MegBurns

I love Connecticut, sailing, and weekends by the shore. I do soc med for vineyard vines.

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@MegBurns

A lot of magic is designed to appeal to people visually, but what I’m trying to affect is their minds, their moods, their perceptions,” he told me. “My goal isn’t to hurt them or to bewilder them with a puzzle but to challenge their maps of reality.

A Pickpocket’s Tale via The New Yorker

This is a a FASCINATING article. It’s over a year old but I just stumbled upon it. Well worth a read.

I know a TON about vee-hickles.

I know a TON about vee-hickles.

meredithbklyn:

inmyopinion:

Recently, a friend posted a photo on Instagram of a Fresh Peach & Mint Old Fashioned. Obviously, I demanded the recipe. I made it last night for some friends and it’s just crazy good—especially with peaches in season. (And, as you can see, doesn’t look too shabby either.) Here’s the recipe as I made it:
Muddle half a fresh peach with a few fresh mint sprigs and a few dashes of Angostura bitters in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add 2.5 oz Bulleit Bourbon and 1 oz mint infused simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously until totally mixed. Strain into glass with ice and add a splash of Fever Tree Ginger Ale, stir. Garnish with a slice of fresh peach and mint.

uh yes please

YUM.

meredithbklyn:

inmyopinion:

Recently, a friend posted a photo on Instagram of a Fresh Peach & Mint Old Fashioned. Obviously, I demanded the recipe. I made it last night for some friends and it’s just crazy good—especially with peaches in season. (And, as you can see, doesn’t look too shabby either.) Here’s the recipe as I made it:

Muddle half a fresh peach with a few fresh mint sprigs and a few dashes of Angostura bitters in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add 2.5 oz Bulleit Bourbon and 1 oz mint infused simple syrup. Add ice and shake vigorously until totally mixed. Strain into glass with ice and add a splash of Fever Tree Ginger Ale, stir. Garnish with a slice of fresh peach and mint.

uh yes please

YUM.

LOFT

I take back any previous recommendation of LOFT. At least regarding their online store. 

After half of my order was canceled (one item at a time over two days) and half of the remaining half still hasn’t shipped, the one item I paid full price for went to 50% off. I called and asked for a price adjustment and they told me they won’t honor it because it’s an offer and not a hard markdown. 

They told me to just reorder it and return one to the store.

I know I work for a company that has A+++ customer service so I am really spoiled but I am baffled at the lack of effort to even TRY to keep customers happy at LOFT.

Maybe if they improved their service people would be more loyal to the brand and they wouldn’t have to go on sale every. day. 

Not a huge deal, but the whole process of ordering from them has been a pain and in my opinion any time I give my money to a retailer it should never be painful.

jaclynday:

Everlane’s new Everlane x Langley tanks were released today! They’re priced so well ($24 for the drape tank on the left, $28 for the muscle tank on the right). Both are available in black, cream and navy. I love the length of the drape tank and the muscle tank is a good style if you want a higher neck and prefer to wear a regular bra with your tanks. (Though I think you could wear a regular bra with the drape tank too!)  

Just picked up a drape tank as I’ve been desperately waiting for Everlane to do a long Cotton tank. I have a feeling I may wish I had gotten a few while they are still in stock!

Man talk.

Man talk.

Fun activity suggestion

Order everything you want from LOFT and then guess how many “we’re sorry, that item is no longer in stock” emails you will get from them over the next two days. Then estimate when the order will actually ship! 

http://missjacobi.tumblr.com/post/91862225675

missjacobi:

phenom relationship/marriage advice…

In his father of the bride speech, [redacted] shared heartwarming stories and his favorite pieces of marriage advice over his 35(?) years of marriage.

  1. Sometimes it is more important to say “I appreciate you” than “I love you.” Say both, often.

(Source: emphasisadded)

No idea what’s going on at LOFT but Lou & Grey is unbelievably cheap right now AND they have mostly full size runs?! Everything I ordered also had excellent ratings so I stocked up for next summer.
I’m finding myself really over 99% of my wardrobe lately - all I want to wear are different combinations of the same well made basics. These pieces all seemed really easy and comfortable and feedback says they are very well made. We will see!

No idea what’s going on at LOFT but Lou & Grey is unbelievably cheap right now AND they have mostly full size runs?! Everything I ordered also had excellent ratings so I stocked up for next summer.

I’m finding myself really over 99% of my wardrobe lately - all I want to wear are different combinations of the same well made basics. These pieces all seemed really easy and comfortable and feedback says they are very well made. We will see!