This Week’s Recommendations for Work + Weekend

secrets

Welcome to our weekly list of recommendations for work + weekend.

wine night in

make a chicken dinner and pour a glass of outstanding chardonnay, sit at your dining room table (PHONES OFF) and converse. Share secrets. Talk about the future. Discuss fears, failures, successes, gratitude. Talk about the weather. Don’t avoid religion or politics. Need a discussion topic? Pull out a table topic, a super fun way to get a conversation started – even with someone you’ve known for a decade.

Trefethen harmony chardonnay
Trefethen Harmony Chardonnay

give it a swirl

This wine is delightful, y’all – light, crisp, and easy to drink.  Tastes like pineapples (how preppy!), melon, and peach. Pour a glass in the brazilliance of the main dining room at the Greenbrier… or seated at your dining room table. Serve with light dishes like sea bass, caesar salad, lemony chicken, or grilled shrimp tacos.


Find: Comfortable Shoes for Work
Find: Comfortable Shoes for Work

Choosing the right shoes can impact your workday, particularly if you have an on-the-go job which requires footwork. As an event planner, I never know what unexpected task will present itself: changing a lightbulb, fill-in for catering, speaking to an audience, greeting high-profile guests, hanging banners. Some days, I am on my feet for 8 hours at a time. Other days, I am sitting behind a desk or attend a lot of meetings. Occasionally, I have to get up in front of people and speak into a microphone with an audience staring back at me. I need to look polished wearing comfortable work heels while having the flexibility to lightly jog towards the next proverbial fire in need of extinguishing. Shoes are the one element of a work outfit which can really make a difference in comfort.

Unhappy feet = miserable day.

the secret to a happy day?

Happy feet.


ARMCHAIR READS


This is the secret to being a successful working mom by Farnoosh Torabi on Refinery29

(opinion: great, logical, attainable tips with the exception of the message of you have to love what you do – getting the job you actually love takes time, and building a career gets you the job you love. you have to kiss a lot of frogs to marry the prince of a job you truly enjoy.)


the real secret to being a successful working mom: employing a $63,000 nanny and household manager

(kidding. you can do it without full time help… but wow…. someone to handle the hiring of maids and event planners? fabulous.)


this movie looks like a design and style 1960s masterpiece, with the added bonus of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio


advice that’s interesting but you’ll probably ignore: how to properly care for bras