Weekend Links: Labour Day Edition

It’s a long weekend here in the United States! Hurray. It’d been a long time since I posted some links so here are a few reads that caught my attention over the week:

First of all, I’m so bummed. Last Saturday’s Diner en Blanc definitely missed the mark (the hosts definitely dropped the ball by choosing Nats Park as the venue for the 2018 edition), but I still has some fun with a great group of people. My French Morning colleague Nastasia was there to report on the event (in French!) 

 

Paris is DREADFUL in August. Though this NPR article argues that can be a good thing (I would also argue that the absence of Parisians can be really nice… though all the good restaurants are closed for their annual holiday as well, so I prefer to go home in September.)  

Like many women runners, I’ve been thinking a lot about safety lately. Locally there’s been a couple of issues as two robberies were reported in 24 hours on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, a route I’ve definitely ran many times. Then, of course, there was the tragic death of Mollie Tibbetts which ignited a national conversation about the harassment and fears women runners face. From the New York Times to BBC News, there’s been a plethora of articles on the subject though the BBC one hit close to home for showcasing a runner at the tidal basin during Cherry Blossoms season as its main illustration, just two days after a woman was violently assaulted on her way to a workout class on Capitol Hill, at a gym that one of my friend attends. In a neighbourhood were I run every other Wednesday. 

On a lighter note, it’s still peak tomato season so step aside avocado toast. I’ll be making this recipe for as long as I can. Also, I really want the plates featured in the recipe 😉

Picture courtesy of Jake Cohen. Now can someone tell me where the plate is from?

Two of my friends are featured as some of the most fashionable people in DC right now! I obviously need to hang out with them more so that some of their good taste can rub off on me.

Is social media influencing book cover design? I’ve definitely seen more and more people I follow share pictures of books on Instagram lately. Last year I finally got a DC library card! Inspired by my friend Erin who has been documenting her attempt to read 100 books in 2018 on instagram (she’s well on her way!), I started sharing the books I was reading on social media as well. Since it’s summer and I tended to read on my roof or by the pool with a glass of rosé, I created the Read & Rosé account. Give it a follow, and if you’re reading and rosé-ing make sure you tag #readandrosé!

And finally, I love these two articles about D.C. United: “Two Stadiums, Two Blocks Apart Reveal a Changing City” and “Among D.C. United players, a new team-building drill: Spanish lessons.” They reminded me that I had yet to see a match at the new Audi Field… something I hope to remedy soon! Well, October isn’t that soon but it’s the best I can do.

 

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