Story leads, the most meta cookie of all time, and sexy Bridgerton chat time
Things were SMOLDERING this weekend (On Netflix, at least)
I have waited a few days to bring up season 2 of Bridgerton because even though I binged the whole second season in 24 hours over the weekend, I assume some of you may have chosen to...ahem...savor it.
But now, all bets are off. And unfortunately...there wasn't a lot of savoring to do. Don't get me wrong, I think this season is actually BETTER than last season in a lot of ways. But did anyone else notice there was way less sex? Like, way way less?
That said, it was oddly sexier a season, despite less sex, and that itself felt very regency era indeed.
So, without giving any spoilers away, if you are into the slow burn approach...you're gonna love this. But you are still really, really going to miss the duke this season.
A moment to reflect on the duke last season…
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Today for The Kitchn, I covered what is quite possibly the most meta cookie ever. M&M’s launched a flavor that has a cookie center, and then to celebrate has a partnership that involves…a cookie covered with crunchy cookie candy, which is itself inspired by…cookies. Read more here: M&M’s Celebrates Official Launch of Crunchy Cookie Candy with New Milk Bar Collaboration
Here's what I'm working on:
Be sure to read the below list carefully. Many are stories I posted about yesterday, but some of yesterday's stories are no longer listed and a few new ones have been added since yesterday. This (below) is everything that is still a currently open opportunity as of today.
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For RetailMeNot, I'm updating this story about stores closed on Easter Sunday (+ Easter Store Hours for 2022) -- I realize this reads like the flip side of the Today.com story I was just working on, but there's a few subtle differences. So if you represent any of the stores in it, I would love it if you can contact me to let me know if your hours have changed or not for Easter, or when you will know. While the TODAY story is just restaurants, this is all sorts of stores, from grocery stores to department stores. Please assume that something needs to be a chain to be included, so your one-off location of a sushi shop doesn't really apply.
For HerMoney.com, I'm working on the following:
1 - Mother's Day gifts under $100 that will make her have a better day every day
2 - Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas to Celebrate Earth Day Right
3 - A roundup of some expert tips on how to find great wine for special occasions and dates, but affordably. Like how to research wine and find a "good one" but have it not be pricey. Like can a $10 bottle BE a great bottle? And how to find those gems. I'd love expert input (obviously I have my own input!)
I'm looking for restaurant chains nationwide doing special deals/discounts for tax day. If you have any, please email me with what the restaurant is (chains only please), what the freebie/discount/deal is, and how to claim it.
For Forbes.com I'm rounding up Kosher For Passover wines and spirits for an upcoming story. I'm also doing a story on fun finds in Kosher For Passover snacks/treats/new products. These items must exist online and they MUST be shippable. And please please make sure the item is kosher for passover certified (that's a different thing than kosher, so if something is kosher, it's not necessarily KFP) - I'll do a dedicated newsletter soon explaining the difference for anyone who doesn't quite understand. But meanwhile, you can always email me questions. And, please, pitch me!
To pitch me for ANY of these stories, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (and start a new thread, please!).
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Yikes that clip!! Adding Bridgerton to my must-watch list ;)