in between packing up orders (thank you!), and trying our best to plan and design as we normally would for fall 2020 and spring 2021, we’ve been trying to keep ourselves distracted and settling in to a new normal. we know that you are likely doing the same, so we wanted to share a few things - podcasts, skincare favorites, playlists, etc. - that are keeping us cheerful during this time.
we’ve found comfort, entertainment, wisdom and creative energy in the digital universe, and hope you’ll find the same in some of these gems we’ve loved discovering.
xo katie & erin
Dear Sugar is back!
A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica (RIP Of a Kind, but can’t wait to see more of what Claire and Erica continue to create)
Dax Shephard's deep dive interviews on Armchair Expert
My Favorite Murder, the gals who feel like our BFFs
all the masking, like Tata Harper’s Resurfacing Mask, Biologique Recherche Masque Vivant and The Ordinary Peel. loving the new Costa Brazil Face Oil, and not just for the gorgeous packaging. Joanna Vargas Daily Serum is keeping our skin in check. and Rodin's lip balm looks as pretty on the bathroom counter as it does on. we also highly recommend tuning into Kathleen Jennings’ Instagram stories for her wit just as much as her beauty advice.
natural wines from local wine shops. scope out shops in your area that deliver and ask the staff what they recommend based on your typical preferences or upcoming meals. it’s a great way to support a local business and to treat yourself. who doesn’t love wine delivery? Heights Grocer and Montrose Cheese & Wine are Houston favorites.
kate waitzkin's calm meditation and yoga is just what we need right now
meditation + wellness:
smudging with palo santo & sage for all the good vibes
evening CBD oil to calm the mind
Melissa Wood Health - Erin’s go-to New York based health guru (and she’s offering a week long free trial)
DEFINE Body & Mind - our local workout mainstay is streaming classes
our friend Kate Waitzkin is leading virtual meditations and yoga classes
The Class by Taryn Toomey - a must-visit whenever we are in NY + they are offering a 14-day free trial for their digital studio
Antibes dress in punch: super comfortable but makes you feel pulled together
Emma - revisiting this classic before we watch the new movie everyone is raving about
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino - New York Times bestselling collection of nine witty, thought-provoking essays about the millennial generation
Finally getting around to opening Americanah, which has been recommended so many times over the years and it’s already a page turner
old favorites: for ‘90s nostalgia, we can't recommend Singles enough; young Reese in Election is so good; The Lunchbox is a feel good favorite.
also enjoying Shrill's positive energy via Hulu
making us laugh:
if you’re in need of some meme lol-ing (we are): scroll this feed
transporting back to hotel san cristobal via their spotify playlist
The War on Drugs teased three new releases. we’ll be listening to "I Don't Want to Wait" on repeat when it comes out
our friend @alexyeske wearing our Milan top (similar here)
other things getting us through:
the “Stay Home, Take Care” “social distancing care package” from Girls’ Night In
find out if you really are a Carrie or a Charlotte with this scientific quiz. if you are brave, we recommend taking it with your SO (and filling it out for each other)
intrigued by Nonna, both for bringing some Italy into the kitchen and tackling a skill we've always wanted to have
don’t miss this incredibly comprehensive list of resources from Girls’ Night In
our artisan partners with Women Weave
love this list of how to help from our friend Grace
Julia Kostreva’s weekly art auction benefit
donate to Feeding America
pick up dinner from your favorite neighborhood spots
plus, stay tuned for MIRTH fabric scrap bandanas and masks!
all the things on Sprouted Kitchen, especially this salad (the jalapeño dressing!) and this favorite soup
the sneaky healthy walnut cardamom bliss balls from Wu Haus