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Contributor Alex Langston's recommendation on what to read, watch, and listen (old + new, mostly old). All descriptions are in tweet form--140 characters or less. These recommendations aren't based on any formula or theme. It's a random selection that she considers share-worthy.

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A Good Time

Madewell hat | Madewell jeans | ALC Hutton Bag | Zara shoes (old, similar here) | Forever 21 top

Hello from Charleston! It's been a good time and I'll be sure to share more details about the trip soon.  Stopping in to share some photos my biff snapped on King Street, the chicest street where so many great shops are including big names like Madewell. I've had my eyes on the high-rise skinny skinny jeans and finally bit the bullet twice this year - the first with this dark blue pair that I've been living in and now the black. There's nothing like a good pair of skinny jeans to hold in the junk and elongate your legs. Reeeeeally happy with these! I should've been patient and ordered online because lo and behold there's a sale. My loss but you can get yours for 20% off with the code WINWIN on Madewell.com.

Photos by: Becs


Eucalyptus Buds

Sorry for the radio silence! Currently in Charleston aka the most charming piece of America but wanted to share last week's blooms. Can't beat $8 eucalyptus buds from Whole Foods. Hope your week is going well!


JULEY & JULIA | Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

If you are ever in Nashville, my first recommendation regardless of who you are / what you like / what scenes you're into / yadi yadi will be to eat at Rolf & Daughters, a contemporary rustic Italian restaurant that has mastered simple seasonal dishes. One of those was a shaved brussels sprouts salad that left you craving for more after the first bite. Crunchy brussels sprouts, salty pecorino romano cheese, and hearty sliced almonds. So simple but life changing! Ok, maybe just a little dramatic. But, I did live above this restaurant and ate there routinely for this salad. When I moved back to New Orleans, I recreated this babe for my twenty-sexy birthday last year and it was a total hit. The dressing is the same as this watermelon feta salad, so if anything, learn how to make the dressing because it can be tossed on just about anything. Oh, and fair warning - slicing a pound of brussels sprouts can get annoying so if you have a food processor, whip that bad boy out! Otherwise, just know the best things come to those who work.

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Ingredients:
1 lb. brussels sprouts
1/4 c. grated pecorino romano cheese
1/4 - 1/2 c. sliced almonds
For the dressing: 1 tbsp. sugar, about 3 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar, juice of half a lemon, 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil, and salt & pepper to taste

Directions:
1.  With a sharp knife, finely slice brussels sprouts. 
2. Toss shaved brussels sprouts, grated pecorino romano, and sliced almonds together in a large bowl.
3. Prepare dressing by mixing all ingredients with a fork until evenly combined. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
4. Drizzle dressing on salad and mix. Let sit for 10-15 minutes so the salad absorbs the dressing. Enjoy!