Outdoor Edit // Girl Power!
I’ve had a solidly girly week, spending time at home with my younger sister and on rides and at the office with the rad women at Bicycling. I’ve also read some great women-focused articles, and I have a women’s night coming up at the Trek Store in Toronto that I was invited to host, so I’ve had women on the brain. So, high fives to ladies everywhere!
Love this // I finally decided to be a grown up a few months ago and bought myself a nice, non-sport watch. After a lot of searching and going up to rad-ly dressed women and asking where they got their watches, I settled on the Nixon Kensington, in rose gold. I dislike yellow gold, but I’m starting to really be into rose gold, since it matches pretty much anything, even silver, and it’s pretty ‘on-trend’ at the moment without being too excessively trendy. (See the photo above.) I should also note that it works wonderfully, keeps great time, and makes me feel slightly more dressed up, no matter what I’m wearing. It’s like how some women put on red lipstick to feel a bit dressier—I take the lazy route and add a funky watch.
Read this // This really great piece from The New York Times: The Women of Hollywood Speak Out—Female executives and filmmakers are ready to run studios and direct blockbuster pictures. What will it take to dismantle the pervasive sexism that keeps them from doing it? This is a wonderful piece by Maureen Dowd, and I love the ending: “Fixing the gender problem in Hollywood is important for women like Janiak. But it’s also important for women and girls everywhere. ‘‘We are influencing culture, which is why it’s so dangerous, I think, not to have more women making movies,’’ she said. ‘‘Why can’t I direct ‘Superman’?’’”
Drink this // Dark Red Blends! My sister and I have been on a dark red wine kick and I don’t want it to end. I sincerely have loved being home and having a chance for some ‘girl time’ with her. We started drinking dark red blends because we dug on the cool labels, but we quickly fell in love with a few, for their smooth, velvety texture. They’re heavy but not dry, and even a small glass just feels indulgent. So good! For your next girl time hangout, a few of our current favorites are: Apothic Dark, Once Upon a Vine Big Bad Red Blend (love the name—Colleen and I have semi-matching fairytale tattoos!!), Gnarly Head Authentic Black, and Sibling Rivalry Red Blend (this Canadian wine is also pretty apt for sister time). Honorable mention: Carnivor Cabernet, which isn’t a blend but has the same deep velvety taste.
Get excited for this // I’m starting to plan out our winter travel, specifically February through Sea Otter in Monterey, CA at the end of April. Hoping to be mainly West Coast, chasing some decent weather, and Peter and I would both love to make plans with cool people that we’ve met and haven’t met yet. Give me a shout if you want to hang out! I mention this in the women’s edition of this blog because I would really love to hang out with some rad women over those months. Traveling with a boy is great, but I miss being around female friends!