November Notes

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Well, it's mid-November already. I've got a lot planned for the rest of the month and wanted to share a few things I'm working on:

DRINK My mom is planning a bourbon tasting for next week. Just like the gin tasting we had, I'm creating the menus and tasting cocktail options. We've been on the lookout for autumnal conncoctions and this one from Style Within Reach is top of my list.

EAT At the beginning of this year, I chose to become a vegetarian for health and ethical reasons. The transition has been quite smooth thanks to the help of understanding friends and family. I've had fish a few times, but otherwise have been quite happy with just plants. However, this will be my first Thanksgiving without turkey and I'm wondering how it will go. I doubt I will miss meat because of all of the delicious recipes my mom and I are planning for the meal (including these mini vegan pumpkin pies from Love & Lemons). See more recipes on my Vegetarian Thanksgiving Pinterest board.

READ My husband, Nathan, has gotten me into reading Offscreen Magazine, a print magazine about digital creators. Each issue contains six in-depth interviews with creators about their chosen digital medium and process. The subscription is pricey, but the issues are so inspiring that it's well worth it; I'm working my way through the back issues now.

SUPPORT If you noticed an uptick in the number of creepy mustaches in your vicinity, you may have realized it's Movember again! Movember is a campaign where men grow mustaches throughout the month of November to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. Nathan has participated the last two years (his Mo Space can be found here if you would like to donate). And a philanthropic 'stache deserves ethical accessories like Brooklyn Grooming's Red Hook Mustache Wax, handmade with organic and essential oils (bonus: it smells like rum, cardamom, and citrus). Use it with Kent's Moustache Comb, handmade in the U.K. from cellulose acetate, a non-petroleum based plastic derived from plants. Kent is also supporting the cause with this special edition Movember comb. Now you can be creepy and ethical!

Happy November!


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