Monthly Favorites

August 04, 2015

I thought I'd share some of my favorite finds over the past month. I'm hoping to make this a regular series on the blog where I'll share what I'm loving at the beginning of each month.

Watch: Tig, the new Netflix documentary about comedian Tig Notaro. I've been a longtime fan of Tig (stop everything you are doing and watch her Taylor Dayne bit if you haven't heard it before). The documentary is raw, gripping, hilarious, inspiring....I could go on. It documents Tig as she deals with a series of terrible life events and how she has used her comedy get through everything. 

Listen (Music): The two songs of summer that I cannot get enough of - Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweat's "S.O.B." and Langhorne Slim & The Law's "Strangers." Turn the volume up!

Listen (Podcast): I am loving Mystery Show, a new podcast where host Starlee Kine solves mysteries that can't be solved just by Googling. It's equal parts funny and endearing where sometimes the side stories that arise become as intriguing as the main mystery being solved. 

Read: Every Friday I look forward to Longreads' weekly email blast featuring the latest and best pieces of long-form journalism. I couldn't put down this article about a fugitive on the run who spends years on the Appalachian Trail.  

Follow: I've recently begun following a number of florists and flower enthusiasts on Instagram - so much beautiful eye candy! Here are a few favorites: @floretflower, @swallowsanddamsons, and @flowersofvisalia.

Blog: I really appreciate and enjoy reading The Merchant Home's weekly posts about independent makers, artists, and shop owners. The photography is beautiful and it's a wonderful place to feel inspired and to learn more about the process that goes into making beautiful products.  

Shop: I have my eye on a number of items in St. Frank's online shop, which features work from artisans around the world. These indigo dyed pillows from Mali are swoonworthy! 


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