1. Love, Netflix
I've told you about this one before and look at that: season 2 of Love just debuted on Friday. I took the liberty of binge watching the whole season in one sitting so I could vouch for it (you're welcome). Conclusion? it's good. It explores the relationship between a quasi-narcissist and addict, Mickey, and the object of her (current) affection, Gus. Love, created and produced by Judd Apatow, was renewed for a third season before season 2 even aired, if that tells you anything. Watch Seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix.
2. A new home furnishings concept coming soon from TJX Companies
People get ready: there's an offshoot of TJX's HomeGoods stores coming at us later this year. On a conference call in late February, CEO Ernie Herrman announced that the new format would feature merchandise "it hasn't currently penetrated with its HomeGoods footprint" and "will launch with four stores later this year." Oh and not only that, Herrman said TJX Companies will "open roughly 80 new HomeGoods stores in the U.S. this year.“
I am beside myself with glee. Read more here.
3. Missing Richard Simmons Podcast (Stitcher)
This new podcast is being talked about everywhere. Here's what you need to know:
"On February 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared. He stopped teaching his regular exercise class at Slimmons, cut off his closest friends, and removed himself from the public eye after decades as one of the most accessible celebrities in the world. Nobody has heard from him - and no one knows why he left. Filmmaker Dan Taberski was a Slimmons regular and a friend of Richard’s. Missing Richard Simmons is Dan’s search for Richard - and the deeper he digs, the stranger it gets."
Four episodes have been released so far and it is addictive. Learn more and listen here.
4. The Sleep Styler
OK so I will admit -- I haven't really tried this yet, but I saw it on Shark Tank this week and I MUST HAVE IT. As someone with a lot of hard to style hair, the thought of taking a shower, throwing these babies in and going to bed sounds positively heavenly. Once these things go off backorder (#sharktankeffect) I'll try them out and report back. Buy your own here.
5. The Head and the Heart
If you're a fan of The Lumineers or The Avett Brothers, check out The Head and the Heart, an indie folk band from Seattle, WA. I caught them live last night in Atlanta and they were fantastic. Their newest album "Signs of Light" came out in September and there are already several singles out there, including the two below. They are also on the line-ups at both Coachella and Bonaroo this year.