Issue #151 – Our Favorite 10 Books of the Year
Regardless of political affiliation, how can one not be moved, thrilled to see 100 women in the House and a record turnout of voters in the U.S. elections? The ‘us against them’ mentality on both sides of the divide has been exhausting and corrosive. We’re looking for more bi-partisan organizations like represent.us to bring together conservatives and progressives to engage in civilized discussion and collaborative efforts to accomplish shared goals. One shared goal we should all have is gun control. Our hearts and thoughts are with the victims and families of yesterday’s brutal shooting in Thousand Oaks including friends in our own community who lost their daughter/granddaughter, a college student, in the shooting last night.
The What List
November 8, 2018
by Gina Pell + Amy Parker
The Books. We spent the first part of the year on an adult fiction reading committee for our local school book fair. Out of the 56 books we read, here’s what made it into our Top 10 of the Year: The What Book Report 2018.
The Eats. Thanksgiving is in two weeks so we are foraging for tasty ideas. Amy started a great thread in our private group, TW.W, with links to no-fail recipes that our members have tried and love. We’re going to make this favorite of Dana’s. If you’re feeling ambitious, check out Eater’s Best Cookbooks of Fall 2018. Oh, and check this out: Mashed Potato Ice Cream.
The Beats. One of our BFFs called yesterday to rave about the hippie-mod psychedelic Wild Wild Country soundtrack on Spotify. We gave it a listen and a big thumbs up. And if you haven’t watched the show, well, now you have a binge watch for the holidays.
The Feet. Whoever said vegan ‘leather’ is for the birds has never felt the quality of Veerah shoes.
The Sweet. And in case you missed it, there’s nothing cuter than these photos of newly elected Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger’s 4-year old daughter Catherine playing at her mom’s feet as she delivers her victory speech.
IN FULL BLOOM WITH ROSEBUD WOMAN
Over the summer our dear friend and super-connector Zem introduced us to this gorgeous soul, Christine Mason – uber successful businesswoman, author, mother, grandmother(!), and champion of radical feminine self-care. Christine was featured on the hottest panel at The What Summit, an eye-opening and frank discussion on vaginal wellness, sexuality, and pleasure. Today we are thrilled to evangelize her revolutionary new endeavor, Rosebud Woman, an all natural plant-based skincare line devoted to a place on our bodies where the skin is usually neglected: our beautiful and sensitive feminine parts.
We are delighted to partner with Rosebud in the upcoming months and to help spread the word about her transformative sensual skincare products that focus on health and pleasure, never inadequacies. Even if you don’t think you’re a candidate for these products, her journey as an entrepreneur and her commitment to women is inspiring. Read her inspiring interview here.
Lastly, if you’re looking for a fabulously original holiday gift for that special woman in your life, consider Rosebud’s sensual set, The Ritual, which features their entire collection Honor, Refresh, Soothe and Arouse. It’s the ultimate gift of self-care…for yourself, new moms, single ladies, menopausal vixens, grandmothers…in other words Perennial women. Discover Rosebud Woman here.