated khakis! I’m kind of into them, but feel free to praise or destroy in the comments below.

martin's potato rolls buns

What have you been eating these days? My new go-to breakfast: a toasted, buttery potato bun with two scrambled eggs on it. It’s simple and delicious, and you could always add wilted spinach or a slice of sharp cheddar.

the memory police

I’ve stumbled upon a few great books lately — Edie Richter Isn’t Alone, You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey — and right now, I’m tearing through The Memory Police. Named a best book of the year by a gazillion publications, the novel tells the story of a young writer living on an island, where things systematically disappear. First hats, then perfume, then birds. When she realizes her editor is in danger, she tries to hide him… and I won’t give any spoilers! It’s gripping and suspenseful and keeping me up too late at night.

Nate Bargatze

The other day, a friend texted me a TV recommendation: The Standups episode one featuring comedian Nate Bargatze. “Thirty minutes,” she wrote. “TRUST ME.” So, that night, Alex and I watched it on Netflix and it was hilarious. If you’re in the mood to laugh for a half hour straight, go watch! xo

P.S. More fun things, and your favorite podcasts.

(Martin’s Potato Rolls photo by Neighborhood Provisions. The Memory Police image by Time.)