Happy May 1st. It’s another rainy day here, seriously I don’t think we’ve had more than one day of sun in I don’t even remember how long. I know that’s what you get when you live in New England but it feels particularly rough this year. Weather is not usually a huge factor in my mood. Yes, I love good weather, but I relish in seasonal weather. It’s one of the reasons we chose to move back here and make Rhode Island home. I like the moody, rainy days, the snow days and the hot, humid sunny days. But this is the time of year where everyone starts to get excited about the anticipation of summer and all the joy that brings. I can’t stop thinking about what that will look like this year. All events in Newport for the most part have already been cancelled. Will the beaches open? Will you have to wear a mask? Can restaurants even open safely? I am fully aware of my privilege and I am so grateful we are able to stay safe at home, but I’m still sad about how life has changed and mostly the things Marin may not experience for a long time, like hugs from her family, sand under her toes, the ocean.
Being in quarantine has certainly shifted my perspective and reminds me to be thankful for all the little (but really not so little) things. A partner I love and enjoy spending time with, our health and our family’s health, the privilege of working from home, a yard – especially for our pets. I’ve been making it a ritual to go for a walk everyday in the afternoon, even though Marin falls asleep before I can even get out the door. It allows me to tune out but also tune in. I don’t have any good answers and I guess accepting that is the hardest part. Sorry, bit of a long rant for a Friday morning, but I’m guessing we’re all sharing in some of these feelings. How are you guys doing? Sending you love. xx Jess
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Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
Click. Read. Love. 5.1.20
“Seven female frontline workers from all over the country reveal how their jobs have been challenged—and their lives changed—during the coronavirus crisis.”
Anyone else just totally sick of cooking at this point? Here’s the answer for an easy way to get it done with hardly any cooking required.
During these times, is wellness just being well-off?
These button front jeans from Madewell look great for spring and summer (and they’re 40% off).
This roasted salmon salad with hot ginger dressing makes use of all the delicious spring greens.
Sometimes you just want to stream some comfort TV, here’s twenty of the best shows to get you started.
A nice way to make some updates at home without spending a fortune, invest in new bedding. I love the linen sheets from West Elm (certain colors up to 40% off) or add something like these cotton canvas throw pillows to your sofa.
The Zoom tool we could all use about now—how to fake a home office.
A celebration of normal people. Anyone who has lived in NYC will appreciate this.
I will absolutely be trying this spicy miso shrimp ramen this weekend. (C)
Couldn’t resist this organic cotton cardigan for Marin, wish they made it in my size.
A really interesting look at how colleges are navigating this time and how they might need to change moving forward.