Coffee Talk

Happy Monday, friends! I’m still up in Cape May, NJ after a weekend of waiting out Irma. I’m so grateful that my hometown of Delray Beach seems to have escaped much of the storm’s wrath, and am working on plans to get back down to FL later this week. In the meantime, I’m back to my regularly scheduled Coffee Talk post. Enjoy!

Now that I’ve spent over two weeks away from home, I’m starting to feel it… in my stomach. It’s hard to stick to a workout routine and stay healthy when traveling, so I’m planning a little bit of a diet reset once I land in FL. This list of 13 foods a dietitian recommends for weight loss will serve as a great starting point for my grocery list.

  1. Zucchini
  2. Avocados/olive oil
  3. Sweet potatoes
  4. Eggs
  5. Oats
  6. Nuts and seeds
  7. Flax seeds and chia seeds
  8. Berries
  9. Cauliflower
  10. Beans
  11. Greens
  12. Greek yogurt
  13. Dark chocolate

Since I was originally supposed to be up north for about a week and it’s now been more than two, I’m about out of outfits. I picked up a versatile black sleeveless jersey midi dress from my favorite local boutique on Saturday to get me through the rest of my trip. I’ll be pairing it with lace-up sandals (one of two pairs of shoes I brought with me) for the balmy late summer days right now and my trusty denim jacket at night. This piece will take me straight through fall with suede booties and a moto jacket, too.


In all honesty, I’ve spent most of the last five days glued to The Weather Channel, bracing for the potentially disastrous impact of Hurricane Irma to my home. Now that Delray seems to be out of the woods, it’s time to catch up on my favorite shows. I somehow missed the return of USA’s Suits a few weeks ago, so I’ll be binge-ing on season 7 of this addictive comedy/drama about a hotshot NYC lawyer who hires a law prodigy who isn’t actually a lawyer as his associate and right hand man.

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via Suits

I spent most of my Saturday sitting on the beach alone while my husband worked, and powered through Perennials by Mandy Berman. As someone who spent most of my childhood summers away at sleep away camp in Maine, this coming of age novel definitely hit home. Perennials is a bittersweet story of growing pains and female friendships that perfectly captures the drama and alternate reality of summer camp.

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via Random House


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