Welcome back to The Link Up. This week was team EHD’s first week back from vacation, so needless to say we had LOTS to chat about and share with each other. First up, today’s home tour is brought to you by Architectural Digest and is home of the lovely Liv Tyler. If you love a dreamy, retro-styled home, we recommend giving your eyeballs a treat. Now, let’s get to those links:
Emily loves these pants from Target. They have a strangely modern and good fit that reminds her of her favorite designer Ulla Johnson, but literally at a fraction of the cost. She is still figuring out what to wear them with (crop top? fitted tank?) but every time she puts them on she’s like “DAMN these are cute.”
If you haven’t already been listening to Jenna Kutcher’s Goal Digger Podcast, let today be the day you change that. It is a really great podcast all about how we can redefine success and chase our dreams. We are all huge fans. Run don’t walk.
Oh and speaking of new things to listen to, one of my good friend’s (emily here) band just dropped a new album. It’s a throwback rock and roll album by Dbone Reckley (we call him Derik) and its RAD – I especially love Happy Hour and Peach Tree Jacket. If you have the budget to buy it instead of streaming do that 🙂
The best Instagram accounts often hit us, without warning, straight in the face. @chonky.animals came to Mallory unexpected, uninvited, yet she’s incredibly grateful. And yup, it actually is chonky with an “o”.
Recently, Carolina went on a trip and needed new luggage so she bought CALPAK’s Ambeur Carry-On Luggage. She loves how lightweight and spacious the interior packing compartment is and thinks it is definitely worth the price tag.
Caitlin’s favorite tech reporter is the NYT’s Mike Isaac (pro tip: he has a very fun Twitter) and she could not stop reading his new book about Uber, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber. It’s a deep dive into the missteps of its now-ousted founder, Travis Kalanick, and IT. IS. JUICIER. THAN. ALL. HER. FAVORITE. TV. SHOWS. Vanity Fair posted a release-day excerpt which you can read here (before immediately buying the book, because like, how could you not after hearing about an executive screaming match?)
Our resident perfume expert Sara has helped Julie to finally find her signature scent. Beau by Madewell blends coconut (which is Julie’s all-time favorite scent) with palo santo, white flower, leather and cedar.
Arlyn says she’s pretty good about bringing her reusable shopping bags to the grocery store, but then she undoes it all with the 20ish plastic produce bags she gets on every weekly trip. She found these plastic-free organic cotton mesh bags (with tare weights!) and LOVES them. She only has one set so far, but will probably buy two—one to have on hand to bring to the store, and the other to have in her fridge in use. The mesh helps your produce to breath, so it will (in theory) stay fresher longer. Plus, yay less plastic.
Veronica just bought these jeans and highly recommends them for the summer/fall transitional season. They are true to size, super comfy, stretchy, and go with everything. She likes to pair with a T-shirt and high top converse.
Bowser has a white cat and a dark cat which means no matter what the surface, their fur is EVERYWHERE. The vacuum can’t handle it and lint rollers are so wasteful so with an impending visit from friends, she googled “best fur picker-upper” and came across the ChomChom roller. Immediately after receiving it from amazon, she went ChomChom CRAZY. IT. WORKS. SO. WELL.
It was quite an icebreaker Chandler’s first week at EHD when everyone in the office demanded to know from where she got her lunchbox. It is made with paper but very durable and is a chic twist on the traditional paper bag lunch.
And finally, what better way to start off SOUPtember than to share some of the recipes we are dying to try. Robyn from Real Food Whole Life cooked up 20 recipes in the actual name of Souptember (Emily inspired her last year), and we’re all busy whipping them up. Who else is on the SOUPtember train? Be sure to leave your soup recipes below!
There you have it. We hope to see you again tomorrow for a BRAND NEW REVEAL. xx