Spider costume

How cool is this Halloween costume? My friend Courtney Klein hates spiders, but she puts on a brave face for her kids. “I’ve probably gone overboard with the kids in the other direction always telling them how great spiders are so they won’t be scared,” she says. “Now Nell loves spiders and is a passionate defender.” At her daughter’s request, they made spider costumes, plus signs and brochures explaining to the neighborhood that spiders are not jerks!

burgundy sweater

Now that the weather is cooler, I’ve been settling into my trusty fall uniform. I’ve worn it every year for five years running, even a couple times a week. If we run into each other on the street or at a restaurant, chances are I’ll be wearing this cozy ensemble: a cashmere V-neck that has the easiest fit (I love the black and red), and button-front jeans with a little stretch. Plus, maybe these sneakers. Done and done.

Turkish breakfast

My friend Jason (of Kottke fame) just traveled to Turkey and had a classic breakfast spread. I’m so inspired to make something similar at home — salty cheese, bread, Nutella, jam, hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes… what would you add?

Abbi Jacobson

Finally! Comedian Abbi Jacobson just wrote I Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff, a book about a cross-country road trip she took after a bad breakup. I can’t wait to devour her thoughts on comedy, heartbreak and (apparently) the life-changing magic of tucking in one’s shirt.

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(Abbey Jacobson photo by Emmanuel Olunkwa.)