This Week in Review

Summer is slowly rolling in, and with it comes the excitement of weekends in my friend’s city-sized backyards (I live in a walk up loft, we have no backyard), the beginning of another CSA share season from my favorite urban farm, Greensgrow, some trips to the beach, and the steady conclusion of the first draft of the novel I’ve been working on for about two years. Things are exciting here, and I have no reason to complain, so I won’t. Instead, I’ll share with you some of my favorite things from the week.

  

(Because what says spring like tulips in a handmade ceramic vase from The Clay Studio.)

  

(I spent some time this week revisiting Zelda Fitzgerald’s letters to F. Scott Fitzgerald during her time in a mental institution in the 1930s. This one in particular is a ripping homage to her memories of their volatile relationship and includes the line, “You were literally eternally drunk the whole summer.” Zelda using ‘literally’ before ‘literally’ was a thing.)

 

(I created my first ever cold brew tea using three bags of yerba mate chilled in water over night, and I have since made it three more times. It’s. Awesome. Also, check out the Project 27 bracelet given to me by a dear friend.)

  

(This Siouxsie and the Banshees tee from Smak Parlour’s pop-up shop at yesterday’s Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival.)

  

(My bike, and the artwork behind it. One gets me everywhere I need to be, my favorite summer companion, the other is just my favorite piece in our apartment. The former is also the subject of a new monthly series I’m starting with Green Philly Blog.)

 

 (Carrot, apple, orange, ginger juice for a mild but truly well-worth it Saturday hang over after a night spent with two favorites.)

  

(Now in the final chapter of a great book, one that has helped me to understand more of what I’m currently writing. Stay tuned for a review, but first, this line that stopped me in my tracks: “Everything falls into the hands of music eventually.”)

  

(My own windowsill garden, and green toes.)

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