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A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica podcast

A Thing or Two with Claire and Erica

Hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, who you might know as the co-founders of the website Of a Kind (RIP!) or the co-authors of the book Work Wife, are all about discovery and enthusiasm. We've heard this weekly podcast described as a 'unique mix of urgent discussions of non-urgent things and thoughtful discussions of important, and often otherwise ignored, things,' and we're very much on board with that take.

Hosts Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo, who you might know as the co-founders of the website Of a Kind (RIP!) or the co-authors of the book Work Wife, are all about discovery and enthusiasm. We've heard this weekly podcast described as a 'unique mix of urgent discussions of non-urgent things and thoughtful discussions of important, and often otherwise ignored, things,' and we're very much on board with that take.

 

#385

The Consumption-Wary Stylist Lakyn Carlton’s Thingies and Scooped-Out Foodstuffs

We’re giving you the styling and Thingies scoop with our special guest <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/lakyncarlton/">Lakyn Carlton</a>! Bonus scoop: the pros and cons of scooped-out foods.   Introducing the scooped-out pizza, ℅ Minnesota’s <a href= "https://hazelwoodfoodanddrink.com/">Hazelwood Food & Drink</a>. And leave it to the New York Post to provide scooped-out bagel commentary in <a href= "https://nypost.com/2010/06/27/carb-counting-new-yorkers-demanding-inside-of-bagels-scooped-out/"> 2010</a> and <a href= "https://nypost.com/2016/01/03/bagel-scoopers-are-ruining-nyc/"> 2016</a>.   Get more Lakyn via [her fantastic newsletter True Style] (https://truestyle.substack.com/) and <a href= "https://www.lakyn.style/services">her virtual and in-person styling sessions</a>.   Lakyn’s Thingies include [Muddy Paw Coffee in L.A.] (https://muddypawla.com/) for a dog-friendly coffee experience (and proximity to one of her go-to vintage shops, [The Curatorial Department] (https://curatorialdept.com/) ), her <a href= "https://www.bownoflondonusa.com/collections/womens-robes?gclid=Cj0KCQiA_bieBhDSARIsADU4zLeH-5JpS1itn26WqsTlMuaO74LZtxZBj6LN7wfyHw9q9-pLr62Bn6saAp2EEALw_wcB"> Bown of London robe</a> (additional robe content: ones from <a href= "https://www.blockshoptextiles.com/collections/robes">Block Shop</a> and <a href= "https://ash.world/souvenirs/product/ulysses-robe">Ulysses</a> and the romance novel <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781496737298">Georgie, All Along by Kate Clayborn</a>), and a custom doormat from <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781496737298">TheDoormatory on Etsy</a>.   Share your take on pizza with salad and/or personal style at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>—or join <a href= "https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b"> our Geneva</a>! Try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu">a Secret Menu membership</a> for more recommendations.   Do ecomm right with [Shopify] (https://shopify.com/athingortwo) . Get a free 14-day trial with our link. YAY.   Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

30 Jan 2023

36 MINS

36:40

30 Jan 2023


#384

CRINGE

Buckle in, listeners, because we’re diving head-first down the rabbit hole of *cringe*. What does cringe look like these days? How do we embrace it—the good kind? How do cut everyone (ourselves included) some cringe slack?   If you’re not getting [our newsletter] (https://www.athingortwohq.com/newsletter) !   Today’s prompt: Nell Diamond’s repost of <a href= "https://twitter.com/isabelunraveled/status/1609640622394048512"> a tweet from @isabelunraveled</a>. (For more on Nell, founder of <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+30Xw2WN66VTdyobktiV5rw">Hill House Home</a>, dip into these profiles from <a href= "https://www.thecut.com/article/nap-dress-nell-diamond-profile.html"> New York Magazine</a> and <a href= "https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/a36109789/nell-diamond-nap-dress/"> Harper’s Bazaar</a>.)   <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/p/Cm74YQdJ8IT/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=1676bca0-e302-44c2-b3d3-b971b6d218c5"> The Justin Long post</a>. Discuss!   For some cringe backstory: <a href= "https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2022/01/cringe-culture-everywhere/621272/"> Kaitlyn Tiffany’s story “How Did We Get So ‘Cringe’?”</a> for The Atlantic.   We had to revisit [Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781594634727) —because avoiding cringe and chasing perfectionism are related…no? See also: <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780316226172">Ninth Street Women by Mary Gabriel</a>, <a href= "https://www.perfectlyimperfect.fyi/p/271-david-brandon-geeting?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email"> David Brandon Geeting’s installment of the Perfectly Imperfect newsletter</a>, and <a href= "https://kaelmail.substack.com/p/ins-without-outs?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email"> the edition of Kaelen Haworth’s Kael Mail newsletter about ins but no outs</a>.    Check out <a href= "https://bookshop.org/p/books/her-country-how-the-women-of-country-music-became-the-success-they-were-never-supposed-to-be-marissa-r-moss/18721674?ean=9781250793591"> Her Country by Marissa R. Moss</a>. Among the themes: how Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, and Mickey Guyton gave up on wanting people to like them to find success.     On finding affection for your younger self: <a href= "https://annehelen.substack.com/p/archiving-your-teen-self?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email"> this Anne Helen Petersen newsletter</a>, [Jonah Hill’s doc Stutz] (https://www.netflix.com/title/81387962) , <a href= "https://www.radiotopia.fm/podcasts/mortified?gclid=Cj0KCQiAiJSeBhCCARIsAHnAzT_wOBkRbAwTIP_P9qyi4G2w3PV8wQcJIiv6PchfScui6Cgo9xaNnC8aAqoQEALw_wcB"> the podcast Mortified</a>, <a href= "https://www.vogue.com/article/kimberly-akimbo-broadway-december-2022"> Justin Cooley on his role in Kimberly Akimbo</a>, and <a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/11/16/magazine/mo-willems-interview.html"> Mo Willems in the NYT</a>.   A definition of <a href= "https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Post-cringe"> post-cringe</a>; an example of post-cringe: <a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/25/style/bright-lights-big-city-niche-fame.html"> Kaitlin Phillips</a>.   How are you embracing cringe? Who’s your cringe-spiration? We need your thoughts at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>—or join <a href= "https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b"> our Geneva</a>! For a whole lot more recommendations, try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu">a Secret Menu membership</a>.   Download the free Zocdoc app and book that doctor’s appointment—now’s the time! Help out your hair with Nutrafol. Take $15 off your first month’s subscription with the code ATHINGORTWO. YAY. Produced by <a href= "http://www.dearmedia.com/">Dear Media</a> ... Read more

