To make up for last week’s sluggishness (read: four day weeks make me TIRED), this week the staff set out to do All The Things. We kicked things off by launching the fancy new slider you’ll notice at the top of our homepage (consider it a greatest hits of APW across the web). Then we closed out with an all-day shoot yesterday, the highlights of which involved Mint Juleps and Beyoncé (the Mint Juleps are for you; B was for us.)
Today I’ll be counting down the hours until it’s time for the new Orange Is the New Black (SEASON TWO IS TODAY). Until then, it’s your happy hour, so hop on it!
Highlights of APW This Week
Would I tell myself to do anything differently, knowing what I know now? Probably not.
When you find yourself having arguments over $3,000 floor lighting (on which you previously had no opinions), maybe it’s time to reevaluate.
A treatise on normcore and shiny things.
“It is physically impossible for my office to be ‘no homo.'”
What does it mean to live your vows, for better or worse?
“I have had no trouble wholeheartedly embracing the word husband. But I’m not quite so sure about becoming ‘wife.’”
How to buy booze for your wedding.
Hairstyle tips for Black brides, with notes from Beyoncé’s stylist. (No, really.)
What female leaders think about crying in the workplace.
This project just keeps getting better.
A beautiful essay from artist Lisa Congdon on marriage, one year later.
Perhaps the best part of this Father’s Day roundup is that each of the (successful in their own right) dads featured is defined in relation to his wife’s career. Nice touch, Cricket’s Circle.
The day I left my son in the car. (Which sparked an interesting conversation among the staff about overprotective parenting and the culture of fear in a twenty-four-hour news cycle.)
I’m just not convinced that women are actually getting plastic surgery done on their hands for engagement selfies. I am convinced, however, that news outlets should be more conservative with how they use the word trend. Remember when super sexy “morning after” sessions were a “trend?” Exactly.
And because I assume you’re doing nothing else tonight: five things to expect from Season Two of Orange Is the New Black.
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