There were plenty of scary news stories, social injustices, and other important topics flooding our feeds this past week. I’m addressing it the only way I know how when I’m overwhelmed: Reverting to childhood nostalgia.
- Pokémon Go: I’m sorry to acknowledge it, but you can’t go anywhere without hearing someone talk about this damn game. I personally haven’t played it myself — nor do I plan to — but something that permeates every conversation and literally every meeting of mine this week at least deserves an honorable mention. I just wish it came with a dash of common sense.
- Lucky Strike: Before this past weekend, I’d only enjoyed beverages and light snacks at this SF franchise. I decided to go old-school with a birthday bowling party here, and it ended up being a ridiculously fun evening surrounded by friends. The drinks were strong, the games were not, and the ‘90s–’00s jams really kept us going.
- Jennifer Aniston: America’s sweetheart wrote an engaging and informative essay for HuffPo, published yesterday, entitled “For the Record.” Among her many points made, it’s vital our culture acknowledge that, as women: “We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies.” Preach, Rachel Green. Preach.
- “Just Like Fire” – P!nk: Falling down the rabbit hole doesn’t sound so bad when it comes with a soundtrack like this. Plus, I’ve loved P!nk since she came on the music scene in 1999, which either makes me admittedly old or adorably loyal. Either way, this one’s on repeat.
We’re all familiar with the story of Alice and her time in Wonderland. You may have seen the Disney version as a child, or you may have been captivated by Tim Burton’s take. One thing’s for sure, either way: The girl’s got style.
From whimsical designs to high-energy lyrics, it seems like Alice and crew are popping up everywhere. Just today, I received an invite for a bridal shower that was Alice-inspired.
The Queen of Hearts is one of my favorite characters, and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Heads Will Roll” will make you want your own army. I added it to my gym playlist to keep me going — I just can’t stop moving when I hear a beat like this.
Betsey Johnson is known for her eclectic design aesthetic, and her watch collection is no exception. I received the silver version for Christmas, and I purchased this black one a few months later. Obsessed much? The numbers are too fanciful to pass up. Try eBay to snag your own at a great price.
Weddings don’t have to be stuffy affairs when you’ve got a bride with Alice fever. Though from different events, this cake and entryway are perfect for celebrating the child in us all.
Finally, this creation is just too amazeballs to not purchase. anthropologie rarely disappoints, and this one-lump-or-two lamp is a perfect conversation piece. I happen to know someone’s birthday is coming up … wonder who will be gifting this to her?
Whatever your take on Wonderland may be, can we at least all agree that Johnny Depp should only wear makeup as Captain Jack Sparrow?
I mean, is there really any comparison?
Bonus video: Since I mentioned him, I have to include The Lonely Island’s genius hit. Now back to the good part!