Itâ€™s Friday, the sun is (finally) out and Iâ€™m excited for the little things â€” a haircut tomorrow (itâ€™s been a year!), booking hotels for my Palm Springs trip and carving out some time to work on my portfolio.
This week flew buy and no matter how hard I tried to catch up on client work and blogging, the balance of work and life commitments kept falling flat. As John Lennon once famously sang, â€œLife is what happens to you while youâ€™re busy making other plansâ€ and you just have to roll with what comes your way.
I have a pile of inspiration waiting in folders to share with you, snippets of half-written postsâ€¦but I also know my limits. I know when to give myself a break, proclaim that good enough is good enough, turn off the lights and head out to a happy our to unwind and relax. Thereâ€™s a sense of relief and clarity in knowing that a new week and a fresh start are ahead.
Iâ€™m signing off to catch up on what I can and I hope you have a relaxing, fun filled weekend!
P.S. These are some things Iâ€™m loving at the moment: the colorful vintage light selection at Lounge Lizard, my marble tray, my new tattoo patterned dress, the newly redesigned InStyle Magazine, Aesop hand cream, watches by The Horse and a simple rose gold collar I wear every day.
â€¢Â The big news of the week is that Instagram is switching its feed from chronological order to best posts first. I prefer the way it is now but a business is a business and evolution is necessary.
â€¢Â Speaking of evolving, itâ€™s a great thing and should be welcomed.
â€¢Â Wow! This Airbnb rental comes complete with its own bookstore!
â€¢ 12 designer tricks to create an effortless room.
â€¢Â A roundup of the the 5 most iconic female photographers of all time.
â€¢ The internet is working to design out toxic behavior in an effort to cut back on online abuse.
â€¢Â Something I would definitely love to have at home: a cocktail computer!
â€¢Â All of Donald Trumpâ€™s insults are now conveniently gathered in one place.
â€¢Â Before you reach for another cup of coffee at work, grab one of these healthy snacks instead.
â€¢ Ha! 7 embarrassing branding blunders.
â€¢Â I used to shop on Yoox all the time for discounted designer goods but had long forgotten about it until this week when I was on a search for black pointy wedge ankle boots (these are the ones I got!). Their selection is unbelievably good.
â€¢Â An interesting look at the proof of evolution you can still find on your body!
â€¢Â Iâ€™m in love with this 15 year old gator named Rambo who rides a motorcycle.
â€¢Â 25 songs that tell us where music is going.