Friday Fab: 5 pre-vacation things!!

Wooooo hoooo, it’s officially the Friday before vacation, and I could not be more stoked! I plan to do a TON of sleeping and sunning over the next 10 days – what are your plans for the weekend? Hope they’re amaze!

Here’s the best 5 things from around the web this week:

  1. The BEST homemade pickles (unless of course you’ve been to Super Duper Burger, where they make their own) – I’m addicted – follow this PureWow recipe to DIY:

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    Pickles via PureWow

  2. Can we talk about how rad this Frida Kahlo inspired wedding is? Truly dreamy – can’t get enough…

  3. In case you were wondering, here are 18 incredible beaches that prove summer is year round in the right places:

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    Oludeniz, Turkey via Huffington Post Travel

  4. Glamping, you say? I’m into it – and am getting inspired for a little fall getaway after clicking through this gallery:

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    Glamping inspiration via domino and Paws Up Montana

  5. Work life balance is a MAJOR consideration around here (in my office, and in our household – not to mention, San Francisco in general), and at D&D we’re taking our cues from the Europeans, and starting this vacation weekend on a de-stressed note. Here’s why they have the work/life balance thing down:

Friday Fabulous: Five things to kick off your weekend!

Wooo hoooooo, WHO’S READY FOR THE WEEKEND?! Over here at D&D, we could not be more ready – the sun is out, the breeze is lovely, and we have a whole lineup of Friday Fabulousness to get you pumped for this fine August Friday.

Here are our Five favorite things from across the web this week:

1. Stylish office tour – you think your HOME office is fabulous and comfortable? Try the professional and industrial chic workspace of Greycroft Partners (a venture capital firm) in LA. Can I live here?!?! Full gallery through the image at Domaine.com.

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Photo via Domaine

2.  On the hunt for a light and delicious late summer appetizer? Try Purewow’s Feta + Watermelon skewers – they’re flavorful and semi-healthy at the same time. These are perfect for your upcoming end-of-summer soirée – click through the image below for the recipe!

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Photo via Purewow

3. The most perfect pair of LOFT travel/weekend/wedding set up/party pants there ever was – SUCH a good transitional item for your closet as we move into fall. I’m planning on wearing these on our next plane ride – they’re soft and comfortable, while still looking polished and put together. Yes please!

4. With so many of my friends engaged (or almost there), and my penchant for party styling, I can’t wait to host my next Bridal shower – and this flower-centric approach is off the chain. FLOWERS ARE MY FAVORITE (y’all knew that), and by making them the centerpiece (literally, get it?!?!) of your event, you can bring the magical garden feeling indoors. YES! More details on how to style a floral-focused bridal shower by clicking through the image below:

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Photo by Camille Simmons via Domino

5. Two things: 1) LEVO League is pretty much the coolest association of professional women ever, and if you haven’t joined the ranks of females building each other up and sharing career/life advice yet, you need to check them out here. At my former company, we launched a joint initiative in our office with LEVO, and my outlook on womens’ groups has never been the same. They’re amazing! 2) Where did you meet your best friends? I personally have a few gem-worthy friendships from childhood and my early 20’s, but my VERY best friends? I met them at work. And they are my ride or die mafia, forever and always. Please don’t make me quote Carrie Bradshaw about how “women are your soul mates”, because I will… Love you women 🙂 Below, read the article on ‘Why you need a work BFF [or like 5] STAT’…

Friday Fabulous: 5 Things (the no-work weekend edition!)

Ladies and gents, today marks the beginning of the FIRST weekend of the summer that I’m not working/moving/traveling/otherwise roaming around, and I couldn’t be happier about it!!! We have some plans to work on getting our new home spot decorated this weekend, and I have plans with the girl group on Saturday for some female fun (not to mention, Chloe’s needs for a beach day + subsequent grooming). There always seems to be a list a quarter mile long of to-do’s and errands that need to be completed, but it’s always nice to have some time to complete them and even potentially (?) get ahead of the game (still uncertain this is totally possible, but one can hope).

