Friday Things

Happy Friday! To say I’m excited about the dropping temperatures would be an understatement and the high here tomorrow is going to be in the 60s!! (If you’re new here, fall is my favorite season; I hate being hot, so have no problem saying goodbye to summer temperatures–even though there are things I really do love about that time of year!) Our social plans and outings have been minimal but we’re going to check out the new Serena & Lily store in Bethesda tomorrow and do a backyard hang out with some friends. Even that feels like a huge “activity” and I’m honestly shocked about how much we used to pack in on weekends pre-Coronavirus…! Other than that, I’m planning on lots of reading (currently finishing up The Heir Affair) and cooking. Whatever you’re up to, hope it’s a great, safe one!

OF NOTE…

+ A dreamy 600 square foot NYC apartment (photographed by my talented friend Jackie!).

+ I can 100% see this sandwich being in our regular meal rotation!

+ NYC peeps: A list of restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn with great outdoor setups and notably good safety practices.

+ Bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts and I always make it a few times a year when the temperatures drop. This pumpkin variety is going to be my first this season!

+ Another sweet treat: two ingredient donuts.

+ This banana bread recipe is happening this weekend!

+ One more from Julia: how a kind stranger helped her find her missing wedding ring at the beach!

+ How the Obamas reinvented entertaining at the White House.

+ A must-read from Erin on when failure follow success.

ON THE BLOG:

+ How I celebrated my 30th birthday–with a major bucket list item!

+ My latest round of TJ’s picks (ahead of a soon to come fall haul later this season!).

+ The delicious cake I baked for J’s birthday.

+ My new Instagram account!

+ A version of my favorite summer salad.

+ Six recent reads!

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