A weekly roundup of interesting, inspiring and beautiful things that I’ve stumbled upon recently.
Listen: An Interview with Helen Fisher: On Love, Sex & Attachment
In this recent episode from one of my favorite podcasts, On Being, Krista Tippet speaks with Helen Fisher, an anthropologist of sex and relationships. I love the free-flowing form of these conversations, covering a lot of ground from family, dating, marriage, men and women, choice, attachment, and of course, the nature of love.
Read: The Cheaters Guide to Love by Junot Diaz
Poignant and wonderfully well written short story originally published in The New Yorker circa 2012. Also found in Diaz’ book This is How You Lose Her.
Slow motion video capturing the color and beauty of the Hindu celebration of Holi. This celebration of spring and love features music, dancing and brightly colored powder that is playfully thrown onto one another, transforming skin, hair and clothing into an abstract rainbow of color.
Eat: Shortbread from Scratchbread (Bed Stuy, Brooklyn)
I didn’t know that it was possible to love a food more than I love the grits at Scratchbread, or even that it was possible for me to crave something as mundane as shortbread. But no! This sweet, dense, moist (hate that word but gotta use it) shortbread has converted me. As a self appointed connoisseur of baked goods, trust me on this one.
Explore: The Arnold House – Catskills, NY
There’s been a lot of buzz recently about the Catskills, and a smattering of hipster-friendly, instagram-worthy B&B’s that have opened in the past couple years. The Arnold House is particularly winter friendly with it’s cozy tavern, spa offerings, and even hosts cooking classes in the kitchen. Consider this my next getaway destination.