Hello, and welcome to Friday!
This weekend I’m in stunning Sonoma, CA and Napa Valley, with some of my best and oldest friends in the world. Yep, it’s my real life Wine Country. Eerily, the movie and the characterizations of each of its players hits pretty close to home within our group. Naturally, I’m the chef (who made this killer caprese.)
This group of girls who could barely keep a sorority house clean are now running their own businesses and corporations, advocating for and counseling those in need, educating our youth, and literally saving lives.
We met as a sorority pledge group of fresh-faced college freshman, hopeful for the world ahead of us and determined to take advantage of every opportunity it afforded us.
And now look at us. After 30 years of girls-only reunion trips, each year we reunite we go straight back in time to when we were all living together under one roof, complaining about who didn’t do the dishes or having table-top dance party sing-alongs to Karen Carpenter or telling stories about the escapades of the night before. And the whole time we all say the same thing—nobody makes us laugh harder or fills our hearts more than this annual time with one another.
I hope you all have someone in your life you have a deep connection with. If you don’t, I really hope you find it—this article may help. It’s the best.
But enough about me, let’s dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
Whatcha gonna wear the first day of school? Instagram has it all figured out.
Totally agree: We’re over the hustle.
5 life and kitchen life lessons you need to know from a top NYC chef.
This Chinese dinner is a classic, and better than take out.
Now THIS is how you do ramen—carbonara!
My husband is going to go nuts for this soup, it’s his favorite flavor.
Curry me in a hurry baby.
Tofu. Broccoli. Dinner.
After living in all-white walls for the past 20 years, I’m feeling the need to embrace the gray.
All of the Ray Bans, all on sale.
Another cute all in one outfit for summer’s last days.
This is what I put on my lips every single morning.
Drew Barrymore’s new kids line is my 8th grade dream. RAINBOWS!
If you love kittens, you’ll love this airbnb.
This app will let you rent your neighbors pool at an hourly rate.
I need to follow this: 5 reasons you’re self-sabotaging and how to stop.
How to have the best girls weekend—that doesn’t leave you with a hangover. That’s me!
And with that, I bid you adieu. Have a fantastic weekend!
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