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The Friday Five: From The History Books

The Friday Five: From The History Books

Another week, another roundup.  This week we've been indulging our inner Indiana Jones and have been all about history, archaeology, and vintage wines that are making a comeback (hey, it's a type of historical study!).  So without further ado, here are the top five things that have captured our attention and imagination this week:

1. We always get particularly excited when two of our loves collide: in this case, it's bubbly and history.  We're now on the hunt, trying to get our hands on a bottle of this stuff.

2. We can't get enough of this Instagram account: we love the daily history facts and the fact we can vicariously live our childhood dream of being an archaeologist through the posts.

3. Where can you go for tales of swashbuckling, kidnapping, and mosaics all in one place? The heart of Venice, of course!

4. Our history lessons this week continued with this fascinating video  on how Venice "works": we have to (sheepishly) admit that a lot of what we assumed to know about Venice turned out to be myth (or just plain misinformation).

5. We love this collection of vintage images, but something in particular about the first one has us wishing we could recreate it (who doesn't want to be served coffee on a boat in the middle of Piazza San Marco?!?!)

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Weekly Recap

Weekly Recap

It's been a busy couple of weeks!  This week we don't have much of a theme beyond the fact that we found these links fascinating or just plain funny.  So, without further ado (and in no particular order), please enjoy:

1. An oldie but a goodie: whenever we complain about having hard-to-fit (aka large) feet, the Statue of Liberty's size 879 shoe puts our problems in perspective.

2. As fall weather finally descends upon NYC (and we begin our winter hibernation) we've become addicted to this simple go-to pasta recipe.

3. While scarfing down our pasta from #2, our eyes have been glued to our screens watching this studio tour on repeat.  Can you say #officegoals?

4. We're simply obsessed with this Instagram account for unearthing and exposing us to some amazing makers and craftsmen (make sure to check out their Kickstarter: we're thinking it'll be a perfect addition to our coffee table book collection).

5. We're still laughing every time we watch this ad (does anybody else think Marco Polo should make a comeback as an office happy hour game?).

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Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

We’re back with our weekly roundup of fun, amusing, and just-plain-interesting factoids and news bits!  And so, here goes, in no particular order:

1. The combination of a pop-up shop, a three-wheeled car, and a cross-continent road trip has us itching to grab our car keys to join in on the fun.

2.  Adding all five of these cheeses to our grocery list.

3. Reaching for our bags and looking into...

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Friday Fun 5

Friday Fun 5

This week we’ve been suffering from some serious wanderlust (you can see the results over on our Instagram).  So, with travel on our mind, we’ve rounded up five fun things that can be put to use for your next trip (or provided inspiration for it!).  Enjoy!

1. We are constantly on the hunt for trick and tips, especially when it comes to packing.  This guide has quite a few good ones.

2. We love...

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Friday 5 (Foodie) Faves

Friday 5 (Foodie) Faves

With the nice weather finally descending upon us here in NYC, we’re starting to hanker for lighter meals and cooling treats.  Here are five foodie things we’ve unearthed this week for you to enjoy!

1. It’s Negroni Week. If you haven’t joined the celebration yet, here is your guide to catching up.

2. Next up on our recipes to try: this pesto.

3. Could someone please make this book a poster series for...

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5 Faves For Friday

5 Faves For Friday

With the long weekend fast approaching, we’ve been daydreaming about kicking our feet up and enjoying the fine almost-summer-worthy weather that has (finally) arrived.  As we gear up for the holiday traffic that is in our immediate future, we give you the following five fun things to keep you laughing and smiling through the weekend.  And in no particular order, here goes!

1. We’re intrigued not...

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Friday 5 Faves

Friday 5 Faves

We’re back with our weekly roundup of fun things for you to enjoy.  So, go, enjoy!

1. We’re constantly daydreaming and planning our next adventure:  this app just upped our game by 100%.

2. Loving this little guide to Murano glass (wondering how we’d ship them back home).

3. We love pizza (duh).  But sometimes, we get tired of greasy fingers, so we’re really hoping this concept becomes a reality.

4....

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Our Friday Five Faves

Our Friday Five Faves

We’ve got another fantastic batch of five fun things for you to check out and enjoy.  And yes, your homework this week is to go eat as much gelato as you can so you too can become an expert.  Have a great weekend!

1. We always considered ourselves something of experts when it comes to sweets, but this guide has us studying (and eating a lot of) gelato in order to brush up our game.

2. We rarely need...

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Weekly Recap

Weekly Recap

This week we’ve pulled together 5 fantastic things for you to enjoy (if we do say so ourselves).  Without further ado, and in no particular order, they are:

1. Nothing makes us as nostalgic (or as eager to throw a costume party) as pictures from 1950s Italy, so imagine our delight at stumbling across this roundup of pictures!

2. We took notes during this video, but we fear we may never master such...

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Friday’s Five Faves

Friday’s Five Faves

Another week, another recap of our favorite things from the interwebs this week.  Here, in no particular order, are what we’ve been looking at (and been having mini dance parties to!).

1. We’ve always kept a healthy running list of vacation home rentals, dreaming of traveling with a group of friends, but now we’re also keeping the lessons from this article in mind.

2. We kinda want to see this live...

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