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The Week + Links: 11.11.16

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THE WEEK

How’s everyone feeling as this week comes to a close? I’m ready for a long, quiet weekend at home with plenty of cuddling with Chubs as well as a trip to the Portland Art Museum. The Warhol exhibit is on right now and I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews. Have you been? I can’t wait to look at more of his work up close and get away from the weight this week post-election has brought.

The last few days have been full of introspection and also full of reaching out to friends, clients and family members to let them know that we’re all in this together. I will always believe that we’re better together.

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Take care of yourselves and I hope you enjoy the list of links below — it’s a big one this week!

Photos: 1. Spotted this rad paint job in Venice Beach last weekend. 2. This New York Magazine cover showed up in my mailbox pre-election. 3. My designer Sam surprised me with this Barbara Kruger postcard and made my week. Love her art!

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THE LINKS

• If you’re looking for ways to give back, these organizations need your help now more than ever.

4 ways to fight for routine when life feels out of control.


• The man behind the classic AOL “You’ve Got Mail” voice is now an Uber driver in Ohio!

• If you’re thinking of collaborating on a project, read this post of tips from RowanMade.

• Im so inspired by what Joanna Waterfall is doing with Yellow Conference and she shares a step-by-step process of how to move from idea to execution.


Gala’s post about what we can do now post-election is fantastic.

• That sudden moment when Facebook tells you that you’re dead? Yep, it just happened.

• Designers, it’s time to get paid what you’re worth.

• Interestingly enough, many online retailers are moving towards opening brick and mortar stores.

• I admire Paul Jarvis because he’s never afraid to just be himself.

Wear a safety pin as a symbol showing the vulnerable that you’re with them in solidarity.

• David Bowie, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen are with us in spirit to help navigate through the darkness.

• The 21 best documentaries from the 21st century everyone should see.

• A look back at the NY Times profile of the Notorious B.I.G. from 1994.

• I love Parks and Recreation Leslie Knope’s letter to America.

• What would happen if we all chose love over fear?

The Week + Links: 11.6.16

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THE WEEK

Hey guys, I missed you! After many days away from my computer and work, I’m back at the office, catching up on emails, texts, magazines, projects and definitely feeling the post-vacation blues. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I was at Designer Vaca in Palm Springs — and this year was better than ever.

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Like a lot of you, between work and family I don’t have a lot of free time to go out and connect with many new people at once so I like the focus of specific events that can bring us together in one place to bond for a few days. While I’ve never enjoyed the overt pressure of more classic networking events, I LOVE Designer Vaca because it focuses on authentic connection and has a sense of community that prides itself on lifting teach other up, not competing.

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This year, I’ve been in the midst of many transitions with my business and that’s normal after 3 years of going full-speed ahead. I walked away after those 3 days with the clarity I needed, a bunch of new friends and the momentum to make the changes I’d been mulling over as soon as possible.

That sounds like a lot to happen in just a few days but when you get away from your day-to-day life, take a break from the noise of the internet and focus 100% on being in the moment, everything you need starts to appear because you’ve given it room to actually happen.

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While I had a bundle of big lightbulb moments, sometimes the littlest ones are just as meaningful. On our final night, I brought in s’mores making supplies and a group of us sat around a fire pit at the Ace Hotel, roasting marshmallows, breaking apart chocolate bars and grahams and just chatting about life. It reminded me how important it is to stay open and share who you are — because being genuine and vulnerable means that like-minded people have the opportunity to bond with the real you.

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I know how hard it can be to open up and be comfortable in social situations, especially big groups. I’m a huge introvert and look forward to any day on my schedule that allows me to be by myself in my office for a solid 8 to 10 hours. Flipping the switch to your social side and engaging with people you don’t know can be exhausting! The thing is, it doesn’t feel so monumental if you just show up as you are. What I’ve realized over the last 5 years of attending Designer Vaca is that we are all struggling with the same things. We are more alike than we are different.

If you’re unsure about where to go in your life or career, remember this: being more of who you are brings in more opportunities.

That’s the most refreshing thing of all.

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THE LINKS

David Bowie’s reading list of his 75 favorite books is eclectic and awesome!

• I can’t get enough of the most iconic Halloween costumes of 2016.

• Never be so busy that you don’t have time to celebrate in your business. Taking time off to recharge and have fun is so important.

