We’re still shaking the glitter out of our hair, and rubbing our bleary eyes, because yesterday was Alt SF, and I was lucky enough at attend with both Maddie and Kate. All sparkles aside, Alt Summit is our biggest and most important business conference of the year (so much so that we flew the baby to Salt Lake City at just eight weeks old so I could attend). Needless to say, we were over the moon when the amazing team behind Alt brought the show to San Francisco. I got to speak in front of over three hundred people about the business of blogging (alongside the super smart Lane Becker, who is involved in Venture Capital, and Alix of Modern Kiddo). This is pretty much an example of my dream day—speaking, crowds, cute shoes, and frank talk about money and business? Bring it. So please forgive me for not having a link roundup today, we all look like we were run over by a bus. The link goodness will return next Friday, in its full glory.
Till then, I leave you with the best of APW this week, and your Friday open thread. Hop on it!
Highlights of APW This Week
The APW staff’s summer reading list, with even more recommendations in the comments.
In this wedding, their cat was the usher. (Sort of, at least.) Also, it’s beautiful…
Cocktail hour playlist, as curated by… me!
Elisabeth on spending time socializing without your partner, being an unofficial queer mayor, and… hilarity.
How to be a kick-ass bridesmaid. (Hint: do not, under any circumstances, show up to the rehearsal drunk.)
And, an informative review of basic wedding table settings. This one is for bookmarking.