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Listen, Eat, Wear, See, Read. Repeat.

LISTEN: “One Dance” by Drake, Wiz Kid, and Kyla. Go ahead and say howdy to your official, shiny new Spring/Summer jam. PS, remember the time two weeks ago when Drizzy left the stage and walked by yours truly after finishing a couple songs with RiRi at her concert in LA? Never thought I’d say it, but Drizzy’s totally dreamy………………………………

Drake | Covet Living

EAT: Mini Croque Monsieurs via Big Bear’s Wife. Or, what I imagine God feeds you when you step thru the pearly gates, right after you beg him to let you in. Serve these up at a par-tay and feed your friends the experience of Paris in an adorably miniaturized version.

Mini Croque Monsieurs | Covet Living

WEAR: Faux Leather Moto Jacket by BLANKNYC, $98 – otherwise known as the perfect black leather jacket, also known as your Spring staple to wear over all your flowy dresses, or wear with black jeans and a loose tee. Seriously though, I went to a housewarming party last weekend and all the girls had on the cutest outfits with one common part of their outfit: a fitted black leather jacket.

BlankNYC Faux Leather Jacket | Covet Living

SEE: Dinner at Tiffani’s on the Cooking Channel. Yeah, I mean, it’s not winning Emmys (or IS it; that’d be so badass) but I’m slapping this on here, cause it’s really fun, mindless TV. Every episode Tiffani Thiesen throws a dinner party with celeb friends who’ll seriously make you feel like you’ve stepped back into the 90s. And her recipes are delicious! Ask Steph – we always find ourselves watching this on my couch after my hubby’s gone to bed to watch something manly on Netflix, like some British show about soldiers who beat each other up and then eat each other.

Dinner at Tiffani's | Covet Living

READ: Sweetbitter is THE summer read, supposedly, and I’m excited to dig in:

Sweetbitter | Covet Living

It’s a coming-of-age novel about a girl who moves to NYC and gets a job working at a restaurant, falls into a love triangle, and well, here’s what one critic had to say: “I loved this novel so, so much. It’s rare that a book conveys with such unerring precision what it’s like to be newly arrived in New York—the story itself, but also tiny throwaway details like the sudden authority of the blue sky at dawn after staying up all night, or your bones bracing themselves for what comes next, or the exact mood of a Manhattan bar at three in the morning. I’ve never seen these things described so brilliantly before. Tess is a remarkable narrator: vulnerable and tough and smart, but more than that, she’s inspiring and riveting. This book belongs with all the great essential young-female-in-New York classics.” —Kate Christensen, author of In the Drink and The Great Man

That’s it for now! Have a lovely Memorial Day weekend and don’t do anything we wouldn’t do…………………………………………..


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Listen, Eat, Wear, See, Read. Repeat.

LISTEN: “Whutcha Want” by Giovanni James is my new favorite jam for joggin’, getting ready for work in the morning, or just feelin’ like a lil’ badass, which is always a good idea:


EAT: Roasted Cod with Tomato Cream Sauce, via Delish. Easy enough for a school night (*cough* if your husband’s making dinner), or for when company’s over:

Roasted Cod with Tomato Sauce | Covet Living

WEAR: THIS dress from Zara – only $49 – and as featured here:

Chambray off the shoulder dress | Covet Living

By the way, I’m loving the neck scarf trend right now. Loving.

SEE: Transparent (*available on Amazon) – the best TV show I only just discovered. Forget what you think the show is. Forget how you think you’ll feel watching it. This show is warm, funny, enlightening, multi-layered, and so, so, so, so, so good. My brother and I found ourselves with an afternoon to spare recently and watched all of Season 1 without stopping.

Transparent | Covet Living

READ: The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan:

The Taliban Shuffle | Covet Living

Our book club is currently reading this memoir by Kim Barker, a war correspondent with a knack for telling  it like it is – hilariously. Fun fact: Tina Fey just played her in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. 

Happy weekending boo’s!


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