Happy Mother’s Day! Julian has something planned for today and the anticipation was killing me. Luckily, my daughter eased my guessing games:
Perry: I’m going to trick you. Ready? It’s not a picnic.
Me: Is it a picnic?
Perry: Yes, it’s a picnic! You guessed It!
Perry: You’re going to forget anyway, right?
Me: Yes, I will definitely forget.
*A minute passes by.*
Perry: Sorry I gave away your surprise
On that note, Happy Mother’s Day!! I hope you’re surrounded by love and attention today and everyday. I love you, mom. 🙂 Here are this week’s links from around the web.
The Sunday Edit
A mother’s strength. // The New York Times
Ahmaud Arbery was out jogging when he was shot and killed. A father and son, Gregory and Travis McMichael respectively, are being charged with his murder. “It is men like these, with hot heads and cold steel, these with yearnings of heroism, the vigilantes who mask vengeance as valor, who cross their social anxiety with racial anxiety and the two spark like battery cables. Arbery was enjoying a nice run on a beautiful day when he began to be stalked by armed men. What must that have felt like?…Ahmaud Arbery was a human being, a person, a man with a family and a future, who loved and was loved. The McMichaels took all of that away on a glorious Sunday afternoon in February. Who knows what Arbery could have become. He was young, his life a buffet of possibilities. Friday would have been his 26th birthday.”// The New York Times
What will post-lockdown fashion look like? // Vogue Business
Dr. Jordana Jacobs on the darkness of the soul. // We are Doré
How beauty sampling will change after the coronavirus. “As stores try to figure out the answers, suppliers, too, are looking to provide fast, innovative solutions, particularly around sampling. At stake is consumer confidence in the entire sector.” // WWD
Only nineties kids will remember the way things used to be. I guess we’re all “zoomers” now! // The New Yorker
Working Moms is back and I may have already binge-watched season four. // Netflix
I’ve been using this cleanser for the past two months and it has gradually replaced my previous one. It feels gentle and leaves my face feeling clean without that stripped feeling. // Sephora
A ribbed white tank from Target for $8. // Target
If you’ve been following me for a while you know I’m a fan of Sarah Flint shoes. The brand is offering $100 off shoes now, which I’ve never seen before. Use my code “BATANYAK50” at checkout. // Sarah Flint
These kitchen towels are less than $10. // Target
A clean gel eyeliner. // Sephora
Architectural Digest at 100: A Century of Style. // Amazon
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