It’s been a little while since we’ve had a Coffee Talk post! For those of you who are new readers, this is one of my favorite posts to do. I have loved the opportunity to meet some of you in person and some of you virtually. I love checking in and sitting down for a virtual cup of coffee as we get to know each other a little better! You can read past coffee talk posts here. Here’s what I’m thinking about as we head towards the middle of April.
What’s your favorite flower to welcome in spring?
It’s tough to choose a favorite flower–and it should be tulips, based on my job!–but I’d have to say forsythia. I worked at a beautiful garden in Georgetown when I lived in D.C. and seeing the forsythia bloom every year made me so happy. I always read this poem in the spring when the forsythia starts to bloom.
What are you reading?
I recently finished Pineapple Street* (loved it like everyone else I’ve spoken to), and I’m halfway through the new J. Crew book*. I love the anthropological look at how J. Crew developed as a brand, especially as it compared to other popular brands at the time. I’m also re-reading some favorite Ngaio Marsh books, notably Death in a White Tie*.
What are you wearing?
What are you shopping for?
I made updates to my spring wardrobe staples list here, and I also included a few wardrobe gaps in that post. However, when swapping over my closet, I realize that all of my shorts and most of my non-denim pants have kicked the dust, so I’m eyeing these shorts from Alex Mill* (recommended by my good friend Amy) and a great pair of linen trousers. Unfortunately, I’m still looking for the linen trousers, so please send your favorites my way if you have them!
What’s your warm-weather coffee order?
I’ve finally started drinking coffee seriously for the first time in my life–I blame it on the fantastic coffee shop in our town–and I need to experiment beyond the peppermint mocha and the iced coffee with whole milk! Please share your favorites so I can try them out!