Happy Weekend + Links I Love


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Happy Sunday, everyone! It’s officially fall, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. We’ve been enjoying hot and sunny weather and I hope it sticks around a bit longer.

The Toronto International Film Festival ended last Sunday and I’m a bit sad. It was a whirlwind 11 days and I managed to attend 3 film screenings. I highly recommend seeing Roman J. Israel, Esq., The Mountain Between Us, and In the Fade when they hit theatres.

I’m catching up on some much-needed sleep this weekend and starting this book. Got any fun plans? If you’re in the mood for some Internet browsing, I’ve got you covered with my favourite links this week…

This Vanity Fair cover story, Meghan Markle, Wild About Harry. “I don’t read any press. The people who are close to me anchor me in knowing who I am. The rest is noise.” Such a class act.

In related news: Prince Harry is in town for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, an international Paralympic-style sporting event.

TIFF invited actors and filmmakers in town for the fest to sit for portraits in their studio. All portraits were snapped with a Huawei P10 smartphone and they are stunning. See the full gallery.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Mountain Between Us. Kate Winslet x Idris Elba: Actor x Actor. Real talk about the craft of acting, how they worked together on the film, their first impressions of one another, and more.

My friend Alyssa raved about Ear Hustle so I subscribed and I am officially hooked. Last night, I listened to episode 3. Do you listen?

A great piece from the New York Times: From Prison to Ph.D.: The Redemption and Rejection of Michelle Jones.

Meet South Africa’s ‘boxing grannies’. “Many claim that they no longer suffer from the ailments they had before and are stronger than ever.” This is the best thing I’ve seen all week. Inspired me to give boxing a try.

Score, a documentary about movie soundtracks sounds so fascinating. Watch the trailer.

Celeste Ng: By the Book. I loved Everything I Never Told You. And I’ve heard great things about her latest book, Little Fires Everywhere.

I’ve been on the hunt for a backpack and I am loving this one in the prettiest blush shade.

For all you adventure lovers out there, Mel shared this Palm Springs travel guide.

Everyone is talking about Hillary Clinton’s new book. I’m adding it to my fall reading list.

Also, I just ordered Anne’s new book Reading People from my local bookstore.

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