What a week! We took the baby up to his first cabin getaway this weekend, which we realized was our first ever non-working vacation trip as a family of three. (Kid has been on eight flights, but no actual vacations till now. Aiii.) It was bliss, pure and simple. Then we came back to lack of sleep from teething, and me getting a bizarre allergic reaction (?) that made it look like my eyes were puffed up from hours of crying. THAT, my friends, is socially awkward. But it didn’t even matter, because this week on APW was so damn fun for the staff that I managed to ignore the fact that I looked like I’d been punched in the face. Plus, the teething let up, so everyone wins!
But how was your week? It’s your Friday open thread, hop on it!
Highlights of APW This Week
APW sponsor Corey Torpie had a Brooklyn rooftop wedding that is possibly my ultimate dream wedding ever-ever-ever. And then there was it’s West Coast soul sister’s wedding, the one in Palm Springs where people jumped in the pool FROM THE ROOF.
My reality check that no wedding is timeless, so you might as well take that style risk you’ve been wanting to take anyway.
A roundup of wedding poems, for those of you just now putting your ceremonies together.
And speaking of last minute projects, our tutorial on to put together a (hip) single flower bouquet.
Penguins. ‘Nuff said.
All you need to know is MERMAIDS AND FEMINISM. Real life mermaids. I was obsessed with this article the second I read it in the New York Times Magazine, only to find out that it was written by Virginia Sole-Smith, long time friend of APW (and one of the original readers. I know her because she recognized me at a wedding once. And lucky me, because she’s a fabulous feminist writer). Also, holy hell, please look at the slideshow and watch the video. I cried over the beauty, the mermaids, the feminism, how this is such a reflection of the friendships I’ve had through performance life. Virginia’s behind the scenes story of this assignment is on her blog. MERMAIDS.
Also, the New York Times ran a cover story on women called “Coveting Not a Corner Office, But Time At Home.” This is a debate I’m always going to come in somewhere in the middle on. Ambition is in my blood stream, but working at home nets me a few extra baby snuggles while I aim for world domination, which is nice. (Baby snuggles and world domination. That’s… me…?)
I don’t particularly identify as a Millennial (fist bump to Generation Catalano), but most of the rest of the staff does, and Maddie loves this editorial comic Stop Trashing Millennials. Personally, I’m just surprised we’ve moved on from trashing Gen X, with our Dr. Martens and lazy, lazy ways.