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This week I…

+ found it highly amusing that both Lucy and I were not feeling so great. Like mama, like daughter, seriously. Joe calls us both his ‘delicate little flowers.’

+ took solace in a lot of baths to soothe an otherwise achy body. Favorite new bath time finds from Whole Foods? These bath salts and this bubble bath. Organic and lavender scented. Soooo relaxing.

+ signed up for The Skimm, which Meg mentioned to me after discovering it in this month’s Vanity Fair (she got to this month’s issue before I did!). It’s a daily email service that sends you the what-you-need-to-know synopsis of what’s going on in the world — from the major headline stories, to the more obscure “did you know” minutia that makes great dinner party fodder. Check it out!

+ had a minor panic attack when Wendy’s released a teaser for the video that features us four bloggers who traveled to their headquarters last week. Nothing like seeing yourself on camera, amiright? More on this next week…

+ was stoked for my girl Rebecca, who released her first line of textiles and artwork (you may have seen her around these parts before, here and here). Be sure to check out her shop!

+ cannot BELIEVE next week is April. Christmas is just around the corner, and I’m not kidding.

So magazines! You guys had so many good recommendations, including glossies I was totally not familiar with and can’t WAIT to check out. If you’re going away on vacation soon (spring break, anyone?) here are some great recommendations to pick up: 

12 great magazines to check out | via vmac+cheese

“I just picked up my first issue of Vogue Living (Australia) and I’m pretty stoked about that!” — Erica

“I love Marie Claire. It’s a good mix of fashion, just a touch of fluffiness, & features on all sorts of women. I think that’s where they’re different because they always have a career feature/interview, have a true life story that is always fascinating, & a whole section on women’s issues around the world.” — Kellie

Conde Nast Traveler (because it inspires me to travel…everywhere!)” — Becca

Lula for their *gorgeous* fashion photography and eccentric articles.” — Bevin 

“I’ve been smitten with Lonny mag these days. It has such a simple and beautiful layout.” — Jillian

“Being a Brit living in Texas, I get my fav British mag sent on an international subscription. It’s called Red magazine, my absolute treat! It’s very beautifully set out.” — Charlotte

“I really like Lucky’s new direction.” — Phoebe

“One of my favorite magazines is The Simple Things. It’s features articles relevant to seasons, amazing pictures, and it’s really a window into awesome people I would never have known about!” — Chloe Moon

“I have been loving Harper’s Bazaar lately too. Such good fashion editorials. The Gentlewoman is also stellar! I am pretty much addicted to magazines. Can’t get enough glossies.” — Chelsea

“I also love Clean Eating magazine for its recipes.” — Victoria

“I discovered Souvenir around Christmas and amongst other mags I had stocked up on for a nine hour flight home from ANC, it was the one I looked at most, hands down. It has beautiful ideas, detailed shots, and nothing feels contrived. I bit expensive-feeling at first, but I got over it.” — Dana

question of the week
I’ve been listening to the new Justin Timberlake album on Spotify, and am really loving several of the tracks. I have a habit of listening to songs over and over and over again until every aspect of them is deeply ingrained in my head, and then I love them for years — and I could see that happening with one or two of the songs on there (does anyone else do this? Sidenote: as a senior in high school, I made myself a mix CD and popped it into my car in September. I remember giving someone a ride like three months later, who’d been in my car in the late summer, and that person was like, “Um, has this CD been playing in your car for three months?” Guilty as charged).

It made me think about other songs I never get sick of, or, in other words, favorite songs of all time. Such a hard question when there are so many songs for so many occasions (the sad times, the going-out-on-the-town times, the need to get down to business times), but I thought it a good question to ask, just because of what a favorite song can say about a person, time, and place. So, what’s your all time favorite song?

Happy weekend, sweet friends.

{Image Credit: Roger Davies for Architectural Digest}

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  1. 3.29.13
    Amberly said:

    I need to pick up that Vogue Living! Didn’t know about that one. And Clean Eating looks good for sure.

  2. 3.29.13
    Kimberly said:

    Great recap – totally going to have to buy the Lavender Bath Salts!

    Favorite song of all time is These Arms of Mine by Otis Redding. Really never gets old – his voice is hauntingly beautiful.


  3. 3.29.13

    haha love the teaser! you best be callin it like it is, girl.

    i do the same thing with music. total association person so i could never ever choose favorites. i love how music can instantly take you back to a place and time! so powerful.

  4. 3.29.13

    I love Rebecca’s line, too!


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  5. 3.29.13
    Rachelle said:

    I’ll check out the mags, my all time fave song is bitter sweet symphony by the verve.

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  6. 3.29.13

    Love all these links, I’m especially excited to check out the Skimm! As far as my favorite song goes, I have a hard time picking just one but I’d have to go with the first dance song from my wedding “Can’t Help Falling in Love”…we had a band at our wedding that played it, but I absolutely love the Ingrid Michaelson version and get chills every time I hear it! xoxo

  7. 3.29.13
    Chelsea said:

    I totally have the same habit of playing the same songs on an album. Over and over again! But my all time favorite song is Van Morrison’s Into the Mystic-maybe it’s because my mother listened him all.the.time growing up, but the melody has stuck with me.

