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HOMELAND IS BACK!: And based on the first episode, it seems like this season might even top the last! I discovered a weekly column in the Wall Street Journal which breaks down each episode with the International Spy Museums’s historian and curator, to give us the scoop on what’s plausible, and what’s Hollywood. Fun.

FONT VS. TYPE: If you’ve ever heard of a font referred to as a type or typeface and wondered, what’s the difference?, this article breaks it down.

WINE NOT: If you’re new to wine, check out this great article on 10 essential tips for learning to drink wine. Actually, even if you’re not new to wine, it’s a good read.

FOR THE WELL-DESIGNED HOME…: Follow these 5 tips! Jacquelyn shares her thoughts on the biggest mistakes and biggest necessities every well-designed room needs.

WHO’S THE BOSS?: No one, if you work at Zappos. An in-depth piece on the company’s new structure, which basically abolished bosses. Would you like your job better without a boss?

A LITTLE OBSESSED: A little shoe and shopping alert for one of my faves. New colors just came in for M. Gemi’s classic Felize loafers! I have two pairs of these now and absolutely love them (I even convinced my mama to order a pair after trying them on, and she’s a very picky shoe person). I myself recently ordered these boots and can’t wait to wear ’em!

CONSCIOUS COUPLING: An authentic, lovely little essay about parents who separate, then find each other again.

OH, THE HOT POCKETS: Meet a college senior who is running a restaurant (of sorts) out of his New York dorm room. He takes four covers per night and is currently booked into January. In other news, I microwaved a lot of hot pockets in my dorm room, and once, attempted to make microwaved chilaquiles.

UP IN THE AIR: A quick little interview with photography phenom Gray Malin, on his latest shoot in Leona Helmsley’s iconic New York apartment, and how he gets those crazy aerial shots.

THE MOST IMPORTANT LINK THIS WEEK: Maybe year? It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York (I follow along on Instagram, and typically get most of the updates via his very active Facebook page). In late September, Brandon began featuring images and stories from Syrian refugees. His posts ran for about 10 days, and the photographs and experiences shared are nothing short of incredible (and heartbreaking). It’s been one of the most moving series he’s ever done, and I really encourage you to check it out. If you go to his Facebook page, you can scroll down until you see this post; it’s the first from the series, dated September 26. If you decide to read the stories, start from the bottom and work up, as many are multi-parters, so you have to read the first post to understand the subsequent ones. If you’re into it, he also shared this Kickstarter to help relief efforts. I followed along throughout the series and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since the first day.

It’s Fleet Week here in San Francisco, and for the first time in a few years, Joe and I will be joining up with friends for an annual party to watch the air show. I think our friends kind of view it as a sure sign of fall, and it’ll be great to enjoy it again after a few autumns on the east coast. My family has been in town since last week too, though they leave tomorrow, so tonight we’re doing a big goodbye dinner at one of my family’s long-time favorite restaurant (in case you’re wondering, it’s Hillstone…we used to go to the Austin Houston’s back in the day!). Whatever you’re up to, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Image: via my Instagram 


  1. 10.9.15

    Happy Fleet Week, my dear. You have an e-mail coming from me soon — miss you lots and love when I can catch glimpses of you & your life via the blog! (#creepstatus)


  2. 10.9.15
    Heidi said:

    M Gemi is great. I took the plunge on The Arco and they are just gorgeous shoes. The craftsmanship is awesome and even just the feel of the leather seems worth every penny.

    • 10.11.15

      I almost got those! I decided on the Avantis just because I wanted a pointy toe boot this year. :) Craftsmanship is awesome on those too — glad you love your Arcos!

  3. 10.9.15
    Iris said:

    Enjoy Fleet Week.

    The article about fonts and typefaces was fascinating. I’ve often wondered about the difference.

    Take care.

  4. 10.9.15
    Evelyn said:

    Hey.. maybe a silly question; what kind of socks would you wear with those boots?

    • 10.11.15

      I’m lucky in that my feet don’t really sweat all that much (no, really) so it’s rare that I wear socks with booties, flats, etc (only exception is OTK boots, just because socks help them slip on and off!). I’d say that a pair of thin trouser socks could work with booties like these though. If they’re thin and light enough you could fold them over; I think regular boot socks can work too, either folded, or with a little sock peeking out.

  5. 10.10.15
    Poppy said:

    Loved this post. I’ve also always been unsure about font vs. typeface. Your links are so thoughtfully chosen and it really shows. I read religiously!

  6. 10.10.15
    jillian said:

    thank you for sharing info about HONY! the refugee series was devastating but so important to read and spread awareness on how people can help. xoxo

  7. 10.13.15

    Thanks for sharing my post my dear! xo

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