Hi friend, Miranda here ♡ somehow, Summer has arrived! The new season seems like the perfect excuse for a check-in. If I had to pick one word for this moment, it would be RETURNING. Returning to gathering, to life as we knew it, to each other. I have been meeting people in person again (and likely have been in more coffee shops the last month then I have the last year & a half).
It has meant running into friends, the return of spontaneity. A kiss of life from the deepest source, but also…a wee bit petrifying for an out of tune, extroverted-introvert.
In Austin, I have been hanging around our storefront more (we are currently open Tues-Sat 11-5). It's been a welcome change of pace, and I am learning to embrace ‘the awkward’. Re-flexing the long dormant muscle of small talk has been humbling and human and fun.
Here are few things that I have been enjoying lately, in no particular order:
1) Elevating Chores with The Laundry Guy
My current television obsession is the Laundry Guy. It is a show I watch with a notepad at hand because it is so chock full of the kind of ancestral knowledge that I think we all yearn for. It also shines a light on the incredible, emotional lineage held in garments and textiles.
P.S. Click here to download the MBS Garment Care Guide
2. Listening to I Saw What You Did
As a kid that moved around a lot, movies were a source of constancy and sanctuary. This podcast is a dream for me: two intelligent, hilarious women talking about an array of films from all genres and generations. Every episode follows a theme (things like: f*ck boys & secrets). Henderson and De Chirico offer a film a piece for discussion, then provide equal parts memory, inquiry & research. Give it a listen and let me know what you think :)
3. Celebrating Love with the Return of IRL Weddings
In-person weddings are back. Always my favorite excuse under the sun to gather, this is another vibe I am feeling so out of practice with. I whipped up this guide, in the theme of infinite wears--per-look, that I hope inspires you (& makes re-entry a bit more gentle).
4. Growing Up with Plants
My husband and I bought our first house this Spring, & it's my first time living in a home that I own. We are a bit overwhelmed with projects, so naturally I am focusing on our plant situation while I get my bearings. At least the house will have curb appeal, right? Click here to check out my Pinterest board, Yard.
Beautiful wishes to you this June.