The Weekend Edit

MOVIE: Bridget Jones’ Baby. Bridget Jones is back! I am way too excited about this release. It opened this week and I can’t wait to schedule a movie date with girlfriend to check it out. I’ve always loved Bridget Jones’ character, her hot mess status totally appealed to me in my early twenties (who am I kidding, it still does…) and I’m so excited to see what she’s up to now as a 40-something successful TV producer who’s life is grandly interrupted when she finds herself pregnant…

BOOK: The Girls. This book is getting great reviews and has totally caught my attention. Set in Northern California during the 1960s, it follows lonely teenager Evie Boyd as she befriends a group of girls who are caught up in a psychedelic cult – which is loosely based on the murderous Charles Manson commune.  Another compelling dimension – the author, Emma Cline, is just 26 and already getting so much acclaim. This one is definitely a must read.

RECIPE: Saison steamed mussels with fennel, saffron and preserved lemon from Local Milk. You read that right, these mussels are steamed in BEER! And not just any beer, a deliciously robust saison. Holy man am I excited about these. I’m from the East coast and every time I go home to visit I have mussels (and scallops, and lobster… spoiled, I know). It’s my favourite thing about the trip. Seeing my family comes in a close second… Haha. Just kidding Mom.. And if you want to see something funny, try giving my toddler mussels. She pops those things like they’re skittles. Anyway, I want to eat these now and every day and you’re welcome for sharing this recipe with you 🙂

*Saison steamed mussels, with fennel saffron and preserved lemon via Local Milk*

*Saison steamed mussels, with fennel saffron and preserved lemon via Local Milk*

READS: 10 Fall updates for your home
It’s from Glitter Guide, so you know it’s good…

10 ways to save time in the morning this Fall
Also about Fall, also from Glitter Guide…

Busy life? Here’s how to make home a little more serene

Candles, cocoa and 9 other ways to bring hygge into your home
Seriously OBSESSED with this concept

How to find the perfect sunglasses for your face shape

10 French wedding traditions
You know I love reading about French culture…

Falling head over heels: Pumpkin pistachio muffins

3 pieces of solid dinner party advice from people who throw a lot of them

The spot-on way Chris Pratt handles arguments with wife Anna Faris
Super cute and I totally agree

24 cool AF things from Amazon you can order now and have tomorrow

*Hygge: The Danish ritual of enjoying life's simple pleasures. Via Veranda Magazine*

*Hygge: The Danish ritual of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Via Veranda Magazine*

SHOPPING: In honour of the official start to fall this week, I’ve rounded up a few of my fall favourites from around the web. H&M has some great pieces right now. I just ordered these distressed jeans with with raw-edge hems, this cashmere hat, and this grey scarf that I’m totally obsessed with. I LOVE this alpaca-wool turtleneck from Aritzia in charcoal and seriously considering this sweater dress – paired with leggings and boots it could easily become my official fall uniform… Speaking of boots, I love these grey riding boots (and they’re on sale), these navy suede booties, and these suede knee-highs in caramel. And for working out – ha… who am I kidding – for watching movies on the couch I love these navy stir-ups with mesh paneling and this cozy wrap cardigan.

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