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]