What are you up to this weekend? We’re having a little party at our place — not so much a dinner party, but more a drinks-and-chips-and-stay-up-late party. We’ll see if we still have it in us, haha. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few great links from around the web…
How cute are these hooks?
An East Village bar will literally kick you out if you use the word “literally.”
What a beautiful work dress.
“The $2 ingredient I have on hand for every single party.”
These basketball players move like ballet dancers.
Good news: Lo & Sons is having a huge winter sale, with up to 50% off their fantastic travel bags and crossbody bags. (The Catalina has been my long-time favorite.)
Plus, two great reader comments:
Says Rue on a cheesy soup for hangovers: “Frozen peas are my weeknight dinner MVP, hands down! You can turn almost ANYTHING into a meal if you have peas. Examples: Pour peas into boiled pasta before you’ve drained the water, then strain the pasta and peas, and fold in butter or oil, plus a cheese or two of your choice (ricotta! feta! Parm!); add frozen peas to packaged ramen and suddenly your $0.30 ramen has a VEGETABLE in it; put frozen peas in a bowl with a little water, microwave with butter and salt — now you have warm, buttery peas as a side dish for whatever thing emerges from your freezer.”
Says Diana on building new skills: “I try something new (roughly) every year, and it’s the best thing I’ve done for myself. I joined a running club and made new, lasting friends despite often being the slowest runner out there. I took swing dancing lessons that I will never use again, except to demonstrate a proper Charleston at parties. I took up boxing with a girlfriend and we learned to throw proper hooks. This year I’m taking up volunteering with New York Cares – I did my first BINGO night at a home for the elderly and served food at the Gay Men’s Health Center. Everyone should try something new this year! Especially as a single person, it has helped me connect with people while gaining new perspectives and purpose.”