Crystal’s Smitten List: Beyonce Medley, How the Sun Sees You, 4-Year-Old’s Restaurant Review

This week, I’m positively smitten with…

1. Beyonce Medley: Go ahead and watch the full Beyonce performance from Sunday’s Video Music Awards right here. It’s 16 minutes long, but I’ll wait. Okay, now that you’ve watched, let us rejoice over that medley of from the entire freaking Beyonce album (except “Heaven”); that mosaic bodysuit; that HAIR; that dancing in heels; that adorable family (Jay and Blue Ivy in the audience, Blue Ivy dancing along to “***Flawless”, Blue Ivy yelling “Go mommy!”); and, of course, that iconic moment when she poses in front of the word “FEMINIST.” Bow down, indeed.

Beyonce Feminist

2. How the Sun Sees You: We already know how we see the sun. It’s bright and it’s warm and it feels wonderful on our skin. But here’s a look at the damage its ultraviolet rays can wreak on our skin when we refuse to wear sunscreen. (P.S. The easiest way to protect yourself from the sun is through your daily moisturizer! Make sure it has some SPF in it.)

3. 4-Year-Old’s Restaurant Review: I recently discovered that The Bold Italic runs a series called “Kid Food Reviews.” Essentially, they take 4-year-olds to fancy restaurants and get their perspective on the food that’s served. They are my absolute new favorite thing to read. Alas, there are only five in the series, but my favorite is 4-year-old Lyla’s take on The French Laundry, the “best restaurant in the world” (according to chef Anthony Bordain). According to Lyla, some of its dishes don’t quite hit the mark, while others were so delicious Lyla asked for seconds. I especially love her facial expressions, as well as some of her descriptions of the food. She says the melon soup “tastes like a Tinker Bell popsicle.”

Photo credit The Bold Italic.

Photo credit The Bold Italic.

What are you positively smitten with this week?


  1. Wow – “How the Sun Sees You” is incredible! Glad I’m a huge believer in/wearer of sunscreen.

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