Welcome to Red Havas’ Top-of-Mind Tuesday blog series. Some weeks you’ll find a crowdsourced list of assorted stuff our staff is pondering and learning and falling in love with, and other times our top-of-mind list will fit into a single theme or come from one particular Redster. This week, Audrey Arbogast, a senior account executive in our Phoenix office, told us what she’s been into lately.
Book I’m Reading
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark – Michelle McNamara
I have just a few chapters left of this book which is comprised of Michelle McNamara’s investigative research on the Golden State Killer. I’m a true crime junkie and being from Southern California, I’ve always been interested in the case. Unfortunately McNamara passed away in 2016, so she didn’t get to see the GSK’s capture in 2018. But the book was published posthumously with the help of her husband (Patton Oswalt!).
Podcast I’m Listening To
Anything and everything true crime… but I’ll spare the details on those given my last answer! I am also just now getting into How I Built This, even though it’s been around for years. I’m a huge David Chang (of Momofuku, Milk Bar, etc.) fan, so I’m an avid listener of The Dave Chang Show. He just had on Chris Bianco – James Beard winner and Phoenix legend – his background is super interesting so he made for a fun guest.
Shows I’m Watching
Big Little Lies and Chernobyl on HBO, Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, and probably too many to name on Netflix.
I downloaded the Headspace app about a year ago, and in January, as part of my resolution to meditate regularly, I subscribed to the premium version which is a total game changer! They have guided meditations for anything you can think of (stress, prioritizing, listening, training in sports, managing pressure… the list goes on) and you can set it for any amount of time which is nice if you only have a few minutes.
What I’m Eating/Drinking
I’ve been really into experimenting with cocktails lately! My favorite cocktail is a Bee’s Knees (gin, lemon juice, and honey) but I also love a good tequila drink. I’ve been trying out different cocktail bars around town and during my summer travels which has been fun. I document my food and beverage adventures on Instagram (I would call myself a nano, nano influencer!) at @onaudsplate.