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T / happy monday / magical book release day


Photo: Tiff Tsang

First of all, L’SHANA TOVA! Second of all, a heck of a ton of good books come out this week.  Specifically on October 4.  I’ve had my eye on them for months.  So the fact that this is all happening on one day sends me over the library moon.  The best thing too is that they’re all by some of the best women the web and writing words have to offer.


everything-i-want-to-eat-and-motrEverything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking by Jessica Kolsow

Maybe it’s because I know Cait’s going to be having jam here tomorrow.  Or that I’ve been following Jessica Koslow and her clean and delicious approach to food over the few years.  In any case, this book is coming at me soon and I’m so excited for a new batch of recipes and some freaking cool clean design.

Molly on the Range by Molly Yeh

I very much wish that Molly Yeh could be a distantly related cousin.  I would love to bask in her half-Chinese, half-Jewish, sugar beet farm dwelling, percussionist, baking, halva-loving glory with all the best lit food photos.  And she has a cookbook now.


in-the-company-of-women-and-tomorrowIn the Company of Women by Grace Bonney

Reading Grace Bonney’s Design*Sponge reminds me of growing up in Toronto.  The diversity of voices is a big comfy cushion and now it’s a book!  Since college, I’ve benefited most from having some of the best lady bosses a girl could ask for.  And since the career pivot, the community has been the same.  This celebration of women who are making waves in creative entrepreneurship gets me really motivated and I can’t wait to have this one on my bookshelf for the rainy days.

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

If you haven’t read Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, you have to go do that first.  In her newest novel, Semple offers another take on the weary, weathered and working woman.  It’s also really funny in the way the PNW wants it to be.


28273664The Trespasser by Tana French

I actually kinda miss having a commute or a monthlong assignment in the middle of rural Laos for the kind of reading that means plowing through an entire crime series because there is literally nothing else to do.  I did just that with Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad collection, recommended them to a bunch of equally professionally peripatetic friends and they got addicted too.  If you want to deep dive into the rabbit hole of crime in Ireland.  Do this. Now.


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Photo Credit: Molly Yeh

Photo Credit: Molly Yeh

Guys, it’s a special day today.  More on that from Tiff later. For now, Cait is just going to stare at the cake in the header photo, because Tiff, hot damn, that bish looks amazing. It’s relatively cool today in PP, and that makes everything so much better. Thank you weather gods, for giving us this today. We hope you guys are having a great week, here is some internet stuff to look at during your all-hands meeting.

You have to start your day with this.  Have to.

My friend Mary wrote this, and I think its super beautiful.

I got a lot of the down time I need this weekend.  I hope you are getting yours too!

My feelings are the same on this. Always pre-order the veggie meal.

A bunch of our favourite people are from here.

This is all I want to wear right now.

If you need more fancy pantsy dancey in your life.

Joy Cho (no relation to John) has started a series on changing your career in your 30’s. I think we would be friends, I mean, we already share a birthday.

If John Cho isn’t sufficiently dominating your pop culture memes, here’s one to check out.

Loving the simplicity of these suits.

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Photo Credit: Molly Yeh

Photo Credit: Molly Yeh

Happy Wednesday! Cait and Tiff are separated again, but one is in the land of pizza, bagels, and deli food, and the other one needs to sit down and process a bunch of photos. So it’s ok for now. Permanent jet-lag is a thing, and the only remedy is more coffee, and more cowbell. There is something to be said for the hazy, aimless wander through a city, and since New York basically invented crazy eyes, no one will notice.  Meanwhile Tiff has the luxury of only battling one bout of jetlag and will be busy brewing things in Phnom Penh.  Both coffee (now please) and future fun things and so much to come.

Our friends at Tonle have a new collection out and somehow managed to make Cambodia look cozy.

Meanwhile, in seriously cozy Canada, there’s an election looming, and this is hilarious.

This. You are welcome.

After two weeks on the road, I couldn’t wait to get this childhood fave into my belly.

My friend Mary wrote a hilarious piece on how to survive hurricane season on Medium.

Blankets. It’s too hot for them here but I’ll always love ’em. (Thanks Miss Moss for sharing!)

HONY does an amazing job at storytelling and is now covering the refugee crisis in Europe. Amazing work.

We sure do love it when other peeps give their Top Fives.

The Striiike Instagram makes me want a makeover every day.

Times can be tumultuous.  I seriously dug Shoko’s piece on growing up.