23 Jan 2023

39 MINS

39:41

23 Jan 2023


#383

Winter Beach Chic, Pegboards, and Some Movie-ish Thoughts

We are rejuvenated-ish from our holiday breaks and are ready to fill you in on winter-wedding dress codes, the pegboard discourse, sexy high school, and, ope!, more Midwest updates.   Our discussion about wedding dress codes brings us back to <a href= "https://www.thecut.com/2022/06/wedding-dress-codes-by-event.html"> Kayleen Schaefer’s story for The Cut “The Bride and Groom Formally Request That You Dress Up.”</a> And for actual winter beach dressing, see this <a href= "https://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk/article/vogue-cover-ashley-graham-kendall-jenner-gigi-hadid"> 2017 Vogue cover</a> and <a href= "https://www.wsj.com/articles/should-you-wear-shorts-with-a-sweater-like-harrison-ford-11588699729"> Harrison Ford’s shorts with sweaters</a>.    We loved <a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/24/smarter-living/how-a-brand-name-becomes-generic.html"> this 2019 NYT story</a> about how brand names become generic.      Re: pegboards, <a href= "https://www.tastingtable.com/692624/julia-child-kitchen-design-book/"> Julia Child’s</a> is obv the ultimate, but for mini ones, look to <a href= "https://pegboard.store/?shpxid=c7becb56-2bcb-49d3-9cdf-73460bb2122b"> Quark</a> and <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+QgR7TLG2oqVJ11MH_kOA-w">Little Anana</a>.    If you’re also disillusioned by movie trailers, read <a href= "https://www.vox.com/culture/23482221/fabelmans-trailer-armageddon-she-said"> this Vox story by Alissa Wilkinson</a>. (Also, we endorse <a href= "https://www.shesaidmovie.com/">She Said the movie</a>…but <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780525560364">She Said the book</a> more.)   Next time you're in the Midwest, get kringle from <a href= "https://www.ohdanishbakery.com/everyday-kringle-favorites?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=6660786671&gclid=CjwKCAiAk--dBhABEiwAchIwkdEJYuH37xYu_CIjGhvlAUU-WOAwFrUXp6vMNJHML-F_yvXyXErHehoCNXkQAvD_BwE"> O&H Danish Bakery</a> or a *kringle single* from [Racine Danish Kringles] (https://www.kringle.com/) .   What foods are you sneaking into the movies? Let us know 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>—or join <a href= "https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b"> our Geneva</a>! And try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu">a Secret Menu membership</a> for a whole lot more recommendations. This episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct, or indirect financial interest in products, or services referred to in this episode. Take care of your hair with [Nutrafol] (https://nutrafol.com/) . Take $15 off your first month’s subscription with the code ATHINGORTWO. YAY.   Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

16 Jan 2023

40 MINS

40:42

16 Jan 2023


#382

Stove Disrupters, Photo Explainers, and TikTok MD

This week’s conversation knows no bounds! We’ve got key limes, medical answers via TikTok, makeup-buying IRL, a photo-minded Instagram follow, induction stoves, and a solution to the silicone storage bags issue (because there is one).   Have you made <a href= "https://www.alisoneroman.com/recipes/key-lime-pie">Alison Roman’s take on key lime pie</a>? It involves yogurt/sour cream, a win if you ask us. Related-ish: [ Leaked Recipes: The Cookbook: A Collection of Over 50 Recipes Found in the World's Biggest Email Leaks and the Stories Behind Them] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9782365680318) , <a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/02/garden/the-250-cookie-recipe-exposed.html"> Neiman Marcus’s “leaked” cookie recipe</a>, and <a href= "https://food52.com/recipes/29939-bill-smith-s-atlantic-beach-pie?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=athingortwo&utm_content=052322"> Bill Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie</a>.   Um, medical updates, coming through! Thanks to <a href= "https://www.tiktok.com/@roseytimestwo?lang=en">@roseytimestwo</a> for bringing <a href= "https://www.ucsfhealth.org/medical-tests/slipping-rib-syndrome#:~:text=Definition,your%20breastbone%20to%20your%20spine."> slipping rib syndrome</a> to our attention. Also: Our pitch for [Capsule] (https://www.capsule.com/) for your prescription needs still stands (and check out [Alto Pharmacy] (https://alto.com/locations) if Capsule doesn’t serve your city).    Shopping in-person brought the impressive <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+RGgh5hdLp8_CPbkySVyPyw">Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops</a> into Erica’s life (paired with <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+5LzSnQfsBrvNPgQmSF9KVA">a brush from Vapour</a>).   If you’re over storage bags soaking up the scent of your dish soap, try <a href= "https://holdonbags.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAnsqdBhCGARIsAAyjYjSdo4POWi2p-d2KyH47ELE-kn8oopdbbok12NGhGWmcE-FPEYVHcW4aAq4qEALw_wcB"> HoldOn</a> for compostable kitchen (and garbage!) bags.   For an incredible lens into imagery’s impact on society, <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/emily_elsie/">Emily Keegin and her IG</a> is blowing Claire away.    To learn more about induction stoves, dig into <a href= "https://www.fastcompany.com/90814918/these-new-induction-stoves-want-to-convince-you-to-ditch-gas"> this Fast Company article</a> and <a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/11/dining/induction-cooking.html"> Melissa Clark’s NYT story</a> and follow what <a href= "https://www.channingcopper.com/products/pre-order">Copper</a> (thanks for sharing, Sofia!) and [Impulse] (https://www.impulselabs.com/) are up to.    Have thoughts on any and all of this to share? Reach out to us at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>—or join <a href= "https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b"> ur Geneva</a>! For a whole lot more recommendations, try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu">a Secret Menu membership</a>.   This episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct, or indirect financial interest in products, or services referred to in this episode. Try professional counseling with <a href= "http://betterhelp.com/athingortwo"> BetterHelp</a>—now’s the time!—and take 10% off your first month with our link. YAY.   Produced by <a href= "http://www.dearmedia.com/">Dear Media</a> ... Read more

