Weekend coffee #23.
A rather somber week with word of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain dying by suicide bringing a lot of emotions to light in the news. Mental health has always been a deeply misunderstood part of the human psyche and I fear that without additional research and discourse suicide rates may continue to rise. Admittedly, I have no personal connection to Spade, save for a bag and wallet. I interacted with Bourdain in passing at an old job but to call that a connection would be grossly overstating things. Regardless, as a member of the human race, I am sad but remain hopeful that this issue is something we can tackle together. And remember, if you need someone to talk to, please call 1-800-273-8255 or text TALK to 741-741.
Here are a few other things from this week:
- Unsurprisingly, I like books and up until recently would only read physical copies. As a result, I've got a lot of 'em around the house. This post offers some ways to thin out your collection.
- Maybe it's the lack of kitchen that has me itching to create pretty much anything, but I might have to dig out my food processor for these no-bake vanilla cake bites.
- Turns out, as much as NYC has changed, some things have stayed the same. Like this 1976 NY Times list that calls out things like "thinking that iridescent pigeon necks are beautiful."
- Kitsch and escapism are two of my favorite things. I fully back the resurgence of the tiki bar and sometimes seek out these spots in other cities (looking @ you, Frankie's Tiki Room).
- Recently took up 16/8 intermittent fasting after years of abiding by six small meals a day. This piece is short but does of good job of explaining the basics behind IF.
- This Black Crane jumpsuit makes me want to dance around barefoot on the beach, which is something I intend to do tonight. Will have to consult my closet for an outfit alternative.