My love for WKNDLA is definitely well-documented, from this blog post to the fact that one of Cindy’s tassels hangs on every available doorknob in my house! Lately I’ve noticed on her Instagram that she’s stepped into the world of jewelry design and I just had to share her incredible pieces.
source: the Madeleine mirror from Anthropologie
In my bathroom renovation daydreams, I always envision a round mirror because it feels like such a classic piece for any space. No matter what route I end up taking for my tile, finishes, and textiles, I’m pretty sure that round mirrors are a safe bet. Plus, a round mirror works really well in other parts of a home: over a lowboy dresser in the bedroom, paired with a bench in the entryway, and even in a dining room. There are loadsss of amazing options, so I decided to round ’em all up and spare you the trouble of searching!
I don’t know what it is about this week, but man, what a doozy. Being totally honest, my anxiety this week has been through the freaking roof. This isn’t anything particularly new for me, but the immensity of it is something I haven’t experienced for quite a while. Yesterday, I ended up leaving the studio early to try to calm myself and take the afternoon to reset. I came home and decided to cook. There’s something so grounding and settling in the simple act of combining flour, sugar, and butter. So I mean chocolate chip cookies, banana bread, and sweet tea. Just a few of my favorite things that are easy to make. I woke up this morning feeling a bit better, like the cloud has lifted a bit. If you’re feeling the same way, I hope you know that it can get better. It can feel like an all-consuming thing, but better days are possible.
Anyways, here are a few things that have inspired me this week:
I first met Kirsten from the bog Simply Grove about 4 years ago at the launch of Clementine Daily (now The Fold!) and we immediately clicked. Her style is soooo chic and modern, while she herself is one of the kindest, most grounded people I know. I was totally delighted to see that she just launched her latest venture, the Simply Grove Shop! Seriously, if you’re like me and want to mimic Kirsten’s laid back, modern vibe, these are the pieces that will help you do it!
Here are a few of my favorites:
Things are ramping up and getting downright busy around here in preparation for the holidays, so I’ve decided to expand the Jojotastic team again and search for an editorial intern here in Seattle!
Here’s a bit of what I’m looking for:
This past weekend was all about tidying up the house and getting cozy. I definitely feel a briskness in the air that signals a transition into fall for us here in Seattle. The mornings just smell different. In the fall I tend to turn to bourbon-based cocktails, especially ones where rye is the star. A recent love of mine is the Black Manhattan cocktail. Typically made as a 2:1 ratio of rye and vermouth, for this recipe we swapped the vermouth with amaro for a flavor that’s more bitter + sweet. Behold, my new favorite sip for lounging in my Eames chair and watching the seasons change!
There are so many amazing trends out there right now, but one of my absolute favorites this year is embroidered denim. As I’ve been prepping my wardrobe for fall I can’t help but notice how many options there are. I tend not to invest too heavily in trend pieces for my wardrobe because I figure I’ll get a few seasons of wear out of them before I move onto something else. Here are some of my favorite finds, all under $100!