APW Happy Hour It's going to be an interesting weekend! by Meg Keene HI APW! I am back from RV camping in California’s Gold Country (a region I sometimes feel like everyone forgot), digging around in history, and seeing Yosemite. We knew RV camping was going to be an interesting experience, but what we didn’t realize is how many more permanent residents live in RV resorts. We ended up spending the week living next to retired seniors (some of whom have some seriously rockstar RVs) and migrant farm workers. It was interesting and complicated (we, after all, were choosing to do this for vacation), and I’m still thinking about all of it. And with that, I give you our open thread… and a note to tune into our Instagram feed this weekend. I’ve been asked to go to one of the coolest events of my online career on Monday, and I’m hitting the road. Stay tuned. Cheers, meg Highlights of APW This Week How to ask for help and how to move forward when a family member is struggling with addiction. A gold dress, a strong beat, and a solid horn line. What to include in your wedding website. Hint: it’s everything you don’t want to get asked on the day of the wedding. In which intern Kelsey enters the home stretch of wedding planning. Introducing Lindsey Bolling Photography in Oregon, and Kristen Schueler Photography in Boston! Wedges! Because stilettos and grass don’t mix. Twelve hours with APW’s Editor-in-Chief. How to make a Bee’s Knees cocktail that is, actually, the bee’s knees. “Now, I knew I left that sense of adventure around here somewhere.” Link Roundup Our takeaway from this article: Tavi Gevinson is a nice person, not just a smart and successful one. We’re not surprised. But it’s depressing to realize people assume that successful women must be real bitches. We all prefer foul-mouthed Hillary. The funniest political article we’ve read in… a while. We’re kind of digging Lena Dunham’s new bowl cut. “Gay Pakistan: Lesbians’ lives on the line.” “Eight life hacks every woman needs.” Kelly Osbourne is coming out with her own clothing line, and it’s going to be available in sizes 0-24! It looks very promising. Speaking of plus sizes, Target has been a disappointment. Maddie nailed it with her thoughts on the matter, “You know what the problem with Target is? They have a plus-size selection, but they assume that if you’re plus sized, you probably dress like Mrs. Doubtfire.” We’d just like to note here that Nicki Minaj is the artist to watch in 2015. If you love games, you should refuse to call yourself a “gamer.” Things to throw money at: this Kickstarter for a women’s writing conference in NYC this fall. A Child Is Born: a photo series done in utero. (My mom had this book, and at four I spent countless hours staring at it. THIS, however, I did not know.) Bigger wedding, happier marriage? Marriage is not the end zone. Jesse Williams and John Legend, killing it with their Ferguson commentary. We knew we liked these guys for a reason. The essential ladies’ guide to gaining confidence from construction workers. “Thirteen-year-old Mo’Ne Davis is on the cover of Sports Illustrated.” Hell yeah! We knew the tech world could ruin the Bay Area. We didn’t know they could take Burning man down with them. Our own Rachel rocked BuzzFeed’s homepage this week with “18 Stunning Photos of Black Women At Work In WWII.” Cheers! APW’S 2014 HAPPY HOURS ARE SPONSORED BY MONOGAMY WINE AND PROMISQOUS WINE. Thank you Monogamy and PromisQous for helping make the APW mission possible! To follow PromisQous Wines on their foodie adventures, click here to follow them on Instagram. Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.