Weekend Watchlist

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Happy Friday! The weather in Charlotte has been crazy this week–we went from single digit weather on Monday to 75 degrees yesterday and today. We will be back to a high of 40 tomorrow and up to 65 Sunday. That said, I hope you are able to find some time to get outdoors today and Sunday and soak up some sweet Vitamin D. In other news, here are a few things I enjoyed this week from around the internet.

  1.  CharlotteFive released their 2016 best of Charlotte Award winners. I was excited to see that Actor’s Theater took the prize for best local theater group. I can’t wait to try some of the places on this list.
  2.  Six great podcasts. Have any of you listed to these? My favorite podcast is not on the list, but I strongly feel it should be 🙂
  3.  30 stunning cards for valentines. 
  4.  Using Dostoyevsky to understand Putin’s aggression. Have you ever read The Brothers Karamazov? Kurt Vonnegut was once quoted as saying “There is one book, that can teach you everything you need to know about life…it’s The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.” It took me over a year to complete, but was well worth it.
  5.  A new year calls for a new planner. I recently purchased this planner from my favorite artist, Anahata Katkin.  I also really love her lunchboxes and wall calendars (1, 2). Is the line a little too whimsical for you? I used this Day Designer planner last year and this Lily planner the year before. Both are excellent options.
  6.  This upcoming exhibit at this Hirshhorn in DC looks amazing.
  7.  Best brunch spots in America.
  8.  10 books to read before seeing in theaters.
  9.  Obama surprises Biden at tribute by awarding him Presidential Medal of Freedom. #allthefeels #getthetissues
  10.  The Minimalist Baker. How am I just learning about her now?!  The recipes on this blog look fantastic. I am looking forward to trying these cookies, these “wings”, chocolate and golden milk ice cream (for which I might need this ice cream maker), and this chana masala recipe. Or lets get real, I really want to try everything on her site.
  11.  This woman is amazing. Hope you find some inspiration in her to get up and move this weekend.

(Photo taken at Stout Street Social in Denver, CO this past summer by my friend Alyssa, author of The Mexitalian food blog).

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