weekend reads {jan 14+15}

photo by  dave mentzer

photo by dave mentzer

Happpppy weekend, everybody! I don't know about you guys, but my week has been literally ridiculously busy and I feel like I'm just running on pure adrenaline now. I've had at least one event every night after work — including tonight! I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to just  r e l a x i n g  tomorrow morning with a giant cup of coffee in bed and my new favorite book. 

Are you guys up to anything this weekend? Let me know in the comments below. 

bloggers

The Freckled Life talks all things navy in her latest “Hue of the Month." 

Next, Sylvia from SimplySylvia interviews Michi Active founder, Michelle Watson. 

Less of a post, but Meg of Styled Avenue literally is wearing my dream outfit.

And Sarah from District Damsel absolutely SLAYED it in this high-slit dress. And considering the crazy weather, it’s actually more appropriate than you think. 

Ashlee from Cobalt Chronicles talks about her 2017 bucket list. 

Winter creams from the forever stylish Gal Meets Glam. 

Paola from Blank Itinerary whips up this  D R O O L W O R T H Y  vegan maca smoothie.

in the know

You'll want to read this think-piece from the Washington Post on whether or not Buzzed was in the wrong the Dossier-gate (yeah, I went there) [Washington Post

The story behind “macaroni” in “yankee doodle” [Atlas Obscura

Apparently, to my dismay, Ed Hardy is making a comeback. [Refinery29]

In Bethesda, golden shower burgers are now being served. Proceed with caution. [DCist]

A new Mexican spot, Mezcalero, opened on Friday the 13th And they're rumored to be INCREDIBLE. Honestly, though review to come... [DCist]

my friend from college + badass journalist in New England, Bre Edelstein, wrote this HILARIOUS article about the town that joined forces to find a puppy. [Eagle Tribune

"There were people setting up food stations and blankets, we were getting calls about sightings and people kept asking how they can help," Jackie said. "The response was overwhelming."

Meet the woman behind Wendy’s sassiest + most savage tweets [Mashable]

long-form 

The "oral history" story of OJ Simpson. You want to read this. [Wired

This is the story of a recluse + hermit whose research led to climate change science. [The Atlantic]

Dakota Johnson graced the cover of Vogue for February. This is her story. [Vogue]

if you're into marketing at all, this is such a good interview with the social media manager behind Simply Measured. [Simply Measured Blog]

weekend round up {sept. 17, 2016}

WeekendReading

Hello, hello, hello and happy weekend! I have had a crazy schedule lately packed with fun events, great people and experiences. For both work and home, the rest of September is going to be a whirlwind. But I sat down this morning with a strong cup of coffee and put together some of what I'm reading, drinking, doing, obsessing over. 

Stuff Mom (really) Never Told You: A podcast dedicated to talking about "the business of being a woman" from How Stuff Works. It's a great listen on the metro and helps you to think about the female in a different way. Plus the two hosts, Cristen and Caroline, are absolutely hilarious. They bring up amazing points on everything from female surfers to the work husband. Every episode is a think piece and every episode leaves me with a new opinion. Sorry for gushing, but no matter who you are, you should definitely give them a listen. 

Oh my god, I'm a blogger too! On Thursay, I was out a little past my bedtime for a lovely event at Illusions of Georgetown, where a bunch of DC bloggers sipped champagne, shopped with Stella & Dot and took endless photos. Plus, I met my new go-to hair angel. 

Which came first: The banana or the flavoring? A hilarious, run-on sentence piece about banana flavoring and how it originated. 

It's like ClassPass, but for your desk lunch. From the founders of everybody's favorite gym motivation comes a new startup called MealPass. Basically, one flat fee for cheap, yummy lunches from your favorite DC digs all week. They're finally launching in DC with a party THIS MONDAY. Join me and sign up to attend here. (hint hint: There may or may not be some fun HONESTLY THOUGH X MEALPASS collaborations coming

...I'm Delilah. Pop Culture Happy Hour did a little interview with (arguably) the most recognizable voice on the radio. Listen to her below or read this great piece on her from Buzzfeed

Buzzfeed is the queen of social: We all know Buzzfeed rules supreme. Here's to all the other social media marketers out there trying to prove your ROI. May they ROI be ever in your favor. 

What are you doing this weekend? Have you read something lately that really made you think? Share below!