MaryDennis-022I wanted to extend a warm thank you to everyone who has reached out about yesterday’s health scare. Every call, text, and DM meant so much. I tried to respond to every single one. Thank you! For those who don’t know, I went into anaphylatic shock early yesterday morning, but am feeling much better now. The whole experience has really taught me that food allergies are no small matter! I’m going to see a specialist on Monday to get some clarity, but I am assuming it is related to Alpha-Gal Syndrome, which I have been dealing with for the past 10 months. All that said, I hope your weekend is filled with family, fun, and good health. Here are this week’s ten things…

1. Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods.

2. I love the new limited edition SEE SUN x Jenny Pennywood collab. I bought 2 hand towels immediately.

3. 15 Life-Enhancing Podcasts You Must Subscribe To.

4. The summer solstice began this past week. Why not try this veggie-heavy frittata recipe from Sqirl to lift those solstice spirits.

5. Instagram introduces its new archive feature.

6. What are your predictions for Emmy Season 2017? Check out showrunner’s favorites here.

7. How cute are these tennis players?

8. I’ve been testing out a some new products from Drunk Elephant and so far so good! I especially love their C-Firma Day Serum and the new Sukari Babyfacial.

9. Here’s a list of books to read when you’re pissed off at the world. Because hey, sometimes you need that.

10. Coconutgate. Is coconut oil no longer good for you?

Photo above via Diane Villadsen.


  • carrie

    Just wanted to share this about the coconut oil study.

  • chlo

    Thank you for sharing this list, when I have a bit more time I’m going to work my way through the podcasts and the books to read for when you’re pissed off at the world haha!! I hope you’re feeling much better now and I hope that when you get all the answers you need :)

    Have a peaceful weekend!

    Chloe @ https://girllgonerogue.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Gemini Tauberge

    I always love these roundups! Also yes Drunk Elephant, their vitamin-C serum is incredible.



  • Adrienne

    That must have been a scare! Glad you’re better. Were you bit by a tick that caused you to have that allergy?

  • chelsea w

    As if Lyme disease isn’t enough of a worry (trust me, I know), now we have to worry about things like what you are currently going through! I hope you do find some clarity and keep us updated.

  • Kirstin

    Hi James, I also have this allergy – it sucks because it can be so much more than obvious things like a piece of meat. I get anaphylaxis from the fumes of someone cooking it. lanolin, gelatine and dairy cause reactions in lots of poeple too. On face book there is a great forum for people with Alpha gal. There is an American group and an Autsralian one (I am in Australia – we have different ticks but the same allergy). The forum can be useful when you don’t know what might be causing a reaction, and also to discuss medicines or make up etc etc… For example -a random reaction but I used to do kundalini yoga and every time I practised on my sheepskin rug I would end up with a rash…..

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