Workday Reading

The Workday Reading: November 13, 2015



1) Do you like flowers?  The NYT covers the meaning behind bouquets of fleeting beauty.

2) Still looking for the perfect plaid scarf?  Nordstrom has you covered for an affordable $38.

3) The Every Girl asks: What happened to hobbies?

4) The Limited is killing it with their dresses. This dolman-sleeve sweater dress, amazing.  This wrap-skirt dress is incredible.  And don’t miss this sheer sleeve midi dress.

5) Champagne can help prevent Alzheimer’s, so break out a bottle of Roederer and sip  your way to good health.

6) M. Gemi will now let you make a custom pair of suede moccasins.  (If you love Tod’s, but hate the price, these are a great sub.)  I like the orange leather ones.

7) Learn how an elite LA pre-school (yes, pre-school) became a yuppie nightmare complete with aboriginal dance classes and purges to eliminate undesirable 4-year-olds from the mix.

8) This Zella zip-up sweatshirt is chic and functional for keeping warm post workout.  I also need this cotton blend pullover with a funnel neck.

9) The complex relationship between women and jerks.

10) I need a new yoga mat.  I’m torn between this sunset-colored ombre and this simple Manduka mat in seven colors.

11) Aung San Suu Kyi’s party has come to power in Myanmar. Could it be a changing day for the country?

Eye Candy. A friend just purchased this Hayley Paige wedding gown for her December ceremony.  Don’t miss the ‘jeweled bolero’.

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  1. Monica says:

    Love #3 and #9, way to make us think! It’s so easy for hobbies to fall by the way side for a lot of other reasons to. For me, my two year old takes up most of my waking time, and unless I want to become a sleep deprived mess some types of hobbies become unreasonable. BUT…luckily one of my hobbies is cooking, so I make sure when I have some free time I try new recipes or make oldies but goodies for the family.

    #9…wow. Makes you think huh. I don’t personally feel drawn to any jerks, female or male. There are men who are decent and kind and considerate, and that’s always going to be the type of man I look up to, want the approval of, and seek time with. Working in a male-dominated industry really demonstrates that there are all types, you just have to look for the good ones.

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  2. Rachael says:

    I highly recommend a Lululemon yoga mat over Manduka. I invested in a Manduka yoga mat earlier this year, and they are SO slippery! Some fellow yoga instructors said that Lululemon mats are much better. If you decide to go with Manduka, invest in a yoga towel too.

    November 13, 2015/Reply
    • SarahT says:

      I agree that the Manduka PRO and PROlite can be a bit slippery (especially if not used often), but the eKO line has a nice, grippy texture to it.

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  3. julia says:

    +1 to lululemon mats per Rachael. The ones that absorb your sweat, are antimicrobial, and get grippier with moisture. I use it for hot yoga sculpt classes and would never want to use another mat! Great for non-hot yoga too.

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  4. Kristin says:

    +1 to slippery Manduka mats. I bought a Manduka Prolite last year but ultimately had to invest in another mat because I could not stop slipping. I like Lululemon’s the mat; no towel needed in power yoga or yoga sculpt classes even when a sweaty mess. I relied on The Sweet Home’s yoga mat guide to help me pick a new mat. Super informative and I found their reviews of the mats to be spot on.

    November 14, 2015/Reply