It’s a crisp, rainy day in Minneapolis this morning. There’s been a definitive cool breeze in the air of late, the leaves along the tree-lined city streets are just beginning to turn, and Joe and I watched our oldest march confidently and excitedly into his first day of preschool last week. Where did summer go, friends?
As we collectively make the transition from summer to fall, I’m reflecting on a few of my favorite things I discovered or tried last month. From what I wore to what I read to what I listened to, there’s a little bit of everything in the mix.
Is there anything in particular you tried and loved in recent memory? I’d love for you to share in the comments!
I’ve never felt so motivated and inspired by my own problems and bad habits after reading Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle Is The Way. Built on the timeless writings of the Roman Stoics, Holiday shows you how to reframe the way you look at roadblocks in life and work to see the path toward not only overcoming them, but also toward making incredible opportunities come to life.
I love the delicate look of this top, and the intricate embroidery work. I’ve been thinking about it for the past two weeks, which probably means I will regret not buying it!
We’re working on designing our graphic designer’s apartment, which will center around a gorgeous custom sofa from Interior Define. We ordered swatches on Monday and had them to thumb through on a Tuesday. I loved using the app to help her envision the way the sofa could work in her space. More to come!
My kids adore this book—it’s been a staple in our home for storytime lately. The book is full of bright illustrations and helps explain to little ones the difference between things we should and shouldn’t put in our mouths (an important lesson when you have two toddlers under your roof!).
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I LOVE this podcast. They really dive into the science and psychology to why productivity can be so challenging for so many of us. So many great life hacks to discover.
I know Chanel flats are, without a doubt, an investment, but they’re one I’m willing to make. I can honestly say that the Chanel flats I currently have are the most durable pair of flats I’ve ever owned. They hold up, folks. I had been saving up for a pair of nude Chanel flats and was very pleased to see I could find a gently used pair for half the retail price via The Real Real.
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BY Kate Arends - September 12, 2019
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.
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