Good morning, everyone, from my perch on the sofa with a green tea and fresh croissant. I am super bougie this particular Friday. I’m working on a ton of projects, coming out of a chunk of slow weeks, and it’s exciting but exhausting. And I always have these great blog post ideas but before I can jot them down, they trickle out of my brain. Alas. But I am always trying to think of ways to reinvent “Friday Favorites” so if you have any ideas, do share in the comments.
WHAT I READ
- I am going to try and see Crazy Rich Asians this weekend. Here’s why it’s important.
- An accurate article on why diversity matters (and is lacking) in independent films.
- Jeopardy is now streaming on Hulu. Everybody say so long to productivity! And by the way, Alex Trebek, guys. Is he not aging anymore? What’s the deal?
OTHER BLOGGERS & INFLUENCERS
- Natalia shared this recipe from Delish for “Oreogasm” Rice Krispie Treats. OMG.
- Whitney shared her recipe for Frozen Peach Sangria and I want it immediately.
- Jen is telling us why Plan B One Step is important. I know this is “controversial,” but….. #sorrynotsorry.
PR & SOCIAL MEDIA
- Check out eight great tips on using Instagram Stories to drive engagement. Lindsay knows her stuff.
- It had never occurred to me this would be a problem but it makes sense — Facebook is cracking down on the keyword search for “opioid.”
- THIS was everywhere. A very unusual woman sang Missy Elliot’s “Work it” at a backyard karaoke party. She happens to be holding a Shofar. I cannot explain it. But boy did it go viral.
EARLIER THIS WEEK
- There was a epic discussion on my Facebook page. Creamy peanut butter or crunchy peanut butter?
- Just an update. I still don’t know who Kiki is.
- I’ve been working with 20+ influencers on a campaign for the live-action The Little Mermaid that comes out today in AMC Theaters nationwide. This group has been so wonderful, restoring my faith in the influencer universe! Here’s one of their posts.
- There is this AMAZING pop-up in LA right now, That’s From Disneyland. YOU HAVE TO GO. In short, a very wealthy man has been collecting Disneyland items for decades and filled a vacant department store with them. Incredible.
- I attended a stand-up comedy show to benefit a great non-profit, Recycled Resources. Maria Bamford and Marc Maron were the big names — and they had me laughing til it hurt.
- Just…. these. Obviously.