weekend round-up: june 10-11

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w h a t  t o  d o

SATURDAY

  • Bethesda’s First Fashion Carnival. They'll be shopping + events + a lip reader (?!). It's 100% free so check it out from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Details here. 
  • PRIDE PRIDE PRIDE If you're in DC, you better be heading downtown to help celebrate Pride! EVERYTHING you need to know is here.  And HERE's where you should party during the Pride Parade. 

SUNDAY

  • Love Your Body Yoga Festival in Reston Town Center (I'll be there!). Come roll out your mat and find some balance. I've had a week full of spin + runs, so I'll gladly welcome the dedicated mat time. All day. 
  • Equality March for Unity and Pride. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. Get the details on where + road closures here.  
  • Taste of Africa is being hosting in Silver Spring from 12-9 p.m. Details here. 
  • Toki Underground + Astro Doughnuts are collabing to host a pop-up in Toki's space. And I'm definitely going to be there. Details

 

b l o g g e r  s c e n e

  • Jess gives advice on the very real problem that is dressing for petites [Not Jess Fashion
  • The “Girl’s Night In” founder quit her job  [Medium]
  • One my fave new instagrams to follow right now is Anna Grace Fitness. You have check her out. 
  • Judy went to Mexico, but honestly I'm just obsessed with her blog design. [Vogue Villain]
  • Geneva has the world's best insta in my humble opinion + recently shared her photo editing tips. [Cosmic American]

 

i n  t h e  k n o w

  • ICYMI: It's about to get REALLY hot. [DCist]
  • Hilariously satrical look at Ivanka Trump’s coffee order [Refinery29]
  • All of the juicy gossip + follow up from the Comey testimony [Vox]
  • So apparently THIS is the reason I’m covered in bug bites when no one else is [Greatist]
  •  YAS the half-up, half-down trend is FINALLLLLY back! [Refinery29]
  • ICYMI: This woman went viral because of how extra her house-warming was. [Buzzfeed]

 

l o n g - f o r m   

  • THIS is how tech billionaires are transforming the American school system. [NYTimes]
  • Deep dive into Apple’s new campus + The history of giant corporations based in suburbs [Wired]

AND IF YOU'RE DOWN TO SHOP, HERE ARE ALL OF THE CRAZY DEALS GOING ON. 

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weekend roundup: memorial day weekend

photo by  Bruce Allen

photo by Bruce Allen

Hi babes, I'm writing this little post (my first in a while) while on my way to SouCycle. It's been a tough couple of weeks with work and my personal/blogging life has been literally non-existent. BUT, I'm back and there's nothing better to kick your butt into high gear like cycle, smoothies + memorial day weekend. honestly, though. 

xx phoebe

w h a t  t o  d o

  • Attend the Memorial Day Parade downtown on Saturday. But watch out for the massive street closures. [Downtown] 
  • Memorial Day Brunch at El Centro.  [14th Street location is best]
  • Kick off the summer (and more rain) at Hawthorne on Sunday-Monday. [U Street]
  • If you happen to have 1920s garb just lying around, snag a ticket to the Great Gatsby lawn party happening Saturday. [National Cathedral] 
  • Fifth Harmony is performing at Wolf Trap (?!) on Saturday. [Vienna, VA]
  • Jack Rose is officiallllly launching their Game of Thrones themed ale this weekend. [Dupont] 
  • The Memorial Day Concert on Sunday has tons of locations to watch + related, fun activities. [Downtown]
  • With the day off on Monday, indulge yourself at an all-day cookout at Big Chief. [Ivy City]
  • Sunday evening, check out the Pink & White Party at the W Hotel. [Downtown]

b l o g g e r s

I did not put together a list of Memorial Day Sales at all, but a bunch of bloggers did! So check them out and shop 'til you drop

i n  t h e  k n o w

  • Starbucks has finally learned how to actually make iced coffee: WITH COFFEE ICE. [DCist]
  • Washingtonians are more likely to search for a shrugging gif than other U.S. cities. [DCist]
  • Check out all of the semifinalists in Eater's Young Guns contest - a search for the best talent in the food + drink biz. [Eater]
  • Check out this hilarious explanation of the Comey firing situations. [Washington Post]
  • President Trump straight-up PUSHED a prime minister out of the way. And I'm horrified to even be typing this. [CNN]
  • But Pope Francis put Donald back in place + gifted him his 2015 letter on climate change. I wish I was that savage. [Reuters]
  • According to SCIENCE, this is how to feel less stressed. Hint: Laughing helps. [Greatist]

l o n g  f o r m

  • Published in 2012, but still relevant AF: A long profile on Mark Zuckerberg having to, you know, be an adult + a CEO. [NYMag]
  • The world of indoor farming and the startup behind its business model, Plenty. [Fast Company]

 

easy styling for a weekend romper

My go-to style for a weekend casual (aka not weekend NIGHT) romper or jumpsuit is to pair it with slides, a choker + a brimmed hat. Though, I'd totes rock a faux suede ball cap as well. 

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If the sun is out and I'm wearing a romper, I'll stay away from heels + instead opt for easy slides and sneakers. I read about all of these fashion editors totally swearing off of heels with shorts during the day. And when you think about it, it kind of makes sense -- and it looks kind of...well...not my style :). 

