Maddy Douglass

Knitter, lawyer, and safer beauty advocate in San Francisco. 

Loves coffee, crafting, and cheese plates.  


Book Club: The Night Circus

Ok let's deal with first things first. I BOUGHT WEDGE SNEAKERS, Y'ALL. Yes. I jumped on the trend, I hopped on the bandwagon, I... something else active adjective onto something else trendsettery noun. You get the idea. They're bright red and I have worn them exactly one times so far, and this is that story. The time I wore them to book club.IMG_6163IMG_6200Action outfit shot: Red sneakers, navy skinny jeans, black sweater, black trench coat, beige scarf. I probably looked ridiculous, but there's something about wearing tall sneakers that makes you not really care! Go big or go home is my motto oftentimes with my fashion. My wardrobe is still missing a classic sequined mini skirt, but I guess you can't get everything you want all of the time.IMG_6206The spread! Also known as, Camille & my foray into baked brie. But look, there are vegetables too. We know what we're doing. We're ADULTS. Still, I wish there had been more baked brie. Can't get enough!IMG_6209IMG_6210I apologize heartily for the quality of these photos, they were taken on my iPhone. I figured you'd still want some kind of glimpse into my life...exciting as it is. I don't know if you can tell, but we bought circus animal cookies. For The Night Circus. GET IT? I love food puns.IMG_6211Martinelli's - we're classy at book club. It was especially perfect for the book we chose that month (The Night Circus) which is filled with glamorous and luxurious dinner parties. IMG_6208I was hosting that month - I spent the train ride down googling reading group questions and deciding which ones I actually wanted to talk about. This book actually had a lot of really interesting themes, dealing with personal freedom, destiny, and how the choices we make can impact our lives in little and great ways. And there was MAGIC! And really well-written descriptions. It was an incredibly engaging book, I recommend it to everyone. I wish the ending had been a little more well-developed by the author but the experience of reading the book itself was enough to make up for it in many ways.IMG_6212We discussed, we snacked, I showed off my shoes, and then I took the train home. Book club takes up almost a whole day sometimes, but it's worth it!

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