Hey there week. You sure did bring some crazy: cleaning out all the stuff, a trip to the Goodwill, my car bumper getting a little too personal with a parking garage column (not by me), and a million and one other things. June, you’ve been something crazy. From the high highs to the low lows, it’s time to catch up, refocus, and continue on the adventure of living my best life now. But while I wait for that to happen, a random sample of the internet for you.
- A friend has coerced me into a month long squats challenge (read: she posted on Facebook). Day 3 and I’m already sad. But if you want to follow along, I’m doing an amateur hour version c/o Fitness Magazine. Because #hipsurgeryexcuses
- Loving this Cup of Jo article on people who skip certain wedding traditions (which in my opinion, is a lot of them) — also, if you’re bored, there is also my favorite CoJ article ever
- Another week, another article about the ballet. This one on how dance partners create chemistry amongst themselves
- I love Max Wanger and his print shop is having a sale through Sunday (6/25). Just another reason to spend some dollars and cents
- Being super obsessed with all the collabs around the release of Despicable Me 3 — mainly with luggage one with Away
- Trying to find a bathing suit top that fits the, ahem, girls. Lucy and Ethel love some support and these options from Lilly & Lime look pretty great (this article from Bustle has a few sneak peeks from a new launch)
- Planning to make frybread after reading this Food52 article
- Also learning how to host like a Parisian. (Also care of the good folks at Food52)
- Taking this Buzzfeed UK quiz and never getting 100%. Ya’ll coming up with the top 100 girls names is hard
- Apparently there is a whole sketchy market around San Marzano tomatoes…also, like Champagne, they are only considered San Marzanos if they are grown in a very specific part of Italia
It’s Friday and I am doing a happy dance. It was a week of high highs (Tonys recap coming soon!) and a crazy work schedule. This weekend I get the joy of being the best roommate ever by getting into a raft on a river. So fingers crossed I don’t injury another joint. :)
- Loving this sweet family who won a lot of money in the lotto and started a foundation to make their home city better
- Discovering (and loving) the handcrafted ceramics/porcelains from Robert Siegel Studio. Now I just have to keep myself from buying everything.
- This fascinating article from FiveThirtyEight about what makes people identify as multiracial
- Dreaming about matching flowers at home to wall colors after this collab between Michelle Edgemont, HGTV, and Benjamin Moore — which would be easier if I had actually colors on my walls
- Why everyone should take ballet, even if you’re an adult and you’ve never taken a dance class before. It’s just that wonderful
- I’m currently torn between a normal soda stream and this fancy penguin one…the penguin lover in me is leaning one way, the rest of me is leaning normal
- Thinking about how the Spritz is the “bevvie of the summer” and how having the above Soda Stream would make them a regular in my life.
- Continuing my typography art love with these prints from Anthony Burrill for Schoolhouse Electric
- Reliving all the wonder and thrill of the Tony Awards! care of CBS and YouTube.
- Vacation. Can vacation please appear right now?
This week has been full of crazy…and the arts. But with that is coming so great planning, and reading, and more planning of life and fun. Tuesday involved a New York City Ballet working rehearsal for donors, and tonight will be a NYCB performance! I am pretty thrilled to watch some ballet while I imagine what life would be like if I could still do that.
- This man who is a waterslide master. If it was me, we would have been looking at a second hip surgery.
- Blue Zones: The secrets to living to 100 in locations that I’d be happy to just live in for a year of two.
- Carpool Karaoke with Ed Sheeran. Need I say more.
- Since we’re on to YouTube videos, watch this trailer for Coco. Because it looks amazing and the voice cast the Mouse has lined up sounds amazing!
- “Maine sends a beer box to Iceland. It takes up a lot of the cargo hold.” (enough said)
- The history of pink doughnut boxes, aka, the only way doughnuts should be boxed.
- Isabella Boylston teaches Crossfit men ballet. It’s harder than it looks ya’ll.
- So on that note, “Pain, satin and paper towels: What it takes for ballerinas to dance on their toes” — The Washington Post knows where it’s at
- Salt: So I’m a little bit obsessed with Briny Sea Dry Goods. It’s my recommended hostess gift these days.
- Indoor Fruit Trees: When I turned 30 I brought a bunch of succulents home from CA, and decided if I could keep them alive for a year clearly I could keep anything alive. It’s been over a year and a half, and now I’m dreaming big…olive, pomegranate, so many options!
