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Have a Great Weekend. | Cup of Jo

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england cliffs

england cliffs

What are you up to this weekend? We’re heading to see our family in England, and I’m trying to figure out if I can/should bring an actual pillow on the plane. Have you ever done that? Is it worth it? Any other pro tips for sleeping on flights? Have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

This reel about airport security made me laugh forever.

Madewell’s huge summer sale is today (plus, $75 pairs of denim), and I’m eyeing this dress and this bag.

Spanish tortilla, yum.

What a mid-forties face really looks like.

How cool is the exterior of this English house?

Some obvious travel advice. “Time seems to speed up as you get older. And you wonder — is it biological, or is it because life had more novelty when you were a child? Travel partly answers this question — with more novelty, time slows way down again.”

I keep spotting this skirt around NYC.

Loving this lazy summer bucket list, including Italian ices, reading thrillers in one day, and bopping around.

These illustrations of vulvas were compelling!

Who wants to go to the new photo booths in NYC?

All I want to drink this summer is pink lemonade. (NYTimes gift link)

Hahahaha.

And, finally, my soulmate Gemma shares her 10 favorite things, including her #1 drugstore find, how to style a short dress, and the best British slang. Loved this quote: “My simple pleasure is the smell of my sons’ necks. I hope to not be the weird mother who sniffs her children when they’re like 22, but if it happens, it happens.”

Plus, three reader comments:

Flic on what are your hopes for this summer: “Picnics in the garden, impromptu bbqs, pancakes for breakfast, bowls of fresh strawberries, a new-to-me salad that absolutely bangs, anklets, a denim shirt as a cover up, and a zingy neon bright pedi. Just give me ice and a slice and let’s call it summer!”

Says Louisa on why I’m done making my home look like a magazine: “I have Catherine Newman’s house tour saved to my bookmarks bar! Every time I feel the tug of West-Elm aesthetic, I view her drawing-paper-covered coffee table, the room full of games, the tampons on display in the bathroom, and her pear painting collection, and the feeling passes.”

Says Florencia on what age of child do you especially love parenting: “The first few months were a struggle, but every age after that – minus freshman year of high school – I can honestly say I loved: my sweet funny toddler, my rainbow-loving four-year-old bff, the seven-year-old who was in love with me, the funny and sassy preteen, the empathetic, intelligent teenager finding his way in the world but still coming home to cuddle with his mom (freshman year parents, hang in there, it passes!). My son leaves for college in the fall, and this stage is also magical. As my husband says, ‘I can’t wait to share him with the world!’”

(Photo by Duet Postscriptum/Stocksy.)





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