Celebration layer cake secrets (& Friday Links)

I’ve gone back to kicking that sugar habit to the curb (#ketolife) but this layer cake guide on Bon Appetit had my mouth watering! It goes through all of what to do (and what not to do) to get those perfect layers when you cut the cake.  I’ll be bookmarking it.

On the semi-related subject of healthy choices, I’ve started a 6-week workout and this Sunday is our second meet-up. We all check in and do a workout together and then we’re on our own for the week. I’ve done really well at sticking to it!

Tonight is Skyler’s preschool picnic and then tomorrow we have a soccer game and we’re going to see Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the UC Davis Mondavi Center. It “features three extraordinary dancers interpreting everything from snakes to chickens: Charles “Lil Buck” Riley and Myles Yachts, specialists in a street dance called jookin’; and tap dancer Jared Grimes.” I’m really looking forward to it! And, if there’s time, we’ll fit in a visit to the Capay Valley for the Capay Crush Festival.

I’d also like to see a movie again one of these days. We just went to see Blackkklansman, which was really impactful, and I’m wondering what else we should put on our must-list. Any suggestions?

In the meantime, some links of note… 

The cult of budgeting. One to join. 

I hadn’t caught up with Ali since we met on a trip to Big Sur and seeing her singing a Christmas duet with her new husband made my morning! I’d love to get a card like this from friends!

Anita Hill on how to the get the Kavanaugh hearings right.

Woody Allen’s Friend wrote a NY Mag Soon-Yi profile. What do you think?

Jessica Biel’s dress wins the Emmy in my book!(Also, she’s awesome for showing all the hard work behind the look!)

Just bought my first jacket for fall! If I buy it, it will come?

Hold up, Texas. What?! Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller are being dropped from the curriculum? 

On my ‘will-read-this-weekend’ list: Soccer Mom Hate

Why suspending kids is not the answer.

What are celebrities really worth?

Birthday gift win! For when they graduate from playdoh. (And it doesn’t dry out.)

“We all need to act like we’re in the French Resistance and the tanks are 20 miles outside of Paris.”

Democracy in crisis. 

Serial season three is here! 

[Photo by Alex Lau, Food Styling by Susie Theodorou and Natasha Pickowics, Prop Styling by Rebecca Bartoshesky for Bon Appetit Magazine]

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