Must Know Mondays

Catching up, yet again on this glorious Monday morning. Here are a few articles that got my attention . . .


If you’re a feminist . . . “Can’t we decide what we want to wear in 2016?” wondered Sarah Fekih, 23, from Lyon, France, in a comment she wrote to The New York Times. Exactly my sentiments: why can’t we decide what we want to wear? Right now the Burkini is making headlines. And while I wouldn’t wear one, why should men have the right to dictate how clothed or unclothed a woman is? Check out this New York Times article on France’s recent ban on the burkini, “From Bikinis to Burkinis, Regulating What Women Wear.”

If you’re a fitness fanatic  . . . sure you eat healthy and hit that daily spin or barre class. But drinking 16 ounces of water first thing in the morning might be the best thing you can do for your health. A Life of Productivity breaks down the reason to drink up.

If you’re in the mood to see a misogynist put in his place . . . watch Helen Mirren shut down a male TV personality who asked her how her breasts might hinder her performance as a “serious actress” in this interview from the 70s.

If you’re in need of a little inspiration this Monday . . . When 13-month-old Evelyn needed a wheelchair, her family couldn’t find one to fix her tiny build. So they built one instead. This is something you just have to see to believe!

If you have a case of wanderlust . . . I posted yesterday about all the great beauty buys in France that I took advantage of. This week I’ll be posting about the benefits of the Paris Museum Pass, what you must know about shopping in high fashion stores such as Chanel and Louboutin and I may include a post or two with short photo diaries of both Paris and Amsterdam. So stay tuned this week to!

Final thoughts:

Monday Mantra: “You’re life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”

Song of the Week: My Shot,” from the smash Broadway musical, Hamilton

What I’m Reading: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Ann Fowler

What I’m Craving: Lemon Lavender Crepe Cake from The Almond Eater. I had so many crepes in France but I never get tired of them!



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