weekend links

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!



  1. 3.20.15
    Joo said:

    I would love it if you could share your tips on moving. Like what moving company to choose, how to pack, what to do with your cars, etc. I too am scheduled to move rather far and am totally clueless as this is my first and biggest moving experience. Tx!!

    • 3.20.15

      Hey Joo, I’m actually working on a post like this! I had already jotted down some tips and ideas, but will add a few more ideas based on your questions too. Have a great weekend.

  2. 3.20.15

    I can’t deal with the fact bloggers are jumping on the Snapchat bandwagon! All of my high school students are Snapchat obsessed & I just can’t get on board. I’m sure now that us “old” people are joining it will lose it’s cool factor so maybe in 6 months I’ll be okay with it, but until then yikes.

  3. 3.20.15

    Hi Victoria
    Good luck with your move back to San Francisco. I feel that everyone has to live in New York City one time in their life if they are fortunate to do so. The differences in both coasts are impossible to explain, have to be experienced. The energy, frenzie. the intensity of crowds on the street, the choices, the neighborhood 4 block radius that is your hood, the guy on the corner selling you coffee and oatmeal every morning, the people going to work at all hours of the morning and night, and the diversity is something to embrace. Everyone is there, nothing predictable, trendy, what is new, in every sector…how to feed off this and make it home and find the calm spots. Friendly people willing to help one another and connect…more than one would expect. I am sure you will look back on these two years with bigger perspective.

  4. 3.20.15
    Janel said:

    Happy weekend! I am not exaggerating when I say that I read through and loved every article or thing mentioned in this post. I even shared the netspeak article with my friends- the psychology behind something so pervasive but puzzling is awesome. Sending you good vibes around the move and family matters.

  5. 3.20.15
    Sonya said:

    Is it California yet? Will you please make a graphic for that with palm trees or a beach or something? That’s my new motto as I start looking for jobs to get out of the Midwest and I would buy that. Have a great weekend, enjoy your last days in NYC and I hope everything about your move to SF goes without a hitch!

  6. 3.20.15

    1. Don’t leave!

    2. That Insta article made me laugh out loud at work. Genius!

  7. 3.20.15
    Stacy said:

    It’s been nothing but beautiful spring weather for weeks here in Portland, OR! Usually it’s just grey and rainy, so I’ll take it! I’m definitely not an East Coast person…snow in March? Blizzards all the time? No thank you. Hope your move goes well! San Francisco is my favorite city.

  8. 3.20.15
    Alexandra said:

    Good luck to you on your move! It’s like NY is giving you a final send off – gotta love it!

    Warm Regards,

  9. 3.22.15

    The weather is a little psycho here in Zurich, Switzerland. It was sunny and lovely and starting to get warm, then it got grey and cold and dark and gloomy again. But as long as it doesn’t snow, I am determined not to bitch about the weather too much. (And I hope I didn’t just jinx it.)

    I still love and wear peplum as well and that top is pretty adorable!

  10. 3.22.15

    A move is always exciting and creates a whole new outlook on things… I can imagine you are just dying to get the process done so you can move in and make your stamp already. Hang on to those last few days even though it feels like the last few years before you actually move…. You’ll be in before you know it! Good luck :)

    Megan | http://www.ohheyblog.com

  11. 3.22.15
    Jasmin said:

    We just found out on Friday that I matched at my #1 program for my pediatric residency and will be making the big move from Ohio to Boston in the next two months. Exciting times, but hello stress! I’ve never had to make a long-distance move; any advice? So happy that you guys are making your way back to SF!

  12. 3.26.15
    Ashley S. said:

    Hello! I love your blog and have been a follower for awhile now. Good luck on your upcoming move! I had to laugh, because I used to live in NYC and also love The Unbreakable KS. Just curious, did you laugh hardest when the delivery guy said that he knows when people pretend others are in the apt when they’re ordering an embarrassing amount of food? I haven’t laughed that hard in awhile – great show!!

  13. 4.1.15
    Whitney said:

    I also loved the post by Emily on their 10 rules of the house! You and Joe should share yours!

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