In celebration of August, the height of the summer, we are taking a break from our normal 3-posts-per-week schedule, down to two. We thought that with the craziness of the move, it would be helpful to just slow it down a bit. Gluttons for punishment that we are, we haven’t taken a break from our posting schedule for eighteen months or so. If ever there was a reason to, this is it.
I also figured that in light of the reduced schedule, I’d leave out this post about all things completely frivolous this month, and we’d really double down on heavily researched content. But the internet is on fire these days. Good links abound.
Thank you, world wide web, for keeping my reading lively even during a period of stress and uncertainty in life.
With that, here are a smattering of fabulous reads to fill your time while we fill boxes and suitcases.
Favorite recipes of famous photographers.
I thought I knew all the tricks to get a good deal on Amazon.
In an election year, it would do us all a lot of good to remember that the “other side” is not dumb.
Vogue tackles a new facet of beauty: the dogs of Westminster.
Don’t go to restaurants on Valentine’s Day. And other hacks to make dining out more enjoyable.
60 ways to improve your life in the next 100 days. Just in time for the holidays.
The Milky Way reflected in the world’s largest salt flat. Naaaa-ture.
15 documentaries to add to your queue. I’m a documentary nut.
When did the bookstore become a place where people work, meet with friends and drink coffee? A few London bookstores are battling the trend.
Did you hear that I’m taking a work sabbatical? For four whole months? And that this is the first time I’ve ever taken such a break from work in my entire life? My thrill over this upcoming leave is hard to convey. But in the spirit of work:
- How to break your worst work habits
- The tell-tale signs you’re burning out (…ahem…)
- You’re not meant to do what you love. You’re meant to do what you’re good at
To wrap up, I bring you a list of my latest craving – the humble icebox cake. Or, as I like to think of it, creamy cookie goodness from your freezer. (Side note, I can’t actually make any of these due to lack of a single remaining utensil, but a girl can dream…)
- Peanut butter icebox cake
- Rainbow icebox cake
- Cappuccino icebox cake
- No-bake Oreo Funfetti icebox cake
- Pumpkin gingersnap icebox cake
- Orange creamsicle icebox cake
If you haven’t caught up over here for a while, here’s the post where we got sappy about our 50 (yes 50!) favorite dishes in London and everything we’ll miss about this fair city. And then I got sad and wrote this post about packing and going away parties.
And with that, I’m off to scrounge around our empty kitchen for the single leftover ginger cookie I swear I hid somewhere, and reread all of these good links one more time!