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· September 27th, 2016

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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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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· 06/21/2016

Come and Get It!

Is there any better summertime drink than tart, tongue-tickling fizzy lemonade? Hell nope! Until the end of July, we’ve got delicious, super-refreshing sparkling lemonade from our friends at Spindrift.

Pay what you like (suggested donation: $2, but, y’know, go with your heart!); all cash goes straight to a charity specially selected by each store.

Learn more about the organizations below and find a spot near you! Lemonade’s waiting.

Is there any better summertime drink than tart, tongue-tickling fizzy lemonade? Hell nope! Until the end of July, we’ve got delicious, super-refreshing sparkling lemonade from our friends at Spindrift.

Pay what you like (suggested donation: $2, but, y’know, go with your heart!); all cash goes straight to a charity specially selected by each store.

Learn more about the organizations below and find a spot near you! Lemonade’s waiting.

Buckhead in Atlanta, GA
Charity: Trees Atlanta, a nonprofit that protects and improves the city through planting, conservation, and education

Harbor East in Baltimore, MD
Charity: School 33, a group that promotes Baltimore’s contemporary arts scene and offers art education classes for local kids and adults

Lexington in New York City
HQ and Showroom in New York City
Charity: 826 NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills.

Greene St. in New York City
Charity: GMHC, an organization providing HIV/AIDS care, advocacy, and information about prevention

Bergen St. in Brooklyn, NY
Charity: BARC (Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition), a no-kill shelter that cares for and places abandoned animals in loving homes

Warby Parker Annex in Miami, FL
Charity: Lotus House, a group that provides shelter and other services for area homeless families

Edgehill in Nashville, TN
Charity: Monroe Harding, serving kids in foster care and those transitioning out of foster care

Warby Parker Frame Studio in New Orleans, LA
Charity: Women With a Vision, a health organization serving and advocating for local women

University Town Center in San Diego, CA
Charity: United Through Reading, an organization that provides service members with opportunities to read stories (over video!) to their children during deployment

Scottsdale Quarter in Scottsdale, AZ
Charity: Kids Need to Read, an organization that provides books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the U.S.

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