Notes from the Weekend

& this Week’s Links

- inspirational links from around the interwebs, what we were up to this weekend

WE ARE IN the midst of a heatwave and it’s intense. Even I, who is always cold, am overheating a little and during last night’s cardio, it felt like I was in a sweat lodge. Of course, I’ve never actually been in a sweat lodge, but it felt like what I imagine being in what would feel like. Yesterday, I googled “how to tell if you’re having a heat stroke” and realised that blue jeans might not being an option for the summer, even with floaty tops. Everyone else appears to be wearing billowy dresses, and wide-leg pants with tiny tank tops, so I might need to go shopping, since all of my really warm-weather clothes are still in Spain. In other news, there is a wren that, according to the internet, is searching for a mate, and his method of finding one is through very loud, somewhat shrill calls from a treetop outside our bedroom, from oh, about dawn until 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning. I haven’t seen him, as it’s very leafy on our new street, but I’ve definitely heard him. We all have. The entire neighbourhood. Yesterday I picked up a bouquet of peonies at the supermarket and today, they are (with the exception of one) all in full bloom. They are beautiful, this bouquet of incredibly ephemeral flowers, and it’s rather inspiring having them on my desk next to me while I work. How are you? Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that your week is off to a perfect start.

This week’s links include the 50 best restaurants in London right now, and perfect swimsuits for these lovely summer days; ruffly dresses and espadrilles, and much, much more.


P.S. past weekend links

This Week's Links

The Best Time to Go to Italy to Enjoy the Coast, Cities, and More

• Summer dresses: Embroidered & Halter

London restaurant Socca is a tribute to ‘whimsical Riviera styling’

• For June days: this Pretty Dress & these Espadrilles

• The 50 best restaurants in London right now

• Two of a Kind: this Bed & these Suede Sandals

‘el maguey’ mexican mezcal bar is designed with an earthy, underground atmosphere

• For the beach: this High-leg cut-out swimsuit & this Ruffle V-neck ruched one-piece swimsuit

• We Tried Photoshop’s New AI Tool on Art, With Mixed Results

• For the weekend: this White Denim Jacket & these Trainers