I feel like once Halloween hits, time seems to speed up during the holiday season. The fact that it’s already a Thursday (and the first one in November, no less) baffles me. It seems like I was just toasting to the beginning of fall and no I’m already wearing three to four layers, easily.
With time literally flying by, I wanted to introduce a new series called “Lately,” a compact list of things I’m doing/reading/seeing that interest or intrigue me at the moment or “lately.” Here’s what’s on my radar now:
- Serial – I started listening to this podcast this morning and have been listening to it off and on throughout the day. In the first season, host/journalist Sarah Koenig starts her own investigation of a murder of a high school student back in 1999. When I first heard about the content of this podcast, I have to admit, I wasn’t crazy about it. The idea of hearing what I thought would be more gruesome details sounded pretty unpleasant, but the way the investigation unfolds, the internal struggle Koenig has over the accused’s innocence and general origination of the story has me hooked.
- The Shopbop Surprise Sale – I can start making a dent in my Christmas list, but I’ll also take this, this and this, please.
- Doorways of Paris Instagram – If you haven’t been able to tell from my Instagram lately, I love a doorway with a personality. This account is especially heart-warming since I lived in Paris before New York.
- Bows & Sequins’ Jessica Sturdy’s SnapChat – I’m a little late to relay this one, but I love how Jess (blogger/stylist/designer) says basically everything I would be thinking/have thought about something and just puts it out there. Seriously, her part-solo trip to Italy was hysterical (I nearly cried laughing because I would have taken myself to dinner, too, and had *a few* glasses of wine – along with cleaning my whole plate – while staying fit) and I had serious #fomo during her visit to Paris. Honestly, go follow.
- My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home by Lisa Anselmo: Speaking of Paris… I couldn’t resist reading this memoir of Anselmo, who buys an apartment and moves to Paris after her mother dies. Picture a modern eat, pray, love type of story – although, add drinking wine to that list, because, well, it is France after all. Make sure to make it your book when you travel home for Thanksgiving.
- The Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life official trailer is out and for the record, I’m team Logan.