Aloha weekend – enjoy our top picks from this week around the internet below, and have a killer Friday!

1. Grumpy Cat (yes, my friends occasionally call me Grumpy Cait) has a new competitor – referred to as Earl the Grumpy Puppy. Follow along on his Instagram account, as this delightful little creature shares his crankiness with the world:

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2. Fortune online thinks investing in an Hermès Birkin handbag (which retail from $5,000 – $223,000 and boast a 6 year waiting list) is a good idea – do you? Check out their interesting investment logic here:

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3. Redecorating a space, or moving in somewhere new (like us) and looking for a formula for fabulousness? Look no further than this article from Domaine, which exposes the 9 key facets that every stylish home has:

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4.  You KNOW how I feel about pastries and carbohydrates in general – how about BISCUIT DOUGHNUTS? Mind blown right here – do you feel like these are a necessary addition to your weekend? I know I do! Recipe via PureWow:

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5. These Mark & Graham personalized copper trays are the best way I know to infuse some old world tavern glam into your cocktail bar at home – gimlet, please!

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Friday Fabulous: 5 Things

Another delightful weekend is ALMOST upon us (let’s be serious: most of us are on vacay in our minds), and it’s time to party! My version of a weekend party looks like a series of wedding festivities in wine country, tiny celebrations for being moved into our new abode (like fro-yo in our new living room!), and a sailing jaunt on Sunday with some of our favorites. Enjoy your Friday: get out there and do us proud this weekend!

Here’s our roundup of the best Five Things from around the internet this week:

1. One of my best friends (T-Money) and her fiancé live in New York City, and pretty much every time Virgin America has a flight sale, I think about randomly booking a trip to Manhattan and visiting. We did a best bebs weekend last fall in NYC, and it was divine – think Soul Cycle, brunching, random work events, and then walking the High Line and eating world-class Ramen. Here’s a look at how to do a similar 48 hour stint in New York from Domaine:

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Alta Linea Bar: The outdoor watering hole at the High Line Hotel – ciao aperol spritz e intelligentsia espresso!

2. Now that our kitchen is unpacked and fully functional in our new house, I’m ready to get back to my weekly baking routine! How divine is this all-time perfect sponge cake from Martha Stewart? You’ll have to pop by my kitchen to try it in the next few weeks (or you can make it at home using this recipe):

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3. Speaking of being moved in, once the decorating phase has been completed, I’m looking forward to hosting friends and family in our new guest room! Here are the top 30 things to do before your guests arrive to make their stay more comfortable, as compiled by PureWow:

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4. The BEST cropped jogger pants I’ve found this season (in the most divine peacock blue), and definitely worth the splurge:

5. Ready for the weekend, but still stuck at your desk for a few hours? Check out Afar’s Dreamiest Beach locations, and get carried away…I’ve basically been in Positano, Italy (mentally) for the last 2 weeks!

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HAPPY WEEKEND!

Friday Fabulous: Five Things

Woo hoooo! It has been a major week, and around here, we are SO very stoked for the weekend.

Here’s our roundup of the best Five Things from around the internet this week!

1. With more than 75% of couples getting married in the spring/summer, it’s a good time to talk about relationships! Here’s a key indicator (via Refinery 29) to help you decide if your partner is the one:

2. The CUTEST raincoat for early fall (it’s coming!) and a HUGE 60% off sale this week at Joules:

3. I MISS LA! Here are 9 movies based in the most fabulous US city to get you in the same mood (via PureWow):

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500 Days of Summer // Photo via PureWow

4. Feel crazed and chaotic in the morning? Take a cue from these leading ladies on how to start your day off right:

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Successful Womens’ Morning Routines via Domaine

5. The classiest of the classy, Sarah Vickers of Classy Girls Wear Pearls, has released her 10 style lessons for those of us who need them – check them out here:

Friday Fabulous: Five Things – gossip edition!

Happy Friday, party people!

