[MONDAYS ARE FINE] JANUARY 8

 Naomi Campbell by Albert Watson on a Monday.

Naomi Campbell by Albert Watson on a Monday.

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1. Happy 2018! If you haven't already, download #MAKEITWORK2018 to go into the new year feeling cool, calm, and focused. You've got this. *Bicep emoji*

2. If one of your resolutions is to read more this year, sign up for Well-Read Black Girl's newsletter for stellar recommendations by, and interviews with, brilliant Black women writers - sent straight to your inbox.

3. From the infallible Solange to the first female director of the Tate, these are the top 25 people who defined the visual culture of 2017, via Artsy.

4. In a world of start-ups and side-hustles, have the blurred lines of work-life balance changed the meaning of leisure time? As WeWork offices replace Midtown New York's historic Lord & Taylor department store, The New York Times examines how work has replaced personal pleasure in the pursuit of escapism: "With the rise of the internet, shopping came to look like work, and work, in many instances, came to look like leisure..."

5. Want to know what's now and next for the year ahead? Pinterest has an entire insights team who will do that for you. They just released their 100 top trend predictions for 2018, covering the spectrum from home decor, to fashion, to travel.

6. After nearly a decade, Phoebe Philo is leaving her position as Creative Director of CélineWhy Philo's exit might also signal the demise of a 'slower era'.

7.  A concept to ponder, amidst the frantic gym-going and puritanical healthy eating: What if you already are your best self? Here's to 2018 being a year of self-acceptance, first and foremost.

HAPPENINGS

NEW YORK

Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering at one of the Brooklyn Children's Museum programs on the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King's contributions, running from Jan 13 to 15. 

U.K.

Surrealism In Egypt: Art Et Liberté is an exhibition at Tate Liverpoolfocusing on a collective of Surrealist-inspired artists and writers in Cairo during the late ‘30s and ‘40s.

LOS ANGELES

Learn a thing or two from the Museum Of Failure, a pop-up at the A+D Museum that pays tribute to failed inventions and business ventures.

PHOEBE LIKES

 I recently discovered I'm severely deficient in Vit B-12 - taking  this every AM has done amazing things for my energy levels.

I recently discovered I'm severely deficient in Vit B-12 - taking thisevery AM has done amazing things for my energy levels.

 One of my NY resolutions is to buy only one new item of clothing per month.  A possible candidate  for Jan. 

One of my NY resolutions is to buy only one new item of clothing per month. A possible candidate for Jan. 

 I discovered  this Chai mix  while staying with a friend who loves it, and now I do, too.

I discovered this Chai mix while staying with a friend who loves it, and now I do, too.

 In an attempt to go gel-free, I'm strengthening my natural nails with  this  tried+tested wonder potion.

In an attempt to go gel-free, I'm strengthening my natural nails with this tried+tested wonder potion.

 

 

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