The Weekend Guide

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Photos: Courtesy of Archie Grand

Ain’t life grand?

Archie Grand Notebooks
Keep all the people you meet organized with these colorful little journals. We especially enjoy “Husbands I Had and Liked” and “Santa Clauses I Met and Liked.”
Why: You’ve got plenty of material.
Where: Online at and

MV’s Best Peanuts
We can’t stop munching on these delicious Virginia-made treats. There’re regular salted and unsalted tins but also Cajun, jalapeno, butter toasted, and chocolate.
Why: It’s time to get nutty, buddy.
Where: Online at


What: Super-comfy tees and hoodies are made from old cotton scraps and discarded bottles (plastic and glass). And, don’t worry; they won’t cut you.
Why: It’s an endless recycle.
Where: Online at


What: Silk pillowcases that purport to be the same pH level as your skin, so moisture doesn’t escape from your face and hair during the night. (They’re said to be especially great for people with eczema.) 
Why: Soak it all in.
Where: Online at

Declaration of Dependence

What: Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience’s latest album is melodic, cheerful, and relaxing. (There’s no percussion on the whole thing.)
Why: It’ll give you good dreams.
Where: Online at

Photo: Courtesy of Archie Grand