postcard thank you notes

Our friend Ameer does something wonderful: During dinner parties or games nights, he’ll take a couple casual snapshots with his phone. Then, the next day, he’ll print them out and send them as postcards to the hosts to say thank you. It’s such a surprise and delight to check your mail and find the cutest memories of the evening! — Joanna

madewell cropped sweatshirt

I am fond of saying that I love cropped clothes because (at 5’2″ on a tall day) I am a cropped person. Cropped jeans, cropped tees, cropped sweaters… on me, they don’t look cropped, but rather the way they’re supposed to. Sweatshirts especially can often swallow my body whole, but this one is absolutely perfect. (It looks especially great with high waisted jeans.) And the color lights up your whole face. — Caroline

sleeping giraffe

For your moment of cuteness on this Wednesday afternoon, have you ever seen sleeping giraffes? Six-year-old Anton and I happened upon photos the other day and loved how their necks wrap onto their bodies. That’s all! — Joanna

Quit Like A Woman

Last summer, at a friend’s wedding, I drank a glass of water at dinner. A rumor started that I must be pregnant. (I wasn’t.) Why else, everyone wondered, would someone not drink at a wedding? The simple truth is, I don’t drink much. Alcohol just doesn’t sing to me the same way other things (like, say, chocolate) do. So, when this book (Amazon/Indiebound/Books Are Magic) wandered into my consciousness, I was intrigued. Well researched and tell-it-like-it-is, the book is written by a founder of a woman-centric recovery program. She breaks down everything from the history and science of alcohol usage, to how alcohol is marketed to women, to tactical advice for quitting. An interesting read for people in recovery or contemplating sobriety, but also for anyone who has ever questioned the role of alcohol in our culture. — Caroline

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