The Weekly Edit

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For a few months now I’ve been playing around with idea of a new series. A place to share all the little things I bookmark as fun to try, the articles I love, Netflix movies I can’t stop gushing over – but I wasn’t sure how to put it together. Last week I finally had a bit of time to think about it while I was away, and the Weekly Edit was born.

The name is not original, I’ve seen it used on quite a few sites, and the format probably exists somewhere too, but I’ll try my best to keep the content original.

Do:

PLAN A SMALL TOWN ROAD TRIP FOR THE SUMMER // There’s just a few weeks left in the school year, so it’s time to get serious about planning for the summer holidays. I just did a media trip to Armstrong BC last week and loved the slow pace and stress free driving. We’ll definitely be planning another summer roadtrip.

SCOUR ONLINE SALES FOR A FEW SUMMER DRESSES // Adding 2 or 3 inexpensive summer dresses in fun colours and prints to your wardrobe is the perfect way to start the season! I recently bought this tee shirt dress, and this fun floral one from Old Navy. Can’t wait to put them into rotation.

The last week was hard for many of us. That is why I think it’s important we all try to UNDERSTAND THE SIGNS OF DEPRESSION. Read up on it, check on your friends – but also check in with yourself. I’ve been in some pretty dark places in my life due to depression and I don’t even think I knew the extent of the darkness. If you feel sad, let someone know to watch out for you.

 Eat:

With all the Eid talks on Instagram and the web right now, the only thing I can think of right now is BIRYANI. I make a pretty decent dum biryani, but I my favourite place to eat it in Surrey is the Kairali Garden restaurant. So good. If you want to take a crack at making this specialty, my friend Sarah has a great recipe.

 

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Watch:

I still have to watch VEERE DI WEDDING that is a must on my list this week – have you seen it?

Also, if you are looking for some alternative but interesting movies on Netflix, I loved WAITING with Kalki Koechlin & Naseerudin Shah, and I’m still laughing over ALI’S WEDDING. Watch the second one with subtitles on so you don’t miss the bits that are in Arabic and Lebanese bits.

Read:

In case you’ve totally missed it, I’m doing a reading challenge right now – 52 books by South Asian authors in 52 weeks. This week if you are looking for something to read with your kids, try STEP UP TO THE PLATE MARIA SINGH. 

If you are looking for something a bit more business and life balance focused, I loved DROP THE BALL by Tiffany Dufu. This is a really eye-opening read about reaching equality in the workplace by achieving equality at home first. The author shares actionable ways to balance the workload at home with your partner and grow at work as a result.

Listen:

Currently I’m obsessed with this typical desi song DIAMOND DI JHANJAR, can’t stop playing it!

I’m also feeling like I really need to up my podcast game right now. If you have suggestions, please share in the comments below.

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  1. June 12, 2018 / 10:39 am

    Had been fiddling with the idea of making a Summer Bucket list since the past 2 weeks, never got around to it. This post of yours inspired me to break it into bite size bits as “weekly edits” as you rightly named it. Yes, when you are passionate about reading watching movies, dress ups, fun eats, traveling this is exactly how you break it up, thank you, for simplifying it for me. Love the movie suggestions, will make a note of it. Netflix has some amazing Turkish TV episodes, I am beginning to get addicted to, don’t understand or speak the language, follow them only thru subtitles, yet smitten with the depth of emotions they portray, just a suggestion if you are interested. Always a joy reading your post, look forward to them 🙂

    • June 12, 2018 / 7:57 pm

      Yay, glad you found the inspiration you needed! I haven’t tried any Turkish dramas yet, will have to check them out. Thanks for the recommendation!

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