09 Jan 2023

36 MINS

36:26

09 Jan 2023


#381

Crowd Favorite: Nora McInerny on Supporting People Through the Hard Stuff (and a Gift Idea Too)

The holidays can be *hard*, and if you need some guidance on figuring out how to show up for the people in your life, Nora McInerny knows what she’s talking about. Fire up this rerun from 2021, and crack open her latest book, <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781982186715">Bad Vibes Only</a>, which makes for an excellent way to kick of a strong year of reading.   In case of emergency gifts for grown-ups: consumables (candles, condiments, beauty products!). For babies: <a href= "https://www.lewisishome.com/collections/swaddles">Lewis swaddles</a> and <a href= "https://shopstyle.it/l/bwRq8">Sophies</a>. For kids: <a href= "https://tweemade.com/collections/shoptwee">Twee chalk</a>, <a href= "https://www.bellalunatoys.com/products/sunprint-kit">Sunprint Kits</a>, and <a href= "https://us.omy-maison.com/191-giant-posters/">Omy coloring posters</a>.   Dig into everything Nora McInerny puts out into the world, including the tremendous podcast [Terrible, Thanks for Asking] (https://www.ttfa.org/) and her books <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780062419385">It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)</a>, <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780062792419"> No Happy Endings</a>, and <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781982109981">Hot Young Widows Club</a> (and created <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/hotyoungwidowsclub/">a Facebook grief support group</a> of the same name).   <a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/07/style/sex-educator-methods-defense.html"> The NYT piece on the sex educator Justine Ang Fonte</a> and the platinum rule.   <a href= "https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/promoting-hope-preventing-suicide/201705/ring-theory-helps-us-bring-comfort-in"> The Ring Theory</a>, which we really buy into and talk about a lot!    <a href= "https://akidsbookabout.com/products/a-kids-book-about-empathy?gclid=CjwKCAjw0qOIBhBhEiwAyvVcf_2iwjA6C_gg2XdCpN4-w3KYkiZoWA0qTHByxq_09uzJqm8RBWnCbBoCqowQAvD_BwE"> A Kids Book about Empathy</a>...that’s potentially useful for adults, too.   Friends, <a href= "https://www.tiktok.com/@fashiongirl42069/video/6984121063126945029"> this TikTok series from Carly Aquilino</a> on Y2K fashion.   Hit us with your guest noms—or anything else—at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) . Or join <a href= "https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b"> our Geneva</a>! And try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu">a Secret Menu membership</a> for a whole lot more recommendations. This episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct, or indirect financial interest in products, or services referred to in this episode. Download the free [Zocdoc] (http://zocdoc.com/athingortwo) app and book that doctor’s appointment. New year, healthy you? Care for your hair with [Nutrafol] (https://nutrafol.com/) . Take $15 off your first month’s subscription with the code ATHINGORTWO. YAY.   Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

02 Jan 2023

59 MINS

59:18

02 Jan 2023


#380

Crowd Favorite: BECs, Celebrities Reading Memoirs, and Other Things We Love Talking About

One of our most popular (winning??) episodes of 2021, coming at you!   The usefulness of the term <a href= "https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Bitch%20Eating%20Crackers"> bitch eating crackers (BEC)</a> (for context: <a href= "https://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMS05YjFkMzUwNDEwNjE1ZjQ4/"> Someecards</a>).   Celebrity memoirs as audiobooks: <a href= "https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9780062973429-inside-out"> Inside Out by Demi Moore</a>, <a href= "https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781478983514">Acid for the Children by Flea</a>, and <a href= "https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781984890160-yearbook"> Yearbook by Seth Rogen</a> (see also: <a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/magazine/seth-rogen.html"> this profile by Jonah Weiner for NYT Magazine</a>). Next up: <a href= "https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9780739319857-my-life-so-far-abridged"> My Life So Far by Jane Fonda</a>, <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780815410461">Faithfull by Marianne Faithful</a>,  <a href= "https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781508245513">The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish</a>. Oh, and: the podcast <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/celebrity-book-club-with-steven-lily/id1547360770"> Celebrity Book Club with Steven & Lily</a>. Also: Please read <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780307388407">Open by Andre Agassi and J.R. Moehringer</a>!   Important breaking news: There is now <a href= "https://store.nytimes.com/collections/spelling-bee">Spelling Bee merch</a>.      Let’s hear Claire’s QVC pitch for <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+qDzRQl_YQRSU8ldtakhBjA">the Pattern mist spray bottle</a>!! Somewhat related: [Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater] (https://shopstyle.it/l/bAL8n) ...as a hair product?   Erica’s 11 a.m. tea go-to: <a href= "https://www.soulchai.com/soul-chai/p/9dmspw5dgdm04m9k345oo0v9o9lo57"> Soul Chai</a>. Another (slightly sweetened rec): <a href= "https://drinkdona.com/collections/dona-concentrates/products/dona-masala-chai-set"> Dona</a>.   A workspace-changing [Philips Hue light strip] (https://shopstyle.it/l/bAL7v) . You may also like: <a href= "https://shopstyle.it/l/bAMbk">Gorilla mounting tape</a>, <a href= "https://storagetheory.com/products/power-perch?variant=12231496040483"> Storage Theory Power Perch</a>, and the [Pretty Handy Girl video] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt2waefcQOc) for changing your doorknobs.   Jewelry renovation with [Spur] (https://spurjewelry.com/) = talk about amazing. Have thoughts?? We want ‘em: 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>—or join <a href= "https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b"> our Geneva</a>! And try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu">a Secret Menu membership</a> for a whole lot more recommendations.   Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