  8. 3.29.13
    Alyssa said:

    I love so many artists and songs, it’s hard to pick just one. I think if I HAD to choose a favorite, it’d either be Blackbird by The Beatles or Jungleland by Bruce Springsteen. Both remind me of family members, which is special!

  9. 3.29.13
    Gloria said:

    Haha you look so cute in the Wendy’s teaser video! I want to see the rest!

  10. 3.29.13
    meg said:

    I am already a subscriber of Skimm – love it!


  11. 3.29.13

    Love Lonny I think it’s my favorite mag right now.

  12. 3.29.13
    Hannah said:

    Sunday Morning by Maroon 5. I have listened to it every Sunday morning for the past three years! It is the perfect mix of chill and pop!

    • 3.29.13
      vmacandcheese said:

      That’s my husband’s and my song!! :)

  13. 3.29.13

    You ARE kidding about Christmas! ;) I am in the bout of sickness too, my body has never ached so much in my life, a bath and salts really does do some good. Hope you feel better. I couldn’t choose a favourite there are too many but one that always makes me smile is ‘Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong, rarely I hear it but when I do it makes me feel good about the world and all warm inside! :)

  14. 3.29.13

    Feel better, V! I’ve been reading the Skimm for a few months now, and am totally addicted – you should check out the founders’ blog as well, which is full of their own entrepreneurial stories and a lesson learned.

    My all-time favorite song is Wonderwall, by Oasis. Their album What’s The Story Morning Glory? was the very first CD I received, which I managed to wear out after a few years from overplay. The first chords of the song never fail to take me back to my 9 year old self, lying on my bedroom floor and thinking big and little thoughts at the same time. The song makes me happy, melancholy, wistful, and hopeful all at the same time, and I always hit replay every time I hear it today.

    Honorable mentions – Romeo & Juliet by Matt Nathanson, Faithfully by Journey (our wedding song), Don’t Stop Believing (I actually LOVE the Glee version), and Living On A Prayer by Bon Jovi.

  15. 3.29.13

    I used to call it the “bumblebee song” because I first heard/saw the music video on Nickelodeon in the 90s. But I later discovered the name is “No Rain” by Blind Melon. It was my very first (polyphonic) ringtone, and I never tire of it. Gonna listen to it now, actually!

  16. 3.29.13

    Favorite song! Great question. My all-time favorite song is “Vienna” by Billy Joel. What women doesn’t need a reminder to unplug once in awhile? Happy weekend!

  17. 3.29.13
    Becca said:

    Thanks so much for the link love Victoria! I hope you are feeling better soon!

    Hmm.. favorite song is a tough one! I’m not sure if I could pick one…maybe something by Ben Folds.

  18. 3.29.13
    Ben said:

    It was awesome seeing you in the Wendy’s Teaser Trailer and I can’t wait to see the full thing next week!

    • 3.29.13
      vmacandcheese said:

      You’re too kind. :)

  19. 3.29.13

    Oooh, I’m gonna have to give those bath salts a try. And no, you’re not kidding about Christmas being around the corner! I’m trying not to freak out over here…

    Feel better and have a fantastic weekend!


  20. 3.29.13
    Kristiana said:

    That Wendy’s bit looks like it’s going to be hilarious. Looking forward to seeing it in its entirety. Hope you’re feeling better already too.
    The song that makes me say “That’s my jam!” is SWV’s “Weak”. It just reminds of a fun and carefree era when the worst possible thing in the world to me was a boy not liking me in return.

  21. 3.31.13

    Oh my gosh, my all time favourite song is Island in the Sun by Weezer. That song can get me out of ANY funk. Embarrassing story though: I love that band, and their songs, but don’t really care about them beyond that. Once at a festival I was wearing a band tshirt and ran into the BASS PLAYER before their set, and didn’t recognize him. He grilled me on being a fan, as I had the shirt on, and I just had no idea who he was, but insisted I knew every word to every song. And then when the band actually came on to play (and I had the OMG moment where I made the connection), the bass player told the entire festival about this moron girl he met in the crowd wearing a band tshirt. Nope, you can’t make this stuff up… but seriously, I still love that song.

  22. 3.31.13
    Keren V. said:

    I am an Epsom Salts addict! People have been using these natural remedies since ancient Greece, so why not continue the tradition?

    Have you tried Sabon Mineral Salts or Dr. Teal’s salts with Lavender and Eucalyptus Spearmint?


  23. 3.31.13

    First off you were in Columbus, I wish I would have know…I would have stalked Wendys haha! The video looks adorable cannot wait to see the rest!

  24. 4.1.13

    Love the Wendy’s teaser – you look fantastic!

  25. 4.3.13

    I too will listen to songs over and over again endlessly. Music for me is deeply intimate thing. I have songs for every major moment in my life. But if I must pick just one piece it has to be Brahms violin Concerto in D major. I listened to it as a child every night. Apparently it’s the song of my soul.

  26. 4.4.13

    Love the Skimm! It’s such a great service.

    I may be a little biased, but my favorite song ever would have to be “Lullaby” by Ramshackle. Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW9ySA5Tz0E

    They’re a new band, and putting out an album soon, but they’ve already killed it at the Roxy and Troubadour.

    (And I’m biased because…the guitarist/songwriter is my brother!)