Happy Friday and official start to summer. Marin and I have a special and fun girls weekend planned with some friends from Vermont and I’m so happy the weather is going to cooperate. We have picnics and beach days on the agenda and I’m just so grateful after the last few years that Marin gets to experience the magic of a sleepover and the fun of hosting a friend. Things I probably would have taken for granted not that long ago. Wishing all of you a great weekend.
Click. Read. Love. 6.24.22
This week, the Senate passed the first gun safety bill in over 3 decades. It now heads to the House. It’s not perfect, but it’s progress, and it’s because of the efforts of so many people calling on their Representatives to do something.
For my RI locals, Newport Pride is this weekend! There’s a bunch of fun events, you can see the full schedule here. Don’t miss the first ever Pride rainbow crosswalk between Parlor and Equality Park in Newport.
No one’s judging you as harshly as you judge yourself. Could not agree more with this!
It’s a little pricey but this herbal hydration mask from Farmaesthetics is SO good. My skin was kind of a wreck after my period so I wore this two nights in a row over my Vitamin C serum and it completely healed and calmed my skin. 11/10 recommend. New customers can get 15% off with code JESSANNKIRBY15. (Jess)
What’s summer without a grown-up summer reading list? Here are 88 books you’ll want to pick up before you hit the beach.
Such a well-written article by a former journalism professor of mine about the real gun violence epidemic. (Caylin)
Have you heard about the Daily Harvest recall? Very scary stuff.
I really enjoy Virginia Sole-Smith’s newsletter and this edition about Boomer fatphobia was eye opening and maddening. The section on changing the conversation has some great advice. (Jess)
I’ve mentioned my undying love of Simply Julia here before, but I just made her fancy weeknight salmon salad recipe and it’s one of the best salads I’ve ever eaten. Tons of flavor and complexity and it’s not hard to make! (Caylin)
Just in case you were wondering, here’s what it’s like to be a restaurant critic. Spoiler, it’s equal parts hilarious and delicious.
Ambitious summer bucket lists are out for this summer, try a low-key version instead.
This was an interesting read on the move towards wanting to be anonymous online.
A lack of separation of church and state in the Supreme Court is incredibly concerning.
For all the Yellowjackets fans, here’s a look at your favorite queen bee (see what I did there?).
Since I moved to Rhode Island, I’ve been on a quest to find a restaurant that serves soup dumplings. So far the search continues (if anyone knows a place, leave it in the comments!) but until I find a restaurant that makes them I’m going to try this mail order version. (Caylin)
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Jess & Caylin