26 Dec 2022

46 MINS

46:11

26 Dec 2022


#379

Conflicted Boots, Toddler Gossip, and Vending-Machine Salads

Get ready for an extra-magical grab bag episode—partly because we’re recording in person! Its stars: a question we loved so much, our conflicted boots, gossiping about toddlers, an impassioned pitch for Farmer's Fridge, setting calendar alerts for topics of conversation, and the most revelatory jeans that have ever crossed our fitting-room doors.   Movie we’re itching to see: <a href= "https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13669038/">Women Talking</a> (thanks for the pitch, Fran.) based on [this Miriam Toews book] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781635574340) .   The winter boots we have mixed feelings about…but wear the crap out of: Claire’s <a href= "https://no6store.com/collections/clogs-clog-boots">No.6 clog ones</a> (covered by <a href= "https://www.newyorker.com/culture/on-and-off-the-avenue/the-life-changing-magic-of-clogs"> The New Yorker</a> *and* <a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/16/style/clogs-no-6-moms.html"> The New York Times</a>) and Erica’s <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+yoTTGjgL15b1m5YKQ8x6Kw">Doc Marten zip chelsea style</a>.   Should you find yourself in an airport: Eat <a href= "https://www.farmersfridge.com/">Farmer's Fridge</a>! Try the baja bowl, green goddess salad, or pineapple coconut chia pudding.   [Dr. Harvey Karp’s Happiest Toddler on the Block] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780553384420) , source of toddler gossip advice.   <a href= "https://annehelen.substack.com/p/the-diminishing-returns-of-calendar?utm_source=email"> Anne Helen Petersen on calendar culture.</a>   For some WOW-inducing jeans, check out <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+4uhneQ1FLwdWMrHlOu-jBQ">Ganni’s Figni style</a> (and perhaps watch the vid of how they work?). For more on statement flies, see <a href= "https://tibi.com/collections/denim/products/double-waisted-black-denim-sam-jean-black"> Tibi’s double-waisted Sam jean</a> and <a href= "https://www.vogue.com/article/best-criss-cross-jeans">this Vogue story</a>. Another good denim source: <a href= "https://toteme-studio.com/collections/denim">Totême</a>.   Have thoughts about jeans/winter boots/airport food? Let us know 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>—or join <a href= "https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b"> our Geneva</a>! And try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu">a Secret Menu membership</a> for a whole lot more recommendations. This episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct, or indirect financial interest in products, or services referred to in this episode.     Zip over to <a href= "http://noihsafbazaar.com">Noihsaf Bazaar</a> to buy, sell, and even make new friends. Get that good ecomm experience with [Shopify] (https://shopify.com/athingortwo) . Get a free 14-day trial with our link. Count on <a href= "http://lifemd.com/ATHINGORTWO">LifeMD</a> to get the telehealthcare you need, when you need it. YAY.   Produced by <a href= "http://www.dearmedia.com/">Dear Media</a> ... Read more

19 Dec 2022

44 MINS

44:44

19 Dec 2022


#378

Thingies c/o the Design Gurus Behind Sight Unseen, Normal People, and a Perfect Hate Gift

Let’s talk Thingies with Monica Khemsurov & Jill Singer! They’re the masterminds behind [Sight Unseen] (https://www.sightunseen.com/) , our go-to design resource since 2009, and the authors of the new book <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780593235041">How to Live with Objects</a> that has helpful tips aplenty (along with ample inspiration). Plus: a hate-gift idea and a belated love letter to Normal People.    How about a donation to <a href= "https://www.momsformomsnyc.org/2022holidaycampaign">Moms for Moms</a>, pitched to us as an A+ hate-gift by a listener?   Monica and Jill’s book <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780593235041"> How to Live with Objects</a> is out now! Wow, is it great—and what an ideal present for the “person who has everything” type.   Their Thingies, coming through: <a href= "https://www.greatbigstuff.com/">oversize decor</a>, miniature fountains (Monica’s is from [Lily Clark] (https://lily-clark.com/Collections) .), only buying the best version of a consumable something (Jill loves the <a href= "https://www.marieveronique.com/products/barrier-lipid-complex?gclid=Cj0KCQiAyracBhDoARIsACGFcS64G8RooP1ijARx3B778PE_Hh6lf2V9dXwRed7XVMxR9Nn6YilR1fAaAppdEALw_wcB"> Marie Veronique Barrier Lipid Complex</a>, rice from [The Rice Factory New York] (https://trf-ny.com/) , and [ Glaser Organic Farms Almond Butter] (https://glaserorganicfarms.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=800&search=almond+butter) .), microwaves (<a href= "https://bookshop.org/p/books/cooking-at-home-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-about-recipes-and-love-my-microwave-a-cookbook-priya-krishna/16829738?ean=9781524759247">David Chang Cooking at Home</a> and <a href= "https://cookanyday.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAyracBhDoARIsACGFcS7Tj5kXzE_Q8iVAcJIYGM1DfxZ1E5S2bN5lHVmQTsRkIx7t9SbBnykaAsO7EALw_wcB"> Anyday cookware</a> fans unite!), and saved search terms when exploring vintage objects.    Are there entertainment-y things you’re SHOCKED we haven’t talked about on this show? Leave us a voicemail at 833-632-5463, email us at podcast@athingortwohq.com, DM us at <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a> —or join <a href= "https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b"> our Geneva</a> and share!    This episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct, or indirect financial interest in products, or services referred to in this episode.   Care for your hair with [Nutrafol] (https://nutrafol.com/) . Take $15 off your first month’s subscription with the code ATHINGORTWO. Check out <a href= "http://noihsafbazaar.com">Noihsaf Bazaar</a> to buy, sell, and even make new friends. Download the free [Zocdoc] (http://zocdoc.com/athingortwo) app and book that doctor’s appointment. YAY. Produced by <a href= "http://www.dearmedia.com/">Dear Media</a> ... Read more

