Happy Friday and Happy Weekend! The mornings and evenings are starting to bring the slightest chill, and I just know that Fall is on it’s way. I have been spending quite a bit of time with this Pinterest board dreaming about Fall baking and wearing layers… LAYERS! Bring on the red, plaid, and hunter green I am so ready.

Travel Channel's The Weekender: Asheville

Speaking of Fall, check out the trees in this Biltmore pic that just arrived in my inbox! We’ve, of course, had Asheville road trips on the brain thanks to the Urban Oasis posts I’ve been working on. Well, my friend Jess emailed me this week to let me know that she and Sara were featuring Asheville on The Weekender, which is a column they write for Travel Channel. For each destination, they pair fab hot spots with cool things to bring. Click here to check out their Asheville post! 



And, per our usual Friday fare, here are some fun links to kick off the weekend!

John T. Edge wrote a beautiful piece for Oxford American called “Debts of Pleasure” after wondering who the black waitress was in a 1949 Bissinger photo from the Café Nicholson.

I want this tshirt. (The Bitter Southerner)

Stephen Colbert Shares Why He Thinks Women Should Be in Charge of Everything (Glamour)

We just binge-watched Veep, and now I love Tony Hale even more than before.



Hello, Gorgeous!

If you’re a new reader, “Hello, Gorgeous!” posts are a round-up of beautiful, random links that are making me smile this week. Enjoy!

Jackson Pollock, Modern Art was CIA weapon

Why did the CIA support them? Because in the
propaganda war with the Soviet Union, this new artistic movement
could be held up as proof of the creativity, the intellectual freedom,
and the cultural power of the US.

Without getting terribly political (at least for the moment), let me just say that I alway knew art could be used to change the world. The Independent ran a great article on how the CIA did just that during the Cold War.

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Mica Hendricks

“If she gets bored, we’ll do something else.
Yesterday, she wanted to be a superhero…”

Earlier this week, I heard an interview with artist Mica Angela Hendricks. She’s the mom who has gained some recent popularity by collaborating with her 4-year-old daughter on some really funky portraits. As it turns out, she wrote about the experience for Huffington Post that is worth a read. I especially love the lessons she shares at the end.

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Dr. Seuss "Nerd"

Did you know that Shakespeare invented the word “swagger?” Or that “Wendy” wasn’t really a name until J.M. Barrie? If not, you’ll love this article on HelloGiggles8 Everyday Words Invented by Famous Authors.

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If you’ve ever attended Fashion Week, you know these people. In fact, you may have been these people. After my week’s commentary on the runways, it seems only appropriate to share…