Happy Friday! We're in my old beloved city of Philadelphia this weekend, and I'm excited to love up some of my bests and enjoy a gorgeous wedding. I hope you have a nice weekend! Here are a few things that caught my eye this week:
- Spinning Father John Misty's newest album on overdrive. Sure, Josh Tillman was great in Fleet Foxes, and equally as transfixing as J. Tillman, but his new spin has been positively glorious (and he is fantastic live). Check out "True Affection."
- Using my awesome new reusable coffee mug all.the.time, and stepping away from disposable coffee cups when I get my caffeine fix outside the home.
- Thinking harder about fashion and sustainability after learning from Avneet Basi (of the gorgeous jewelry line Krysos + Chandi) that the fashion world is the second biggest polluting industry on the planet, and then reading this related piece in the Times.
- And finally, a gorgeous poem on spring and the renewal that comes again every year:
"Just before the green begins there is the hint of green
a blush of color, and the red buds thicken
the ends of the maple’s branches and everything
is poised before the start of a new world,
which is really the same world
just moving forward from bud
to flower to blossom to fruit
to harvest to sweet sleep, and the roots
await the next signal, every signal
every call a miracle and the switchboard
is lighting up and the operators are
standing by in the pledge drive we’ve
all been listening to: Go make the call."
- Stuart Kestenbaum, "April Prayer"