When I wrote my last Friday Favorites “Quarantine Life,” I did not think I would be drafting another one, many weeks later. My Quarantine Life began on Friday, March 13, so today marks seven weeks of this lifestyle and also means that as it would happen, my birthday, which is a week from today, will mark two months sheltering at home. How annoying. But, as my mom keeps telling me, “this too shall pass” and as the commercials on TV all tell us, “we’re alone together,” “we’ll get through this,” and so on. Just imagine what this would be like if we did not have all this wonderful technology at our fingertips…. So there’s that.
WHAT I READ
- People keep posting this list of Donut shops in LA that are offering delivery and takeout right now. I am not sad about it.
- Trevor Noah proves he’s even more awesome than we realized.
- Get into this — the psychology of wearing makeup when you are working from home.
- TOM HANKS WILL SAVE US ALL. Of course.
OTHER BLOGGERS & INFLUENCERS
- Every other week, The Hollywood Picture News is still assembling a weekend watch and it’s jam-packed with recommendations right now!
- I have been bookmarking recipes like crazy. I want to make this honey mustard from The Kitchn, this carbonara mac & cheese from SpookForkBacon, And Karlie Kloss’ gooey butter cake. I am a pillar of health, y’all.
- Fit & Awesome is dishing out some great, health advice for staying at home.
EARLIER THIS WEEK
- Did you see the Goonies reunion?! It was ADORABLE.
- Is anyone else watching “We’re Here” on HBO? I’m so in love. I just watched the first two episodes.
- I discovered the ultimate time-suck. The live webcam from Times Square. I could watch this all day. Don’t ask me why.
- I received some superb face-masks from Pinup Girl Clothing. They keep restocking and the prints are super fun.
- Loving this UK “Times Like These” music video from numerous pop stars, including he song’s originators, The Foo Fighters:
- If you are not watching John Krasinski’s “Some Good News,” what are you even doing with you Quaratine Life?
- This Stephen Sondheim special was absolutely wonderful. The showing of this gorgeous “who’s who” of Broadway-and-then-some compilation was delayed by some frustrating technical difficulties at first, but once it got off the ground, we went into 30+ musical homages to the Maestro. Watch it if only to see Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald bequeath us “The Ladies Who Lunch” dressed in bathrobes whilst shipping cocktails.