August 09, 2020 2 min read

Our round up of inspiration, opinions, ideas and resources... curated just for you.

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Give & Invest -Black College Matters- Help send 2 BIPOC civil rights activists to college in Oklahoma. this fall. Delanie and Is'Abella are the future leaders we need, Let's make sure nothing gets in their way.  This is an investment in the change  you want to see in the world.


Music-NPRs Tiny Desk at home series has been a music lifeline this summer. An awesome  escape from the long days of pandemic stress, and it is good for your soul  to listen and to watch others in their genius zones...


Laugh-Randy Rainbow-musical, comedic, satire genius. Trump's foolishness amplified through Randy's vision provides endless comic relief..  Fair warning you might tinkle with LOLs.

Podcast-Queen Michelle Obama has finally launched her very own podcast and listening to her voice and perspective  well let's just say  #MOBAMA forever and always


Cook- Yotam Ottolenghi world renknowned chef, author and restauranteur. You're likely familiar with his namesake and essential cookbooks, Plenty, Plenty More or Simple, but did you know he releases a new recipe each week in the Guardian for free? 


Poetry - Devotions  by Mary Oliver. This collection was selected by the great poet herself.  They are a beautiful way to start your day;  Open to any page, each piece  is a love song to nature, simplicity, and the art of being present. Wonderful to share with children too.


ICYMI WORKSHOP- Beyond the White Echo Chamber is a weekly discussion of white fragility and white supremacy led by Nanette D. Massey, an African American writer and facilitator. Nanette implores us to look deeply so that we are ‘being’ anti-racist not simply ‘doing’ anti-racist. Sundays at noon PT - register here.


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Flora-  Floral artist and founder of Millsweet flowers, Jacki Lee, is popping up at the inimitable Fruitsuper shop with her breathtaking summer bloom series  Order ahead and pick up next Saturday. STUNNING.


Coffee and Natural Wine Shop-  CURA's next door neighbor Union Coffee changed ownership just when quarantine went into effect. It's been amazing to watch Geetu Vailoor the new owner make it work and now she's added a natural wine shop to the assortment. YUM. 

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