• New York City just became the first city in the US to protect freelance worker rights against client non-payment. Yay!

• I love this behind the scenes look at what it takes to make a compelling magazine cover. The examples and stories of the New York Times Magazine are so interesting.

25 famous women talk about what it’s like to deal with anxiety and depression.

• The error page on Hillary Clinton’s site made me laugh — this has been me sooooo many times!

• If you want to learn more about how climate change is affecting us all, watch the National Geographic documentary Into The Flood. Truly scary stuff.

• More and more female breast cancer survivors are saying no to reconstructive surgery and implants and saying yes to going flat.

• What does it take to build a business that lasts?

• OMG, I love this so much. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are regular dining companions and will be hosting a show together on VH1. Yes!

• Sabeena Karnik makes the most beautiful paper lettering.

9 reasons why all freelancers should build an email list.

• It’s time to dump daylight savings time AND time zones for good and here’s why.

The Week + Links: 10.29.16

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THE WEEK

I hope you had a good week! It’s an overcast Saturday morning here in Portland and there’s so much to be excited about and thankful for.

1. Picture Perfect. I switched over to Samsung cameras a few years back after two of my friends swore by them. One of my just-for-fun daily hobbies is taking photos and I finally upgraded my older model to the Samsung NX500. I am already loving it. If you need a stylish, compact DSLR that comfortably fits into your purse but has the photo quality of much larger cameras, this is for you.

2. Vacation Anticipation. This Fall has been much busier than I expected so I’ve been feeling lower energy than usual. A mini break is needed and I am excited to get some relaxation time in Palm Springs next week. No matter how packed your life feels, it’s important to slow down and take care of yourself because without your health, nothing else matters. If you’re visiting Palm Springs soon, check out my guide.

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3. Jumbo Jewels. I don’t wear a lot of jewelry but sometimes, I see a piece that stops me in my tracks like this lion’s head that is the size of a door knocker. Not for the faint of heart! It’s very….Liz Taylor. The best part? It was only $28.00!

4. Marrakech Flashbacks. I’m finally getting back into the blogging groove and feeling really excited about the content I have lined up. At the top of my list is a Marrakech recap. It’s monster-sized because there’s so much I want you to experience, from camel rides to climbing a mountain! Good times.

5. Llama Mama. Okay, so this is one of the weirdest things I’ve ever posted about but I’m now the proud mom of a beautiful white llama named Pearl! My friend Paul and his wife Lisa stopped by for dinner a few weeks ago and as a thank you, a packet arrived in the mail with llama adoption details! Their friends run the StillPointe Llama Sanctuary in Washington and I can’t wait to visit my new baby. Ha!

And with that, I’m off to get a few inches chopped off my hair. Enjoy the links below!

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THE LINKS

• Before you check your phone, ask yourself this one question.

• What’s the best career advice you’ve ever gotten?

• Wow! Google Arts & Culture lets you take virtual tours of museums around the world.

• With the topsy-turvy U.S. presidential race nearing the finish line, I’ve been nervously checking The New York Times polls often since it’s updated constantly.

• These Stuart Weitzman boots designed by Gigi Hadid definitely have my heart beating a little faster. Hiking boots from the future, for real!

• What personality type are you?

• I love reading about other women’s beauty and makeup routines. Kate’s product recommendations are great.

• What’s it like running your own business as an introvert?

• This photo pillow DIY is beyond cool and features one of my all-time favorite Palm Springs houses!

• Is it actually possible to find joy in 3 seconds flat?

• I have a bar cart that needs some organization so I’m digging this post with 3 ways to style one.

• Um, you may not be able to afford a New York City brownstone for yourself but at least your cat can live in style!

• You can’t got wrong with common sense money advice.

• The 19th Amendment gave US women the right to vote and this group who remembers that iconic moment is still going strong in 2016!

The Week + Links: 10.22.16

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THE WEEK

It’s a beautiful, crisp, cool Saturday and I’m eating oatmeal while listening to inspiring talks by Oprah on Youtube (love her voice!) and tying up a bunch of loose ends before leaving for Palm Springs and Designer Vaca in a week. I’ve been excited all month as the anticipation builds — if you’ve never been and would like to attend next year, here’s my post about what to expect.

