Life Lately: Volume 102

Happy Friday! This week felt a little disjointed, like I was being pulled in 17 directions at once each day. I have my hands in so many different projects right now that it’s been hard to keep them all straight. I spent part of the week working with a friend who helped me project manage the cookbook to get Lemon Stripes stuff in order and once that is complete, I’ll feel a whole lot better.

Anel and I started watching Live to 100: The Secrets of Blue Zones on Netflix and while I’ve read about this topic before, the show goes into way more detail. It’s fascinating to see how specific micro-cultures live in a healthier way and shocking to see people over 100 splitting wood, riding horses, gardening, and living as if they’re in their 60s or 70s. I highly recommend it if you have the chance to watch.

I’m excited for the weekend because Anel is taking Amalia camping which means I get two full, uninterrupted days with Luca, something that he’s never had in his entire little life. We have some fun adventures planned!

Have a great weekend!

Pictured above: Wyeth Sweater Dress (gifted) / Heart Necklace

Stress drinking has a gender divide.

How to have a social life when you have social anxiety.

I just got this stretchy half-zip from J.Crew and it’s amazing. And 30% off!

Adding some of Grace’s end of summer beauty rituals to my list.

The Real Houselife of Jenna Lyons. I am even more obsessed with her than ever.

LAKE Pajamas just dropped a vintage cars print that I had to buy for Luca!

The 24 best new restaurants of 2023. I can’t wait to try some of these.

Rethinking boredom… and what to do when you’re bored.

There are a ton of great new arrivals in my Shopbop hearts. This magenta cropped top and legging set is so fun and I’m beyond in love with this fleece pullover. Loving the vintage vibes!

The highs and lows of the 2023 VMAs. Seeing NSYNC all together again on that stage gave me elder millennial goosebumps.

I’m so excited to have a necklace named after me!

How to give yourself a life edit.

What a gorgeous fall blouse.

The bridesmaid burnout. So glad I’m out of this phase of life.

I just got this Sezane bucket bag for fall and it is truly a thing of beauty. I can’t believe it’s under $300!

35 delicious soup recipes.


10 of My Favorite Fall Recipes

5 Random Things: September

New Arrivals in the Lemon Stripes Market