LET’S FALL IN LOVE: Hallie sent me this excellent essay in the New York Times this week, about how to fall in love with anyone — yes, anyone — using a clear, tested, scientific and psychological process. It sounds creepier than it is — in fact, the way the method gets you to connect with people is really quite lovely. Hallie took some of her readers through many of the questions over on her blog, and with some prompting from her, I’m thinking about doing the same here. Are you in??
INSPIRED BY: I meant to share this little interview I did with Sara forever ago, but got sidelined by Lucy and then the holidays. Sara and her husband, Rich, came over to my apartment in November and we chatted about what keeps us inspired!
SUGAR CRASH: Did you see this new video from Maroon 5? For their latest single “Sugar,” they crashed all these weddings in LA on December 6, 2014. Super cute, and sure to put a smile on your face.
SUGAR HIGH: I pinned this meringue recipe from Pinterest recently. Meringues, swirled with caramel. The only thing that would make this better is swirling chocolate in ’em too. Um, yum.
PACK IT UP, PACK IT IN: Do you ever struggle with packing jewelry when you travel? Hitha had some SERIOUSLY ingenious tips. Who would ever think you could use straws this way?
DORMERS DONE RIGHT: I watch a LOT of home renovation shows, and people’s ability to appropriately renovate Cape Code style (or similar) homes, with their dormer windows and oddly shaped ceilings, is definitely a mixed bag. Note to renovators everywhere: this is how to take advantage of all those nooks and cranies. A truly stunning renovation!
STAY WARM: With this most comforting kale, sausage, and Israeli cous cous stew. Erin’s done it again!
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (AND ON SOCIAL): A really interesting essay on how teenagers use social media — at least, according to one UT student.
THE DUCHESS HAS AN INSTAGRAM: I repeat, the Duchess has an Instagram. Well, sort of. Kensington Palace launched their own Instagram this week, mostly to promote the work the Duke, Duchess and Prince Harry are doing. So, no Kate selfies probably.
YOU TASTE LIKE A BURGER: Any Wet Hot American Summer fans out there? The re-boot of the movie (as a Netflix series) has a ridiculously good cast. Excited to see how this plays out.
This week flew for me! Maybe it was because it was the second full week of the year, but it felt like things really picked up. I was so excited to launch Grace’s new site, The Stripe, after many months of working on it together (hope you like it too!). There are so many projects I’ve had the pleasure of working on that will soon launch, with many more in the works. So far, so good, 2015. Anyway, between a couple dinners with friends, errands, and the daily grind, Friday completely snuck up on me. Anyone have fun plans this weekend? We’re laying low; the craziest thing on our agenda is cleaning the apartment and probably ordering some take out. Watch out, we’re wild!