The Weekly Digest

It’s Memorial Day weekend—which besides being the unofficial start to summer is a time for us to think about those who sacrificed their lives in the name of our country. Thank you to those who gave their lives in service and to the families and friends who miss them.

Do you have plans for the long weekend? We will head to Tahoe to summerize the cabin and get in some hiking. It’s going to reach triple digits in Davis and I feel like everyone is going to be hitting the road. I did a quick check of coastal Airbnbs and they are non-existent! Other than that, we’re finishing up the Little League regular season tonight (playoffs are still forthcoming), and finalizing summer plans. I’m also going to finish watching the Friends reunion special. (Did you see it?) Whatever your plans, have a good one!

A few years ago, looking for some fresh inspiration for honoring the holiday, I found this list, “17 Memorial Day Quotes to Honor Our Nation’s Soldiers.” Since then, I’ve come back to these:

“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” (William J. Clinton) and “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” (Mark Twain).

Here are some more links of note, along with some favorite picks from the holiday sales (another hallmark of Memorial Day weekend, right?)…

Republicans just blocked an investigation of the January 6 Capitol insurrection, “deploying the procedural move known as the filibuster to stop it even being debated.” (!) Why? Are they “fearful perhaps of what such a commission might uncover about their own role as co-conspirators”?

Are we adequately prepared? Concern on “the trend in Republican politics to double down on the Trumpist legacy.”

The Louvre appoints its first female president.

Two pioneering Black writers have not received the recognition they deserve for chronicling one of the country’s gravest crimes.”

Related: Images of Tulsa and renderings of it pre-massacre, 100 years ago.

One of my favorite images of the week: Girls learning how to swim in the Indian Ocean on Zanzibar’s coast.

Another striking photo this week? Graduation.

A lesson in social-media-ad targeting.

Sex is a Funny Word.

I love this Mexico City home tour. (Speaking of which: I can’t wait to visit again. Find travelogues and a city guide here.)

Which books do you really love? “The answer will tell you a lot about who you presently are,” says Salman Rushdie.

Rest in Peace, Eric Carle. Thank you for all the wonderful moments of reading together.

XOXO. There’s a new gossip girl on the Upper East Side.

Does anyone else get keratosis pilaris on their legs? My dermatologist gave these same tips. Any favorite soaps?

Quay is launching a vision line of glasses.

Glossier announced “The (cashmere) sweatpants of lipstick.”

An “always fit” swimsuit? In poppy? Check, check. Anyone tried this brand?

I’m tempted to get rid of all those mismatched, faded beach-towels and get a set of these. Often the thinner ones are the best anyway.

Wishlisting this denim tote. (Via Even*Cleveland.)

More shopping links? Memorial Day Sales I’m browsing…

& Other Stories. Up to 50% off. So much good stuff. Often my favorite swimsuits. I don’t usually wear short dresses, but I might try this one.

Anthropologie: 40% off all sale items (and also some discounts to furniture and home). Lots of dress-up items (for rescheduled weddings) in there.

JCrew. 25% off site-wide, plus an extra 40% off sale.

Urban Outfitters: 30% off all sale (Always a good place to check swimsuits and dresses—I like this and this and this. Also a favorite throw is on sale.)

Nordstrom: Up to 50% on clothing, beauty, and home goods during Nordstrom’s half-yearly sale. (Aron would look great in this if it came in tall. Could be a Father’s day pick.)

Parachute: 20% off everything. (Like the Linen Duvet cover set we love or “the” famous robe.)

[Photo is “Drifting Away” by Gray Malin]

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