We’re going to call this, “The Best of the Internet since January.” Because, well, it’s been a while. What I lack in timeliness, I make up in content. That could be a lie, but either way, I enjoyed them (and they cover a wide reach of topics). Today, I offer you champagne, mixed race commentary, dance, cheese, pasta, and a KFC romance novel. And a few other bits of greatness.
Also, a trip to see the Kusama exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum
- A beautiful champagne bar in SF that has a popcorn machine. This is my dream.
- My love of all things cheese is high, so is my love of history. When you combine that into a Bon Appetit article on the history of Boursin cheese, we have found my bliss.
- An oldie(ish) but a good, because Meghan Markle and I pretty much are the same person. We’re both biracial women, we both look amazing in a pencil skirt, we’re both dating Prince Harry….oh wait. Okay, well, we’re both biracial. And she loves the “what are you question” about as much as I do.
- Ever wondered how you would change a 777 jet-engine on a Canadian island that is technically in the Arctic? I’m here for you (and the nice writer at Popular Mechanics).
- All the Disney memes.
- Any sort of dance films/videos makes me happy (from gems like Center Stage to YouTube videos from the NYCB). This wonder from American Ballet Theatre’s Daniil Simkin and Cassandra Trenary, makes me want to stretch and twirl (in black & white).
- Loving Jess Connolly more and more with posts like this: “Women of God: Please come undone.“
- In honor of Mother’s Day, KFC (yes, the chicken people) has release a romance novel about Col. Sanders (and chicken, at least that is what I’m guessing). You’re welcome.
- Reading through the archive of Chef Sara Jenkins articles on Italian cuisine from The Atlantic.
- When I stumble across an article titled “16 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Traveling (and Eating) Around the World” all I can this is, I hope the first lesson is how I can eat and travel the world for a year.
- Just in case Moana isn’t already stuck in your head, you’re welcome.
Let’s go Montana!! Right now I am doing the mental work through of “is everything actually in my suitcase?” And team, I may find myself in Montana without spare underroos (that is untrue, I packed those). But needless to say, this is going to be a hilarious weekend (follow along on instagram: @wrp3 — official hashtag coming soon). 3 National Parks, hundreds of miles, 4 people in a car, and you know…me attending a wedding on Sunday. Maybe now I should leave the office. So without further ado, the internet:
- Apparently there is an age when you will begin to lose friends. Which I’m not sure if it’s that you lose them, or you think that you’re just to cool for school.
- Discovering that apparently it is hard to give away your land to turn it into a National Park — cause I just have land in waiting.
- Nothing is better than a nice jaunt down the Youtube Rabbit Hole, which goes something like this: Ohmygosh Adele’s new music video; ugh Adele’s Someone Like You video they shot in her home (ugh, why is she so amazing); and everything eventually makes it’s way to Ellen so now I’m watching (for the 10th time) the cutest clip of Taylor Swift and Zac Efron singing; ooo duets, I love duets and because we knew this would get to Broadway let’s watch Patti Murin and Colin Donnell croon at each other (normally I just get to watch him be a pretend heart surgeon on Chicago Med); also Idina and Kristin giving us all the 10-Year Anniversary of Wicked feels.
- The arts live on and on. Or in this case, the Kennedy Center steps it up to take over Michelle Obama’s arts program geared toward kids at at-risk schools.
- Thinking that ballerinas are magical and this Forbes article about ABT’s Isabella Boylston is fantastic. Also, time to sign up for a summer ballet class.
- Loving this summer sandal list from Cup of Jo, and yet, I probably don’t need another pair of sandals, maybe.
- Wondering what it would be like to bring a photo project like this to D.C.
- Remembering how there really are superior people in the world…because the Bachelorette is back on, and even NPR is writing recaps about how horrible it is.
- And, as you PSA of the day: Never get a queen bee stuck in your car.
All Things Hamilton (or all of Broadway).
So, I have always loved Hamilton (like in high school) and it’s because he is the sort of man who writes letters like this to his sister-in-law. My Hair Twin was written up in Esquire, I actually think his hair might be better than mine. Also, I’m wishing I could spend a day watching Andy Blankenbuehler work his dance/choreo magic. Getting excited for all the new Broadway Original Cast Recordings that are set to drop within the next few months.