If you’re anything like us, the second Thanksgiving passes, you’re ready for the holidays. The tree comes out, decorations go up, music starts playing, and you want to start watching all of your holiday favorites. Sometimes though, you don’t want to watch all of your […]
Author: Olivia Lindem
The Attic Digest is back with a round-up of our (and your!) favorite posts of the past two months, highlighted together and split by activity for your weekend enjoyment.
Literature Editor Olivia Lindem discusses the reparative powers of reading the likes of Ali Smith and George Saunders.
Bonus! Contributor Annie Jo Baker reclaims Elektra, Political Editor Lauren Olmeda walks us through Dublin’s bookshops, and Olivia considers the parallels between exposing personal letters and revenge porn in Edith Wharton.
Political Editor Lauren Olmeda pens a poignant message to men on how they can do better.
Bonus! Political facts to navigate through holiday dinners with your family and a walk-through of the dangers of the Tax Bill.
The Attic Editors launch a new Bedside series where, amongst other things, they discuss their nighttime beauty routines.
As our Lifestyle Editor, Lee Clark said back in October, autumn is our season here at The Attic on Eighth. We’d be sad to see it unofficially go now that most of the leaves have fallen to the ground, but December brings such seasonal joy with it that […]
Spending a lot of required time on classic literature and literary theory, contemporary fiction and recent releases have become my literary haven. I turn to them when I need to cleanse my mind, when I need a break, and maybe most importantly of all, when […]
Sunday Strolls is a new Attic series in which our Editors offer you a glimpse into their everyday lives by taking you around some of the cities they call home. In this first edition, Olivia walks you around her second most-frequented Swiss city, Neuchâtel.
Filled with buildings made of yellow stone, Neuchâtel is the city the nineteenth century, French writer Alexandre Dumas said was carved out of butter (“taillée dans une motte de beurre”). It is a charming city that roughly only 32,000 people call home. I’ve only really gotten to know it over the past two and a half years, and it has, in that time, become the Swiss city I see the most outside of Geneva.
Traveling on the Orient Express has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. I love trains, and I’ve been aesthetically drawn to the early twentieth century since I first watched The Secret Garden as a small child. Instead of fading […]
As The Attic opens its Lifestyle window, we the Editors would like to mark the occasion by offering a glimpse into our everyday lives.
By Our Bedsides is a new evening series in which we share the books, beauty products, and whatever else it may be that we’re winding down with at the moment. In this edition, Olivia takes us through her current reads and her cold weather routine.
What do my evenings look like now that temperatures have dropped?
Cold weather means that the first part of my evening routine is dedicated to my skin. Rory shared some tips for autumn skincare in her last Beauty post, but my biggest struggle is to keep my hands and face moisturized. For my face, I turn to Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Moisturizing Mask twice a week and, nightly, to Avene’s Cold Cream Lip Cream. For my hands, I religiously use Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. All three are miracle products in my eyes.
If I’m not curled up watching something with my partner (most recently: American Vandal and a failed attempt at Alias Grace), then the rest of the evening most likely consists of leisure reading. Reading something that I don’t need to think about critically helps me to wind down and remind myself of why I’ve chosen to spend most days agonizing over literary theory. Right now, I’m zooming through George Saunders’s Lincoln in the Bardo, after resisting it for several months. (I didn’t think I’d like it!) Next up are Ali Smith’s Autumn and Alice Hoffman’s The Rules of Magic. I’m a year late with Autumn, and I’ve never read any of Hoffman’s books, but I’m not ready to say goodbye to autumn – so atmospheric reads and witchcraft seem like the only way to go.
Add to this a nice candle – my eternal favorite, even in the evenings, is La Boulangerie’s Espresso candle – and a nice glass of lemon water, and my night is set.
Broccoli cheddar soup is, in my book, an ultimate comfort food. The epitome of simplicity, it speaks of autumn afternoons and bookshop outings with my grandmother. After school, we’d walk around our neighborhood in Chicago, select new books at Barnes & Noble, and then stop to […]