Notes from the Weekend

& this Week’s Links

Notes from the Weekend & this Week’s Links 15.04.24

I HAVE BEEN making these oatmeal breakfast cookies lately with maple syrup and dark chocolate chips. If you subscribe to our newsletter, you should have the recipe. Both P and I have been reading quite a bit about manifesting, as well as the concept of dopamine fasting—which may be a misnomer and also a misunderstanding of how the neurotransmitter dopamine actually works—but the underlying idea is still intriguing. It suggests taking a break from the repetitive patterns of excitement and overstimulation that digital technology can induce. The practice of consciously avoiding pleasurable activities for a period may help break bad habits, allow time for self-reflection, and ultimately enhance personal well-being. While there may be problems with the science, it couldn’t hurt to take a little time off now and then. I don’t think I’ll go so far as to get a dumbphone, but it did cross my mind a few times.

This week’s links include somatic exercise; Lisbon’s latest boutique hotel; striped canvas chairs and wicker market totes for the beach, and much, much more.


P.S. past weekend links

This Week's Links

Listening, Reading, Thinking, Shopping, Watching / 10

• Spring Things: this Striped Cashmere Sweater & these Raffia Sandals

• Lisbon’s latest boutique hotel

• For the Weekend: this Denim Midi Dress &

Somatic exercise to lower cortisol levels, ease stress…

• Gifts for yourself: these Sunglasses & this Book

• Recipe: Lemon, green chilli and cheddar tart

• At home: this Giant Clam Shell Bathroom Sink

• Le Marais: A Luminous Apartment in Paris by Studio Haddou-DuFourcq

• At the beach: this Striped Canvas Chair & the Côte d’Azur Market Tote