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· July 30th, 2016

TO BUY · 07/05/2016

We Spy: Crystal Fern

We wish we could spend every day from here to Labor Day splayed out in the sun with bottomless ice-cold bevs. On the days that we can’t, we’ll be throwing on Robinson in Crystal Fern. The happy green hue (new for the season!) makes post-office trips and coffee runs as summery as can be—which, admittedly, isn’t super summery, but we’ll take what we can get.

We wish we could spend every day from here to Labor Day splayed out in the sun with bottomless ice-cold bevs. On the days that we can’t, we’ll be throwing on Robinson in Crystal Fern. The happy green hue (new for the season!) makes post-office trips and coffee runs as summery as can be—which, admittedly, isn’t super summery, but we’ll take what we can get.

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TO BUY · 07/01/2016

We Like Your Photos: June 2016

Every month, we’re tagged in bundles of adorable/cute/clever/well-shot photos on Instagram. Here’s a roundup of our favorites. Enjoy!

Every month, we’re tagged in bundles of adorable/cute/clever/well-shot photos on Instagram. Here’s a roundup of our favorites. Enjoy!

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13261026_633807576768201_1452325671_n@the_fashionablefoodie     Shop Topper>

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TO DO · 06/30/2016

Books We Love: Stephanie Danler’s “Sweetbitter”

Some books are infectious. Maybe one of your friends reads a book in two hours and presses it on another friend, who reads it over a single weekend and passes it along to the next person, and quickly that book transmits itself across a social network and boom! It’s an epidemic. But in a good way!

Some books are infectious. Maybe one of your friends reads a book in two hours and presses it on another friend, who reads it over a single weekend and passes it along to the next person, and quickly that book transmits itself across a social network and boom! It’s an epidemic. But in a good way!

Stephanie Danler’s “Sweetbitter” is that sort of book. (The outbreak originated in our creative department here and spread rapidly throughout the office).

Part of the book’s potency is the subject matter, which involves a young woman who moves to New York and becomes a backwaiter (*which is like a junior-varsity waiter) at an upscale restaurant which may or may not be based on a legendary now-defunct establishment.

The narrator encounters obstacles of all kinds: cockroaches, hangovers, social humiliation, unflattering nicknames. She does a significant amount of drugs. She reveals inside dope about the restaurant industry in generous scoops. She wears a pilled cardigan to a job interview.

This is Danler’s first novel, and boy, what an opening salvo! Why not order a copy and start your own little pandemic?

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TO DO · 06/27/2016

Happy National Sunglasses Day!

(Or…Eight Ways to Use Your Sunglasses [Outdoors Edition].)

(Or… Eight Ways to Use Your Sunglasses [Outdoors Edition].)

Where would we be without sunglasses? Who wants to squint at the beach? What would we lower and peek over when a soft pretzel catches our eye? Here are the best ways to take your sunglasses out on the town so they know just how much you appreciate them. Happy National Sunglasses Day, y’all. (Just don’t forget the sunscreen.)

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TO BUY · 06/24/2016

Books We Love: Chuck Klosterman’s “But What If We’re Wrong?”

Reading Chuck Klosterman books (in general) is like wandering into a party and instantly locking in with the best conversationalist in the room. He is funny! But he is also profound! He asks questions in a way that subtly reframes the way you perceive the world! He is clearly a beacon of rarified knowledge—the sort of person who knows exactly where the good party snacks are located. (“Party snacks” is a metaphor.)

Reading Chuck Klosterman books (in general) is like wandering into a party and instantly locking in with the best conversationalist in the room. He is funny! But he is also profound! He asks questions in a way that subtly reframes the way you perceive the world! He is clearly a beacon of rarified knowledge—the sort of person who knows exactly where the good party snacks are located. (“Party snacks” is a metaphor.)

But What If We’re Wrong?” is Klosterman’s new book, and it delivers all of the above pleasures with many specific added bonuses. As we passed a copy around the office, we learned many useful nuggets. For example, did you know Herman Melville based “Moby-Dick” on the real-life 1839 account of a murderous sperm whale nicknamed “Mocha Dick”? This is a real thing, and it is emblematic of the sort of research Klosterman gleans for his book.

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TO BUY · 06/23/2016

It’s True! We Made an App!

…and it’s available now! (Lots of exclamation points! Sorry, we’re excited.) Download it here.

And, just for this summer (through September 1), when you make any purchase on our app using Apple Pay, there’s a fun gift included.

…and it’s available now! (Lots of exclamation points! Sorry, we’re excited.) Download it here.

And, just for this summer (through September 1), when you make any purchase on our app using Apple Pay, there’s a fun gift included.

We called on Sue Doeksen, Anna Kövecses and Marie Assénat—three artists whose exuberance spells summer—to lend us some of their signature levity and energy. The result is this Apple Pay special offer: a limited-edition batch of pocket-friendly lens cloths.

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TO READ · 06/23/2016

To Read: What Will You Do With All the Extra Daylight?

Now that the longest day of the hottest year yet recorded has passed, staying indoors is the only thing to do. You can find lots to do with ambient light, even if you’re safely out of UV range and reading one of these tomes.

Now that the longest day of the hottest year yet recorded has passed, staying indoors is the only thing to do. You can find lots to do with ambient light, even if you’re safely out of UV range and reading one of these tomes.

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