Hello friend! It’s another Sunday to melt into.
It was with extreme caution that I flew home to Los Angeles to see my family this week. It had been one pandemic, one quarantine, countless Facetimes, one sick cat, and two dodging of hurricanes since I had seem my family so… it was time. Dad is making cookies and mom and I are crafting the same Hello Bargello kit on the patio. I can feel the wealth of this good fortune in my heart.
The bigworld news cycle this week, in line with the rest of 2020, has been a heavy weight. You know what’s going on. Are you taking good care of yourself? Offering a little extra kindness to your neighbors? Are you ready to vote? I can feel you nodding yes… ok good.
The offering this week is below. Please take only what you need and leave the rest for little Joy in her mullet and overalls to handle.
• Do you know Ona Judge? “Ona was born free, like everybody. It was this world that made her a slave.” In Search of the Slave Who Defied George Washington (The New York Times)
• I’m going to need you to sit with this with me. The Life Breonna Taylor Lived, In The Words of Her Mother. I feel like her name has sometimes been trotted across social media rather flippantly but to hear her story so intimately, from the person who loved her the most, is to see that we all want the same things from this life THE SAME THINGS, and the way that her precious life was robbed is America’s darkest thread. (Vanity Fair)
• This week our neighbors in western Louisiana were hit by a big one. The news cycle may be on to other things, but so many are still digging out of devastation. If you feel compelled to donate to help those affected by Hurricane Laura, here’s where I’m donating: Imagine Water Works. (Donorbox)
• This is the story of Chef Nina Compton and the story of present day New Orleans so beautifully told by Helen Rosner: A New Orleans Chef Navigates Disaster. (The New Yorker)
• Norah Jones’ Tiny Desk from home. (YouTube)
• Nothing has kicked my butt this week like Heather Robertson’s 12 week workout program. I finished my first week yesterday.Yes, I am sore. (YouTube)
• Years and years ago when I lived in Venice I made myself a pair of summer glitter shoes. See? I was destined to live in New Orleans. (Joy the Baker)
• The Leave It To Leonor weekly newsletter has guided me to this very important episode of Back Issue about all the things we let Tyra Banks get away with on America’s Next Top Model. (Apple Podcast)
• There is still space in this year’s virtual BakeAway – our 4 week baking series workshop this fall! You’ll love it. Come back with us! (The BakeAway)
• I’m very much want to stay present but I can’t get fall baking and cozy fall foods off my mind: Baking Our Way to Fall. (Joy the Baker)
• Ok speaking of fall baking, here are two things I simply CANNOT get out of my brain: Earl Grey Doughnut Bites and No-Knead Deep Dish Pizza. (Cloudy Kitchen and The Candid Appetite)
That’s all for today. Enjoy this Sunday!
My love to you.
I love everything you post, but I know you need ads , I get it but can they please not be those cheap fake cute clothes Chinese as that don’t amount to anything thank you so much
As a sane person who flew on a plane, can you tell us about the experience? I’m weighing a fall flight to see family, and I just don’t know what to expect. If not, I understand! I love your Sunday posts!
Norah Jones! Thank you for that little piece of beautiful.
I’ve been having the same thoughts on trying to be present and also getting excited for fall! I’ve told myself that since it’s officially PSL season and September starts tomorrow I can get excited for fall and all the baking I’m going to do. I’ve also been daydreaming about coming back to New Orleans. Something about the fall makes me crave NOLA with all the history, spooky stories, great food, and amazing Jazz. I’m in Canada so I will not be making the trip for the foreseeable future but I’m playing some great jazz playlists and planning a New Orleans themed dinner with my family.
Thank you for sharing Joy. I love the family photo!
Thank you for sharing the workout plan! I’ve been looking for a new one to get my butt in gear.
Thank you again Joy, I read these weekly and very much appreciate them. I thought you might want to read this from Ta-Nehesi Coates: https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2020/08/ta-nehisi-coates-editor-letter
We too are channeling Joy over here as we got ourselves a cute little black kitty named Athena (for the goddess of wisdom).
My love to you.