Thursday, January 20, 2022

2022 Haute Table Book Club

I was part of a book club last year and it definitely put me out of my comfort zone, which I liked. And it kept me reading even when I didn't always want to. So, I thought I would make myself a book club (and you're welcome to join in). I tried to choose a diverse pool — some fiction, non-fiction, memoirs, romances, mysteries, etc. I also tried to pull from a fairly diverse group of authors. I'm excited to have these outlined and then the rest of the books I read in a month will be random like normal. What do y'all think?

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Week Re-Cap

A Saturday spent on Marco Island
A very interesting week has just past. We had a major sickness in the family and had to quarantine and basically we ate a lot of takeout, read a lot and watched reruns of Magnum P.I. It was fun in that we stayed near the house, drank beers in our backyard (that we do not spend enough time in) and had no real plans. I'm excited to finish out my final days in Florida strong — thinking of going to an Irish festival, a new grocery store and eating some more of my favorite ice cream. How are you?

Otter Mound Preserve on Marco Island

Some really pretty bougainvillea,

Capt. John Foley Horr House ruins
Obsessed with this shirt Hannah got me for Christmas!
Sugden Regional Park
Doreen's Cup of Joe brunch
Love seeing TikTok coverage in the WSJ!
First book club book done!
Lots of happy hours in the backyard.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tuesday Links

It has been a wild week to say the least, here's to my last week in Fort Myers.

Help Welton Street Cafe!

Maya Angelou is the first Black woman on the quarter!

My family is obsessed with the pandas at the National Zoo — look at how cute they are in the snow!

Need this bag!

The Bell Jar through book covers.

Kind of into Wordle right now, y'all?

Long distance friendship ideas — so many of my besties are so far away from me!

Grace's book choices look amazing.

Ugh take me back to Paris!

Bojangles is coming to Austin, I repeat Bojangles is coming to Austin!!!!!

Beautiful libraries from around the world.

Cannot wait for season 2 of Only Murders in the Building.

Kinda want to visit NYC, it has been a while.

Monday, January 17, 2022

2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On this MLK Day I hope we all take some time to educate ourselves and do something for those more disenfranchised than us. Travel + Leisure has this southern roadtrip following MLK that is a good read on travel and history. As always, you can take this day to donate money (or your future time) to Know Your Rights Camp, Fair Fight, the League of Women Voters, the Voting Rights Alliance and the NAACP.

For my Denver friends, donate to the Black American West Museum and/or Welton St. Cafe — both are institutions of Five Points and are looking for help.

Want more?

2021 Juneteenth >>
Denver's Black-Owned restaurants >>