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Happy Friday! I’ve got a wide open weekend. I’m hoping to see the new Bohemian Rhapsody movie, check out a new coffeeshop in the area, get a lot of reading done for my book club next week, and spend a lot of time outside! Hope you have a pleasant weekend, and here are a few links from around the web…

I’m not a very good cook, but I love watching Queen Ina. The Bon Appetit article The Secrets of Ina Garten’s Pantry taught me lessons that seem basic like “what kind of salt to use when cooking” but were new to me!

Sephora’s annual sale is next week- 20% off on Nov 9-12! These products get more expensive but it’s taken me 15 years to find what works on my sensitive skin, so I have to go with what works! This is the time to stock up on favorite make up and skincare products for the year. A couple things I love and am stocking up on are: this mask that makes me wake up with the softest, smoothest skin, my favorite tried and true concealer that lasts forever, the anti-wrinkle treatment to help ease into my 30s, this hair oil that leaves my locks shiny and so healthy, and my daily tinted moisturizer with SPF that acts as my everyday foundation.

In the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, this article dove into the specialness of each victim and how much they contributed to their community. What a tragic loss. A couple favorite line: 88-year-old Mel “parked several streets away from the synagogue to leave the closer spaces to 'those who need them more.’” …. “In the early days of HIV treatment, when stigma around the disease was high, Dr. Rabinowitz was known to hold patients' hands without gloves and embrace them whenever they left the office.”

Mind-blowing salad making advice.

Visiting Maine is on my bucket list and after seeing this adorable cottage, I think I could move there. I love when home tours look lived in and not staged museums! I also want to be friends with Sharon and Paul!

One piece of advice young women need. Very true and I’m lucky to have found a true partnership.

This rom-com satire featuring Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth looks so good!! I cannot wait!

I think the #Metoo movement is so powerful and much needed. You’ll be hard pressed to find a woman who doesn’t have her own story of being violated. But left out of this movement is hearing of men’s regrets and allowing the space, healing, and forgiveness for the perpetrators who seek it. Not the ones who “got caught in the act”, but ones who have grown up and want the world to be different for their sons and daughters. They’ve reexamined their past behavior through a new lens and have come to terms with their inappropriate behavior. I was really moved by this piece in the NYTimes detailing first hand stories from men who regret the ways they’ve behaved towards women.

This taste test of jarred pasta sauce looks like a fun group activity! Also, love that everyone unanimously picked a favorite!

Really loving the trend of paper-bag pants… but can I pull them off? We’ll find out.

And last but not least… GO VOTE!

November Goals and Intentions

November Goals and Intentions

24 hours in Seattle

24 hours in Seattle