Monday Memos // 33

Listening:

Via suggestions, feelings and just because, here are some frequent listens this week:

Reading:

A hodgepodge of recent article reads:

Mommy Dead and Dearest: Murder, Munchausen, and the Story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard - I learned about this story from My Favorite Murder and it's so bizarre. I was interested to see this project is directed by Erin Lee Carr, daughter of the late David Carr.

SMITHFIELD: THE “SEINFELD” OF THE MIDWEST - Go read some pictures.

Meditation for Real Life - I haven't read them all, but I love the ones I've read so far. Simple and wonderful.

 How to Be Mindful at the Gym (image by Sam Kalda via nytimes)

How to Be Mindful at the Gym (image by Sam Kalda via nytimes)

Craving:

Staying near a Whole Foods for the last week has been lovely and dangerous. I have been lured to the cookie bar more than twice. (Apparently today is "national chocolate chip day," so maybe I'll have to venture over and get my fix.)

Favorite discovery: cake balls/truffles. Bigger than a cake pop, they are balls of cake (chocolate with cookie pieces, carrot with nuts) covered in a shell of icing and a sprinkling of crumbs and such. I'm salivating. 

 I'd be up for this challenge: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in Los Angeles (via  StudioDIY )

I'd be up for this challenge: The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in Los Angeles (via StudioDIY)

Wearing:

Suitcase living means a rotation of the same things, more so than usual.

My typical daily uniform entails jeans or black leggings, a striped or black tee or dark-colored dress, and a sweatshirt or jacket. It's supposed to warm up in the Northeast this week though, and I'm doing more public-facing jobs and events, so I'll be stepping it up with some pizzazz in the form of patterns, dresses and a new zebra/tropical themed bandana. 

Watching:

"Master of None" season 2.

I haven't had much patience for tv-watching lately, but the other day when the new season of "Master of None" dropped, it was the right time and place for zoning out with Aziz. 

And just like that I have one episode left (no! why?!). I really enjoyed the first season (which I watched too quickly as well), but I think I like this one even more. There are some really creative episodes (#6 'New York, I Love You' and #8 'Thanksgiving') and it is really hitting the spot. I've laughed so much and felt this heartwarming connection to humanity (for real! I love it!). 

 Dev and Arnold are the best little and big friends. (image via Netflix)

Dev and Arnold are the best little and big friends. (image via Netflix)

Wanting:

I've done a lot of window shopping lately (NYC, parents' house next to a mall, etc.) and here are things I held, touched or just simply sighed upon seeing:

 & Other Stories is so dreamy. Velvet Sequin Heel Sandalette. (via  stories.com )

& Other Stories is so dreamy. Velvet Sequin Heel Sandalette. (via stories.com)

 We could all use some metallic flames. Metallic Flames Suede Mules. (via  stories.com )

We could all use some metallic flames. Metallic Flames Suede Mules. (via stories.com)

 This is very me. (via  stories.com )

This is very me. (via stories.com)

 Silky zebra power yeah! A pajama shirt for any time. (via  madewell )

Silky zebra power yeah! A pajama shirt for any time. (via madewell)