Good morning, friends!
Welcome here! It’s the first weekend of May, my favorite month of the year (which probably has something to do with the fact that it’s my birthday month)!
I’ve always loved this weekend. When I lived in Los Angeles my girlfriends and I would throw a notoriously epic Kentucky Derby party. Since being in New Orleans, we head to Jazz Fest and dance in the streets this weekend. It’s ok that this year all of that has been stripped away. The sun will be shining here and I’ll be on my back deck staring at the sky through the trees with Jazz Fest radio on in the background.
I hope you’re staying well. I hope you’re able to take the time you need to make space in your brain for all this newness. We’re still in it, baby!
The offering this week is below. As always, take only what you need:
• Round here, we love a list. 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice from Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly. Stay tuned for my 39 Bits of Unsolicited Advice as my birthday is coming up, lol. (KK.org)
• I’m ok. You’re ok. And we’re all absolutely crying just a little: New Orleans Musicians Perform Socially Distanced Funeral Song. (YouTube)
• A valuable conversation with Lucinda Williams. (The Guardian)
• One of my favorite Lucinda Williams songs: World Without Tears “If we lived in a world without tears / How would broken find the bones?” (Spotify)
• The Kind of Mother I’d Be. (The Cut)
• I’m easy to get teary-eyed these days and this one got me: They got married in the middle of the friendliest street in town. (MSN)
• Have you tried Audible Sleep? They have free downloads that are fantastic! (Audible)
• I mentioned this loaf cake on Instagram but it’s worth reminding you here that Brown Butter Carrot Loaf Cake is a very fine alternative to banana bread. I want you on it!
• Welp… now I definitely have to try Rice Cooker Bread. (Food52)
• Tissue Paper Tie Die has sent me digging through my closet for silks. (HonestlyWTF)
• We’re baking again with Bakehouse Live! This Mother’s Day weekend we’re making Raspberry Rose Cream Puffs! Join us? (Eventbrite)
• Pyne and Smith makes the most beautiful, functional, comfortable, everyday dresses I’ve ever come across. I have three and they’re basically my uniform. We’re hosting a little giveaway on Instagram but I can also vouch for the fact that these dresses last forever and are 1000% worth the splurge to purchase.
That’s where we’re at today. Enjoy this fine Sunday.
My love to you!