Happy spring folks! Now that it’s after the vernal equinox, we’re basically required to talk about it as often as possible until it gets so hot, we just roll over into complaining about it instead. Example: After a big ole sunny tease of a weekend (last weekend when it was 85), we were immediately brought right back to reality with the need for sweaters and umbrellas. WEATHER TALK IS FASCINATING, HUH? Anyhow, a happy bright (SPRINGY) spot in our week was the celebration of three EHD team member’s birthdays and us reaching 780K Instagram followers (THANK YOU!). It was great because we were finally ALL together. With all the recent shoots, we’re all damn near strangers with half of the team being out of the office multiple times a week. Needless to say, it was a very happy reunion. 🙂 Speaking of birthdays, what we have decided to do for birthdays is buy a pretty vessel and fill it with compliments we all write to that specific person. It’s the BEST and makes everyone feel so good. We can’t recommend this enough for any person you need to get a gift for. But enough about our lovefest, let’s get to our links…
Now that we are seeing the first signs of spring and summer is nigh, Emily has found what sounds like the sisterhood of the traveling one-piece swimsuit. She describes it as the best swimsuit she has ever owned and is worth every penny. It slims the waist, has great chest support and shows just the right amount of cheek. Plus, the fabric around the bum is laser cut so it lays SO nicely and doesn’t create any unwanted bumps. Everyone in the office wants one now.
We know that the world has been raving about it nonstop but it’s for good reason: Shrill on Hulu is everything the world needs right now and Aidy Bryant is a shining beam of light. Do not miss this.
Now that EHD book #2 is fully underway, Velinda and Erik (the book styling assistants) have been finding some amazing new companies. Let us introduce Filling Spaces. They design everything in Portland, Oregon, and are dedicated to fair wages and comfortable working conditions for their artisans. It’s a good, conscious company that creates beautiful work. We are really loving this pouf. 🙂
The parenting book, How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 by Adele Faber and Julie King is Emily’s new favorite. It’s a lot of stuff she already knows but man, to be reminded of the tricks and tools to make parenting less agonizing and more ENJOYABLE is always such a good thing. They have a new version specifically on how to talk to little kids so they will listen and listen so they will talk. The original however is a parenting classic/staple.
Emily’s other favorite parenting book is Now Say This by Julie Wright. She is endlessly fascinated by the fact that men don’t really read parenting books, and would love to ask the audience if their partners do. Brian will read any article that she sends him and he likes her to give him the Cliff’s Notes of the books, which she thinks is great. But she finds it so interesting that reading up on how to raise children seems to be a female sport/hobby despite the fact that modern millennial men are so involved. LIKE, SO INVOLVED.
Speaking of Emilys and parenting (well…cat parenting), Emily Bowser is a cat person (that is the understatement of the year). She literally owns a meat grinder because in her less busy life, she made them raw food. You read that right. But she also loves having things shipped to her because she’s busy (lazy). Smalls, a REAL cat food company, is great because they walk you through a short survey to figure out your needs and then they will text you to make sure you’re ready for a new shipment and if you need anything adjusted. Her cats love it and the packaging is also amazing and totally recyclable.
Michael was recently was served an ad for the cutest jacket but it turned out to be a fancy brand and cost THOUSANDS of dollars. And so instead he found something VERY similar in style from H&M…for only 50 bucks! Yay!
Arlyn lives in a super long, kind of narrow apartment with thick plaster walls from the 1920s, i.e. a home that was not made with wi-fi in mind. She tried extenders, getting a new router, and the only thing that helped was the Orbi mesh system. It’s pricey, but she says it’s honestly some of the best money she’s spent in her new home.
Time for a home tour, no? San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, is one of Jess’s favorite places in the world. So when this stunning home tour by designer Michelle Nussbaumer popped up, her heart basically stopped. It’s colorful, rich, full of vintage and highlights the design essence of that magical city.
Magical city to a magical skirt. Sara is in love with this leopard print silk number from Urban Outfitters. In her opinion, it’s the best dupe for the Réalisation Par skirt that’s been all over the interwebs. She loves it just as much as the $200 version.
Ever since Bowser got everyone in the entire office into Enneagrams, Grace has been loving reading articles to see what it says about her (she’s a 6). This one about the best morning ritual for each type was a fun read.
FRIENDLY PSA: Serena and Lily is having a crazy sale where EVERYTHING is 20% until TOMORROW. These are a few of our favorites: This hanging chair, this throw pillow, this throw blanket and this wallpaper.
Arlyn really connected to this article about JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out) and all of us are here for it.
When Ryann stumbled across this date night idea, she asked herself Is there anything more LA than this? It’s a curated date night for two that apparently ends in being serenaded by a famous musician. Created by one of the producers of The Bachelor (WHAT?!) and Ashton Kutcher. But don’t worry, if you aren’t in LA, Airbnb experiences are all over the world and you should definitely check them out.
Need some amazing feel good empowering music? Look no further than Lizzo. Jess can’t turn her music off and has been non-stop dancing around her apartment.
In the spirit of our compliment-filled week, we wanted to give you all some because why not…
You are beautiful inside and out.
You have the best taste in blogs.
You are strong.
You are incredibly supportive.
You have great feedback (but seriously).
And you are appreciated (and not just by us).
Have a great rest of your weekend and dance around your living room. See ya tomorrow. xx