A Few Good Links

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My Mom sent me a link to a series on Emily Henderson’s blog all about the biggest design mistakes that people make. I find the posts really educational, well-written, and detailed, with lots of product sources that I think people may find helpful. This is my favorite one so far (and within you’ll find links to the other articles). I read a lot of blogs from design lovers, which is great, but it’s really nice to read an actual interior designer’s blog – you learn a lot and get a professional’s perspective. McGrath II is another blog where I’m constantly learning from every post, which I love!

One reviewer called this book “a mash-up of Prep and Gone Girl,” which really, you could hardly craft a line that would pull me in more strongly. Anyone added this to their to-read list yet? (it just came out, so assuming no one’s read it yet).

Here’s a great article about a fact that to me, seems obvious: coffee is not bad for you! The article is fair in that it’s not saying you should go out and drink coffee for your health (it’s not like it’s kale), it’s just saying, if you’re going to focus on breaking bad habits and eradicating vices from your life, coffee is not where you should be focusing your energies. If you want to give something up, go for sugar, smoking, being sedentary…don’t waste your time trying to give up coffee, which in actuality has many health benefits. Meta-analyses of a huge variety of studies showed coffee drinking to be associated with lower risk of stroke, lower risk of cardiovascular disease, lower risk of liver cancer, lower risk of Parkinsons disease, lower risk of diabetes…shall I go on? There’s almost no evidence that coffee is actually bad for you. Read the article and see for yourself.

Modern Love is a column in the New York Times Sunday Style section that features a different writer every week writing about, well…love. In all forms. It’s definitely hit-or-miss, but I really, really liked this recent one about falling in love with an “un-modern” man.

Obsessed with this skirt! How cute would that be with a simple white tee tucked in for summer? My only fear is that it might be too short on me ๐Ÿ™

I feel like this card was made for me.

This dress…I would want to wear it all summer. I LOVE the cut of the top and the way the sportiness of that contrasts nicely with the extreme femininity of the skirt. Rebecca Taylor is the master of modern femininity.

It’s rhubarb season! I would LOVE to make this strawberry-rhubarb soda syrup from Smitten Kitchen (if I wasn’t so lazy).

This weekend I desperately need to catch up on some stuff around my apartment (errands, cleaning, cooking actual meals for the week so I don’t wind up eating cereal for dinner every night), plus I’m hoping to check out this amazing looking exhibit downtown. Whatever you have planned, I hope you enjoy it!

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  1. Alyssa wrote:

    Definitely read Luckiest Girl Alive! Jessica is my old coworker and I got an advanced copy of her book earlier this yearโ€”it’s really great and very intriguing. I love how she wrote the main character to be someone it’s not EASY to loveโ€”it’s a very interesting challenge as an author (I’d imagine..) to get your audience to care about that type of person!

    Published 5.15.15 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      That’s so cool! I just downloaded the audiobook…it’s really good so far!

      Published 5.16.15 · Reply
  2. I’ve heard mixed reviews of “Luckiest Girl Alive” but, let’s be honest I’m sure I’ll read it!

    PS Thank you SOOO much for recommending that Dublin Murder Squad series. I’m obsessed!

    Have a great weekend!!

    Published 5.15.15 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      I’m SO happy to hear you’re liking the Tana French books! I’m so obsessed, can’t wait for her next one. Hope you have a great weekend too! xo

      Published 5.16.15 · Reply
  3. I really enjoyed ‘Luckiest Girl Alive’ – finished it in two days. I was hooked. How did you enjoy it?

    Published 5.20.15 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      I’m working my way through it now. I’m liking it more than I thought I would, considering the mixed reviews!

      Published 5.20.15 · Reply