Guys I finally did some spring cleaning this week and I feel like a whole new women. I went through and got rid of TWO garbage bags full of clothes. I know. It feels sooo good! What inspired this clean sweep? Mostly out of extreme boredom and watching the documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things which I talked about last week. Other than that things have been pretty low key.
On Wednesday I tried Flywheel for the first time and I got my butt kicked. No joke. I wasn't expecting it to be such an intense workout and half way through regretted saying yes but, of course, the endorphins kicked in after and I low key kind of loved it! Later that evening I went and saw King Liz at the Windy City Playhouse. Which if you haven't been before is this swanky, intimate theater in Lakeview that puts on a new show every few months. I high recommend checking it out!
So, this week I wanted to share with you a few links that caught my eye:
This one probably seems a bit random but the other week I stopped by Soho House for a brunch put on by the tourism board of Luxembourg. I really didn't know much about the country before going, so it was cool to learn about their culture and talk with a few people who live there. Ever wanted to spend a week in a castle? There's a gorgeous castle called Les Châteaux de Beaufort that is now on my bucket list. It is amazing!
I stumbled across Kinfolk the other day and I fell in love with their Art & Culture section. Plus, it doesn't hurt that the website is extremely aesthetically pleasing. Basically the publication "promotes a quality life while connecting a global community of creative professionals". They have some really interesting pieces that I enjoyed, sadly they only allow five reads before you have to purchase a subscription.
Now I'm not much of podcast listener but I found one called Invisibilia, which really dives deep into the human psyche. They give stories of people and their inner most thoughts and try to break down the meaning behind them through scientific research. Ultimately, hosts Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel's goal is to use these narratives to hopefully change the way you think about your own life. I listened to the first episode, while it was intense it was also extremely fascinating. I highly suggest checking it out!
Ever since the White House correspondents dinner I've been swooning over Hasan Mihnaj. While I think he's hilarious, I also think he's incredibly brave. He was willing to stand in front to the press and call them on their crap.
As a Indian-American, Muslim he's been able to shed some light on what it is like to be part of the "New Brown America". Meaning the second generation of "brown" kids who have the audacity to think that he would be treated equally. If you haven't already, I HIGHLY suggest you watch his comedy special on Netflix called "Hasan Mihnaj: Homecoming King". It is definitely unlike any other comedy special I have ever watched and I loved every minute of it
A few weeks ago I went to a preview screening of Rough Night, which stars Scarlet Johansen, Kate McKinnon and a few other. It was pretty hilarious. It comes out in theaters on June 16th, so be sure to go see it! Granted it's definitely a raunchy chick-flick so be sure to take anyone except your mother.
And in case you're interested in watching me make a fool of myself. My friend Megan (Bowtiful Life) started her weekly vlogs back up and yours truly makes a guest appearance.
I hope you have a great weekend!