After watching the Golden Globe Awards last weekend, I’m feeling a bit of FOMO having not seen many of the films and television series that were nominated. Given the last year, you would think we’d be on top of it. Somehow we missed 75%. In an attempt to catch up, I decided to watch “Nomadland” after work today. It was high up on my list because the film’s director, Chloe Zhao took home a Golden Globe win! I’m naturally attracted to films that tell stories about different kinds of people. It’s one of the reasons why we love Lisa Ling’s “This Is Life.” “Nomadlife” balances showing us the perspective from Francis’s point of view as a nomad, but also from the outside looking in. It’s about strength, loneliness, loss and community all in one.
What We’re Listening To: Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic – Leave the Door Open
It was a week ago that I learned that Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic would all be teaming up together for an album. Believe it or not, we had this on the agenda to post about and then time got ahead of us. Now it’s one week later and the single is out alongside a music video. I can’t put my finger on what this single reminds me of, but it brings back old school laid back R&B vibes for me that I loved as a child. These days, music just doesn’t sound like this anymore and I’m nostalgic for this to come back.
Technically, we don’t own this yet and I’m still on the fence about it. I’ve been seeing Lunya all over my IG for the last year and while I’ve always been used to wearing whatever to bed. As I think about entering further into my 30’s, I’m wondering if I need adult woman pajamas. Also, is there anything better than washable silk? The price tag is hefty, but the reviews say they’re worth it!
What We’re Eating: Ju-Ni Chirashi Bowl
Indoor dining has opened up in San Francisco, but we’re not quite ready to do that just yet. It’s time for my monthly visit to Ju-Ni to snag their Chirashi Bowl for takeout and this Sunday we’re taking ours to the park.
I don’t watch this series consistently, but I’ve really enjoyed the ones I have seen. Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” is the song of the year so far in 2020 and took off in a whirlwind. It didn’t hurt that it became a viral sensation on TikTok and soon after it was a household name. All the drama aside, it is a beautiful piece. This episode doesn’t even touch on the drama at all and instead focuses on what makes the song so memorable and essentially a hit. While this was a breakout first hit, everyone is waiting on bated breath and wondering, ‘can she do it again?’
I’m really regretting not watching this much earlier. Watching Minari win a Golden Globe despite not having seen the film yet was still emotional for me. I don’t know or why, but I’m so excited to be a part of the crowd that gets to watch this and try and share it with everyone I possibly can. Alan Kim is someone I’ve been following recently on Instagram because of the film and his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel will make your heart melt 100%.
As painful as it was to sit through the awkwardness of the Golden Globes yesterday evening, I’m still supportive that it even happened at all. How is it possible that in a year where we had all the time to watch these films and television series that it feels like we barely scratched the surface? Yesterday’s award show felt like an extension of my work day which made it hard to watch, but I’d sit through it all over again to celebrate the wins of “Minari,” Chloe Zhao and Chadwicke Boseman.
A red carpet wasn’t going to be like every other year, but I actually quite enjoyed everyone’s take on their own photoshoot. Here are a collection of looks and some of our favorites:
(Side note: I actually really loved Lily’s look, but it just missed the cut off in my top 5)
This Closet post is looking a bit lighter than usual, but that’s mostly because we did a major haul shortly after Christmas. We’ve simply run out of things we thought we needed so naturally this post is a reach in that all these things are wants, but not necessities. Can you tell that we’re itching for spring already? Most of these pieces fall within the neutral color family and while that is mainly our aesthetic these days, we can’t help ourselves.