12 Dec 2022

43 MINS

43:46

12 Dec 2022


#377

Build-a-Bear After Dark, Dua Lipa, and the Most Midwestern of Sayings

Ope! We’re back with a grab bag of questions: What does “After Dark” mean to you? How does one explain what consulting is? Are you signed up for Dua Lipa’s newsletter? What does it mean to actually *build* a bear? All this and more in your ears now!   For some discomfitting Build-a-Bear products for adults, enter <a href= "https://www.buildabear.com/the-bear-cave">The Bear Cave</a>. For other “but what does it MEAN?” After Dark content, check out <a href= "https://www.npadpodcast.com/">National Parks After Dark</a> and <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/p/CkbeNsnvt0V/?hl=en">this edition of Emily Henry’s Book Lovers</a>.    Check out <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb_-taYLRfY">this YouTube video from Charlie Berens</a> for on ope usage and <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/midwestvseverybody/">Midwest vs. Everybody</a>’s <a href= "https://midwestvseverybody.com/search?q=ope">great ope merch</a>. Also: <a href= "https://www.grubstreet.com/2022/03/the-year-i-ate-new-york-haute-suburbia.html"> on the rise</a> of the Midwestern vibe.   Takeaways re: <a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/26/sports/soccer/nyu-chicago-women-soccer-coaches.html"> "A ‘Landmark’ as Women Will Coach Against Each Other in Men’s Soccer,"</a> which also made us think about <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pumpin-butts-with-aaron-levine/id1494513478?i=1000489716655"> this episode of Throwing Fits</a>.   Join us in subscribing to Dua Lipa’s newsletter <a href= "https://www.service95.com/">Service95</a> and listening to her podcast <a href= "https://link.chtbl.com/Dua_Lipa_At_Your_Service">At Your Service</a>.    Share your thoughts on all of this at 833-632-5463, <a href= "mailto:podcast@athingortwohq.com">podcast@athingortwohq.com</a>, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>—or join <a href= "https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b"> our Geneva</a>! And try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu">a Secret Menu membership</a> for a whole lot more recommendations.    Get into professional counseling with <a href= "http://betterhelp.com/athingortwo"> BetterHelp</a> and take 10% off your first month with our link. Visit <a href= "http://noihsafbazaar.com">Noihsaf Bazaar</a> to buy, sell, and even make new friends. Feel great in <a href= "http://honeylove.com">Honeylove</a> and get 20% off with the code ATHINGORTWO. Dig into your business’s numbers with [Netsuite] (https://netsuite.com/athingortwo) . YAY. ... Read more

05 Dec 2022

41 MINS

41:22

05 Dec 2022


#376

Resale Doyenne Kate Lindello's Thingies and Corn Nuts (Brought to ya by Noihsaf Bazaar!)

For this glorious ep, we partnered with <a href= "https://noihsafbazaar.com/">Noihsaf Bazaar</a>, the Duluth, Minnesota–based resale site curated by real people with excellent taste. Wow, how excited we are to talk secondhand shopping and Thingies with the very in-the-know founder Kate Lindello…and we’ll also take this (any?) opportunity to go nuts for corn nuts.    Kate’s Thingies include [Monastery Attar Concentrate] (https://www.monasterymade.com/products/attar) (perhaps start with—or gift—<a href= "https://www.monasterymade.com/products/discovery-sample-kit">the discovery kit</a>), [Tibi Style Class] (https://tibi.com/pages/tibi-style-class) , <a href= "https://matek.clothing/products/the-dik-dik">the Dik-Dik from Matek</a> (which makes us think of dickey situations from <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+95HqtGWg9ZcFjnxGgmVUQQ">Nanamica</a> and <a href= "https://mijeongpark.com/shop/neck-warmer-brown">Mijeong Park</a>), <a href= "https://www.hulu.com/series/better-things-70d330d1-cb23-403f-b3b6-f8f392c4ce5e"> Better Things</a>, [Peter Witrak’s mobiles] (https://mobiles-mobiles.com/) , <a href= "https://www.scarf-shop.com/wool-cloud">the wool cloud from Scarf Shop</a>, and, of course, Minnesota in general (and <a href= "https://grandmasmarathon.com/events-calendar/grandmas-marathon/"> Grandma’s Marathon</a> specifically).    Hit us up at at 833-632-5463, <a href= "mailto:podcast@athingortwohq.com">podcast@athingortwohq.com</a>, or <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/podcast-episodes/recho-omondis-thingies-and-know-regrets#:~:text=athingortwohq.com%2C%20or-,%40athingortwohq,-.%20And%20try%20out"> @athingortwohq</a> to let us know your dream Thingies guests, and for even more recommendations, try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/podcast-episodes/halloween-candy-crowded-travel-and-embracing-our-fandom#:~:text=a%20Secret%20Menu%20membership"> a Secret Menu membership</a> and join our <a href= "https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b"> Geneva</a>.  Join a super-cool community of buyers and sellers at <a href= "https://noihsafbazaar.com/">Noihsaf Bazaar</a>. So much awesomeness to be had! We dare you to find [a more informative (and enticing) brands page] (https://noihsafbazaar.com/brands) anywhere, and don’t sleep on the <a href= "https://noihsafbazaar.com/kids">kids</a> and <a href= "https://noihsafbazaar.com/home">home finds</a>, ok?   Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

