Happy Friday ya'll! We made it. Today I am sharing some of my favorite things as of late:
1. Manchester, New Hampshire.
Are you surprised as me that this on the list? lol. Keep reading!
My best friend since 3rd grade moved out to NH with her boo and I was so happy when we both decided to make plans for a double date and spend the night in Manchester. I know, I kinda was like whats in Manchester? But change is good, and we were surprised at how lively the night life was!
We started the night at Studio 550, where we finally had our Ghost moment! If you’re looking for a laid back, fun affordable, and informative place to learn pottery, Studio 550 is your spot! Spinning the clay was super relaxing and fun and getting your hands all up on the clay, slapping and molding was so grounding and zen. The class is 2 hours, you leave the pottery there, they glaze it for you, and in about 2 weeks, it is ready for pick up!
For dinner we went to XO and everything was impeccable. Still dreaming of the whipped feta and panzella salad. We ended the night visiting an speakeasy which I cant recommend enough. ! Its on 815 Manchester St, and I will let you figure out how to get in yourself :) The cocktails + decor are out of this world. There are some serious artists behind that bar and they definitely made our visit worthwhile.
Maca powder comes from the maca root, which has been used by Peruvian populations for centuries. Maca powder contains a variety of phytonutrients which are said to support the body’s endocrine system. Maca is not only used to give your body an energy boost, but it can help with chronic fatigue and low libido. Maca powder also adds a nice malty taste which makes my pudding recipe below, even more delicous!
Maca Pudding Recipe
⅓ cup chia seeds
1 ⅔ cup vanilla almond milk
3 tablespoons cacao powder
2 tablespoons maca powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
2-3 tablespoons honey / maple syrup
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until creamy. Add more honey if you like it sweeter. Pour into a jar and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy for breakfast or dessert!
3. DISSECT PODCAST.
Taking advantage of a background in classical music composition and an incredible eye for detail, Cole Cuchna sets the stage for each album he dissects by running through its cultural significance and context before analyzing every last lyric, chord progression, and sample.
Each season of Dissect investigates the cultural and social implications of the time period of the album, assiduously examining every lyric of every song in serialized episodes.
After kicking off the series with a close look at Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly in season one, Cuchna has turned his focus to Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for the follow-up.
Episode 12 on Runaway, completley changed my perspective on the song. Such a layered masterpiece that tells so many stories. Truly incredible podcast.
I AM OBSESSED. PLZ LISTEN SO WE CAN DISCUSS!
4. Yoga with Adrienne
Last few weeks have been so busy for me, I haven't had much time to practice outside of youtube videos. Adrienne is so damn cute and so real, you feel like you are practicing with a friend. She is also a very knowledgable, thoughtful and gifted yoga teacher. I appreciate her offering so much free content, so make sure to show her some love!
5. BLACK PANTHER
DUH. This has been the litest Black History Month. Here are some of my favorite think pieces on Ryan Coogler's incredible film.
- Black Panther proves the best villains are those who could have been heroes
- Still Processing: Talk Black Panther with Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Get to know the Dora Milaje, Black Panther’s mighty women warriors
HAPPY WEEEEKND! Make some time for yourself + the things you love.