Friday Things

TGIF! How were your weeks? We’re in the thick of summer here which has meant a handful of downsides like riding the bus to work over walking, taking Millie out for shorter jaunts–she can’t handle the heat, either–but upsides like a general buzz in the air this time of year, a few fun upcoming weeks of plans, and noticeably quieter weekends in the city since so many people take long weekends over the summer. Katie and I are headed to the Omni Homestead for a night tomorrow–we’ve both been wanting to go for years and love traveling together, so figured we’d make a little weekend out of it! We’re staying put for the 4th and I’m excited to continue catching up on life and reorganizing a few things at home, including putting on our new bedskirt that only nearly a month and a half to come in! (As an aside, does anyone know why so many items on Pottery Barn ship out months later? I don’t get why they can’t just mark the item as sold out when it’s so backordered!)

Hope you all have a safe and restful weekend–I’ll be back with a new Currently Reading on Monday!


+ Millie’s new bed, pictured above, was a splurge but she loves it. Doesn’t look too bad at home, either! We have the 24″ size. I raved about them on Instagram but Backcountry is truly one of the best companies I’ve ever shopped with–highly, highly recommend going to them if they sell something you’re shopping for!

+ Provence is high on my travel list and I can’t wait to catch all of Meghan and Merritt’s post from there! Their Airbnb looked beautiful.

+ In case you didn’t already really want to visit Santorini, you will now!

+ The perfect example on how to wear an all-white ensemble, courtesy of Jenn!

+ In light of this week’s debates, how candidates dress in a way that builds on their personal brands.

+ Rosie’s post on one of the best Indian restaurants I’ve ever been to has me wishing I could get back to London!

+ I’m going to be doing a couple posts to share my top picks, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access for cardholders starts on July 12! I have a Nordstrom card and the only time I use it is for this sale, but getting to shop a full week early and get the first pick of product is a huge perk. They’re also giving gift cards with purchase for new cardholders–you can apply here, if you’re interested!

+ Jackie O’s Martha’s Vineyard compound is on the market for a cool $65 million.

+ I was so sad to miss Bad on Paper’s DC live show, but loved catching the recap! (P.S. Read my interview with Grace + Becca here!)


+ How we spent a weekend in Portland, ME.

+ A Q&A with the co-hosts of one of my all-time favorite podcasts!

+ Sharing some of my favorite pieces from the current Lagos jewelry collection.

+ Ever considered trying Solidcore? It’s one of my favorite workouts, and I interviewed a pro-coach for the inside scoop!

+ A cocktail to make all summer long.

+ Why I took nearly two weeks off blogging (+ more life lately).

+ Recent things I’ve bought and loved.

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  1. Meghan wrote:

    Thanks so much for the shout out, Monica! Have a great weekend!

    Posted 6.28.19 Reply