Happy Friday! Come summer everything is focused on food and entertainment. Game of Thrones just ended, we’ve been watching Orange is the New Black, and the new season of True Detective starts this weekend. Not to mention we still want to see Jurassic World and maybe Mad Max Fury Road again. And then there’s food and drink and more food and drink. Forget vacation, so far my sunny days have been about TV shows, movies, and day-long get togethers with friends. So you’ll understand why today’s link roundup is so focused on these topics because summer is all about eating, drinking and um…sitting in front of a screen…we’ll just let that one slide.
- My newest podcast obsession – Gilmore Guys: A Gilmore Girls Stars Hollowcast. These guys are adorable and funny and total goofs. I’m so happy I found this because we’re literally on the last two episodes of Gilmore Girls (wtf season seven?) and I’m not ready to let go. Well, looks like I get to re-live it all with Kevin and Demi on Gilmore Guys and so can you! The pilot episode is a little slow, like any new podcast, but get to the second episode where they start doing trivia, fashion, and my favorite, “Pop Goes the Culture”. via iTunes
- Anyone else still reeling from the season finale of Game of Thrones? I know I’m not the only one. Well, up until the finale I spent quite a lot of time reading Grantland’s Ask the Maester where Jason Concepcion gives us the lowdown on all things Game of Thrones from stonemen to how many Valyrian weapons are in the realm. Seriously, if you want background on everything GoT and find the whole world fairly daunting, Ask The Maester is what you need to read. This week I couldn’t wait to read what he had to say about the finale and the apparent deaths of (redacted) and most importantly (redacted). Don’t do this to me GoT, don’t. via Grantland
- Glossier is launching their Coconut Balm Dotcom next week and in celebration they’re hosting a little vacation themed giveaway. You sign up with your email (don’t worry, you can opt out at any time) then you get your own unique link so you can share with friends so you get your own free product. Basically they’re giving away prizes based on how many people sign up and the person with the most gets $$$ to use towards a vacation. If you get 5 friends to enter their email you get a FREE Coconut Balm Dotcom. 10 Friends to get Coconut Balm Dotcom + Soothing Face Mist, and 30 Friends to get a Summer Edition Phase 1 Set. Click here if you wanna help me out and get me some Glossier. Please? In turn you’d be helping yourself because you’ll also be eligible for the same prizes. I was planning on doing a post on Glossier sometime down the road, but if 30 people sign up through my link I’ll get a Summer Edition Phase 1 Set, which means I’ll have the goods to do a review of their products sooner rather than later. via Glossier
- We’ve jumped on the rosé train and it’s going full speed. Seriously what is more drinkable than rosé at the end or during a hot day? Ok yeah it is definitely dangerous whenever we have a bottle because it is so tasty and goes so well with our summery eats that we almost always pop the bottle as soon as it’s chilled enough to drink. Now I know why whenever Anthony Bourdain goes to Italy or France everyone seems to be chugging the stuff. I love MyDomaine and their roundup posts but their 10 Awesome Roses Under $20 really opened my eyes. Rosé is everywhere people, hop on board! via MyDomaine
- Ethan Stowell, a favorite Seattle chef of ours, recently opened his collaboration restaurant Goldfinch Tavern with the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. While I’d normally be scared about a local chef is going the hotel restaurant route, I’m actually really excited about it. Why? Because there is breakfast, lunch, and dinner (oh and brunch). There have been so many times when Dan and I have craved an Ethan Stowell creation in the afternoon and since his other restaurants don’t open until 4pm, we’ve been out of luck. Not only am I excited to try his breakfast food, I’m curious to see how the whole thing turns out. I’ll take a cocktail and a snack at the bar, please. via Four Seasons Hotel Seattle
- What do I love more than food? Looking at food. So let’s get real cliché and say it’s time to feast your eyes on Chef’s Table, a Netflix original documentary that gives us a look inside the minds and kitchens of six of the world’s most renowned chefs. It’s a delight. Visually and spiritually. The cinematography is out of this world, and at minimum you’ll find the chefs feature extremely interesting (if frequently a little self-involved). via Netflix