Go Broncos!

Truth be told, I don’t really care that much about pro football or who wins the Super Bowl. I like to pretend that Tom Brady is my boyfriend a) because he is cute and b) because we have the same birthday. I also like to recall the spring breaks in high school that I spent in the vicinity of Peyton Manning, who I vaguely knew.

Oh and I love to watch the NFL bad lip reading bits on youtube. They are endlessly entertaining.

My fascination with the sport stops there, but what I love about the Super Bowl is the part about sitting around eating junk food. I don’t need it to be all football shaped and cutesy. Just gimme something greasy and cheesy with a cold beer and I will stare contentedly at the endless collisions and thank god I am on a couch and not in the freezing stadium watching it in person.

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I love the table covering and those cute snacks in paper bags. {photo: punchbowl.com}

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When was the last time you ate potato skins?! These look amazing. {credit: whatsgabycooking.com}

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Upscale pigs in a blanket- yes, please! {credit: dreamsiclesisters.com}

Mother Knows Best

In other words, take a little extra time to make your Mother’s Day special for the mother in your life.

Best doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune- it’s your personal best. If you’re making a homemade card, then spend the extra time to really make it great. If you’re making breakfast in bed, then don’t wake her up by crashing around in the kitchen and for heavens sake, clean up the dishes!

If you want to show your mother how much you care with a gift, then take the time to get her something that she really wants.

I remember a friend of mine telling me that on her first Mother’s Day her husband was in such a panic to make it great that he totally botched the whole thing. He rushed out at the eleventh hour for a gift and came back with a suffocatingly  hot, gigantic fluffy robe. Probably not most mom’s dream gift.

Here are some gifts that are unlikely to get returned…

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1. Equipment PJ Set $388 http://www.net-a-porter.com; 2. Floral Robe $154 http://www.sleepyjones.com; 3. Vintage PJ Set $95 http://www.jcrew.com; 4. Bottega Veneta Pouch $580 http://www.net-a-porter; 5. Clare Vivier Clutch $180 http://www.shopbop.com; 6. Canvas Tote $34 http://www.llbean.com; 7. Le Labo Candle $70 http://www.barneys.com; 8. Nest White Narcisse Candle $48 shop.nestfragrances.com; 9. Diptyique Mini Baies $28 http://www.barneys.com

Summer Playlist

My usual party playlists are befitting of a funeral or a break-up, so I turned to my friend Zoe for music advice. Zoe is French (ie: super cool and trés chic.) She’s always in the know, Coachella is her playground, hanging with the band is just part of her deal. 

She made a killer playlist to blast at all your spring and summer parties. Thanks Zoe!

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1. Grimes – Visions – Genesis
2. The XX – The XX – Intro
3. School of Seven Bells – Put Your Sad Down – Secret Days
4. Dan Croll – From Nowhere – From Nowhere
5. How to Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion – Ice Age
6. Purity Ring – Shrines – Fireshrine
7. YACHT – See Mystery Lights – Psychic City
8. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest – Helicopter
9. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening – Dance Yrself Clean
10. The XX – The XX- Vcr
11. Hot Chip – In Our Heads – Look At Where We Are
12. Grimes – Visions – Oblivion
13. Cold Cave – Single – A Little Death To Laugh
14. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest – Revival
15. Hot Chip – In Our Heads –  How Do You Do
16. TV On The Radio – War Child-Heroes Vol. 1 – Heroes
17. Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream – Soma ( 2011 remaster )
18. Rhye – Woman – The Fall
19. Radiohead – The King Of Limbs – Codex
20. Rhye – Woman – Verse
21. Stone Roses – 20th Anniversary Collector Edition – I Wanna Be Adored
22. Flume – Flume – Sintra
23. Sleigh Bells – Treats – Rill Rill
24. Flume – Flume – Space Cadet
25. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away – We No Who U R
26. Purity Ring – Shrines – Ungirthed
27. XTC – Drums And Wires – Making Plans For Nigel
28. The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964-1971 – Wild Horses
29. Sleigh Bells – Reign Of Terror – End of the Line
30. Sleigh Bells – Reign Of Terror – Demons
31. Icona Pop – I Love It – I Love It
32. Atom For Peace – Judge Jury And Executor – Default
33. Chromatics – In The City – Lady
34. Chromatics – Night Drive  ( Deluxe Edition ) – I Want Your Love