28 Nov 2022

38 MINS

38:58

28 Nov 2022


#375

Gift Guide Part 2: Siblings, Kids, Colleagues, Friends, and Everyone Else

We’re wrapping up (heh) this year’s gift guides with ideas for siblings, kids, aunts and uncles, colleagues, and the randos in your life you wanna treat extra nice. Have holiday-shopping thoughts of your own you *need* to share? Join <a href= "https://links.geneva.com/invite/589b6cbf-729a-46da-93ff-9e9ec0a1309b"> our shiny new Geneva</a> and spread that intel!    For all our ideas, check out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/gift-guide-episodes">the archive of gift guides past</a>—and keep those VMs and DMs coming at 833-632-5463 and <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>!   A quick thanks to our sponsors: Explore our favorite <a href= "http://mo.ma/athingortwo">MoMA Design Store</a> finds—a one-stop shop! Give your hair TLC with <a href= "https://nutrafol.com/">Nutrafol</a>. Take $15 off your first month’s subscription with the code ATHINGORTWO. YAY.   Sisters!   For my sister and me because we both had/are having babies this year, and we are culturally christian literally only for the christmas cheer. Baby's first christmas holiday ornaments that aren't absolutely dreadful. So much cheesy stuff, doesn't have to be baby themed but looking for a cool way to commemorate. ---<a href= "https://www.oksnyc.com/shop/customized-porcelain-charms"> Custom porcelain charms from OKS</a> --- [FoxBlossomCo custom bent-wire ornament] (https://shopstyle.it/l/bNr3I)   ---<a href= "https://shop.lizziefortunato.com/collections/alphabet-soup"> Lizzie Fortunato Alphabet Soup charms</a>  ---<a href= "https://food52.com/shop/products/4312-handmade-linen-stocking-with-monogram-option"> Celina Mancurti monogrammed Christmas stockings</a> or one-of-a-kind ones from <a href= "https://www.psychicoutlaw.com/collections/stockings">Pyschic Outlaw</a>   Step-sister; 18 and just got engaged. Likes to hunt. We are quite different. ---<a href= "https://rangerstation.co/collections/spray">Ranger Station perfumes</a> --- [Yeti] (https://www.yeti.com/) something! <a href= "https://www.yeti.com/customize/sports-teams-and-designs?sz=32"> Various of the tumblers are customizable</a>. --- [Camber sweatshirt] (https://www.camberusa.com/) ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+klLt-brXm1JEw2AjUWG1xQ">Vuori</a> ---<a href= "https://beistravel.com/products/the-weekender-in-grey?al_pg_id=bae7f04b-b647-4d20-b3df-cf563845ea8a"> Beis weekender</a> ---<a href= "https://www.flannerybeef.com/">Flannery Beef</a>   My sister who is a palliative care nurse with a broadway and true crime obsession ---<a href= "https://www.noodlestories.com/search?q=COMPRESSION+SOCKS"> Antipast compression socks</a> ---<a href= "https://www.houseofcardoon.com/collections/bags-accessories/products/wave-bath-mat"> Bonnie and Neil wave bath mat</a> ---<a href= "https://www.todaytix.com/nyc/shows/24430-todaytix-digital-gift-cards---usd"> TodayTix gift card</a> ---<a href= "https://www.broadwaydancecenter.com/">Broadway Dance Center classes</a> ---<a href= "https://shop.saltyseattle.com/products/crocchi-croissant-shaped-gnocchi"> Salty Seattle Crocchi croissant-shaped gnocchi</a> ---<a href= "http://www.theplayerstheatre.com/">Tickets to True Crime: The Musical at The Players Theatre in NYC </a> Brothers!   25-year-old brother, aspirational and practicing writer/actor/director, v into self-improvement (Tim Ferriss vibes), not into receiving gifts, would rather just buy what he wants when he wants, the curveball is he did say I could make him some art or buy him some art as apartment decor. ---<a href= "https://www.artwiseonline.com/collections/signed-items"> Artwise signed posters and lithographs</a> ---Art from <a href= "https://kneelandco.com/product-category/artwork/">Kneeland Co.</a> ---<a href= "https://butik.louisiana.dk/collections/louisiana-plakater-og-tryk"> Louisiana Museum of Modern Art posters and prints</a> ---<a href= "https://www.houseofcardoon.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/david-shrigley"> Get Your Shit Together by David Shrigley</a> ---<a href= "https://www.masterclass.com/classes/martin-scorsese-teaches-filmmaking"> Martin Scorsese MasterClass</a>   Early 20s brothers who still live at home. ---<a href= "https://shop.a24films.com/products/99-movie-crosswords"> A24 99 Movie Crosswords</a> ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781982107888">Rap Capital by Joe Coscarelli</a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+5923q8e_qobf0fVsa85Q1A">Solid Wiggles</a>, which now ships on Gold Belly ---<a href= "https://athleticgreens.com/en">Athletic Greens</a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+tARw5Jj8Lx2qypq1ra_nGA">Dohm white noise machine</a> ---<a href= "https://cookanyday.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw_b6WBhAQEiwAp4HyIA8fvCmsreasApRPrYodl85fIJ-Q-JwzCElFQOgBFcPB9MkhDpLP0RoCEWoQAvD_BwE&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email"> Anyday microwave cookware</a>   Sons! 25 year old son who buys the nicer things because they last, but who is also a minimalist. ---Something from <a href= "https://www.labourandwait.co.uk/">Labour & Wait</a> or [Puebco] (https://puebco.us/) ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+Q-aRgKnZGmzVe32Da0xDjQ">Ettitude sheets</a>.  ---<a href= "https://store.moma.org/products/toyo-st-350-tool-box">Toyo toolbox</a> ---<a href= "https://www.bottegaveneta.com/en-us/money-clip-pool-810835557.html"> Bottega Veneta moneyclip</a>   Kids and Teens!   5-year-old who bounces off the walls and loves telling stories and recapping movies. ---<a href= "https://www.hugimalsworld.com/collections/frontpage">Hugimal weighted stuffed animal</a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+LdadkT_765UGyFbaMNBEhA">Haba doorway puppet theater</a> or [Wonder & Wise by Asweets playhouse] (https://rstyle.me/+QPopVie0vZ8KDaluOh0Yrw) ---<a href= "https://app.cosmickids.com/">Cosmic Kids Yoga subscription</a>  ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781419756108">P.S.