the weekend list no. 68

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
— Edward Abbey
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It’s been a fairly eventful past two weeks with the summer winding down and hurricane season in full swing. We went further inland for a few days during Hurricane Dorian and were lucky to have great weather there, but things also weren’t bad at home. The power didn’t even go out which was a shocker! Our holiday away from the storm basically just included a lot of Italian food, reading, and work as usual during the day. After that, it was back to business as usual.

Last weekend was mum’s birthday, which we celebrated with even more Italian food from Prato in Winter Park. We had a tremendous Margherita pizza, arugula salad, then blackberry gelato and coffee cake with blueberry compote for dessert. Before dinner, we went into a new-to-me store around the corner called Piante, which had the most beautiful floral designs and pieces for the home.

This weekend, we’re going to see the new Victor Kossakovsky documentary Aquarela, which is described by Variety as “the most metal documentary about water you’ll ever see”, so I am definitely looking forward to that! After that, I’m hoping to spend part of Sunday with a friend, baking a tarte Normande while she makes homemade cider and kicking off autumn with some cozy movies.

Two weeks from now, we’re going to see a stage production of Pride + Prejudice that I’m really excited about and then, before you know it, it’ll be October and time for all things Halloween! In the meantime, here’s a great list of links for you this weekend:

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Such great reminders on career.

Jane’s guide to creating a secondhand capsule wardrobe for fall is spectacular.

Love these ideas for switching up your fall work routine.

I’m so inspired by these back-to-school outfits.

Five lessons learned from living in Paris.

Treat yourself to a French girl facial massage.

How to style your black booties for fall. I love #1 and #7.

Loved reading Coco Gauff’s feature on ITG.

Have you stocked up on Trader Joe’s fall products yet? I have my eye on the pumpkin ravioli.

I can’t get over this dress! And of course, the incredible work she’s doing.

Five ways to eat the apples you pick this fall.

I think I’m going to need to plan a trip to Bath. Because of this too.

Such gorgeous interior design work.

As an enormous fan of Audrey Hepburn and Charlotte Rampling, a resounding yes to this.