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This is how we are in real life…

If you haven’t already seen it, here’s our engagement video; shot & edited by Openglass Studio. What an amazingly fun time!



Jordan actually has a knack for spilling food on himself.

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I’ve been obsessed with a certain song over the past few weeks…so Jordan texted me this today:
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Such a great quote

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations – we fall to the level of our training.” – Archilochus

Sex Advice from a 98-Year-Old Woman

By Dana Adam Shapiro via Esquire.com

“First of all, you have to be sexually compatible. That’s very important. If anyone tells you different, they’re nuts.”

The following is taken from writer (The Every Boy) and Oscar-nominated filmmaker (Murderball) Dana Adam Shapiro’s You Can Be Right (Or You Can Be Married), a by-turns funny, wise, harrowing, and heartbreaking collection of interviews with divorcees. Now out in paperback.

Interviewee: Pauline, 98, retired mother of two. Divorced. Lives in Florida; grew up in New York. Married in 1923, 1941, and 1959.

 

Did you have lots of boyfriends growing up in the 1930s?

I never had boyfriend trouble. I always had plenty of guys. Always.

You’ve been married three times. Tell me about the first.

Oh, Christ. The first time was right after I graduated from prep school. I was seventeen years old—what did I know about living? Nothing. He wasn’t for me but I married him anyway. I didn’t know any better. I had my kids with him, so it was worth it. Then I divorced him. Then someone fixed me up with a man from Chattanooga. He was the cheapest son of a bitch that ever lived. So I divorced him, too.

What else didn’t you like about him?

I’m telling you a very intimate thing here…[lowers her voice.] His ding-dong was very small. So he went for an operation and they made it bigger.

He splurged on that?

Yes he did. But I couldn’t stay married to him.

Why not?

He was too cheap! [laughs] Then I married Bill Simmons. He was quite a man, I’m telling you. He was terrific. Very bright. And he was mad about me. We had a wonderful time. But he died, and I haven’t been married since. Although I did have a lover. One special man.

What was he like?

He was married! [laughs] His daughter was married to my brother, okay? He was in the ready-to-wear business. He was one of the big shots when they started making t-shirts. We went together for years. I used to meet him on Saturdays and we’d go to a suite at the Waldorf Astoria.

So you’ve had three husbands and one lover. Which one were you the most mad about?

My lover.

Why?

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Your time is limited

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

- Steve Jobs

The Cream Event

Had an amazing time this past Sunday at The Cream Event in Culver City. My cousin Michelle invited her bridesmaids to attend the event with her and soak up all the bridal goodness. The venue was chockfull of wedding vendors – photographers, calligraphers, caterers, designers, event planners, decorators, videographers, dj’s, bartenders, and confectioners galore. There was a few open bars (with Old Fashions overflowing) and an awesome dance battle to end the night. It was a great event and one that I would happily attend even after getting hitched!

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High Five, Friday: Obsessed

  • Started listening to Natalia Lafourcade again (I was obsessed with her years ago but haven’t been following her latest albums). She is the cutest thing ever. Perhaps I am just prepping for Spain. :) Spanish music forever!!!!!!!

  • I am soooo obsessed with one of our recent Relished arrivals – our Field of Flowers Split Maxi dress. The fit is outstanding; the two slits in front are sensual yet tasteful, and the material is wonderfully light. This is a definite must-have for spring. I am TOTALLY buying it for myself!
  • I am so ridiculously in love with Girls, Season 3. The latest episode, “Flo” was amazingly heartfelt and…just such good television. Jordan watched it with me and he was a little moved by it, too! There was a great quote said on-screen by Hannah’s grandmother, Flo – “Someday, you will look at him [your partner], hating him with every fiber of your being, wishing that he would die the most violent death possible. It will pass.” AHHHHHhhhhh, JUST LOVE IT!!!!!!
  • Jordan made me watch an episode of Adventure Time starring Lena Dunham (as Betty) yesterday. Freakin amazing episode!!! Television programming is getting harder and harder to say NO to!!!
  • Thank you, Netflix, for ever-enticing me into finishing yet another season of House of Cards. The plot lines, the twists, the turns, the sexiness of it all — the series has just been getting better and better. Now the question is — HOW LONG MUST YOU MAKE ME WAIT UNTIL SEASON 3?!?!?!?!?!?

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Progress

What I’ve realized in the world of startups and just talent in general…is that there really isn’t a skills-gap in the workforce. The problem is a confidence-gap. People have the skills and tools they need to get the job done — but they lack the confidence. We need to first and foremost cultivate confidence in our teams before we are able to grow and scale.

That being said…I’m learning so much with Relished – especially from the president of our company. She’s helping me nurture the management skills that I need to lead my own team oneday. She has so much knowledge and experience on how to manage a group of people. I hope to become even a quarter of the strong leader that she is.

All you have to do is ask…

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