Today I’m overwhelmed by the thought that life is precious and amazing and also incredibly, incredibly short. Tell the people you love that you love them – everyday. Tell the people that you appreciate that you appreciate them more often. Say please and thank you and smile. Take care of yourself. Take care of the people you love. Do good. Celebrate the people you love and relationships all year long… not just today.

But – you should totally eat all of the chocolate covered strawberries or cupcakes or candy hearts you could ever want today. Just do everything else all year long.

Happy Valentines Day – I’m so thankful for you.

Photo credit: 100 Live & Die Bruce Nauman at Benesse House in Japan – image via Amanda Brooks | I Love Your Style


THANK YOU, my friends, for helping make 2013 an amazing year for me… I had big plans for TAE when I launched in September but never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined where this adventure would take me. I’ve made incredible friends and met amazing people this year because of this site, and I can’t wait to see what happens in 2014.

Cheers! Happy, Happy New Year!

(images via insta – let’s be friends!:)


Hello friends… I hope you had a wonderful week and are ready for the weekend!

PLEASE do whatever you can for the Philippines.

  • Donate directly via Red Cross (or via the link on facebook!) or Unicef (or Text RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10).
  • Imogene + Willie is donating 20% of all sales this weekend to relief support.
  • This Feed Projects t-shirt will provide 10 emergency meals.
  • Please let me know if there are any other great ways to donate… 

I somehow stumbled across Adam Braun‘s blog this week – the founder of Pencils of Promise is pretty inspiring.

Speaking of Imogene + Willie, Beth of Local Milk is starting a new series, Uniform, about the language of clothing. Her first post, inspired by a visit to I+W, is beautiful.

Girl Crushes Collide – Lena Dunham interviews Mindy Kaling for Rookie Yearbook. This just made me happy.

Also! I’m working on a few holiday + entertaining gift guides for December… is there anything in particular you’d like some help with? Please let me know!

[Image of the Electric Love NYC studio via Hello Citizen]

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