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I know this has been a difficult month for a lot of folks, myself included so the allure of connecting with new and old friends, getting in plenty of pool time, wearing this dress and getting a night in at The Avalon to relax sounds like the perfect opportunity to reset for the rest of this year.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, friends!

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THE LINKS

• These are the 5 best places to travel to alone.

• What happens when one of the best ballerinas decides to give it all up?

• 100 women in tech to follow on Twitter.

• I love these tips on curating your Instagram account.

• One of Michelle Obama’s biggest accomplishments in the White House has been this amazing garden.

• Paul Jarvis has a great mindset on growth and success within a business.

• There are still so many places in Palm Springs left to discover and The Amado looks like a pretty sweet place to stay!

• DIY Rainbow gold bath bombs? Yes, please!

• I love the colors, patterns and everything else about this new project from Cocorrina.

• Kodak is going back to its roots with a refresh of one of its most iconic logos. So good!

• Am I the only one that gets immense satisfaction out of a well-designed menu?

• I’ve been watching a lot of Oprah’s Lifeclass episodes while I work and especially love this one all about cultivating your inner self and this one about something I strongly believe: when you know better, you do better.

• Wow! The universe has 10 times more galaxies than we originally thought!

• Translating the Harry Potter books is not an easy undertaking.

The Week + Links: 10.15.16

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THE WEEK

All week, we’ve been hearing of a monster sized storm making its way to Portland and the last few days have been extra windy and rainy. We’re stocked up on basics just in case and I’m catching up on a few things at the office today because there’s a good chance the power could go out.

This week hasn’t been an easy one — I’ve been mostly staying offline, trying to focus on keeping up with a tangle of print, branding and web projects while staying in touch with my family since my cousin Matt has had some complications with his surgery.

Yesterday afternoon, right as I was packing up for the weekend and sending my designer home, I got an urgent call that Matt wasn’t doing so well. I made my way up to the hospital in some of the worst weather I’ve seen in ages and walked in to see him hooked up to so many tubes and devices I couldn’t quite believe it.

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In that moment, I appreciated modern technology, the kindness of doctors and nurses and realized how insignificant what I do is compared to what they do. It takes a special mindset, strength and drive to work in a hospital day after day, knowing that people’s lives can shift at any second, doing your best to keep them stabilized and comfortable.

The silver lining is that my grandparents stayed the night at my house so they could be closer to the hospital and I did get a chuckle out of them sleeping in my black-walled bedroom and using our freshly remodeled bathroom, complete with banana leaf print wallpaper. I took them to the coffee shop this morning and offered to buy them fancy lattes but they stuck with their usual drip coffee. Awww.

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This month hasn’t been an easy one but I’m staying focused on moving forward, getting through projects and making time to visit Matt before we leave for Palm Springs in 2 weeks. Here’s hoping everything levels out soon.

The wind is really starting to pick up now and I’m afraid of losing power….so I’m signing off for now. Have a good weekend!

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Photos: 1. I may have found the perfect black boots. They’re by a brand called Populaire, on sale for a great price, have a slight platform in the front so it doesn’t feel like you’re walking on the ball of your foot, aren’t too narrow, pull on so there’s no hardware to get broken and the heel is just chunky enough to make them comfortable. SCORE!

2. I’m wrapping up issue 11 of Rock n Roll Bride Magazine and after redesigning many of the layouts, it’s gonna be so cool to finally see it in print.

3. It’s getting cold enough to pull out this spruce colored faux fur jacket. YES!

4. My spare room has been redone for a year now and still love it, especially this bust I found at Home Goods for $15.00!

THE LINKS

• It’s possible to make a to-do list that actually helps you get everything done.

• 5 reasons why one of the best pastry chefs in the country turned his back on fine dining — and all his points are spot-on.

• How cool is this?! Salvador Dali’s surrealist cookbook is going to be republished!

• A camera drone with facial recognition is the future of selfies.

• If you’re ready to revamp your portfolio, these 8 tools can help.

•  This week, CoverGirl made history by signing on its first ever male spokesmodel!

• I totally agree that quick, easy to finish tasks build momentum in the morning.

• Why do anything? A meditation on the art of procrastination. Haha!

• Important stuff: the difference between club soda, seltzer and sparkling mineral water.

• I’m digging this roundup of 8 cool Instagram accounts, especially museum selfies!

• To grow yourself and your business, you need to get confident to make changes and banish negativity.

• These conversation topics made me laugh.