The more time you spend fighting with people who...
The other day I was feeling particularly stuck on a post I was writing…I just couldn’t find the right words. I reached out to a friend (looking to commiserate) and asked if he ever struggled with writer’s block. His response: honestly, not really. Once in a while, for a few minutes, but rarely. Lots of practice. He then asked if I had heard of the 10,000-hour rule (I had)....
Stuffs & Such
Hi all. Sorry things were so quiet in this corner last week. Life was busy. I went on my first post-hazel business trip. Dallas. I missed her a bunch but there was a small part of me that seriously enjoyed a quiet night away…a night for reading and room-service. Simon did a great job holding things down on the homefront and even sent over a fantastic number of daddy/daughter photo...
afternoon at the vineyard
We closed out our “parent weekend” by heading over to Tabor Hill Winery for a celebration bunch. We drove through the michigan countryside as we made our way to the winery and I have to admit…I felt a million miles away from the midwest. The whole things was supringly romantic and unexpected. But I wasn’t the only big fan. Hazel thought Tabor Hill was absolutely...
This American Life: 20 Acts in 60 Minutes →
Looking for some morning inspiration? 20 Act in 60 minutes is a seriously great episode of my very favorite radio show. As a warning - you may very well laugh out loud (hard) at the opening story. Just wanted to give you a heads up in case you sit near your boss :)
Petrichor: The way it smells outside after rain.– and 25 other Everyday Things You Never Knew Had Names [via nyminute: shorterexcerpts]
This Woman Is Wearing The Same Thing Every Day For... →
Check it out… My girl Sarah and her super-awesome-altruistic-and-stylish Chicago Uniform Project just got a write-up on Refinery29! Way to go babe! (if anyone is interested in helping Sarah reach her stretch goal of raising $10,000 for CAWC, please click here to make a donation…or read more about her LBD adventure)
Choose Life over the other stuff. Get out of your head. Live. Dress up. Eat....– my friend, John Patrick Shanley
Gigantomachia: Part II Log Line: The weight of the world bears down on a small family of refugees as their deportation and death loom on the increasingly surreal horizon. Incredible! Counting down to the final chapter!
Earlier + Later Olivia Palermo // September 13 [via: hautelikecouture]
I got tied up at work last night…a pretty neat last-minute project that needed my attention. I was excited to help, but there was no way I was going to make it home in time to relieve our nanny. A pleading ping to my husband <simon is typing> “No problem. I’ve got it babe.” teamwork. I finished my work with the focus and efficiency of a new mama anxious to see her...
the way you show up in the world– “…….we believe we are not making a difference. But making a difference is really about the way you show up in the world every day. In fact, know it or not, like it or not, you’re already making a difference by your presence. It may be a good difference or a bad difference, a large difference...
My Ultimate Beyoncé Playlist
Countdown Deja Vu (feat. Jay-Z) Get me Bodied Check On It (feat. Bun B-Slim Thug) Beautiful Liar (feat. Shakira) Start Over Crazy in Love (feat. Jay-Z) Upgrade (feat. Jay-Z) Save the Hero Halo Telephone (Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce) Naughty Girl Bonnie Clyde Broken-Hearted Girl Listen Irreplaceable Best Thing I Never Had End of Time Amor Gitano (feat. Alejandro Fernandez) Put a...
$10 for $20 at Whole Foods →
and with this one little offer, Living Social has lured me in. Get yours here!
Worth the Wait
The doughnut line was long. By 9am, it snaked around the corner but we didn’t mind. It was a gorgeous morning and we had more than enough to keep us entertained. Impromptu sibling meet-ups are one of my favorite things in the world particularly when they end with the 6 of us sitting on a curb sharing a box of doughnuts.
This weekend we had doughnuts Doughnut Vault doughnuts. Doughnut Vault, the broom-closet sized shop tucked at the end of franklin street The line starts forming before the doors even open because they serve doughnuts until they run out…and then that’s that. Old-fashion buttermilk, gingerbread and 3 flavors of glazed. Impossibly charming. and truly truly delicious. Top two...