7The sun is shining here in Nashville today, and I’m taking it as a good sign for the rest of the weekend! Spring really can’t come soon enough. I hope that your week has been a gracious one, and that your weekend is even better. Here are this week’s ten things…

1. A museum removes all artwork made by immigrants. Here is the result.

2. I’ve been itching to make dumplings ever since my friend made them for me as a sweet gesture. This recipe looks promising!

3. Finally got my hands on the much-loved and fancy Créme De La Mer—I love it!

4. Have you read the new “Mom Talk” column on Mother? This week’s feature is all about raising a long-haired boy—something I can relate to.

5. If you’re visiting NYC this weekend, this list of the 31 best coffee shops in the city might be worth a read.

6. 10 must-see art exhibitions for 2017.

7. My favorite coffee table book! It’s beautiful.

8. A list of Airbnb rentals with jaw-dropping views? Count me in!

9. In search of a new read? Have you read anything from this list?

10. A new collection by Doen just launched! I was able to scoop up a few pieces including this sweet top for spring.

Image above via Diane Villadsen


  • Rena

    Oh, the coffee table book is really wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Cailin

    Thanks for the book suggestions! While it’s springlike in Nashville (I’m headed there for a visit in three weeks and can’t wait for that Tennessee spring weather!) we still have a few feet of snow here in Montana, and I’m spending a lot of time by the fire catching up on new books.

  • Malayka

    Wow just browsing through the comments left on the Art museum painting removal article (which is awesome)… absolutely gobsmacked at the general ignorance of people!

  • hvj

    Have you tried using Goodreads?

  • fefe

    I want to go to ALL of those AirBnB’s.


  • Sophie

    I’ll have to check out the list of books.


  • Lola

    Wow, the museum really got that wrong. Instead of removing the art by immigrants, they should of kept them and removed the others. Would of been much more powerful and would of showcased their contributions instead of removing them for no one so see or even prove their importance.

  • Kimberly

    Idaho, by Emily Ruskovich, was so good and beautifully written. Her pose is especially striking if you have, as I do, a connection with the northwest. Fantastic read.

  • Bambi

    Lovely list ♡♡♡

  • Christina C

    The museum post was really hard to look at and so wrong. Excited to look at the book list, I am always on the hunt for a good read. Curious what you think of the Créme De La Mer after using it for a few months, it made my skin so mad I haven’t had so many breakouts in my life :(

  • Kelli

    From Beautypedia: (this will explain it, Christina C)
    Jar Packaging:Yes
    Tested on animals:Yes
    We always chuckle to ourselves when La Mer launches a new moisturizer. It’s not that launching a new moisturizer is funny or unnecessary; it’s just that in the case of La Mer, if the original product (which is a moisturizer) was supposed to be so miraculous and revolutionary for everyone, why do they need another one? Plus, this isn’t all that different from the original, other than having a “softer,” less thick texture, and, also like the original, it contains problematic ingredients for skin, which is why this is rated poorly.

    Like the original Creme de La Mer, this moisturizer for dry skin contains several problematic ingredients, among them lime, eucalyptus oil, and fragrance ingredients, all known to be irritating (see More Info for details). Those ingredients are part of the “legendary” La Mer “miracle broth,” but one has to wonder: If this broth is so miraculous, why doesn’t Lauder (Estee Lauder owns La Mer) use it in their numerous other moisturizers, such as their namesake brand’s Re-Nutriv line, whose products cost about as much as those from La Mer.

    Because this is a Lauder-produced moisturizer, it’s also chockfull of beneficial ingredients (although the original wasn’t), including numerous antioxidants, skin-repairing substances, and cell-communicating ingredients. All of those are the cornerstone of a well-formulated moisturizer, but you shouldn’t tolerate irritants to gain those benefits.

    Last, even if this moisturizer didn’t contain problematic ingredients, its jar packaging is a problem. See More Info to learn why moisturizers packaged in jars are a bad idea at any price—and check out our list of Best Moisturizers Without Sunscreen for less expensive, irritant-free options.

    Contains an array of beneficial anti-aging ingredients.
    Emollient, creamy-soft texture feels great on dry skin.
    Contains irritating ingredients such as lime and eucalyptus.
    Jar packaging won’t keep the most important ingredients stable once opened.

  • Sofia

    My dearest James, if you want a good book then read “The tsar of love and techno” by Anthony Marra. I think you will love his writing.

  • Anderson

    this is an outstanding list. thanks a lot for sharing.

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