Our Favorite Things: July 2020

It's been a long, exhausting start to the year for just about everyone. While we're trying to enjoy the slow moments at home and stay positive about the future, we're definitely feeling a bit cooped up and restless.

That said, we're grateful that we have the time to slow down and appreciate the books, movies, podcasts and resources that we might not have had time for before. We've been learning, cooking, talking to loved ones and making art; these are all good things, and we'd like to share some of them with you. 

Here are our favorite things that we discovered both online and IRL this month. 

The Anti-Racism Daily. Nicole Cardoza, founder of Yoga Foster, created a daily email blast that educates subscribers about becoming anti-racist. The topics are incredibly varied, and the advice features action items that you can complete on an ongoing, everyday basis. 

Pozole. In our home, pozole is a staple dish; it's one that we make just about every week, regardless of the temperature outside. While we typically wing it as far as the measurements go, this recipe seems like a great place to start if you want to make your own. 

A "quarantine pod." How do you feel about forming a small pod of friends to ride out the quarantine with? It's an especially important concept for anyone who lives alone, and one that could help many folks' mental health. We found this article about "quarantine pods" from the New York Times an interesting look at the idea. 

Hasami Porcelain. Founded by Takuhiro Shinomoto of Tortoise in Venice, CA, Hasami Porcelain is a line of beautifully simple tableware that we can't get enough of. 

Dinners outside at Lou. We were fortunate enough to do a good bit of work on the stunning space over at Lou in East Nashville, and in the process, we formed some great friendships. We've been taking advantage of their socially distant dinners on the patio (and all the natural wine we can drink). Bonus: on Wednesdays and Thursdays they show a movie outside, so we strongly recommend snagging a reservation if you're in Nashville.