Odds and Ends

The world’s 50 best dishes. Want them all.

Low-key obsessed with these young photos of Julia Child.

Do you all use Bark on your kids’ devices? I’ve used it for years but realized I’ve never talked about it. It’s really incredible and gives me so much peace of mind.

Stacey Abrams talks about the parallels between politics and writing. I love her so much.

Coclico shoes have always been my favorite brand…they are expensive but so worth it. I love that they started a gently pre-owned program and I’ve listed a few from my personal collection!

Um, no thank you to this fish washed up on a beach my kids and I used to frequent.

Fun gadgets for musicians.

This convertible belt bag is all the rage and I simply can’t make up my mind about the color. Raspberry? Pebbled Forest? Chesnut? Slightly paralyzed by the options.

If we wrote about men the way bad male authors write about women

After years of using $10 shampoo and conditioner, I’ve fallen head over heels for this shampoo and conditioner which (to my wallet’s dismay) has a much higher price point. *shaking my fists at the hair gods* However, my hair smells like HEAVEN for days after using it! I need a stronger word than obsessed because that’s how I feel. 

Welcome to the social media panopticon. Oh, this mini-essay is solid. 

This is what you call coming full circle in terms of some anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers.

I am currently testing these serums and all I can say is wow wow wow. FRIENDS. Look at the price. And then read about the company. I’m impressed.

Happy Friday! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

image credit: thomas müller

  1. Steph

    May 14, 2021 at 9:24 am

    I appreciate your reviews/research/approach to beauty, so I am giving the Maelove a try! This is especially timely since I told myself that I need to restock on a couple of serums this morning. Thanks for including a myriad of price points in your work. :)

    • whoorl

      May 14, 2021 at 10:01 am

      You are so welcome! I am very happy with the serums so far!

  2. Sarah Cunningham

    May 14, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Great mini-essay – thanks for sharing it. I’m not ashamed to admit I learned a new word (panopticon).

    I love taking a look at what you share, whether its funny, or thought-provoking, or simply pretty. I always find the good stuff here. Thanks! xo

    • whoorl

      May 14, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you, Sarah!