Hello friends and welcome back (from yesterday’s fall boot post). If you follow us on Instagram (which we hope you do and if you don’t for some reason…click here QUICK), you may have noticed we’ve been celebrating birthdays A LOT around here. This is evidently what happens when the majority of the team are Virgos and Libras who love a reason to celebrate. Hence why our office looks like a unicorn threw up balloons, streamers, and glitter EVERYWHERE, not to mention it’s also workaversary season, so we have Deskorations® (decorations…for the desk) going up left and right (*term trademarked by Bowser). It’s very fun, but pretty soon Sara’s going to run out of things to bake and we won’t have any more restaurants to go to for our birthday happy hours, but it’s a tradition now so we’ll always find a way. But birthday season aside, we still have lots to recommend so let’s get into this week’s rendition of The Link Up:
Today’s featured home tour is courtesy of The Design Files and will have you dreaming of neutrals. And yes, it will convert you to into an all-brown home enthusiast. You have been warned.
From Arlyn: “I’d rather spend my money on home and kitchen things instead of fashion, and I have an affinity for slowly growing my Staub collection. This might be my favorite piece I own. It’s HUGE (fits a whole chicken), the glass top lets you see what’s happening in there, and it works both in the oven and on the stove. Plus, it’s SO pretty.”
For anyone who doesn’t want to drop $200+ on cookware but likes to put their money where their face is, Arlyn also recently fell in love with this $14 highlighter and this $8 mascara. “I’ve always struggled to find a highlighter that works on tan skin. It’s either too white, too powdery, too glittery. This one is JUST right and makes me look like I’m glowy. As for the mascara, I’m super impressed with L’Oreal Lash Paradise as a dupe to Toofaced Better Than Sex mascara, which is basically the best thing on the market I’ve tried. No raccoon eyes, no spider lashes, just lots of volume and length.”
Over the long weekend this month, Julie, Jess and Sara went on a road trip and stayed at one the best glamping “hotels” right outside of Zion. The company is called Under Canvas and they have locations all over the US typically near a national park. From Julie: “When we drove onto the property I was instantly so excited to be camping in some form again. Then I was just downright impressed. When we checked in, the woman gave us a full tour of the property, she brought up a golf cart to take us and our bags to our tent and then continued to do a tour of the tent and show us how everything works including tips on how to build the fire in one of the cutest stoves! The food was great and they offer free s’mores at night. I am sold and will be visiting another location very soon.”
Veronica bought this candle from Bath & Body Works last weekend and now she catches herself burning it all day, everyday. “It smells like Christmas and fall wrapped into one, and makes everything feel so cozy.”
Mallory finally decided to get some trendy clips and she went with these from Nordstrom rack. She’s worn them into the office every day since she bought them, so it’s safe to say it was a great purchase.
Caitlin’s really annoyed because no one in the office watches Succession and it’s been like, two weeks since the finale and she NEEDS to talk about it with someone. “Can y’all chime in and convince the other members of Team EHD to START WATCHING?! (And if you haven’t started watching, you have missed out on the best-written show in recent memory. It’s SUPER easy to get in to and Greg the Egg is a gosh dang angel.)”
Baking season is almost upon us, and Sara has a great yet simple cookie recipe for you. From Sara: “I’ve been making this recipe recently— and it’s just the Nestle Tollhouse recipe! But with a few key changes: 1. I replace 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract with 1/2 a teaspoon of almond extract. 2. I use block chocolate that I rough chop with a knife to get bigger chunks and little flakes throughout that give a more elevated feel. 3. I make the dough and let it sit in the fridge overnight/24 hours to allow the sugars to caramelize and the flour to moisten (a tip from Food52’s baking book). 4. Finally, I sprinkle Maldon salt flakes on top of each cookie before they bake. The salt just brings a nice contrast to the sweet, and makes your cookies feel extra fancy. These are office approved.”
And a quick “in case you missed it” from this week: Emily’s ridiculously good styling class on Skillshare can be watched for free with a special promo code found in this post, Nisolo (our favorite ethically made shoe brand) is offering EHD readers 20% off all styles in this post, and if you’re wondering who all those names up there are, head here to put some faces to those names.
Alright, that is all for now. We hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and can’t wait to see you back here tomorrow. xx