Floating into the Weekend (& Friday Links)

Aron and I had a restorative couple of days in Calistoga at one of our favorite places, Indian Springs, this week and I’ll be trying to hold onto those vibes into the weekend. If anyone is heading into Sonoma, the mud bath there is quite the experience!

It’s pretty rainy here right now, which means snow in the mountains! So I wish I could say we plan to put on some skis. But we will be sticking close this weekend—Hudson has a group violin lesson and we have dinner plans with friends. We also plan to watch the Oscars! Will you? I was reading an article about some of the song-and-dance numbers that they used to stage before they tried to cut down the time, and I have to confess that I miss them. They were often painful to watch, but they gave the ceremony an element of surprise and whimsy that broke up what can sometimes feel like a roll call.

Any fun plans on your schedule? Have a great weekend!

Some links of note… 

A printable Oscars ballot.

Monica Lewinsky, twenty years later, in the age of #MeToo.

These art-inspired tea-cakes are amazing!

Happy to see Dick’s and other businesses taking a stand!

A plastic-free aisle. What a wonderful idea to inspire incremental change.

The wash on this denim jacket is so right!

Children’s books that celebrate diversity and difference.

Soft, organic cotton jammies that won’t break the bank.

I’m very intrigued by these fluffy Japanese pancakes.

A cabin I’m wish-listing for an New York autumn.

For the love of terracotta.

The need to be alone.

Hillbilly Elegy is our read for next month’s book club. We’re all going to see JD Vance speak at the Mondavi Center. What are you reading lately? I’m hoping this makes it onto our list one day soon.

[Photo mine, from Calistoga’s Indian Springs Resort]


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