Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends! Despite some interesting things happening around town (most notably, the Fremont Solstice Festival and Naked Bike Race) I’m looking forward to a pretty quiet weekend. A brunch here, a cocktail there, and if I’m feeling particularly ambitious, maybe I’ll even catch up on Game of Thrones. Do you have anything fun planned? While you think it over, here are a few fun links from this week.

Flourless chocolate cake, trips of a lifetime, coffee granita, how to build your dream closet, and the awesomeness of platonic rom-coms

1. I’m bookmarking this insanely decadent caramel-drenched flourless chocolate cake recipe for my next birthday. Sparklers a must! (What’s Gaby Cooking)

2. If you get bored this weekend, here’s how to create and organize the closet of your dreams. (The Everygirl)

3. This piece on the primacy of female friendship and the rise of the platonic rom-com really speaks to my soul. (The Atlantic)

4. Of the 12 types of trips everyone should take before turning 40, I’ve done 8 so far. Maybe I can combine a few for my next vacation. Solo cross-country road trip, perhaps? (PureWow)

5. I’ve saved the best for last: you can now order granita at Starbucks as part of their new sunset menu! Yummm! (Refinery29)

Have a great weekend!

♥ Mil

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, everybody! It’s been a tiring week and I’m looking forward to spending some quality time in bed this weekend. Apart from that, I’ll be unpacking some more, trying a new brunch place, and enjoying some yummy bites at the Taste of Main. Meanwhile, Jules is backpacking through the Enchantments with some friends who are visiting from out of town. What about you guys? Any cool plans for the weekend? Let’s kick things off with a few fun links!

Friday Favorites // via South by Northwest

1. Feeling a little meh about work lately? Here’s a roundup of 15 career books to inspire you. (A Cup of Jo)

2. These ideas for keeping fit while you travel made me think of Jules, who dutifully went running every morning of our beach vacation while I slept in like a slacker. (World of Wanderlust)

3. Who among us hasn’t dreamed of staying in the world’s most Instagram-worthy boutique hotels? (Fathom)

4. The return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte is nearly upon us, and Starbucks says they’ll be ditching the artificial fillers in favor of actual pumpkin. Woohoo! Let’s hope the deliciousness wasn’t in the caramel coloring. (Refinery29)

5. Fear the Walking Dead premieres this Sunday and I cannot wait! You can watch the opening scene now, which contains our very first walker sighting. Who else is excited for the beginning of the zombie apocalypse? (Vulture)

Have a wonderful weekend!

♥ Mil


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Friday Favorites

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh. I can hardly wait for the weekend! It’s supposed to hit the 70’s this weekend and my plans involve spending as much time outside as possible – with the appropriate amount of sunscreen applied, of course. Saturday, you can probably find me at Green Lake all day, and Sunday I’m heading up to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival with Mil. Hopefully we remember to be good about taking pictures, so we can share a few with you lovely people. What are you doing this weekend? Hope you enjoy it as much as you enjoy this week’s favorites!

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1. Hilary Clinton finally announced her presidential campaign, and whatever your politics, it’s a wonderful step forward for women to have a legitimate female candidate in the race. Sorry, Sarah Palin.

2. Peeps + Physics = Best video I watched this week. It’s a little long, but it reminded me of my high school physics professor who definitely taught a lesson that revolved around marshmallows.

3. This past Monday, I really needed a pick-me-up. Thank goodness for BuzzFeed Animals and their endless supply of fuzzy puppies making cute faces.

4. I just started a “Whole 30” with my friend Alaina from work. Day 5 and going strong! We’ve been alternating bringing lunch for each other to make things a little easier. I’m thinking about making this next week. I’m sure my Vietnamese mother wouldn’t approve, but a girl’s got to do what she can.

5. Starbucks fans, they’ve just announced a new s’mores flavored Frappucinno. Marshmallow infused whipped cream? Say what?


Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Tonight, Mil and I are hitting the sack unusually early (at least for her). Tomorrow we’re checking out Nordstrom’s annual Spring Beauty Trend Show. After the show we’re signed up with the Nars glam squad to get a Saturday morning makeover. We’ll be sure to snap a pic of us looking fabulous! What are your weekend plans? Anyone else going to the show in Bellevue? Holler at us!

While you count down to the weekend, here are some links to while away the time.


1. Model Winnie Harlow has been making waves in the fashion world. Why all the excitement? Winnie has a skin condition called Vitiligo, that causes the loss of skin color in blotches. Several media sources have praised her moment(s) on the runway, declaring Vitiligo the latest trend in fashion. I appreciated Refinery 29’s response to these statements. I am all for highlighting Winnie and the fashion house that chose to feature her. I am not on board with calling a skin disease a trend.

2. Facebook has announced that you can now send money through their messenger app. Pretty cool, yes. Is it enough to win people back after all that app anger? I don’t know…

3. Starbucks is pilot testing delivery! Finally! Because walking down the block is really just too much of a hassle.

4. I am an introvert by nature. It’s my biggest career challenge. I make up excuses to skip work happy hours and like to eat lunch at my desk. I’m not antisocial. I just need a lot of “me time” to recharge. These tips for introverted career woman really resonated with me.

5. Anyone do a March Madness bracket? I didn’t. I did however watch this video of toddlers weighing in on the NCAA tournament. Sadly, they probably know more than I do.

Would you use a Starbucks delivery service? Are you an introvert? Please tell me I’m not the only one who dreads work events!



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