Monthly Miscellanea: August
A Collection of Assorted Musings
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Monthly Miscellanea, an ongoing series highlighting the objects, people, places, and experiences that have prompted reflection and conversation of late. In our first exploration, we find ourselves lingering, physically and emotionally, in the liminal space between summer and fall: embracing the bliss and weightlessness of summer, while pausing to revisit the rhythms and rituals we intend to carry through the onset of a new season
01. Vieux Farka Touré: We started the month at FWB Fest in Idyllwild, a picturesque town nestled in the forest and mountains outside of LA. A definite highlight of the three-day festival was an intimate performance by Vieux Farka Touré. If you haven't heard of this renowned Malian musician, we highly recommend checking out his latest album, Ali (a collaboration with Khruangbin). I was lucky enough to meet Vieux Farka Touré himself and picked up a signed copy of the album…we've been listening to it non-stop!
02. Botero: New Works on Canvas. Currently reading, a chronicle of Fernando Botero's creative life from the 1982 to present. While known for his voluminous forms and figures, we found ourselves drawn to Botero's still life paintings and the emotions evoked by the depiction of simple, everyday pleasures like a bounty of fruit.
03. Central Coast: Last weekend, my partner and I drove north to the Central Coast for an impromptu road trip, wherein we enjoyed multiple seaside sunsets, bird watching at the beach, the grandeur that is Hearst Castle, and indulging in the most delicious smoothies and gluten free, blue corn waffles at the Hidden Kitchen. A wonderful reminder that slow is often best.
04. Sheerly Touch-Ya: Something from the shop we've been wearing all summer long are the socks from Sheerly Touch-Ya. Often considered an afterthought in the process of getting dressed, socks are such an effortless way to play around with self-expression and layering. And a layering trend we're really feeling is . Comfort, style, and functionality? Yes, please. (Fun fact: the word gorp derives from a hiker's acronym for trail mix, Good Ol' Raisins and Peanuts!)
05. Instagram Saves: Because our love language is food.