Katie is Greatie
It’s definitely a fashion risk, but I have to admit I like it more than Seersucker Thursdays*. 
Related:  anytime anyone who works in politics wants to come at me about Hollywood’s (admitted) ridiculousness, I have two words for them:  Seersucker Thursday.  You will never see an office full of agents wearing things like this**…

…and for this I am grateful.
*Which, yes, is officially a once-a-year event.  But - at least when I lived in DC - was observed by certain Hill staffers every Thursday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Tell me it’s changed.
**IMPORTANT ADDENDUM!  My seersucker intolerance only extends to head-to-toe looks.  I’m totally cool with the odd single seersucker piece, such as a sundress or blazer.  You may now return to your regularly schedule non-seersucker-related programming.

It’s definitely a fashion risk, but I have to admit I like it more than Seersucker Thursdays*. 

Related:  anytime anyone who works in politics wants to come at me about Hollywood’s (admitted) ridiculousness, I have two words for them:  Seersucker Thursday.  You will never see an office full of agents wearing things like this**…

…and for this I am grateful.

*Which, yes, is officially a once-a-year event.  But - at least when I lived in DC - was observed by certain Hill staffers every Thursday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Tell me it’s changed.

**IMPORTANT ADDENDUM!  My seersucker intolerance only extends to head-to-toe looks.  I’m totally cool with the odd single seersucker piece, such as a sundress or blazer.  You may now return to your regularly schedule non-seersucker-related programming.

Happy National “I might just show up at home one day with a new dog so cute he won’t be able to make me take it back to where it came from” Day!

Happy National “I might just show up at home one day with a new dog so cute he won’t be able to make me take it back to where it came from” Day!

thiserikalife:

I know someone who’s loving Lena Dunham’s Emmy ensemble:

thiserikalife:

I know someone who’s loving Lena Dunham’s Emmy ensemble:

A list of celebrity marriage lifespans that my own marriage has exceeded on this, our one month-a-versary:

-Drew Barrymore and Jeremy Thomas (30 days)
-Axl Rose and Erin Everly (26 days)
-Sinead O’Connor and Barry Herridge (18 days)
-Mario Lopez and Ali Landry (14 days)
-Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds (14 days)
-Cher and Greg Allman (9 days)
-Dennis Hopper and Michelle Phillips (8 days)
-Britney Spears and Jason Alexander (55 hours)
-Zsa Zsa Gabor and Felipe DeAlba (less than 24 hours)
-Rudolph Valentino and Jean Ackerman (6 hours)

Feeling pretty good about this. High five to the Dude for a great first month of wedded bliss.

I lost my most important pouch of my most important things

stamos:

Saturday afternoon when I was leaving New York City I was in a daze. I was hungover and tired and I was reading a book on the subway as I was headed to JFK for a flight back to Portland, Maine. I was on the A train. At Rockaway Blvd the conductor made an announcement the train was going to a…

Signal boost!

I now own an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner (also good for eyeglasses!) because I am an old. 

Next stop:  Boca.

I now own an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner (also good for eyeglasses!) because I am an old.

Next stop: Boca.

This one goes out to the thief who stole the following deliveries from our front porch yesterday:
A box full of budget-friendly work wear for a 30ish woman.
The tools that help you attach a roof rack to a car, but not the actual roof rack, because you were apparently too lazy to carry that off.
Customized note cards bearing my husband’s and my first names and envelopes with our return address.  (You are putting our up-till-now efficient thank you note writing process on temporary hold, so I’m sending you extra bad ju-ju for that one.)
I’m sure you’ll enjoy hocking those super valuable not-at-all valuable items. Or, I wish you luck in using them.  Unless you are also a 30ish woman named Katie married to a guy with my husband’s name, in which case:  weird coincidence and please don’t Single White Female me.
We, in the meantime, are investing in a surveillance camera.

This one goes out to the thief who stole the following deliveries from our front porch yesterday:

  • A box full of budget-friendly work wear for a 30ish woman.
  • The tools that help you attach a roof rack to a car, but not the actual roof rack, because you were apparently too lazy to carry that off.
  • Customized note cards bearing my husband’s and my first names and envelopes with our return address.  (You are putting our up-till-now efficient thank you note writing process on temporary hold, so I’m sending you extra bad ju-ju for that one.)

I’m sure you’ll enjoy hocking those super valuable not-at-all valuable items. Or, I wish you luck in using them.  Unless you are also a 30ish woman named Katie married to a guy with my husband’s name, in which case:  weird coincidence and please don’t Single White Female me.

We, in the meantime, are investing in a surveillance camera.

Is that the chicest little box you’ve ever seen or what?  (It did at one point contain macarons that are now mysteriously gone. Weird. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

Is that the chicest little box you’ve ever seen or what? (It did at one point contain macarons that are now mysteriously gone. Weird. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

saturdaynightguys said: Congrats! You look beautiful. We are heading to Barcelona on our honeymoon. Any recommendations?

Oh, man… Hopefully you’re smarter than us and not going in early August.  Not only was the city absolutely teeming with people, but many of the restaurants we wanted to hit were already closed for their summer holiday.  Luckily Barcelona’s a HUGE city with a million great places to eat, but that was a little frustrating.  (However, we were dead set on honeymooning straight away, and we only spent 36 hours there on our way back from Africa.  So it wasn’t a huge deal.)

We stayed in the Gothic Quarter, which I thought was the perfect location. The Gothic Quarter is Barcelona’s “Old Town”, all tiny cobblestone streets and squares. It’s central, near most of the museums, and about a 15-20 minute walk to the beach.  It’s also near Las Ramblas, the Barcelona version of Times Square, which you will only want to walk down once, briefly. There are also a slew of beach-side hotels, if that’s more your speed.

I’d recommend two of the restaurants we visited:  Can Cisa Bar Brutal and Llambler, both near the Picasso museum.

We also found this awesome coffee shop, if you guys are into that sort of thing.  (As in, obsessive about the quality of their beans, won’t let you put milk in it, no food, etc.)  It’s called Nomad.

We mostly walked around and didn’t visit many of the tourist hot-spots, but I did go into the Basilica of Santa Maria Del Mar.  I’m a lapsed Catholic, but I was so struck by it’s scale and beauty that it really stirred something in me.  I was so moved that I ended up lighting a candle for a sick friend.  It’s an amazing space.