Monday, April 18, 2011

Sseko

Blythe,

So glad you had such a great birthday! It sounds truly perfect and I'm glad you had some sunny weather. How was the rest of your birthday weekend?

My weekend in a nutshell: Lil' Q came over with friends to prepare for a bridal shower/bachelorette party they threw on Saturday. They made the Martha Stewart pom poms which were a breeze and totally gorgeous. Saturday was rainy and cold but I managed to dodge some protests, check out the downtown Zara (still nothing in my size) and get my nails done in a delish teal. After watching Jake and Michelle, (which I really liked) we went to an old college stomping ground and stomped with some old college friends, a total blast. On Sunday Jefe and I took a beginners yoga class which we both really liked (Dee always says: "It's amazing how much you can sweat and never leave a tiny little mat!") and then spent the afternoon on the rooftop bar of our favorite neighborhood watering whole. And then... laundry. SEVEN Loads.

I keep forgetting to tell you about some cool new kicks I learned about recently. I was chatting with my ole' roomie Christina the other day and she was telling me about these new sandals that I think you would like. They are called Ssekos and similar to TOMS, each pair has a story. You can read the whole story here, but the jest is that Ssekos help Ugandan women attend University. Totally something I can get behind. The bonus? The sandals are SUPER cute. Christina is on the board of a fair trade shop called Mustard Seed and they can't keep the Ssekos in stock!




And they do weddings. Brilliant! What do you think? They're totally going on my must-have list for summer.

xo,


PS... How amazing that The Kathmanudo honored us with a "Stylish Blogger Award". I feel so cool! The Kathmanduo is one of my favorite blogs which makes this award even more special!


PPS... I finished the book I was reading The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup (only two stars) and started The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar that Lucy Actually suggested.

1 comment:

  1. I am lusting after those sandals! I am a fan of TOMS -- have already worn thin a pair in classic ash -- but I am the first to admit that they are not the most feminine of shoes (neither, for that matter, are they the most masculine. Hmmm. Non-gendered shoes?).

    Thanks for the blog compliments! I absolutely love reading yours too.

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