Today, we’re feeling a little bit gossipy and conspiratorial – call it a celebration of our last day as brunettes (okay, Chloe’s highlights will probably stay the same, but whatever), but we’re a little more stoked than usual for the weekend!

Here are the five things that have us chit-chatting this morning:

1. EMMA WATSON is dating PRINCE HARRY?!?! If Australian sources are to be believed (and they should, that’s my heritage, damn it)…check it out here

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Photo by Refinery 29

 

2. In desperate need of an AMAZING Beignet recipe? Us either, but we’ll take it just the same! Can someone make THESE and have them delivered to our office? The Mixpanel team at large would be greatly appreciative.

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Beignets, courtesy of Pure Wow

 

3. THIS Lilly Pulitzer ‘Sarasota’ tunic muy necessito for our upcoming trip to the tropics – purchased!

 

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Lilly Pulitzer Sarasota Tunic // Zappos

 

4. In the latest from the Kanye/Kardashian feud with Amber Rose, Kanye has issued a statement re:Amber Rose being his sloppy fallback when Kim wasn’t available a few years ago – #ouch…good thing our loyalty is with the Kardashian clan!

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The most annoying relationship of all time – thank goodness its over

 

5. And in the greatest piece of social gossip we’ve ever seen grace the pages of Business Insider, this Seattle-based bachelor has been pegged as the real life Christian Grey. My seat-buddy-at-work, ‘A’, and I were wondering – who’s YOUR real life Christian Grey?

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The real life Christian Grey? We’re not sure…

 

Weekend Wonderful – Five Things

We’ve been off the grid over here for a few days (getting sick is not my favorite), but nevertheless, it’s the weekend! Most Sundays start slowly in our household: a cup of coffee, a walk around the block to Chloe’s favorite spots, and then we settle into a cozy day at home with football in the background (for the man), and design inspiration on Pinterest and assorted other creative projects for me. We thought we’d start today with five things we think are pretty wonderful this weekend – enjoy the day, and get ready for a fantastic week!

1. This Lilly Pulitzer x Target collaboration, launching mid-April, makes our hearts skip a beat (despite the media critique for limitations on sizing in store).  From the VP of Creative Communications Jane Schoenborn: “This collection appeals to every woman, and that’s what we’re so proud of. Lilly was so inclusive.” Chloe is really hoping for some dog-friendly accessories and perhaps a preppy new puppy bed, and I am excited for absolutely anything that comes to us from the Pink Palace! #BuyMeLilly

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2. A fantastic infographic from the folks at Mindflash on the Anatomy of an Outstanding Resume. I look through a number of resumes each week at work, and the sheer volume of poorly constructed ones is incredible – so this weekend, be sure you read up, button yours up, and put your best foot forward the next time you send out this one page summary of your professional experience and accomplishments!

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3. In the best news for women’s health we’ve heard in years, Cambridge University has discovered a gene that serves as a key indicator for one severe type of breast cancer, and researchers think that this may lead to new treatments and therapies for breast cancer patients. Read the full article here, and be sure to remind female friends and family to get tested regularly: Breast Cancer Discovery, from the UK ‘Telegraph’.

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4. For my SF friends and readers: the BEST dog groomer we’ve found in the city! Wags (on Polk) is clean, the staff is friendly, and Chloe came home after a hypoallergenic oatmeal bath and a good brushing, smelling like a dream and happy to have met some new friends. Can’t recommend them enough!

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5. Given that we’re halfway through ‘engagement season’, and half of everyone I know is either moving into a new home, having a baby, or getting engaged, we’ve assembled a fantastic domestic gift that will please everyone from the carb-obsessed to the most particular bespoke chef. Flour + Water is an SF institution, and their new cookbook does not disappoint (in-depth review here). Pair it with the perfect pasta maker from Williams Sonoma (or this one, if they already have a stand mixer). Bonus: you’ll likely be invited back for a dinner party, thanks to your fabulous present, and you can enjoy the gift that keeps giving!

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Xoxo,

Cait