♥ Happy 7-Eleven Day! Today we all get free Slurpees! ♥ AI is better than people at recognizing patterns, which makes it a natural replacement for wholesale and retail buyers. This New York Times story does end on a hopeful note, though: our inferior brain may be our saving grace and what slows the rate of automation. ♥ A recent study examining the mere…

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♥ In true masochistic fashion, the first thing I do in the morning is read the news. And news these days has a way of making me feel anxious and powerless. I’ve taken to re-reading At the Existentialist Café, which I originally read in 2016, as a refuge from this anxiety-inducing world. Existentialist themes of freedom and authenticity seem especially appealing when…

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♥ I am not someone who enjoys wishing ill on others, but I hope Mitch McConnell gets “frequent mandatory updates on his pc … that require immediate restarts … with no document recovery.” Blocking the confirmation of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court will be the career-defining feat of McConnell’s tenure as Senate Majority Leader, a GOP victory made even clearer as…

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▪ I am excited to share that the Tory Burch Catalina 3 50mm Espadrilles is now on sale in two colors on the Tory Burch website (+ an extra 25% off with code EXTRA). The style is well-reviewed and sold out quickly on Shopbop when it was further discounted earlier this week. Some other picks for the sale: Fleming Convertible Shoulder Bag,…

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▪ Among the various Google alerts that crowd my inbox is one for Bojangles’ Northeast expansion. And it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that I’ve been disappointed on this front for some time. Three years after its IPO, Bojangles’ growth has slowed, as new markets have not returned the revenue growth that it anticipated. But I mean, at what…

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