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I have a confession – I’m not into Halloween. I have a really hard time thinking of something both culturally relevant + witty + sexy. Because honestly, I think I’m attractive and I wear skimpy clothes because I’m petite and flat-chested and athletically built and live in California and you can get away with short shorts and flowy tanks that show your bralette and all of that when those things are all things but I’m bad at being like, “okay I’m going to be a sexy cop” or whatever. I cannot be my authentic self when I’m trying to be a sexy sushi roll or something.
Okay, but because it’s Halloween and I am lamenting on being unable to be a sexy bumblebee, I thought I would share a little gem from college with you. Back when I was a size 8 but for whatever reason would go out dressed like this (but look at that tan!). I was a Sexy ABC Officer (Alcohol Board of Control) with my roommates. The real ABC wouldn’t take photos with us… basically McKayla Maroney status non-amused at our antics.
Okay, now after that trip down memory lane and a great time laughing at how clever I am thinking of Sexy Julia Child Halloween costumes, here are the best links of the week.
I really need to get my life together and plan a little getaway for Thanksgiving (or just really commit to Friensgiving) and this list of affordable California getaways is a great starting point. (I’ve already knocked Monterey/Carmel and Big Sur off the list, though.
A list of places you should visit in the winter because you can find great airfare deals. Basically all of these places are places I want to visit, since you know my love for Central/South America.
Airport breakfasts are literally the worst. I’ve had a total meltdown in the Detroit airport because they didn’t have plain Greek yogurt. Flight attendants share their healthy airport breakfast tips.
For whatever reason, I’m mad into this Rihanna interview.
You know I love a good “what does your favorite [fill-in-the-blank] say about you”. I don’t see Peanut M&Ms on ‘What Your Favorite Halloween Candy Says About You”, but I can maybe get behind what it says about Reese’s cups.
I finally bought a bench for my kitchen table so I can have more than one other person over for dinner (don’t you feel like I was talking about that damn bench for the past year?) so now I’m going to use these tips for hosting in a small space.
Emily Shuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere is basically the authority on all things lifestyle. I take her beauty comments to heart.
Running and Fitness
Stretches for runners. All of the yeses. This is why I get injured – I don’t focus on this enough.
The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the US gave John Kerry SoulCycle classes!!! Yes, that many exclamation points were necessary. It’s because Kerry had a bike accident with a curb last spring and the ambassador told him in SoulCycle there aren’t any curbs. Okay, fan girl moment over because I unapologetically love John Kerry because he’s so badass.
Why does LA get everything great Portland has? Why doesn’t SF ever get any love? There’s a Blue Star in LA now (you can find me there after the LA Marathon… followed by Salt & Straw) and this interview with the owners about the brioche donuts is great.
So you’re pairing your Halloween candy with wine, right? If not, you should try it this year.
The Kitchn shares 10 cooking tips that changed everything.
I’m a total failure of baking with yeast. I had my brief stint dating a brewer who was all about making pizza crusts with yeast but I’m still not convinced I was ever successful. Goals for 2016? Learn how to bake with yeast.
The psychology behind restaurant menus. None of it surprising, but it makes you see trends.
A bunch of oatmeal recipes for National Oatmeal Day. Because fake holidays, right?
Chat with me:
Do you dress up in dumb costumes like “sexy dinosaur” for Halloween? What’s your favorite Halloween candy? What cooking tip do you have that changed everything for you? Best donut ever?