WHEN YOU READ A LOT OF INTERNET MEMES THAT START LIKE THIS: Because it’s the way we’re all writing now.
SNAP TO IT, SNAPCHAT: Are you guys on Snapchat? I joined a while ago and have sent approximately four Snapchats, ever. But it seems to really be taking off among my friend and colleague set. Here, on why Snapchat is the anti-Instagram.
CUTENESS: Okay, little J.Crew peplum top — I had sworn off anymore peplum in my closet, but for you, an exception may have to be made.
THE EVOLUTION OF A PRINCESS: A great look at the history of the Cinderella tale, and how the main character’s passivity has changed over time.
TEN SMART HOUSE RULES: I really liked this post on ten rules Emily and her husband established about their home. The one about the house being 10 minutes away from “guest-ready” is something I’m trying to work on (I’m thinking 15-20 minutes is probably more realistic for us…)!
FULL OF JOIE: Joie — purveyor of my most favorite comfy-dress up pants — is hosting their friends and family sale through the weekend, where you can take 25% off your entire order. More Marcher tops for me, please.
UNBREAKABLE: Are you guys watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on NetFlix? OMG, it’s like 30 Rock has been reincarnated, but even weirder, and with even better New York jokes. We burned through the entire season this week, and there was a moment in one of the last episodes where I laughed so hard I cried. It was the hardest I had laughed in a long time, and it was awesome. If you were into 30 Rock, you will LOVE this show.
THE INSTA-TRAP: A funny and scarily accurate piece about one girl’s week-long ‘fashion girl’ Instagram experiment. Instagram: if you want the truth, I love it and I hate it. (I also loved this Insta Natalie published this week, which was an awesome behind the scenes anecdote about capturing the perfect Instagram photo!)
IRRATIONAL PARENTS: Can I be honest? I can’t even imagine how different parenting must be today than it was for my parents. I’m sure every generation says that, but then sometimes I read pieces like this and think, “Whoa. Times really are different.”
IT’S JUST AMAZING WHAT WE CAN DO: Joe and I really enjoy watching Vice every week when it is on (I almost wrote ‘when it is in season,’ but that makes it sound like asparagus or something…). They recently aired a 40 minute special report on three “paradigm-shifting” advances in the treatment of cancer. As someone who is currently dealing with it in her own family — and with the knowledge that so many of you have known someone with cancer — I found this piece hopeful, inspiring, and all around astonishing. A really cool thing to watch on YouTube this weekend, if you get a chance.
Whew. We’re in the home stretch, the final countdown, rounding the corner. A week from now, our movers will be here and we’ll be on our way. Remember when you were a little kid and you asked your parents how long ’til something happened, and they said, “2 hours,” or “2 days,” or “2 weeks,” and no matter the amount of time ahead of you, it felt like forever? I’ve been like that little kid again, because time has moved so slowly this month — especially compared to the rest of our time in New York. But the good news is, we’re pretty much ready! A couple loose ends here and there, but emotionally and logistically: ready. I can’t wait for what’s to come.
In the meantime, I’d be lying if I said there hasn’t been a little bit of mental chaos for me. Joe and I have made a great team in managing such a big move in a very short amount of time, but I’ve been cramming in several design projects in between and trying to finish as much as I can before we leave. It’s made for very little headspace in my brain, but thankfully, I’ve still been feeling invigorated and happy and excited for this next chapter. There are so many fun things to look forward to next week!
How is everyone doing? I know things have been a little quiet around here (see above paragraph), so I’d love to know: what’s up? How’s March going? Is it warming up where you are? It snowed for like 15 minutes in my neighborhood on Wednesday and I legit looked around for the snow machine, wondering if it was some kind of sick joke. Cut to today, when we’re supposedly getting another 3-6 inches — because it wouldn’t be the first day of spring without it, no? The New York weather gods have a hilarious sense of humor. Is it California yet?
Hope you all have a great weekend!