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01 Mar 2019

Jonas Brothers Comeback

Boy, can I be a tough critic when a new single comes out! At first listen, my thought was “It ain’t no ‘Burnin’ Up.” But then reality set in and I realized I’ve listened to this song on repeat for the entire day. It is, in fact, a very strong comeback from the brothers and in its very own unique way, it is a bop! I have no idea what the music video is about, but it doesn’t matter. The brothers featured their three wives/partners in it and it wasn’t weird in the slightest. It was actually quite endearing and we almost wanted more?

Who steals the show? Sophie, by miles. Priyanka does her same old schtick that we’ve seen in everything that she does with Nick now, but Sophie was the superstar here. Why? Because she’s a complete weirdo! Her top three moments:

  • Biting the bush
  • Pouring her champagne into her bath
  • Spitting her champagne into her bath

On another note, it’s also quite refreshing to see Danielle, Kevin’s wife! Their relationship has always been so sweet to me because they met organically while on a family vacation and she was a non-celebrity. Though it wasn’t popular, I thoroughly enjoyed their short-lived reality show.

We’ve been a longtime Nick Jonas fan, but the vocals award goes to Joe in “Sucker.” His part clearly stands out above the rest. This is a strong debut for a group that I thought would never return to music as a band, but it makes me excited for what’s to come. I’ve already agreed with one of my best friends that we are definitely headed to their tour. How powerful a single can be…

22 Dec 2018

Blog Roundup

  • How Tourists Are Loving Nature to Death [The Guardian]
  • The Long-Term Cost When Graduates Move Back Home [New York Times]
  • 25 Simple Rules For Not Acting Like An A-Hole at the Airport [Inside Hook]
  • When Priyanka Met Nick: A Love Story [Vogue]
  • Is Orthorexia the Eating Disorder for the Digital Age? [Vogue]
  • 10 Things You Should Throw Away Before 2019 [Refinery29]
  • Artist Reveals The Hidden Side of Long Term Relationships in 15 Perfect Illustrations [GOOD]
  • 100 Best Songs of 2018 [Noisey]
  • 9 Celebrity-Owned Bars That Are Worth The Hype [Vogue]
  • Rising Instagram Stars Are Posting Fake Sponsored Content [The Atlantic]
  • JoJo Has Re-Recorded Her Debut Album [Nylon]
17 Dec 2018

Wedding Mondays

As weddings continue to grow more and more expensive, the rise in elopements among my friends are increasing. Personally, two of my closest friends have already opted for very small weddings with a third confessing to me that she’d elope just last week. When you watch a wedding video like this though, it’s not hard to see why this route is attractive. There is so much to love in a wedding video like this one – stunning views of Santorini and the most beautiful slip wedding dress I’ve ever seen. 

[Chris and Ruth] did an amazing job with this one. 

This all white look is absolute perfection. For all of their wedding details and more, click here for their feature on [Green Wedding Shoes.]

09 Sep 2018

Ralph Lauren

We interrupt our Spring 2019 RTW coverage for Fall 2018 RTW with Ralph Lauren and their 50th anniversary!

I think I just caught myself drooling over this collection. I knew it was good, but I didn’t know it was going to be THIS good. For everyone that posted about this show on Instagram, I’m sure those photos didn’t even do this showing justice.

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17 Jun 2018

Blog Roundup

  • The Unexamined Privilege of Gilmore Girls [Slate]
  • I’m a food writer — with some food issues [Food52]
  • Navigating a Digital World After 40 Years in Prison [Splinter News]
  • Airbnb’s new font “Cereal” [Fast Co.]
  • How to go out alone as a man [GQ] – honestly women can do the same thing too!
  • Poke bowls as the next convenience food [Buzzfeed]
  • Tough questions on self care in the workplace [Girls’ Night In]

  • Why Mister Rogers’ Message Of Love And Kindness Is Good For Your Health [GOOD]
  • How to pair wine with Shack burgers [Grub Street]
  • Best practices for leaving work early [7×7]
27 Jan 2018

The City of LA’s Job Posting

I’m a little behind on the news clearly, but I’m lol’ing at this ad that the city of Los Angeles put out seeking a Graphics Designer. The entire thing was done within Microsoft Paint and responders are applying to the position in almost the same cheeky way that it was put out into the world. It’s nice to see that some places still have a sense of humor. Big ups to whoever decided to follow through with this. Since this tweet came out, it has received 30K retweets and 74K likes.

