Read at whim! What a delightful idea. This post has lots of great thoughts on reading from the book The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, which is now on my to-read list for sure.
Speaking of which, I loved this round-up of good reads for summer.
I’ve only done 11 of these, which is making me feel like I still have so much to experience in the beautiful city of Montreal. I have to go back!
“…Oh my God, what if you wake up some day, and you’re 65, or 75, and you never got your memoir or novel written; or you didn’t go swimming in warm pools and oceans all those years because your thighs were jiggly and you had a nice big comfortable tummy; or you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life, of imagination and radical silliness and staring off into space like when you were a kid? It’s going to break your heart. Don’t let this happen.” More of this please.
This hammock chair DIY is amazing and it makes me want to build one ASAP.
One day this week I watched the entire city.ballet. series in one fell swoop. I have a fascination with ballet dancers and I loved this behind-the-scenes look at the New York City company.
I loved this post that was full of beautiful outfits and timeless style.
Interesting and helpful tips from Anthony Bourdain about travelling the world.
I finally saw Oprah’s commencement speech at Harvard and I liked it a lot.
My new aspiration in life is to find a career that lets me work from home in a backyard studio like this one.
I found + fell in love with Molly’s blog this week. Her photography is so brilliant and her life seems so awesome.
Some things I’d like to make and eat: french chocolate cake | frozen coconut limeade | chickpea sliders.
Two Instagram accounts I’m loving lately: the aforementioned @mollyyeh, and @kellypurkey because she’s in Paris right now and her photos are making me nostalgic.
Some oldies-but-goodies: that time I ran the Colour Run, what to pack to backpack through Europe (written one year ago today, which is insane to think about).
This week was much better than the last, but it held its fair share of growing pains too since I was doing a lot of errands and trying hard to figure things out. Things are feeling exponentially more settled this Friday than they were last Friday and it seems crazy how fast the past two weeks have gone. I’m feeling grateful that things have worked out the way they have and that I’ve had a lot of support during this hectic time.
This weekend I’m planning to visit the nearby city of Gyeongju which is full of Korean historical and cultural landmarks, spend some time at the beach, and check out the local beer fest. It’s going to be a good one! Cheers, friends and happy weekend to you.