The brand new Ladybug Tattly by Lorien Stern is my new favorite.
Thank you for these magical words, Cleo Wade. This was one of my biggest energetic shifts, when moving to New York City, 20 years ago, realizing people don’t really complain here much. Complaining is draining. It truly has no magic. Hence my personal rule: “When I catch myself complaining about something repeatedly, I have two options: Do something about it or let it go.”
“Do your plants have names?” I was asked over dinner this past weekend. I shook my head. I couldn’t help but feel like I was a bad plant mom. The next morning, I woke up and spent an hour thoroughly overthinking and finding a name for my green friends. A weirdly satisfying experiment.
Now, I keep a list of potential names for new plants. One of them, I just added today, is Leif.
The Period Game got me with the spinning ovaries. I am definitely backing this Kickstarter.
Last week I was invited to a friend’s house and this is the mosaic that greeted me at the entryway. What a stunning statement right at the entrance of a home! The masterpiece is by Sarah Donato. I learned from the owner Jules that they were inspired by Nick Misani’s work.
Now I am dreaming of one day renovating a home and being able to hire Sarah to make me a custom mosaic. One day! One day!
The Adobe Creative Residency is currently taking applications until February 7th. It’s the *coolest* project Adobe has ever put together! I wish I could apply! Maybe you can?
Here's a true story about my dad. When I was little, we were on a beach in Oregon and he found a message in a bottle.
The note contained an address, with a plea in a young boy's handwriting to send a postcard and let him know how far the bottle had traveled.
— Eileen Webb (@webmeadow) January 9, 2019
From 1967 to 1972, the Ace of Cups were at the epicenter of the ‘60s cultural and social revolution, the first ever all female rock band. They shared stages with everyone from The Band to the Grateful Dead, and were chosen to open for Jimi Hendrix the week after his groundbreaking performance at The Monterey Pop Festival.
Despite eliciting music industry interest for their exceptional songs, sublime harmonies and exuberant live performances, the Ace of Cups never got the chance to make a record… until now.
Check out their music. Love these ladies so much.
Here’s an idea for you to cut through all the small talk, next time you host a party:
A few days ago I experimented with a “Cheese Personality Party”. Everyone had to bring a cheese that reflects their personality in some way or the other. Once everyone was present, we stood in a circle around the cheeses and listened to everyone’s reasoning for their choice. I was surprised how honest, sometimes vulnerable and sometimes just plain funny the thinking was. I will definitely do this again. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
Looking at a cheese board filled with your friends’ personalities is simply the best.
My friends Stephanie and Jonathan Fields definitely made us laugh by bringing a cheesecake. Well played!
A few weeks ago I joined my friend Sue at Prospect Park with her dogs, during off leash hours, and all I could think off is how much I would love to line up all the dogs for a group shot. (Hundreds of dogs!)
A few days ago she tagged me on a Instagram account called Saratoga Dogwalker, and I knew instantly why! They line up their pups regularly. I am so in love with this.