Don’t miss the boat! Get your applications in now.

[Source]

21 Jan 2018

Song of the Day

Connie Constance – Stars

I watched the Zac Posen documentary “House of Z” on Netflix yesterday and this was the ending song. I’ve long looked up to Zac for his beautiful silhouettes, but never knew anything about this story. The documentary captured it well and I couldn’t get this song out of my head for the next hour.

11 Jan 2018

Overcoming My Travel Anxiety

I know I’m supposed to be the girl that loves airports, but I’ve also been known to have my fair share of panic attacks while also at the airport. Traveling used to be a breeze, until… it wasn’t. Fall 2016 was the first time that I was traveling back and forth for three months pretty much non-stop. I’m not sure how people do it because though the idea of traveling seems easy, it can really wear you down. It’s also not the place you want to be when you don’t have your shit together.

The stage in the airport that stresses me out the most: going through security.

I know I look cool, calm, and collected, but in my head, I’m constantly questioning how many buckets I’m going to need for myself, how early I need to take off my shoes, wondering if my cardigan “actually” needs to be taken off, and if the person in front of me would stop putting their fingers in front of my buckets so that I don’t accidentally smash them. Because I’m going through security with all of these questions in my head, I often leave the area feeling more flustered than necessary. This has resulted in me leaving behind my actual luggage on the belt. Twice.

It has led me to frantically retrace all of my steps and one time I accidentally mistook another person’s luggage as my own while waiting at a restaurant before realizing it wasn’t mine and being “THAT” person. That was my breaking point and that was the moment I realized that something needed to change. Since I’m headed into a big traveling period for myself for the next three months, I thought it might be fitting to share that story and share my tips for those that might feel the same way as I do.

  1. List it Out – If you’re nervous that you forgot to pack something, write a list of everything you need and where you’re packing it. Will it be in your luggage? Your personal item? Or on you? I know this sounds a bit extreme, but for note takers, this can be really helpful. I am constantly writing notes in my phone so the night before, I write down what I’m likely to forget and haven’t packed already so that before I’m taking off I can double check / triple check that list before I leave.
  2. Stay hydrated – A lot of my friends like to have a water bottle along with them for the flight. Having water can calm your nerves and it’s also just good to have since flying can be quite draining. If you have a reusable water bottle, take it with you, but to avoid some anxiety, arrive to the airport with it empty. If you don’t have one that’s reusable, remind yourself to buy one right after you get out of security.
  3. Get pre-check – Worried about getting to the airport on time? Hate waiting in lines? Every friend that I have that has ever had pre-check has never had a bad thing to say about it. I don’t even have it, but know that this would probably ease a lot of my own anxieties if I had it! Getting pre-check costs $122. 25, but you’ll have a 5-year membership. There’s a whole process involved with it, but it’s honestly something that I’ve been considering for a couple of years now too.
  4. Take care of yourself – Give your body what it needs. If you’re worried about getting hungry on the plane or don’t want to purchase a snack or meal from the plane, get something in your stomach beforehand. Get to the airport a little bit early so that you can collect your thoughts and sit down at a restaurant if that’s what does it for you. Plenty of people also pick up items on the go. For myself, no matter what – without fail, I always need to grab a latte of some kind before I get on a flight. It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is, it’s the part of my routine that stays consistent and eases my nerves.
  5. Get your playlist ready – I must have close to 30 playlists on my Spotify, but only my favorites ones get downloaded on my phone – the one that has the most recent songs that I’m listening to and the three playlists that never let me down – “Best of 2017,” “90’s R&B Hip Hop,” and “Whole albums that I don’t hate.” I get stressed out when I’m listening to a playlist that I don’t love and have to constantly swipe away to get to a song that I actually do like. When you’ve found the playlist for your flight, download it onto your phone so that you don’t run into data issues and zone out.

Airport experiences can be a hit or miss. More often than not, you don’t want to end up with a bad experience if you can control it. Hopefully my tips are as helpful as they have been for me.

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