weekend reads {jan 28&29}

I'm in heaven. I finally got to just  c h i l l  this morning and not rush out the door and rush to three different places before 10 p.m. My week was packed on both the work side + personal side and I've been feeling so incredibly overwhelmed lately. Especially with the daily happenings of a Donald Trump presidency, it often times feels like I'm going crazy. Hand up if this whole "alternative facts" scandal is driving you mad.

Anyways, after a good, s l o w, yoga sesh and some fresh coffee, I'm feeling more in control. I'm spending the weekend finishing up the vegan guide for you guys, going to the gym, drinking coffee + doing a bit of snuggling with my boytoy.  As always, I've rounded up some of my favorite reads of the week. If you're a Washingtonian, your favorite section will be the "in the know" section. 

What are you guys doing this weekend? How are you feeling? Let me know in the comments! 

xoxo phoebe • honestly, though. 


Carla went to Iceland and had the most awe-inspiring trip ever. Seriously. You need to look at these photos. [SpicyCandyDC

Liz shares her day + night skincare routine with QVC. [sequins and stripes]

Roxanne went to BOTH the Inauguration + women's march. [Glass of Glam]

Should you wax in the winter or not? Tanvii.com gets into the details at Cera Waxing Studio. [Tanvii.com]

Caroline talks dark lipsticks and how to ACTUALLY make them look good. [the freckled life]

in the know

Okay, in case you somehow missed the coolest thing in wine since rose, blue wine is a thing in Spain. And I mean like a HUGE thing. But apparently it's illegal there...and also avail for preorder in the U.S. [Food Republic]

Jumpsuit leggings are here, you guys. I don't know how I feel about them yet, but apparently Kylie is loving them. [WhoWhatWear]

What exactly is gaslighting? Well, watch the 1944 movie Gaslight and yeah, nothing has changed in the past 60 years... [Vox]

Apparently chain mail fashion is going to be HUGE for 2017. Any ideas on how to wear it to the office? [Vogue]

Women, girls, if you're feeling down or disempowered, check out the United State of Women. This is their video. [Facebook]

The wishlist for the DC food + drink scene that, honestly, though, I can get behind. ESP. the last one. [DCist]

DC Restaurant week starts MONDAY and you want to start planning ASAP. [RAMW


ICYMI: 2016 was the  h o t t e s t  year on record. And yes, climate change is real, Drumpf. But what now? It's still largely unknown. [Washington Post]

The Vox news team annotated Donald Trump's inauguration speech and it's money. [Vox]

Apparently, octopuses are the closest things to aliens for us. They're crazy smart, can BASICALLY shape-shift, and look kind of alien-like to be honest. [Scientific American]

weekend reads {october 16&17}

Hello, hello, hello! Can you believe we're already halfway through October? I've had a crazy week: I flew back from Toronto on Monday, caught what Maxim had and came down with the flu + then totally messed up my knee running. Last night I went to the launch party of Meet The Curator (more to come), and today I'm watching the Redskins (#HTTR). 

Anyways, I'm NOT looking forward to DC hitting the 80's this week. Just as we're entering true autumn, Mother Nature plays this cruel prank on us. If you need me, I'll be sweating in over-the-knee boots + a (vegan) PSL. 

And with that, here's some of my favorite reads from this week:

The secret apartments of New York City's Public Libraries 

Nasty Gal and #GirlBoss circa 2014 

The world of instagram husbands // warning: video below is SO crazy accurate that Maxim was in tears of laughter.

The rise of Russian cheesemakers 

Women LITERALLY run the world 

For all the females in this world who are done with mansplaining 

Profile: Joanna Coles (#CareerGoals)

In 2015, work started on more new barriers around the world than at any other point in modern history // Read this on a desktop. Incredible reporting from the Washington Post

As always, I read on the metro everyday with Pocket, an offline article-saving app. And I'm obsessed. Follow me for my recommendations. 

What are you reading? Let me know in the comments below!