Happy weekend!

We talked about this on Drinks With Broads this week, too. At Lainey: Scooter Braun: A Gossip Mystery. What IS going on there, and will the story break when I’m out of the house and not able to update this post??? Likely.

I am obsessed with the Costco subreddit — I gotta know if new things are good!! — and spent a lot of time reading this post: What’s your best Costco horror story?

Some good news! Tiny Forests With Big Benefits. [NYT, gifted link]

I mean, duh: Elon Musk Admits that X May ‘Fail’ After a Contentious Weekend [Pajiba]

Here’s Chris Evans with puppies. YOU ARE WELCOME. [Lainey]

FYI, Boden is currently marking sale items off an addition 20%. This cropped-ish Breton tee is like $16!!! Lots of really cute swimwear marked down, too. Also loads of little cropped sweaters if you’re looking for something to wear with your higher waisted pants/skirts. Just, like, a lot of cute stuff. Go crazy! [affiliate links]

At Vulture: The Long, Winding History of Taylor Swift’s ‘Cruel Summer’ Becoming a Single

At Architectural Digest: Inside the World’s 5 Smallest Hotel Rooms.

At Time: Jenna Lyons Is Breaking All the Unwritten Rules of Real Housewives. I’m really enjoying this season of RHoNY; all the arguments so far have been LOW STAKES and PETTY, just how I like it.

Vox argues that everyone has forgotten how to act in public.

At InStyle: Soccer Icons Brandi Chastain and Michelle Akers on the Match That Changed Everything

This is an interesting read, I’d totally forgotten about this: The Rise and Fall of Fashion Cafe. [Vogue]

Now I’m hungry: The Sticky History of Baklava, at Smithsonian.

T&C asks: Is Dallas the New Miami?

Fun! Travel and Leisure rounded up America’s Best Small Towns of the 2023.

One of my favorite subjects: What to Wear on a Plane, according to the editors of Condé Nast Traveller. It’s a LOT of joggers. (These are my own Plane Pants.) [affiliate link]

The Ringer believes “We’ll Never See Anything Like ‘Riverdale’ Again.” I suspect this is true!!!

Wuh: Kevin Costner ‘sees himself as having all the class and integrity’ in his divorce. I’m sure he does. [Celebitchy]

Super interesting, at Eater: How I Got My Job: Award-Winning Restaurant Critic

ICYMI: We rounded up cute loafers for fall! Also, we had a bunch of fun chats this week, asking the important questions like what’s your favorite pen? What’s your holy grail notebook? And what’s your very favorite sunscreen?

Also: The Gilded Age is coming back at the end of October.  Yay! This season, our recaps of The Gilded Age will live at our Substack, Drinks With Broads, where they will go out to all paid subscribers! If you haven’t subscribed yet, paying subscribers receive all our TV recaps (including Heather’s barnburner takes on the freshly renewed And Just Like That), an additional full-length newsletter weekly, the ability to comment, and access to all our archives. It’s $5 a month, or $50 a year, and we’d love to see you there if you’re not hanging out with us already. It’s great fun!

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