OUR INTERN DIARIES
This summer, an all-star class of interns cut their teeth at Of a Kind HQ. Now they’re headed back to hit the books, and as sad as we are not to have their help around the office, we’re even sadder to say goodbye to their antics. Bea, Claire, Emily, and Jasmine spent hours perfecting their microwave popcorn recipe, chowing down at Mets games, and scoring free roses from the plant shop down the street. In all seriousness: These ladies blew our minds, and we’re absurdly proud to have gotten to spend a few months with them. Here’s hoping a little bit of their savvy rubbed off on us—and vice versa. —claire
- Plowing through the novel The Interestings, which made me nostalgic for the artsy summer camp I never attended.
- Really liking Boscia’s Luminizing Black Mask—and not just because it looks like tar when it’s schmeared all over your face.
- Finding Google’s very useful reverse image search: You just click on the camera icon, upload a pic, and cross your fingers that the results will lead you to the source of those amazing Tumblr and Pinterest things and seem to have no origin.
- Eating kind of a lot of (delicious!) sardines, thanks to Le Pain Quotidien’s jalapeño-y summer special and this Food52 recipe.
- Wishing I had room in my apartment to get my bunny one of these. Yes, they’re technically for cats, but I think she’d be open to it.
- Envying my cousin’s DIY’ed vertical succulent garden—made from a shipping pallet she found on the street! Maybe this can be our final intern project? (JK, JK! Stand down, Labor Department!)
- Discovering that my hometown just got a seriously cute restaurant with a pretty major chef at the helm. If you live in the Philly area, La Fia is worth the trek to Wilmington, Delaware.
- Kicking the comfort-factor up a notch for fall with some fashion-forward Nikes: pink candy-dipped Sky His and sleek black Air Max 1s .
- Finally giving DryBar a spin—and finding out that their dry shampoo is as impressive as their blow-out.
- Loving Ann Street Studio’s stunning safari photos. Keep an eye out for the ones that move—the lioness pack is not to be missed.