P IS READING an article to me about how the pandemic has most likely changed NYC forever. People have moved away to second and third tier cities; favourite restaurants have closed for good, and buildings where 8,000 people once worked now have only 100 who are not working virtually and still come in everyday. Over the past few months, we have been reading about the drastic changes in how we live all around the world. Tomorrow I have my first hair salon appointment in over five months and I’ve been told to bring a mask and that the salon will not be taking my coat. This morning, Marks & Spencer announced another 7,000 job cuts, bringing the total job losses in the retail sector in the UK to over 30,000. Marks & Spencer was one of my very favourite places to browse when we lived in Edinburgh, where I bought biscuits for tea and a big bouquet of the most beautiful pink roses every week. All we can do is keeping moving and looking forward as best as we can, help others when we can, and continue to get lost in beautiful things to keep our sanity. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” –Og Mandino
This week’s links include the a beautiful basement kitchen and broderie dresses for summer days; a glimpse inside Thomas O’Brien’s very first apartment and much, much more.