Last night I found perhaps my greatest internet discovery: an online stream of all of season 5 of Gossip Girl. In HD. For free. Now I finally know whose pregnancy test that was in the trashcan at the end of season 4 (I’ll never tell!) and you guys, Chuck Bass got a dog. That probably means nothing to the majority of you, but I know Theresa understands why this is so amazing. In case you were curious, my weekend will look an awful lot like it did last night: me, horizontal on the couch with my laptop perched on my stomach, eyes glued to episode after episode of the delightfully indulgent and borderline insane show. It is my guiltiest of guilty pleasures, after macarons, obviously.
Sunday is Father’s Day, and while I’ve taken several opportunities previously to talk about my dad and what he means to me (like here and here), today I decided to make a more generalized gift guide for Father’s Day. These are all still things he would have loved, but they aren’t so specific so as not to be universal. Herewith are five things to give the man in your life, whether it’s your dad, your brother with 3 girls of his own, or your puppy-daddy. Whatever works for you.
Despite our best efforts, men don’t like getting fancy. A comfortable t-shirt will keep him stylish yet unfussy, and make him extra huggable. Bonus: you get an extra shirt to sleep in (admit it, you do this, too). It doesn’t matter if his clothes are soft and steal-able if his skin is rough and dry. Kiehl’s has a line of skincare for men that is about as masculine as it gets. This bar soap is called Ultimate Man (testosterone!), and has oatmeal and bran in for scrubbing, and won’t leave him smelling like a girl.
When we were in Europe a few weeks ago, Boyfriend and I played two informal games as we walked around Paris, Ghent, Bruges, and Brussels: we’d point out all the girls in colored jeans and all the men in scarves. I was clearly on-trend with both bright red jeans and a turquoise pair, but I came away from that trip convinced Boyfriend needed a scarf. This one, from Club Monaco (they’re having a huge sale!), is plain and casual but will instantly make any dude look European and dashing (again, this is one of those things you can steal for yourself, too. Obviously I never gift a gift unless there is something in it for me. Ahem).
My dad could be super foul-mouthed and crass but simultaneously endearing and sweet. Still, nothing rivals the dad from this Twitter-stream-turned-book. You’ve read snippets online before, right? I don’t need to repeat how hilarious and crude this book is? Good. Buy a copy, give some laughs this Sunday. Or if books have fallen by the wayside in favor of an iPad, this case from Hasso mixes leather and canvas and is probably as close to a man-bag you’re going to force on him. I’d like to point out that my dad totally carried a murse and rocked it.
What are you up to this weekend, kiddos? Tomorrow night I’m seeing Keane in concert (!!!!!!) and sitting second row (!!!!!!!). I might even squeeze a trip to IKEA in between my Gossip Girl marathon. Best weekend ever? Have a good one!