Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Illustration by  Lindsey Frances  | More from  Arthur Avenue

Illustration by Lindsey Frances | More from Arthur Avenue

Things that happened recently:

Despite his claim that he was only going to hire the best people, Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was charged on Tuesday with eight counts of fraud at the same time that Trump's former lawyer, Michael "the fixer" Cohen plead guilty to tax evasion and bank fraud. Here's what that means for Trump—is it too soon to whip up a batch of these?

I think it's pretty obvious by now that Melania can't stand her husband (join the club) but has she actually been trolling him all along?

Meryl Streep is selling her New York City penthouse, if anyone has an extra $24.6 million to loan me (and I just bought tickets to see her interview Tracey Ullman at the Tribeca TV festival).

Things to do in New York this week:

Saturday is another Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governors Island, but if the ticket price is too steep just go to the island and watch/listen from outside the fence.

Cole Escola is currently preforming a few shows at the Public Theater and the entire run is sold out but sometimes tickets become available the day of the performance (we're going this Saturday night).

Sunday is the third annual goat beauty pageant at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island (how did I miss the first two??).

Things I've discovered recently:

People pot pies.

I will literally read anything remotely related to Samantha Irby, and if you haven't read her first or second collection of essays, remedy that immediately.

Just a friendly reminder that my birthday is in exactly one week.

I've definitely been in a post-road trip depression this week, but the cooler weather has been helping to lift my mood. I have plans to see the New York Historical Society Summer of Magic exhibit tonight (it's pay-what-you-wish on Fridays from 6-8pm). I'm also planning on seeing Crazy Rich Asians—even if I didn't love the book—and maybe I'll even make it out to Staten Island for the goat beauty pageant. Next Friday is my birthday and we're taking another little road trip for a few days so I'll mostly just be enjoying my couch (and forced Mozart snuggles) this weekend. I have an enormous stack of library books to start working my way through (I started this one yesterday) and is it even a weekend if I don't have at least one diner breakfast?? Have a great weekend!

Travel Guide: Savannah

Travel Guide: Savannah

House of Collection

House of Collection