Carousel: A Slightly Mad Menagerie…

CarouselPhoto from Vogue Girl Korea.

Happy Friday! After a day of snow & its inevitable sister, a day of slush, the sun is shining in New York City. Walking Dolly this morning, I was struck by the light coming through the trees: it was truly a beautiful East Village morning.

This Carousel is very long overdue, so I hope you’ll enjoy it, share it & pass it to friends who also need distracting!

Did you know that the number one productivity tool is self-love?!

I love Kelly’s apartment… & it is even more spectacular in person!

I kinda agreed with what Olivia Wilde had to say about how you know a relationship is over when your vagina dies

So funny: What we pretend fashion week looks like versus what it actually looks like…

I read this post in October & it became even more poignant to me during & post-Sandy. Who are the people in your neighbourhood?

My birthday twin & all-round amazing woman Molly Crabapple wrote about being a professional naked girl. It is absolutely brilliant.

If you need filler text, try Kiwi Ipsum! Oh well, it made me laugh…

Have you ever wanted to stay in a castle? Now you can!

This is a good read, but a sad one, too: 16 Ways I Blew My Marriage.

Writers, you do not wanna miss Linda Sivertsen’s top 3 writing shortcuts!

Got new shoes? (Lucky!) Here’s how to break them in!

So much has been written about the efforts of Occupy Sandy in New York but this piece is the best summary so far.

I think this is the best thing I’ve ever seen.

Just one more reason to feel awesome about his reelection: Obama’s letter to a girl who has two dads.

Shauna — who you might know as Nubby! — wrote a review of Paul Arden’s Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite & I enjoyed reading her takeaways. (It’s a fab book, & a super-quick read to boot!)

I love this cardigan-over-a-wedding-dress look. Do you?

Garance writes & draws about some of the differences between Paris & New York. She’s so right… but American enthusiasm is a big part of what makes this country so great!

My GOD, I laughed so hard at this post about Brad Pitt’s furniture designs… & the comments.

Let’s move to Paris & live here!

Are you sometimes horrified when you watch movies from your childhood & realise they’re jam-packed with innuendo that you just didn’t get? If so, this list of jokes you didn’t understand as a kid is for you.

On Being a Fat Child, by Autumn, who is just as amazing in person as you’d expect.

Loved this piece, The Malia Generation, about Barack & Michelle’s daughters growing up.

Chloe took some photos at Disney & I can’t wait to see the rest!

If you’re a fan of The Smiths or Morrissey, I suggest you pre-order this sweater (or any of the others!). I just did. EEEE! Thank you so much to Anna for pointing this out!

This shop has weird, cute prints & t-shirts & stuff. See?

At a loose end? Make a globe lamp this weekend!

Always happy to distract you,