We just returned from a quick trip to Utah for a family reunion, so much of this week was delightful and spent with family:
And in the spirit of one of my new favorite podcasts, some fabulous things I’m loving right now:
We saw the musical in New York last September, the same week the original cast recording was released. I have listened to it at least once a week since then. If not more. Few things live up to the hype for me, but this does. And with the Tony Awards a couple weeks ago, I’m newly obsessed.
We just returned from Utah, so I’m detoxing from Cafe Rio, Hires Big H, Zupas and all the other yummy places we love to visit. We did find a new spot that is AMAZING – Rockwell Ice Cream in Downtown Provo.
If you are near Provo, you must stop in. The Biscoff ice cream is particularly amazing.
There’s going to be a theme here. I have books that chronicle the behind the scenes process for a couple different musicals, but this is the best one I’ve ever seen. It just FEELS like a great book. Even the paper is amazing. And since I’m already completely obsessed with Hamilton, it was so wonderful to hear the stories behind the creation of this glorious piece of theater. (Seriously. Go see it. And don’t tell me you hate rap or hip hop or whatever. Just go.)
It’s summer, so we’re watching So You Think You Can Dance, like always. The big difference this year, is that I’m watching it with the kids instead of watching it with my friends. Both kids love dance, so it’s been a lot of fun watching and re-watching some of our favorites so far. And L favors us with her own improvisational dance moves that match whatever is happening on the TV, so that makes it extra fun. 🙂
One of my favorite things to do lately is put L to bed and snuggle up with G-Man to listen to an audio book on Audible. We just finished the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and absolutely loved it. (In fact, G-Man calls mythology his “new obsession” and is reading all he can about it.) I love that I can listen to books as I walk and drive and can take a moment to feel a little smarter each day.
What are you loving right now?