Vol. 20 — July 17, 2020


This week we’re sharing masks you should buy, talking about Anna B’s picks to wear, and highlighting the best places to read a book in NYC this weekend.



Let’s be real — New York is NOT made for dining outdoors. Street-side garbage, loud traffic and rats are 3 (occasionally true) stereotypes that make the concept sound particularly unappealing. Nonetheless, businesses have been shaking things up to bring in more diners after a tough Spring. Read this Curbed article about the insane temporary architecture of outdoor dining popping up in a neighborhood near you.


Until about last week we only had one mask each that we hand washed alllll the time. I guess we were hoping this wouldn’t last so long? (lol). Well times have changed - we have more masks and wear them proudly! Here are the 3 that we love (tolerate) to wear.   

Clare V. Bisous Masks

$35 for 4 masks

Poketto x Meals Face Mask Set

$20 for 2 masks

YCD Studio “3-D” Face Mask

$19.50 for 1 mask


Soooo we’re at around month 4 of quarantine and there’s a fair chance you're getting tired of your space. Luckily, one of our favorite design shops, Coming Soon, has collaborated with Backdrop on a series of 3 fun paint colors. Get yours here and throw it at a wall!!! (We snagged the blue to paint our french doors!)


What Anna B. is (wanting to) wear right now.


If you’ve been reading this newsletter for a bit, you know we’re big ceramics lovers. Naturally that means we’re excited for this weekend’s online exhibition opening at Greenwich House Pottery’s Jane Hartsook Gallery. Join on Zoom this friday with this link. God we miss gallery hopping.


We’ve rounded up some of the best places in New York to read a book this weekend. Read our picks here.


Sunset in Park Slope, Brooklyn

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