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Friday finds, Volume V (Jan/20/2017)

Friday finds, Volume V (Jan/20/2017)

 

    Friday. That is all today is, Friday. Embrace it. You made it through another work week! You are almost 1/12 done with 2017. Wow!

    I cannot take my eyes off that tagliere from Tamburini in Bologna, Italy. But back to business. A lot has been going on this month, this week, and today, and most is out of your control. Take charge of what is in your power and make it the way you want it to be.

    Have a fab weekend, and do not forget to stay in the present. Ponder and chuckle with these week's 11 links.

Eight visionaries recommend a read. Image via The New York Times.

Eight visionaries recommend a read. Image via The New York Times.

Looking for a book to read? // One of these eight creatives has a suggestion.

I am a sparkling water addict; are you one, too? // Good news!

Being sober is like so not cool. // Well, it happens to be the new cool kid in town.

“Nine times out of 10, drinking does not align with the feel-good factor that comes from cleaning up your diet and taking up yoga and meditation. [...] Mindfulness practices ha[ve] led to people beginning to question how alcohol REALLY makes them feel, i.e. generally not great!”
— Ruby Warrington, co-founder of CLUB SÖDA NYC.
A Daybreaker event, where the pregame is an hour of yoga, at 6AM... Image via Daybreaker.

A Daybreaker event, where the pregame is an hour of yoga, at 6AM... Image via Daybreaker.

... And the party is a [sober] rave. The new trend that is catching on quickly. Image via Daybreaker.

... And the party is a [sober] rave. The new trend that is catching on quickly. Image via Daybreaker.

CFDA x activewear. // Jonathan Simkhai teams up with Carbon38 for a trendy, yet practical, new collection.

The App of all apps. // Be present. Stay focused. Plant a tree.

Personal style is the attractive ally of life. // As you evolve, it evolves. It tells a story, just like life itself.

“Committing to a few key types of pieces is not all that different from getting married: you must be so content in the choice that all other options become unappealing.”
— Leandra Medine, Man Repeller.

Gwyneth is not the only one making her house healthy. Jennifer Aniston is too. And so is your neighbor, sister, and BFF. // Now is your time.

Think you have eaten the best food in Italy? Think again. // My home [away from home]… More to come with ALB’s travel guides coming this spring!

Looking to escape for 30 minutes or an hour? // Run to the Upper East Side, where MNDFL has just opened its new location!

MNDFL's new Upper East Side location. Located at 239 East 60th Street. Image via MNDFL.

MNDFL's new Upper East Side location. Located at 239 East 60th Street. Image via MNDFL.

Meditation om the move. // Londoners were fortunate enough to hop on a double-decker and meditate in this revolutionary studio on wheels.

Food for thought. // Literally, can you eat it alone? Is that odd? Do you need a buddy?

 

XOXO,

Header image, a tagliere of salumi e formaggi from Tamburini in Via Caprarie, Bologna. And no, charcuterie boards are not only for tourists.
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