Weekly Link Roundup: October 9, 2020

♥ McDonald’s New J Balvin Meal Is Fine — But a Big Mac With No Pickles? Makes No Sense. (Chicago Tribune): “McDonald’s announced … celebrity meal partnership with reggaeton superstar J Balvin … the meal itself … [is] a bit of a chaotic neutral. Unlike the Travis Scott meal, there are hardly any changes or specifications to the food, other…
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Fall Shopping List

Cooler weather is a catalyst for my wanting to hoard stuff, so I have been doing a bit more shopping after the temperatures dipped into the 50s last month; here are some recent purchases, along with items that are currently in my cart awaiting checkout. And now that I have resumed getting fully dressed for work on most days, I…
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My Favorite Orchards in CT

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued One of my favorite fall traditions is going “apple-picking,” which for me is mostly about visiting country stores and buying apple fritters and other fruity comfort foods. While I have made no fruit-picking plans this year, I thought I’d share five of my favorite orchards in CT, for those looking…
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♥ The Unexpected Skin-Care Brand That’s Everywhere on TikTok (The Business of Fashion): ”CeraVe has seen a 67 percent increase in influencer posts and over 300 percent increase in engagement in the first half of this year compared to 2019 … The attention is translating into sales for L’Oréal. The firm’s active cosmetics division … is the only division that…
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Weekly Link Roundup: September 18, 2020

♥ Travis Scott Meets McDonald’s (It’s Lit!) (The New York Times): “As merch goes, the Travis Scott Meal is imperfect in that it disappears — you’ve got nothing to show for it apart from oily skin and a mild gastric hangover. As a collector, I was much more interested in the grill slip, the small, grease-mottled piece of paper stuck…
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