On My Radar

This week flew by. And that sadly means that summer also flew by. I always feel like it’s a slippery slope between the Fourth of July and pumpkin picking. One minute it’s summer, you blink, and bam! It’s October. It’s one of the reasons why I never look forward to my birthday– it means summer is ending!

I was going through my phone to pull a photo for this post and realized that I’d taken two pictures since the Fourth of July. One was my car’s display saying it was 102 degrees, and the other was a picture of my healing thumb. (I sliced it open two weeks ago and finally can use it again, haha.) Neither photo was going to make the cut here… and then I realized I never posted photos from Shakespeare on the Sound.

I had heard about Shakespeare on the Sound from a few friends, and a couple of readers had reached out to me about it as well. Gar and I made it a date one night, and we loved it. The play is in a park in Rowayton, and everyone comes out bringing picnics, blankets, and chairs. This year was Hamlet, and the cast was amazing. We lucked out with the weather– the sun set gloriously into a cool night. Fireflies darted the sky, and the tiniest kids fell asleep in the darkness. (We read Hamlet in my 11th grade English class and I read the part of Ophelia so I remembered a lot more of the play than I thought I was going to. But I was so impressed to overhear a ten-year-old explaining the play to his confused friend. I don’t know if his dad had slipped him the SparkNotes before it, haha, but he really got it, despite the super fast-paced Shakespearean language.)
The production wrapped up for the year, but I would highly recommend going next summer if you’re in the area.
Lots of videos on my radar this week:
How cool is this 360-degree video?! I played around with it for a bit, and I’m not going to lie, my heart was pounding. Racing at Henley is not easy and seeing those wooden booms brought back a lot of anxious memories!!
TWO // Monica Church
So I’ve been “researching” (aka watching) YouTube channels, and I keep finding myself down these black holes of videos. I love these vlog channels that big time YouTubers do, even better than their usual videos. I randomly stumbled on Monica Church’s vlogs, and I love the way she edits them. They feel like short documentaries. (She’s also a twin, and everyone who knows me knows how obsessed I am with twins!)
These are technically kid sheets, but how cute are they?! They go up to a queen size so they could work on a lot of beds. I love the nautical knot print; a fun twist for a simple sheet set.
Ugh! This video!!! It melted my heart. I loved that his craft pairs skill with creativity and humor. They look like such fun little toys. In the interview he talks about how he doesn’t come up with the design first, he just starts and lets his hands do the work. Amazing!

FIVE // DNA Test Changing Lives

I loved the message behind the video. I think it’s something most people understand already, but it was interesting to watch it play out with people as they discover their diverse backgrounds. 

Hope everyone has a nice weekend!

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Audrey Lin

I took a course called Shakespeare's Hamlet the fall of my freshman year of college for my mandatory English seminar, and I was the only person in the class who hadn't read Hamlet in high school! My curriculum did include Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead though, so the professor was actually very interested to hear my insight, which was cool 🙂 Anyways, I'm v impressed by that 10-year-old too! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's


I love Monica's vlogs! So different from a lot of the content out there, and she seems like such a cool, down-to-earth person.

Alexa |