First and foremost, thanks so much for all the birthday wishes yesterday! I had a pretty low key day — worked a little bit in the morning (I know, I couldn’t help it), but then took lunch and the afternoon off and watched movies, stayed at home to accept delivery on some new nightstands we got from Crate & Barrel, and then went out afterwards to get a Thai massage. Have you ever had one? I discovered these last year, and if you’re a fan of a lot of pressure, these are the way to go! I’ve been hooked. Though who am I kidding…I would spend every day at a spa if I could (it’s totally my guilty pleasure).
Tonight Joe is taking me to one of my favorite restaurants in NY, Marea. We decided we’d even get all dressed up for the occasion!
The weeks are flying by so fast, I can hardly believe it. Back to school ads and fall fashion week plans in full effect…so you know autumn is right around the corner (cray). This week was extra busy for me since I knew I was planning on taking most of yesterday off, I had to hustle to GSD other days. I have some fun design projects in the work, several of which are starting to wrap up, and I can’t wait to share the results with you soon!
Here are a few things to check out over the weekend:
+ Have you shopped the Nordstrom anniversary sale yet? Only four more days to get deals like this or this!
+ In the vein of productivity, Rashi shared her tips for managing her time as a freelancer (but this totally applies to anyone!). I also started using ToDoist this week thanks to a tip from Lisa and so far I love it — it’s literally the ONLY digital based to do list I’ve ever stuck with this long (and yes, I realize a week isn’t that long).
+ Lisa also introduced me to Small Business Bodyguard, an e-book from The Middle Finger Project. I’m planning on diving into this over the weekend…and subsequently probably having panic attacks over how to better protect my businesses. Highly recommended if you work for yourself.
+ I saw this dress in Anthropologie last week and haven’t been able to get it out of my head. It’s so dramatic and pretty…but I wonder if it’s TOO dramatic…?
+ Could redheads really go extinct?
+ I love enchiladas. I also love casserole. Ergo, I’m totally going to try this recipe.
+ Hitha shared her expert advice on getting through airport security faster. She travels a lot, so I trust her!
+ While a little bit of a bummer, I still thought this article on email’s effect on our lives was very interesting!
What are you up to this weekend? Celebrating the first weekend in August? Wherever you are, I hope you have a good one!
See you on Monday, friends!