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eyes on the weekend by @michawissen
More candles
After last week’s newsletter about candles, more than a few of you asked for MORE. (Styles, shapes and options, that is.) Don't mind if we do! And: You can always shoot me a note at if you're looking for something specific that didn't make the list. 
Recap: How to choose (and burn) a better candle
🐝 Beeswax, soy wax, coconut wax—avoid paraffin wax
🌿 Cotton, hemp, paper or wood wicks
👃 Unscented (or phthalate-free fragrance)
  • Big Dipper Wax Works
    • 100% beeswax | Cotton wick | Unscented | $18.74 for two
  • Mole Hollow
    • 100% beeswax | Cotton wick | Unscented | $22.50 for four
  • Aaram Lux
    • 100% soy wax | Eco-friendly wick | Unscented | $12 for one
  • Greentree Home
    • 100% beeswax | Cotton wick | Unscented | $32 for two
  • Flamingo Estate
    • 100% vegetable soy wax | Cotton wick | Essential oils (phthalate-free) | $58
  • Hotel Lobby Candle
    • Soy wax | Cotton wick | Phthalate-free essential oils and fragrance oils | $56
  • Liis
    • Soy and coconut wax | Cotton wick | Phthalate-free perfume | $65
  • Otherland
    • Coconut and soy wax blend (paraffin wax-free) | Cotton wick | Phthalate-free fragrance | $36
  • P.F. Candle Co
    • 100% soy wax | Cotton wick | Phthalate-free fine fragrance oil | $24
  • Brooklyn Candle Studio
    • 100% soy wax | Cotton wick | Fragrance oils and essential oils (phthalate-free) | $30
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Six good things
✏️ I’m revisiting the audiobook Atomic Habits (available on Amazon/Audible or better, and will be spending my Saturday morning making the “Habits Scorecard” over coffee. 
🌿 My friend Cecilia introduced me to the content of iconic British gardener Monty Don this week over dinner and I have never felt more relaxed?
🍅 The washable, 100% cotton Tomato Market Tote by our friends @ Possum Presence—designed in Philly and handmade in Bolivia by a woman-owned Fair Trade Organization member.
🍅 Bonus tomato content: Three ways to DIY a tomato trellis. Sure wish I'd seen this a few years back when I made the total abomination that is mine.
🥗 SHISHITOS ARE BACK at my local market. They’re so good on this greek salad

🐦 The answer to the question, “Is everyone birding without me?” Is, “Yes.” No less than three people in my Threads feed posted independently about it last week, and if that's not a movement, I don't know what is. Marcia advised: “I highly recommend the Merlin Bird ID app. It helps you visually identify birds but it also listens and tells you what birds are around you.”
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Good deals
$52 organic cotton sheets means it's time to stock up: Target’s very affordable organic cotton sheet set that meets Sway’s highest marks for health with both GOTS-certified organic cotton and OEKO-TEX certification is 20% off, making this quite possibly the best deal on the entire Internet right now? 
To splurge on luxe organic bedding at a discount, Boll & Branch is 20% off through July 23 with code SUMMER23. (Up to 40% off for items that are already marked down.) B&B says you’ll have to wait until Black Friday for a comparable sale.
Lorena Canal’s thoughtfully made, *washable* rugs are up to 50% off for their summer sale. Ideal for nurseries and kid rooms (or your living room, if you’re me). I own and love the Bereber Rug, and this is the lowest price I’ve seen.
🥹 I promise I’m not overstating how lovable these rugs are…
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