APW Happy Hour Show us your shoes! by Meg Keene HEY, APW! After a month that’s been… rocky, it was a seriously good week around here. Maddie and I took a super fun Instagram class at San Francisco’s Makeshift Society, which we then found out was being co-taught by Sarah Deragon, the woman behind The Identity Project (which you might remember from happy hour a few weeks back). Then we took a work road trip to Sonoma for a really exciting future project and cleared a Target out of crop tops and maxi dresses in the process (the crop tops and future project are, sadly, unrelated). Plus, we’re sharing #APWshoes on Instagram. We obviously broke open the soul of APW with this one and it’s very, very glittery in there. Great links, open thread, let’s do it. XO, MEG Highlights of APW This Week All the settling down with none of the mortgage. I don’t wanna be your bridesmaid. Five tips your wedding photographer forgot to tell you. The lead up to the little wedding that could. ALSO, intern Hayley’s getting married tomorrow! Follow us on Instagram to see the first pictures this weekend, SQUEEE! Blue Ridge Mountains wedding. So. Damn. Pretty. The non-wicked, non-replacement stepmother. High-fashion flower girls, because we can. Sing it with us! “Let it go, let it goooo…” Let your timeline go. Link Roundup Recently, while discussing crop tops, David said, “God. When will normal clothes be in fashion so you’ll just wear those?” Joke’s on you, David: Normcore. In defense of Girls, which I will defend till… forever: Since when do people act like this? … Since always? Kids these days… are so inspiring. #GodBlessTeenageGirls “We do not need to make our children’s childhood magical. Childhood is inherently magical.” Also file under: I’m way too lazy for that shit. Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian, and a discussion of the labor it takes to create celebrity. Love, hard. NPR’s perfectly executed April Fools’ Day joke. My theory as to why entrepreneurs fetishize failure—in some small way, we like it. If you’re not dancing ever so slightly on the edge, it’s not very interesting, is it? In “of course creatives are still working, they have bills to pay” news. A simple typeface change could save the government millions. Photographing the butch women of San Francisco. Being a crazy cat lady is now cool. Inside the fridges of eleven top New York chefs. And the only thing that should be done with hateful tweets/ comments/ and forums. Make something from it. 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! if you want to learn more about monogamy (and possibly win birthday treats), head over here and sign up for their newsletter. 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.