cookies by yossy arefi

What are you up to this weekend? We are thinking so much of Ukraine — the brave citizens, the brave leaders, the brave helpers, the brave Russian citizens who protesting, and the brave brave journalists. From the New York Times, here are mothers taking their children to safety, and Mykolaiv’s mayor saying he will fight until the end: “The captain leaves the ship last.” Please join us in donating, if you’re able.

Here are a few links, if you’re in a blog-reading mood…

Spaghetti with fried eggs.

The joy of watching emotional movies in theaters. “Massive faces emoting on massive screens is just as epic, if not more epic, than explosions and battles.”

Easy meals kits that are just your mom visiting for the weekend, haha.

I love these spring sandals to wear with jeans or dresses. (Use code COJSPRING for 20% off).

Why I love being a bald Black woman.”

Oh my gosh, how beyond charming is this hotel video?! The boys and I have watched it 100 times.

Margaret Qualley nails the statement dress.

Older couples who fall in love and decide to live apart. (New York Times)

Omg, the most gripping story. (tw: sexual assault)

How fun is this fashion inspiration?

A Nora Ephron sweatshirt.

Made me laugh.

Plus, two reader comments:

Says Olivia on my mom’s 70th birthday party: “The best birthday cake I ever got was in my 30s. I went to do karaoke in NYC with a small group of friends, and my uncle surprised us with a cake with EVERYONE’S FACES ON IT! He made a simple grid collage on his phone, and when I tell you that it was a hit… IT WAS A HIT! I can especially imagine kids loving this.”

Says Sarah on what comedies are you watching these days: “My friend and I are obsessed with The Afterparty on Apple TV. I can’t believe more people aren’t talking about it! Tiffany Haddish is just one member of an incredible cast, and each episode is told in a different style about a different character. The animated episode was my favorite so far.”

(Photo by Yossy Arefi. Faces on screens via the wonderful Kottke.)