The weekend is here!


Happy Fri-YAY, my darling readers! What do you have planned for the weekend? I’m New England-bound for a few days — looking forward to a bit of R&R (and book reading!) at home. Here, to get your Saturday-Sunday started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

Oh, George. (Plus, one more Royal family bit.)

Wish this came in my size.

Love this panda stamp (via Swiss Miss).

Tips for starting a book club.

Best news of the week.

Can’t wait to see this film.

Love the back side of this sweater.

A dinner party conversation idea.

40 movies to watch before 40.

So so so excited.

(Image via Domino)

3 wedding things


Lately, a lot of friends—some newly engaged—keep asking me for my best wedding advice. The biggest takeaway from my wedding is to each their own, meaning the stuff that mattered to me (invitations, picking a location with meaning, the photographer) may not matter for another bride. Still, there are three things that I’m so very glad Matt and I did.


A hairspray trick


For my sister’s bachelorette, we basically had a sleepover at the Old Saybrook Inn and Spa. It was perfect — we got manicures and massages, lounged by the pool and fell asleep to a good/bad J.Lo movie. The best! We also swapped beauty tips and, yay, I learned something new…

The weekend is here!


Happy Friday, dear readers! What do you have planned for the next couple of days off? I’m Connecticut-bound for my sister’s bachelorette party. It’s a surprise, so I can’t share details here. ;) It’s looking to be a bit rainy, but I’m hoping to do a bit of leaf peeping while I’m there. Here, to get your weekend started right, a few happy posts from around the web:

9 cutie pie kindergartners on their first month of school.

All hail George and Charlotte.

Yay for the new Sézane collection.

OMG, more Maria Semple.

How to build a plane. Whoa.

Mmmm….basil and burrata.

Meet Frances Valentine.

DIY rosé gummies.

A fall road trip playlist.

Don’t forget to register to vote!

(Photo via White + Warren)

“Manhattan” in New York


One of my favorite lines from Woody Allen’s Manhattan is: “He adored New York City. He idolized it all out of proportion.” As I come up on nine years of living here this winter, I felt like I could use a reminder of why I moved in the first place. (Seriously, the sweltering F train in the summer is enough to make you question that decision over and over again.)