And just like that, it's Labor Day weekend! What happened? Where'd the summer go? Look, I'm not complaining. I sat in a cafe all of yesterday wearing my mom-jeans for the first time in months and sipping on a nice, hot decaf cappuccino while looking out at the rain and let me tell you, I was THRILLED. Did you know I don't drink caffeine? I'm sure I've referenced it, because it's the bane of my existence. Aside from the fact that when I'm tired I just have to deal with it and be tired, I love, love, love coffee and tea. And it's just not the same when you order decaf. No one takes good care of the coffee beans and usually I get burned coffee, and tea is just weak. There's only so much chamomile a girl can drink! But I digress.
Any fun plans for the weekend? Last ditch efforts to get out of town? My ass is staying firmly in Manhattan, I love being here when the city is empty and this is basically our last shot for quite some time. Besides, isn't a big tropical storm heading our way? I need to defend my home! I'm a huge over reactor, (it's one of the more fun things about me) so I've already got extra candles and Pellegrino stocked up.
Stay cozy and happy, my dearies! Here are some links for your eyeballs and a little ditty for your heart:
If this isn't some major bad-ass life inspo, I don't know what is.
I'm a huge plane-crier, so this really spoke to me. If you see someone flying to LA, clinging to a small dog, eating an airplane cheese plate, and loudly sobbing next week, it's me!
I need to pick up a copy of Mavis Gallant's recently re-issued Collected Stories this week. I don't know how I've never read them!
I will shout this from the rooftops forever and ever and ever and ever.
An excellent profile on Emily Weiss and her empire.
The state of the world for women. And they wonder why feminists are so angry.
Returning to work after childbirth.
Texas, what is going on with you, bro?
Name your own Byredo?!? I die. And I would def go with, "HOW DARE YOU."
Elizabeth Smart is amazing, and the work she is doing to break down purity culture is SO IMPORTANT.
Did I ever tell you I saw Hamilton last year? It was a total stroke of luck that I still can't believe, but I'm still feeling greedy and want to see Javier in it.