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On My Radar

This was the first “real” week of 2019 and if it’s any indication of how the rest of the year is going to go, I’m feeling pretty good.

I started BBG back up again and spent the better part of the week hobbling around from soreness. I got back into the groove shooting content (on my own + with a photographer) after being “out of practice” for a few weeks. My inbox is looking pretty good and I’m making headway on some of the first projects of 2019. The apartment is clean and organized! Yes, I’m all about a nice clean slate.

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Here’s what has been on my radar this week:

ONE // The Tipping Point

Remember my post about The Tipping Point last year? I’m starting to see even more conversations about it. I particularly liked Studio DIY’s reflection on building a life she didn’t want. I have a feeling a lot of people can relate to this, regardless of what industry you’re in. Sometimes you have these big dreams and goals and when you get to the finish line, you realize it’s actually not what you want. Would love to hear your thoughts on this.

TWO // Ralph’s Coffee

I dearly miss the original Ralph’s Coffee on Fifth Ave, but I can’t wait to check out their new location on the Upper East Side. (Why couldn’t it have been there when I lived there?!?) I was searching for something on Ralph Lauren’s website and stumbled on an entire section of Ralph’s Coffee goodies, including the gorgeous dishes.

THREE // Boden

Boden has been on my radar for a while, but their collection right now is great. Tons of basics and classic pieces. I like that it’s not very trendy and if there’s something missing from your closet (like a cardigan) it could be the place to look. Reminds me of mid-2000s J. Crew, like how cute is this tweed coat!

FOUR // Bobbi Brown’s Podcast

I’m a huge fan of Bobbi Brown. I couldn’t believe I missed the news that she started a podcast called Long Story Short. In each episode, she interviews influential and successful people about how they got started and pivotal moments in their life. My friend Carolyn told me about it and I have been savoring each episode!!

FIVE // Lambing Season

If you’re not already following Five Mary’s Farm, now would be a great time. They’re in the middle of lambing season and it’s just about the cutest thing ever. I love seeing the newborn lambs on her story.

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Sarah

Thanks for sharing the Studio DIY post!

I have had a moment like that recently. I’m three years out of postgrad and was racing at a crazy pace. I was top of my class at college and won a number of scholarships and prizes and so kept pursuing the next most impressive or prestigious thing. Partly because I thought it was expected of me, and partly because I thought I would be “wasting” my previous success if I “settled”. After a breakdown in December, I realised that the things I was fighting so hard for weren’t actually what I wanted.

I’m still finding my feet at the moment. I quit my job in December and am starting in a new role in two weeks. It’s a terrifying jump but one I’m excited to take!

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Rachael H

I love Boden for my baby & toddler. If you ever need a good quality clothing gift – you can’t go wrong with Boden.

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Shannon

I started following 5 Marys after your recommendation a few months ago – did you watch the saga of that poor little lamb that didn’t make it? Honestly I’m still heartbroken over it, lol.

I can also totally related to your Tipping Point post and its effect now. I’m in a different industry (law) and I’m starting to feel like now that I’m at the finish line its really not all its cracked up to be and I’m wishing I considered other options before diving in. My new goal is to figure out a way to use the work I’ve already put in in a different way that I enjoy!

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Alex

In response to the “Tipping Point”, I highly recommend the book “Designing Your Life”.. it’s written by the two guys who teach the #1 class at Stanford, and it’s about applying design thinking to your life and making “prototypes” for your life.. it’s really helpful for anyone who feels stuck or doesn’t know what they want to do for a career or future. It’s not an annoying self help book either. It really got me out of a huge rut recently!! I hope this helps someone!!

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Shannon Mahaney

Thank you for sharing the news about Bobbi Brown’s podcast! I’ve been listening to Skimmed from The Couch where the founders interview female entrepreneurs and founders. I’ve been looking for another podcast similar and this one sounds like my next one!

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Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

Loved Studio DIY’s post. I thought that her realisation about how she had achieved her dream but then went right past it to look for more — something more that wasn’t even something she necessarily wanted for her self — was especially poignant. Many of us charge full steam ahead, which is why these moments of reflection are so important. I’m glad to hear that she realised she wasn’t chasing her dream anymore, and that she’s working on getting back to that. // Boden is one of those brands that I always love when I see, eventually forget, and then get re-obsessed with when I rediscover. I recently got re-obsessed with Boden in November hahh. -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

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Kat

Kelly’s end of year posts are one of the things I most look forward to (and bookmark), and this one was no different. We can all use a check-in with ourselves, especially when we’re feeling cornered or frantic. We’re all a case study of 1. It’s a hard lesson when you’ve been raised in a competitive environment. I’ve been a fan of Boden for years with their workwear. I’m crazy about their Richmond 7/8 pant. Thanks for sharing as always!

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