Weekend Links

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Hi, kittens. This week’s post is coming to you early because it it’s a four-day Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, the real first break of the year. Jeff and I were planning to go to Belgium but…ISIS.

So instead we’re doing some day trips around the UK while trying to either get our trip money refunded or at least moved to another date because we would still like to visit Bruges, one of the most charming cities in northern Europe. Apart from anything, I genuinely love Belgium and want some tourist money to flow their way as I expect other people will have done the same thing and rethought or rescheduled travel through the country as a result of the attacks. I also just really want to go back and visit. We can’t let the terrorists win, team.

Setting aside the whole fact of major international tragedy in which my small trip is by far the least important element, we were really looking forward to a break. Jeff has been in the midst of busy season and the first quarter of the year at work for me has been overwhelmingly positive but intense. Time away was and is badly needed.

So! I now ramp up my campaign for a 30th birthday trip to NYC in June. Here are you links, have a good weekend.

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Words cannot express how much I want to see this. Watch the trailers!

I am immeasurably grateful to live in the age of plumbing and wifi…and very conscious that there is a good portion of the world who still doesn’t have either of those things…

London is delightful, never more so than in its eccentricities.

Bite Beauty is one of my favorite lipstick brands (and believe me, I know from lipstick). They just launched their Amuse Bouche collection…I’ve bought four and am waiting for them to arrive without an ounce of sheepishness. This quick profile at Refinery29 is worth a look in!

I’d listen to the crud out of these. Again, most of ’em.

A topic that’s been on my mind the last few months…

The decline of the hat.

Downright gorgeous.

This week in Mormon news, an eye opening article from The Atlantic well worth reading.

And finally, need to find time to try this recipe.

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