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The Pop Five

April 12, 2013


In the course of about three weeks I’ll have seen each of my siblings in the flesh, as well as my in-laws and mother. I saw my brother, David for a quick dinner on Wednesday while he’s in town on business, and my twin sister, Ann arrives tomorrow! In-between basking in family time, here are things I’ve stumbled upon this week.


The iconic designer Lilly Pulitzer passed away on Sunday. I love her famous quote, Life’s a party. Dress like it. The New York Times put together a great slideshow on her fabulous life.

Image: Courtesy of Howell Conant


This weekend will be abuzz with food writers and some of the best chefs in the country at the New South Family Supper this Sunday hosted by Atlanta’s Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison. One of my favorite writers to read, John T. Edge, talks about the event for the Southern Foodways Alliance, here.

Image: Courtesy of Yvonne Boyd


I love Drew Barrymore’s honest assessment of women and work that was published earlier this week. Bless her for actually saying out loud that something has to give.

Image: Courtesy of Donato Sardella for WWD


Next time I feel too tired to workout, I’ll think of Mike Fremont, the 91-year-old that ran (and finished) the Knoxville half-marathon last weekend. What an inspiration.

Image: Courtesy of Garrett Landers/Cincinnati Enquirer


Seeing Margaret in a swimsuit was absolutely adorable and watching her splash in the pool in Florida is such a great memory. However, it was just after this photo was taken that things abruptly went south. Major. Meltdown. (Not unlike, this.) But, before that, her smile was ear to ear.