Somehow it’s already the last weekend in August and I have a lot of emotions swirling around about that. Marin starts daycare Monday which I’ve anticipated in great detail for weeks, and we are spending our first September in Vermont. I’m excited and grateful, especially that people here take Covid seriously, and generally really care about one another and the community. The kindness here never ceases to amaze me. And that’s what I’ve been focusing on a lot lately, random acts of kindness that I can do, and also that I’ve witnessed over the last few weeks. I’m still blown away by all of your support for the teacher wish lists, which had an impact on so many teachers (and as a result students). In times when what’s happening in the world is heavy and heartbreaking, it’s such a gift to see people doing nice things for one another. Thank you for that.
If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
Click. Read. Love. 8.27.21
What’s at stake for women in Afghanistan in their own words—listen to this 30 minute interview series.
Health anxiety is very real—especially now. This was an interesting essay on learning to cope with it.
Do Americans still believe in the common good?
You might not expect this, but is Bob Ross a controversial figure?! A new documentary digs into his legacy.
ICYMI you can shop my Fall collection with ABLE here and use code JAK20 for 20% off. Most things that are sold out will be re-stocked in a few weeks. I’ll let you know when they’re back! Here’s my blog post with sizing info.
Have celebrity chefs and food media warped our view of what’s considered abusive in a professional kitchen?
So we’ve officially reached the summer days where it’s way too hot to cook—here are some resources if you’re in a slump: meals to make when there’s nothing else in the fridge and this new book from Jenny Rosenstrach (of Dinner a Love Story) called The Weekday Vegetarians!
Saie Lightweight Dewy Highlighter in Sunglow is back in stock! I wear this everyday and if you’re not ready to say goodbye to summer it’s the perfect way to keep that sun kissed glow going. Here’s how I apply it. (J)
The show Only Murders in the Building seems completely charming! Plus, who can resist the Steve Martin and Martin Short combo.
Digital addictions are drowning us in dopamine—explaining the rising rates of depression and anxiety.
Who can resist Awkwafina? Loved this cover profile of her in the September issue of Cosmo.
A great time to try Biossance or stock up on your faves during the last few days of their Friends & Family sale. I’m a huge fan of the Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum and the Marine Algae Eye Cream. The Rose Vegan lip balm is great too.(J)
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