12 Issues Hunter Harris Swears By

Hunter Harris

One afternoon final 12 months, I used to be minding my very own enterprise, after I in some way stumbled upon journal author Hunter Harris’s weekly e-newsletter, Hung Up. For the subsequent hour, I tore by the archives, together with an Olivia Wilde deep dive, a Top Gun: Maverick review, and arguably the best opening paragraph to a e-newsletter. She’s a popular culture genius! So, I used to be thrilled when Hunter agreed to share 12 of her favourite issues…

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1. Restaurant: When the gods smile upon me and I get a desk at The Four Horsemen, it looks like getting away with homicide. However in an attractive, erotic-thriller kind of approach. They don’t put up the menu on-line (which drives me loopy since I’m at all times the particular person to search for the menu prematurely), however each single factor is nice.

2. Exercise: There’s one thing satisfying about taking a protracted stroll whereas speaking on the telephone to somebody you like.

3. Hair product: Pattern is my favourite waxy, thick edge management. It lays these child hairs DOWN, honey; Fort Knox ranges of safety, and with minimal white residue. (For those who use edge management, you recognize what I’m speaking about.) I grew up with my mother utilizing previous toothbrushes on my edges, however the accompanying brush actually does make a distinction with this product particularly, since you do want stiff bristles to unfold your swoops.

4. Notecards: I regret my behavior principally all over the place, on a regular basis.

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5. House discover: I’m so into my flatware, which I discovered by a reddit gap in regards to the flatware in Molly Baz’s cookbook. They’re an awesome mid-weight and are available in several colours/finishes.

6. Candle: D.S. & Durga’s Big Sur After Rain is an ideal, well mannered scent. Not too loud, not too intrusive. Breakfast Leipzig is a bit louder, a bit bossier, with notes of tobacco and leather-based. All I do know is that these candles discovered their approach into my house, and they’re my favourite smells.

7. Film: It modifications relying on the day, however proper now I can confidently say Casino. It’s a film about Vegas and the mob, two worlds which can be nearly hermetically sealed with their very own codes and traditions, however it’s additionally a film about attempting to fill the bottomless pit of the self — being forged out of Eden due to your individual gluttony. I like films about male self-importance and male insecurity. This one is extra shallow than Goodfellas, however extra glamorous, too.

8. Desk accent: The $7 velcro cable ties on Amazon essentially modified my life. I’ve one million cords for under like six units, and now I can preserve all of them neatly in my desk drawer. No extra pulling out a twine solely to get to the top and notice it’s a usbc as an alternative of micro usb. (Me understanding the distinction… sure I’m a lady in STEM!) Additionally, Play-Doh at my workstation — excellent for fidgeting throughout a protracted assembly.

9. Physique wash: Nothing makes me really feel as supported as waking up and taking the most popular bathe conceivable. Proper now, I’m utilizing Naturium Glow Getter Multi-Oil Hydrating Body Wash. It has a mysterious consistency — an oil that in some way lathers — and it’s very moisturizing. Doesn’t have a scent, however that’s type of superb with me?

10. Resort: I’m going to L.A. rather a lot for work — typically months at a time, typically weeks right here and there. The Cara is one of the best lodge in Los Angeles. I’m not staying wherever else, when it’s a brief journey. Attractive interiors, a restaurant value consuming at even for those who’re not staying there, and everyone seems to be genuinely good and useful.

11. Snack: Blue cheese and crackers.

12. Superstar crush: The onslaught of Austin Butler in spring 2022 — we can be learning it for generations. This man tried so onerous to get me to have a crush on him and I noticed Elvis and it labored! Bizarre film however wonderful efficiency.

Thanks a lot, Hunter. We love your newsletter to the moon!

P.S. Extra individuals share their favourite issues, together with artwork curator Gisela Gueiros and clothes designer Somsack Sikhounmuong.

(Portrait of Hunter Harris by Andrew Goble. Graphic design by Erin Jang.)