Anyways, I like to keep it easy, breezy in the summer heat so don't try to wear too much else. If I'm going somewhere that I know it's going to be chilly, I'll usually bring an oversized denim jacket or a giant, slouchy sweater (because #comfy). 

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psst: find more rompers here. 

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weekend reads {april 1&2}

Hiiii babes!

If you're reding this, I guess these are technically Sunday reads since I'm just publishing now. But anyways, welcome back to another installment of what I'm reading during commutes, bathroom breaks + in bed at 3 a.m. 

I'm in bed with a giant cup of coffee, planning away with my Erin Condren. I have a crazy busy week ahead both in my day job, blogging life + a few personal things too. Oh, and if you're in DC, you can come say hey to me HERE on Thursday. 

Hope you're all having a fabulous beginning of April. And as always, lmk what you're reading in the comments below! 

xx phoebe // honestly, though 


bloggers

Payton talks staying inspired + Urban Outfitters. {Hustle & Halcyon

Victoria shows off floral rompers + perfect spring sandals. {A Gallon Of Glitter}

Meaghan speaks my language: " I’m the type of person who would rather be holed up in a snowy mountain cabin than relaxing by the beach." {District Sparkle

Lauryn and Michael get serious about email etiquette. {The Skinny Confidential}

in the know 

What to toss + what to keep for summer...before you go shopping {WhoWhatWear}

"Millennial" jobs that old people don't get. AKA, me explaining life to who doesn't have instagram. {NBCNews}

Being uber self-aware of the crazy health + wellness trends that we seem to latch onto {McSweeney's}

OH, and btw, you can catch up on all the drama after ByChole + Chef Chloe SPLIT UP. {Eater NY}

long-form 

The history of Millennial Pink, and why it's still here. {NYMag}

If you like Big Little Lies, READ THIS before tonight. {The Atlantic}

I'm falling in love with this new release, Startup, thanks for Book of the Month club. 

weekend reads {march 18&19}

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Helllllo beautiful people!

It's been a kind of lazy week for me. I binged Grace and Frankie with my mom in England. And I made my first ever video — about BOTOX — and we started an amaze conversation about it. I've been slowly throwing out, donating and selling stuff in our apartment, too (ICYMI, we're moving). Oh, AND I'm looking to hire an intern

So yeah, super chill week. But we're back with my FAVORITE thing to do every week: Round up th best reads! 

Enjoy! xx phoebe 

bloggers 

Lauryn Evarts, aka the coolest blogger ever, talks women bashing (hint it sucks). {The Skinny Confidential

Alyssa talks about her BIGGEST pet peeves when it comes to social media. {Styled & Smitten}

Sara talks about time management and how to reel in all of your distractions {StyleMBA}

Victoria talks bell sleeves in the  workplace {and I may be totally stealing her perfect outfit}. {A Gallon of Glitter}

in the know 

Writer Cole Kazdin isn't vegan, but she has fallen in love with vegan cheese. (YAS!) {Refinery29}

Just a list of shit that has been funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. {Buzzfeed}

This is super far-fetched, but Maxim made me read it. Apparently we ARE in a computer simulation. {New Yorker}

If you’re still confused about what all of budget drama going on is, click here to have it broken down for you. {The Washington Post}

Read this and then read THIS and realize that we are living through what is probably the most ridiculous time of our lives — or alternatively, the best time ever if you're a political journo. {DCist + WashPo}

long-form 

Washington correspondent for NYMag, Olivia Nuzzi, wrote a profile on Kellyanne Conway. And if you read only one thing this week, make sure it's this. {New York Magazine

So back in the day, these twentysomethings took a drug to help stunt puberty and make them grow taller. And now they're, like, dying. {Refinery29

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psst: what are you reading? let me know in the comments below! 

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 reads {dec 3&4}

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Hello and happy weekend! We are back for yet another round of weekend reads. I am writing from one of the most exciting events of the year, SharePoint Saturday DC! Not actually super exciting at all, but I was asked to attend and smile. So here I am. Silver lining? I have $300 of LOFT Cash to go spend after today. 

This week has been CRAY-ZEE. I don't know about you guys, but I had an event every night this week, and I was working from about 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. every day. I got strep, tasted the most amazing Chilean wine that cost less than $20. But I also got to hang out with Fashion Santa at the Ritz in DC and donate money. PLUS, last night I spent my afternoon at Sechoir Beauty Bar in Mosaic. I saw Walid, and he made me cry with how in love I was with the result. Anyways, I'm happy it's the weekend, and I'm honestly even happier to dig into some weekend reads. 

So with that, here we go: 

In a world of Donald Trump as the president, and viral videos of Star Wars masks, at least we know that the world likes to look up puppies. [Merriam-Webster]

And as if 2016 hasn't been enough of a shit show, the beloved Howard Shultz (Starbucks CEO) is stepping down. [Buzzfeed]

But, we can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the latest hipster parenting trend has surfaced in Brooklyn: Papa. [NY Mag]

Speaking of NYC, my favorite New Yorker, The Freckled Life, shared her favorite mules. And I literally want them all. Right now. [The Freckled Life]

Whether you're an entrepreneur, an inventor, or a recent implant into the startup scene, you'll want to read this piece on product development from Maxim. [Linkedin Pulse

Washington Post Editor Marty Baron won the prestigious Hitchens Prize. Then said this about journalism. [Vanity Fair

And I wouldn't be a DC foodie if I didn't share the best restaurant openings this week! [Eater DC]