Have a Good Weekend.

seagulls by Nicki Sebastian

What are you up to this weekend? We’re going to the beach, and I’m looking forward to hearing the seagulls squawking. Hope you have a good one —?stay safe — and here are some links from around the web…

It is time for reparations.

How cool is this floating balloon art exhibit?

Insecure’s season four was messy, but the fashion wasn’t.

The best advice from therapists. “No is a complete sentence.” “Feelings aren’t facts.” “If someone shows you who they are, you have to believe them.”

Beautiful photographs.

Made me laugh.

I’m into this diagonal wall paint.

Awww, tiny love stories. (New York Times)

Two great deals:

Brooklinen is offering $20 off orders of $100 with code CUP20. (We love their their linen sheets.)

Nisolo is having a huge sale –?up to 40% off,?plus an additional 20% off for Cup of Jo readers. (!)

Plus, two reader comments:

Says J. on 21 surprising parenting tips: “This probably works best for parents of two children, but one thing my mom did was assign each of us to be either odd or even in early elementary school. The list of things for which this was used grew over the years, but even throughout high school, the little squabbles over who got to sit in the front seat of the car, who got to pick dessert, who got to choose the TV show first, who had to do the dishes, who got to shower first, who got to do ___ first, etc. was easily solved by looking at the calendar to see if it was an odd or even day.”

Says M. on 5 things I want to tell my white friends: “I am a black woman and this made me burst into tears. I have never read something that completely put every inch of my soul into words. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!”

(Photo by Nicki Sebastian.)

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Skincare Giveaway (Plus, a Discount Code)

Monastery Giveaway

Have you tried Monastery? Founder Athena Hewett first fell in love with aromatherapy and natural skincare while visiting her grandmother in Greece. Her grandma would press her own oils and use them to make holistic skin tonics. After a decade working in skincare, Athena realized that technology had not improved on her grandmother’s recipes, so she opened her own skincare studio and eventually developed a line of natural products. (Caroline uses Attar as her go-to moisturizer every day and is absolutely obsessed with it.)

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A Week of Outfits: Jamie Erickson

A Week of Outfits: Jamie Erickson

Jamie Erickson runs the Brooklyn café and catering company Poppy’s, which makes arguably the best cookies in the city. But despite her hectic job, her style remains relaxed and casual. “My style has been the same forever,” she says. “If you look back at pictures of me as a teenager, I didn’t go through any trendy phases. There’s so much in my closet that I’ve had for years.” Here, she shares five looks she wears on repeat…

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