Monday Memo // 5

Listening:

One Part Podcast. 

"A conversation with some of the most interesting and inspiring minds in wellness, music, food, fashion, and design."

I found this podcast about six months ago and I've been going through the archives, loving each and every episode. From the long profiles (about 45 minutes to an hour) to the shorter and often sillier "Things That Freaked My Week" micro episodes (about 20 minutes long), all of it is inspiring and wonderful. 

Some of my top favorite episodes: Laura Miller of Raw. Vegan. Not Gross., Ashlae Warner of Oh, Ladycakes, Beth Kirby of Local Milk

The host, Jessica Murnane, is working on her first cookbook so the podcasting schedule is less frequent and predictable. But! if you haven't listened, now is the time to catch up on so many great stories from superb people. 

Also look around Jessica's website. It is fabulous. 

 Jessica Murnane on the right, photo by Eva Deitch (image via jessicamurnane.com)

Jessica Murnane on the right, photo by Eva Deitch (image via jessicamurnane.com)

Reading:

I'm still on all the previous books ("The Goldfinch" and "Writer's Market"). I told you I would be here for a long time. 

But to provide something new, I really love "Girls at Library" or GAL. It's an online magazine dedicated to avid reading females. Perfect! Lovely interviews and images. 

 Love the Joana Avillez interview. Love her illustrations as well. (image via  girlsatlibrary.com )

Love the Joana Avillez interview. Love her illustrations as well. (image via girlsatlibrary.com)

Craving:

All the beverages.

It is roughly 90 degrees on a daily basis, so I am always in need of a cold beverage. I have an issue of spending all my money at the variety of grocery stores in town, so pair the two and my fridge is stocked with a plethora of drinks. I am also constantly trying to find healthy, energizing, fun bevs to keep my going during my weird work hours (restaurant life---working while normal people are dining). 

This snap from my Instagram illustrates the craving perfectly. (P.s. I got that awesome shelf at Target.)

Wearing:

A week ago I walked to a thrift store near my house. I found an extra-small, incredibly billowy, loose black Free People Dress. Less than $4 and so perfect for being kind of chic in the heat. I've been wearing it with fun, bright Victoria's Secret sports bras at least every other day. All items of the racerback variety. 

 Not quite it, but something along these lines. (image via freepeople.com)

Not quite it, but something along these lines. (image via freepeople.com)

Watching:

"Inside Amy Schumer." 

I've always watched and appreciated this show. The latest season with bits relating to "Sex and the City" and "Game of Thrones" have been great.

 (image via etcanada.com)

(image via etcanada.com)

Wanting:

I keep seeing high-neck bikini tops and one-piece bathing suits and want one! I am headed to the beach this week and though I have no shortage of bathing options, I really want a new piece. Options, it is all about options. 

 The Mott bikini. Actually, if I can just have everything from Marysia I will be great. (image via  marysiaswim.com )

The Mott bikini. Actually, if I can just have everything from Marysia I will be great. (image via marysiaswim.com)