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Aly's Newsletter: Friday Edition (So much going on!)
I had a great time last night at NYCWFF’s Burger Bash (my fave burger was DEF Gotham Burger Social Club, but honorable mention too to Black Tap!) and was so excited to run into a bunch of fun PR friends at the event that I hadn’t seen in ages - or had never met in real life at all.
It’s funny, as much as I continue to value the crucial importance of virtual event options (I have 3 Zoom cooking classes next week!), there’s nothing that beats the feeling of connecting live with people you value and care about, and I am so grateful for any level of being able to return to that!
Also, I have to give credit where credit is due to NYCWFF for amazing COVID precautions both leading up to and at the festival. I felt (and feel) very safe.
Related: I’ll be at both the Goldbelly and Oyster events this weekend and I hope to run into more friends there as well <3
(Shout out to my friend Amber Love Bond, who is in town this weekend, and if you are going to any NYCWFF-related events, you’ll probably run into her there!)
But back to business. It’s a really busy day over here. Here's what I'm working on!
1 - This is my new batch of stories for this week from Spy.com:
Best 90s toys to gift this holiday. I'm focusing on Amazon for this one, and my focus is fun and nostalgia - think trolls, ninja turtles, etc.
How to clean electronics - I want to include products too, like along the lines of Phonesoap and lens wipes. This is actually an update of this story (https://spy.com/articles/gadgets/electronics/how-to-clean-tv-screen-electronics-157720/)
Best enamelware to gift this season - I'm trying to focus more on BRANDS than one specific item, but will link to a popular item from each brand. Thinking along the lines of Falcon, Golden Rabbit, Bornn, Crow Canyon, Mad in the USA, Camping, White, Speckled, Blue
Best Trivets -- Would love an expert to speak to trivets and what they are and what they are used for, and am interested in categorically, instant pot trivets, silicone, wood, cast iron, cork, metal, ceramic, le crueset
Awesome home decor finds from Wayfair
The best places to buy rugs online - looking to feature spots like ruggable, rugs.com, eknay, frontgate, amazon, home depot
And, finally, here’s some stuff that has published since yesterday!
Merriam-Webster's The Usage
Best Pulse Oximeters of 2021
Have the best weekend <3