Lysande is Loving…

This series is a collaboration brought to you by myself and Michelle Zagardo, to share what we’re loving. I mean, it’s kind of like the highlights of our Slack conversations but we wanted to bring you into it. Let us know what you’re loving in the comments below!

ONE// We just launched a new line of silk scrunchies! These large, 100% silk charmeuse scrunchies with white satin piping are suitable for all hair types and come in three colors: Jute, Kohl, and Living Coral (pictured above). We can’t wait for you all to try them! Check out the new Silk Scrunchies here.

TWO// Dogs are allowed on the MTA as long as they are in a bag. The question dog owners are asking is: what constitutes a bag? They’re pushing the limits and this article will have you doubled over with laughter.

THREE// “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is the best movie Michelle has seen in a while! Manish Dayal plays Hassan Kamad – an aspiring chef who moves to France with his family after a fire destroys everything they have in their hometown of Mumbai. They open an Indian restaurant across from Helen Mirren’s Michelin star rated empire. This movie is outrageously funny at times, heart breaking at others, and witty throughout. It’ll leave you with a sense of hope and happiness…and a hunger for Indian cuisine

FOUR// While you’re surfing Netflix, also add Beyoncé’s surprise Wednesday drop “Homecoming” documentary (and live album!!) to your list. This behind the scenes look, interspersed with performance footage, of Beyoncé’s headlining performance at the 2018 Coachella music festival was inspiring, mind blowing and beautiful.

FIVE// This NPR interview with Forbes Magazine publisher Rich Karlgaard about his book “Late Bloomers” and how instant early success isn’t the only path to success- maybe not even the right path to success for every person. Clocking in at just under 5 minutes, this short listen is a thought provoking and positive reminder that “human cognitive development informs blooming,” in other words: It’s okay if you aren’t where you want to be yet, some of us are just late bloomers.

SIX// This hilarious but sweet human interest piece from Buzzfeed News about a couple that decided to take less traditional engagement photos. Read about their inspiration, how they pulled the photo shoot off, and take a peak at the outrageously funny engagement announcement that they actually sent out to their family and friends.

Source:Matt Dutiel Creative / Via

SEVEN// This article from IFL Science uncovers the truth about who really built Stonehenge using DNA analysis. The answer gives researchers more insight into the complexity of genetic heritage and migration in Europe.

Source: Nicholas E. Jones/ Shutterstock

EIGHT// NEW MUSIC ALERT! Missy Elliot is releasing her first album in 14 years and we can’t wait to hear it!! Read the deets on her upcoming album in this article from UPROXX.

Source: Erika Goldring/Getty Images

NINE// This Multiple Stick from NARS in Maui. This dusty rose is perfect for everyday, especially when I’m in a hurry. After applying my sunscreen, of course, a swipe of the Multiple Stick over my lips and cheeks and a little finger blending is just enough to make my face look fresh and awake (even when I don’t necessarily *feel* that way).


TEN// We’re grabbing tickets for this Jean-Michel Basquiat show at the Brant Foundation’s new location in the East Village. “The inaugural exhibition will bring together Basquiat’s most important masterworks from the Brant Collections as well as from international museums and private collections.” The exhibit runs through May 15.

Source: Tom Powel Imaging
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York.

IG Accounts We’re Loving:

  • @MessageWithaBottle– Follow along on the comical parenting adventures of this divorced dad of two, through daily sticky notes.
  • @Violette_fr – Estee Lauder’s Global Beauty Director and one of my current favorite makeup artists, Violette’s feed is full of chic art, architecture, color palettes, and other things that inspire her artistry- tutorials that are super simple and effortlessly French.
  • @Aimee_Allison– as the president of Democracy in Color, host of the popular podcast “Democracy in Color,” and founder of She the People, Aimee’s work focuses on addressing political issues that affect women of color.

Podcasts We’re Loving:

  • The Memory Palace– If you enjoyed listening to host Nate DiMeo
    on All Things Considered, or Morning Edition, or Marketplace, you’ll love his Peabody Award winning monthly historical storytelling podcast.
  • Mortified– The best, most cringe-worthy type of nostalgia: Listen to adults tell their most embarrassing stories from childhood alongside personal artifacts such as: journals, letters, poems, lyrics, plays, home movies, art. It’s so hilariously relatable, you’ll blush and get second hand mortified.
  • Up & Vanished– Feed your true crime obsession with this podcast. Each season, host Payne Lindsay investigates the disappearance of a missing person- visiting where the disappearance took place, interviewing people connected to the disappearance as well as consulting field experts, and in the case of one investigation- leading law enforcement to arrest actual suspects.

What are you loving? Let us know in the comments below!


Alex (and Michelle)

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