It feels like we’ve been hearing a lot about Lauryn Hill in the press lately and that’s because she’s about to embark on her first world tour in quite some time. It’s the 20th anniversary of her iconic album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” On top of that, she’s decided to join Woolrich for their latest fashion campaign. It’s her first fashion campaign ever and even more special because she’s lending her voice to it.
In the campaign, Lauryn is singing one of my favorite songs, “Ex-Factor,” but it’s the first time I’ve ever heard it sung like this. Accompanying the campaign is also her words on what “American Soul” means to her. Lastly, if the backdrop for this video looks familiar, it’s because it takes place in Washington Heights. This is the same location where “Doo Wop – (That Thing)” was originally shot.
We’re loving every bit of Lauryn’s comeback!
Do I have any New York City readers here?! [The Color Factory,] which originated in San Francisco is landing in New York and I’m letting you know so that you can jump on those tickets!
My friends and I were so lucky to [attend]Color Factory on day 1 and it has been a hit ever since. I know that there a lot of mixed reviews regarding these Instagrammable events or whatever you want to call it, but my best advice is to go in and have the experience you want to have. If you want to take photos, do it. If you want to leave your phone at home and just play, you should also do that! I’m really excited that the team behind [Oh Happy Day!] is taking their baby on the road to another city though! It’s a huge accomplishment and they deserve to have the opportunity to spread their joy to everyone else.
Turtleneck – Aritzia / Denim – Gap
The year 2018 is my color block moment! Does it count if it’s only monochrome colors though? My everyday uniform used to always consist of a dress and a longer cardigan. These days, I’m embracing pants more than I ever have before and loving this everyday sheer turtleneck from Artizia. I’d like to own one of these in every color possible.
Where my office was located was in the heart of SOMA and surrounded by some of the coolest buildings and brick. I’m going to miss these spots so much when I move into my new office, but here’s hoping that we get just as good of shots there too.
Grab your nearest box of tissues. Is there anything sweeter than Jhené Aiko & her daughter Namiko Love singing a song they wrote together? They performed “Sing to Me / Dear Mama” at what looks like a Mother’s Day event through VH1. Namiko is 10 years old and Jhené has always been our favorite. I love these two together.
Lara Swimsuit Pale Blue – $165.94
I am headed out for my getaway later on this week so it’s no surprise that we’ve got vacation items on the brain! It’s been feeling quite chilly in the Bay so a trip to warmer temperatures is everything we need. For the first time in years, I’ve acquired three new swimsuits in one year and I do’t even want to quit! How delicious are some of these ones that I’m sharing with you below? And of course, for warmer evenings, there’s nothing more that you could want than easier slip dresses to toss on over your head. Raise your hand if you could live in summer mode forever. That’s us!
- Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market Sold to Fish-Throwing Employees [The Seattle Times]
- The world’s most Instagrammable sneakers [forward2me]
- The horror film, The Purge, is being turned into a television series for USA Network and it looks just as terrifying as the films.
- Mara Wilson’s thoughts on how Allison Mack got roped into NXIVM [Elle]
- An interview with Stripe’s CEO, Patrick Collison on culture and growing startups [High Growth Handbook – Elad Gil]
- How an ex-cop rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game and stole millions [The Daily Beast]
- The bowling mechanic keeping America’s favorite pastime alive
- The legacy of Benihana [The Ringer]
- Being 30 in Seattle: It’s a lot harder today than it was for your parents [The Seattle Times]
- How Marie Kondo Created a Decluttering Empire [The Every Girl]
- He Kissed Me…and then Unmatched Me [The Every Girl] – just a funny take on online dating in 2018
“Don’t play with your food.” Isn’t that what all parents say to kids growing up? Well, doesn’t it seem like in 2018, playing with your food is actually the thing to do?! I’m not just talking these beautifully colored pastas, but also things like Museum of Ice cream and even the strangest food combinations that exist today. “Don’t play with your food” can mean a lot of things, but I think playing with it makes eating it that much more enjoyable.
Linda Miller Nicholson starts with fresh from scratch pastas and then combines them with all natural ingredients to give them their vibrant colors. Purple comes from beets and blueberries, yellow from turmeric and green from parsley.
I can’t get enough of these photos and already found myself getting lost in her Instagram.