You might have heard, 2020 was a year. Before March, we’d never heard the phrase “social distancing,” and most of us had no idea what the phases of vaccine trials were. And then…well, you know what happened.
When we headed inside for good, we wanted to create a way for Skimm’rs to Press Pause on the never-ending scary news cycle, the stress, and anxiety of it all. So hi, this newsletter was born.
Each week, we’ve loved sharing the things (the books, the shows, the sourdough recipes, the puzzles) that got us through. And we hope our picks helped you take a beat, and spend your downtime smarter.
Today, we’re revealing Skimm'rs' absolute faves of the year (thanks to everyone who weighed in in our survey last week…you have excellent taste).
Without further ado...
“Palm Springs.” Where Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti wake up living the same day over and over again...just like us in 2020. Minus the whole cave thing—if you know you know. (Stream it on Hulu)
"The Undoing.” Nicole Kidman (and her coats) helped us graduate from doing cardboard puzzles to solving fictional murders. (Stream it on HBO)
“The Queen’s Gambit.” About a female chess prodigy with a riveting life story. (Stream it on Netflix)
”I May Destroy You.” Michaela Coel’s drama about friendship, trauma, love, and recovery is as good (and devastating) as everyone says. (Stream it on HBO)
“Love Is Blind.” Oh, what’s that, pre-March you? You thought dating from separate rooms seemed ridiculous? Hold 2020’s beer. (Stream it on Netflix)
This blow-drying brush. It gives that salon-like blow out, henny. No shock Skimm’rs bought a ton of them this year.
This veggie chopper. Because without you, dear veggie chopper, we’d never be where we are today. Aka with perfectly sliced mushrooms, carrots, and bell peppers. Team no-takeout starts here.
These super soft leather flats kept our feet happy (and chic) all year. At socially-distant hangs, on grocery runs, and everywhere in between. Oh, and they’re 60% off right now. Run, don’t walk.*
*This denotes a sponsored post.
PS: If you buy anything from this email, theSkimm may get something in return. Oh, and if something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published this. Thanks.
Skimm'd by: Lindsay Schneider, Jessica Kelly, Alexandra Napoli, Liz Smith
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When life hands you 2020, take care of yourself. With a sleep mask, soft shower sponge, and a pair of cozy fleece overalls. TLC, here you come.