- We Made This: Super Fun Crafts That Grow Smarter + Happier Kids! by Erica Domesek</a> ---<a href= "https://www.littlepassports.com/">Little Passports</a> ---<a href= "https://kidamento.com/en-us">Kidamento camera</a> ---Lego <a href= "https://minifigs.me/pages/characters-ranges">MiniFigs</a>    4-year-old who loves twirly dresses but mom's aesthetic is minimalist Brooklyn hipster. ---<a href= "https://www.unwind.studio/collections/needlepoint-kits-kids/products/mickebana-trio-kids-pink-needlepoint-kit-for-kids"> Unwind Studio needlepoint kit for kids</a> --- [Kazoo magazine subscription] (https://kazoomagazine.com/) ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+fsx2ulLkLBmyJFqJTHVwug">OLODesigns costumes</a> ---<a href= "https://allsmall.co/collections/dresses">All Small Co dress section</a> (see: <a href= "https://allsmall.co/products/kiwi-puff-tutu-dress">kiwi puff tutu dress</a> and <a href= "https://allsmall.co/products/ascxlsg-dress">Lisa Says Gah x All Small Co puff sleeve dress</a>)  ---<a href= "https://www.lareunionstudio.com/products/kids-custom-azure-patchworked-dress"> La Réunion custom azure patchwork dress </a> ---<a href= "https://www.primary.com/products/the-cozy-plaid-dress?ref=plp_pdp_g1_3&variant=39516643393595&color=iris-plaid&size=1"> Primary cozy plaid dress</a> or <a href= "https://www.primary.com/products/the-new-tutu-dress?ref=plp_pdp_g1_11&variant=39281071423547&color=pomegranate&size=2"> tutu dress</a> --- [Follies playhouses] (https://www.playfollies.com/) : <a href= "https://www.playfollies.com/products/the-casa-azul-set"> Casa Azul set</a>, <a href= "https://www.playfollies.com/products/follies-the-bauhaus-set?pr_prod_strat=copurchase&pr_rec_id=00aeea309&pr_rec_pid=6545530585217&pr_ref_pid=6556515926145&pr_seq=uniform"> The Bauhaus set</a>, and <a href= "https://www.playfollies.com/products/follies-toy-the-canvas-set"> Canvas set</a>   13year old girl who claims she discovered preppy fashion and also loves hair product ---Vintage Ralph Lauren shirts—use search terms <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+i5J2SGKf_S01uyRSLah0DQ">Y2K</a>, <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+jE4KWstAtp54A4QeYOSiZA">cropped</a> ---<a href= "https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/the-official-preppy-handbook/251015/item/3261019/"> Used copy of The Official Preppy Handbook</a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+e9jQtexncJtQhmgGhDisnQ">Monogrammable mini backpack from Paravel</a> ---<a href= "https://www.roseandcocandles.com/">Rose and Co candle makers </a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+0k_d8Dcdx6g0_xz10jj_5Q">Pattern mist spray bottle</a> + [microfiber hair towel] (https://rstyle.me/+VZZ4MdEJnEtjaWCghIMoag) ---<a href= "https://shopmilkteeth.com/search?q=barrette&options%5Bprefix%5D=last"> Shop Milk Teeth barrettes</a> --- [Chunks hair accessories] (https://chunks.shop/) ---Some TikTok-adjacent cooking things: <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+-3PM4TbPPsjJ_Jt0ci0ZMg">DIY fortune cookie kit</a>, <a href= "https://thedoughclub.square.site/#nkchPy">The Dough Club mochi pancake and waffle mix</a>, <a href= "https://store.moma.org/products/takashi-murakami-flower-pancake-pan?variant=43208313340134"> Takashi Murakami flower pancake pan</a> ---<a href= "https://lumberclubmarfa.com/About">Lumber Club Marfa stool</a>   Aunts and Uncles!   A generous aunt whose language is giving other people gifts, but hard to buy for herself. She's a real estate agent, into some woo-y self-help stuff, and buys anything she needs right away. Have tried gift certificates for experiential things, but she's a busy lady and these often don't get redeemed. ---An easy-to-redeem gift card for food that’s good for entertaining that comes to her. In NYC: <a href= "https://stockedbythreeowls.com/products/stocked-gift-card?_pos=1&_sid=5b6c35656&_ss=r"> Stocked by 3 Owls gift card</a>. In LA: <a href= "https://ladyandlarder.com/collections/boards-local-delivery-pick-up"> Lady & Larder</a>. Nationwide: <a href= "https://beautyandtheboard.com/collections/order">Beauty & the Board</a>. ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780062993151">Cultish by Amanda Montell</a>  ---A flower subscription from [Flowerbx] (https://www.flowerbx.com/us/us-subscription) or <a href= "https://www.bloomsybox.com/flower-subscriptions">BloomsyBox</a> ---<a href= "https://heartshakestudios.com/products/moon-lists-guided-journal"> Moon Lists workbook / guided journal</a> ---<a href= "https://www.noodlestories.com/collections/vendors?q=amiacalva&sort_by=price-ascending&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=athingortwo&utm_content=052322"> Amiacalva tote</a> or <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+MrPcmCGP8HQLbzRTUaOtmg">monogrammed Clare V Tropezienne</a>.  ---Fancy, pretty makeup like Dries Van Noten <a href= "https://www.driesvannoten.com/products/001-09841?variant=41227448287428"> lipstick</a> or <a href= "https://www.driesvannoten.com/products/001-099051-set2?gclid=Cj0KCQjwqoibBhDUARIsAH2OpWjLopgGyhE-BfoowPPdV8JJ3aJrtFGVILGnqBq7cFaV3qNdEqaO6rsaAr9IEALw_wcB&variant=41178511638724"> perfume discovery set</a> or <a href= "https://www.hermes.com/us/en/category/make-up/lips/">Hermès lipstick</a> or <a href= "https://www.hermes.com/us/en/product/blush-brush-V601560V0/?engineid=GOOGLE&utm_campaign=PLA-TM-NATL-US-Beauty&utm_adgroup=Beauty&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=shopping&utm_term=PRODUCT_GROUP&gclid=Cj0KCQjwqoibBhDUARIsAH2OpWjp4CU9EJfPQ3aXKrzflSnDhiU133jMZJ4IOk6kyJXradFfGHQvFSEaAt7SEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds"> blush brush</a>.    Colleagues!   Beloved senior colleague retiring: works in a museum, fun dog, rocks a funky necklace.  ---<a href= "https://lux-eros.com/products/personalized-pet-bowl">Lux Eros personalized pet bowl</a> ---<a href= "https://kikkerland.com/products/wooden-ball-launcher">Kikkerland wooden ball launcher</a> ---<a href= "https://ameico.com/collections/stan-editions">Ameico candle stacks</a> ---<a href= "https://roxanneassoulin.com/collections/necklaces">Roxanne Assoulin necklace</a> ---<a href= "https://www.susanalexandra.com/collections/dog-accessories"> Susan Alexandra dog collar or leash</a> ---<a href= "https://www.saintolio.com/new-products/dogrefresher">Saint Olio aromatic dog refresher</a>   Coworkers/direct reports - ideally one idea for all. We are remote so a digital gift is ideal.  ---<a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/shop/p/secret-menu-gift-subscriptions"> A Thing or Two Secret Menu subscription</a> ---Substack subscription: To give a gift subscription, go to the homepage of the publication you’d like to give, then add “/gift” to the end of the URL. ---<a href= "https://libro.fm/gift">Libro.fm subscription</a> ---<a href= "https://gjustagoods.com/products/salt-jar-herbed-zaatar-or-smoked-chili?variant=31676769894442"> Gjusta Goods herbed salt</a> and <a href= "https://www.burlapandbarrel.com/products/zanzibar-peppercorns"> Burlap & Barrel Zanzibar black peppercorns</a> and [Graza olive oil] (https://www.graza.co/) ---<a href= "https://alliesbananabread.com/">Allie’s banana bread</a>  ---Good-looking games like <a href= "https://stonemaiergames.com/games/wingspan/">Wingspan</a>, <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+vMA58e_xHJXnn5ahoienaw">Azul</a>, <a href= "https://lacorsagame.com/products/lacorsa?variant=15021153124467&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4uaUBhC8ARIsANUuDjXllRpbO-nZIiizlSGcjEz_Ww_7v5CIMX_NYnTRKzOmQEQ7blMlGWEaAh7JEALw_wcB"> Lacorsa Grand Prix</a>, and <a href= "https://www.thesixbells.com/products/yellow-illustrated-deck-of-cards"> Casa Lopez Playing Cards</a>.    My boss - owns a company that runs farmer markets. I’ve been with the company since may. He is currently starting a farm (he has been a farmer before). I am honestly not sure if he is a Christmas guy. He doesn't seem jazzed about it, idk. I know he cares enormously about sustainability, our food system, etc. but is also a business man. I have literally zero ideas for him. The additional piece is that we should get him a gift as a group (we are a pretty small team) but should I also get him a sep gift? No, right? Agh. I assume he's in his mid to late 40s. White. He has small kids that I haven't met. ---Chocolate! ℅ <a href= "https://caputos.com/fossa-chocolate/">Fossa</a>, <a href= "https://and-sons.com/">andSons Chocolatiers</a>, and <a href= "https://www.jstchocolate.com/shop">JST Chocolate</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.alecsicecream.com/">Alec’s Ice Cream</a> ---<a href= "https://www.sekahills.com/">Séka Hills olive oil</a> ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781733622042">An Illustrated Catalog of American Fruits and Nuts</a> ---<a href= "https://flamingoestate.com/products/the-good-shit">Flamingo Estate 9-pound bag of manure</a>  ---Donation to <a href= "https://www.blackfarmerfund.org/">Black Farmer Fund</a> paired with <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780062932563">We Are Each Other's Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy by Natalie Baszile</a> ---Donation to <a href= "https://indigenousfoodandag.com/">Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative</a> at University of Arkansas   Friends!   Best friend (36 female) loves wine and who my 5 yo thinks has chosen being an aunt as her career.  --- [Josephinen glasses] (https://us.josephinen.com/) ---Special bottle from <a href= "https://www.walkerwineco.com/">Walker Wines</a> or [Winebid] (https://www.winebid.com/) ---<a href= "https://www.cotewineclub.com/">Cote wine club</a> (also has a gift box option) ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781419734571">99 Bottles: A Black Sheep’s Guide to Life-Changing Wines by André Hueston Mack</a> ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781982186951">An American in Provence: Art, Life and Photography by Jamie Beck</a>   Female friend. Preppy/classic style. Likes fancy crafts (i.e., embroidery). Vegan. ~$40 ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+0AQHIyLlHW9qxgvUpoqbGQ">The LL Bean tote</a> with an in joke, catchphrase, embroidered --- [Loop Canvas needlepionts] (https://www.loopcanvas.com/) ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+_vpayHLBPHyEyMb197YX2g">StirCrazyCrafterUK embroidery journal kit</a> ---<a href= "https://www.blockshoptextiles.com/collections/block-printing-kit/products/block-printing-kit-1"> Blockshop original block-printing kit</a> ---Vintage napkins with her initial or monogram on Etsy/eBay ---<a href= "https://us.typology.com/products/tinted-lip-oil">Typology tinted lip oil</a> ---Donation to animal sanctuary, like [Farm Sactuary] (https://www.farmsanctuary.org/adopt) : “adopt” a goat named Jennifer or a donkey named Albert! ---<a href= "https://www.lanihalliday.com/brutusbakeshop">Brutus Bakeshop goodies</a>   One of my best friends who has two boys under 4, is writing a thesis on how policing was formed out of military-imperialist activities, and is a great chef and baker (vegetarian and gluten-free). She did all our friends' wedding hair and makeup (me included) and took us to the Usher residency in Vegas for her 36th birthday. Lastly, and most importantly, her family is very wealthy (and generous - they have taken me on MANY incredible once-in-a-lifetime trips). Lastly, she is a BIG SHOPPER but still hunts for a deal. If you're wondering, I have already given her a custom Katie Kimmel pet vase. ---<a href= "https://www.grailed.com/listings/35337175-band-tees-x-rap-tees-x-vintage-vintage-00s-usher-rap-t-shirt?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=GSN%20-%20General%20-%20tops%7C0-39%20days%7CInternational%7C50-100%7CUsed&utm_term=sem_nonbranded&utm_content=GSN%20General%20-%20tops%7C0-39%20days%7CInternational%7C50-100%7CUsed%7C1%2B%20Prior%20Sales&device=c&keyword=&matchtype=&googleproduct.id=35337175&gclid=Cj0KCQjwteOaBhDuARIsADBqRehRsS-_SBC_FGZfcGi_Hg5Z5qbLa1f42VUO-r536TvcZfhcFNhphKEaAkeCEALw_wcB"> Vintage Usher tee</a> ---<a href= "https://tani-studio.com/pages/contact">Tani Greenspan custom matchbook print</a>  ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780375504297">The Last Course by Claudia Flemming (and Melissa Clark)</a> + <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780593230541">her new book Delectable (with Catherine Young)</a> --- [Chava studio shirt] (https://chavastudio.com/) or <a href= "https://chavastudio.com/products/chava-studio-gift-card-redeemable-for-1-made-to-order-shirt?_pos=1&_psq=gift&_ss=e&_v=1.0"> a gift cert</a>  ---<a href= "https://alepel.com/collections/custom-design-orders">Alepel custom shoes or cardholder</a>  ---<a href= "https://shopmemor.com/">Memor</a> phone case or vase. They also sell jibbitz…er, <a href= "https://shopmemor.com/shop-objects/mosaic-shoe-charms"> shoe charms</a>. --- [Arcana Books gift certificate] (https://www.arcanabooks.com/) ---<a href= "https://www.hermes.com/us/en/product/tarmac-dot-passport-holder-H078483CKBL/?engineid=GOOGLE&utm_campaign=PLA-TM-Natl-US-Wallets&utm_adgroup=PLA-Wallets&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=shopping&utm_term=PRODUCT_GROUP&gclid=CjwKCAjwh4ObBhAzEiwAHzZYU5qiTkyRfqk6VtAVipB3Eg9jNslOW-dw1SRm14tAmCoE1cjimMG_ahoCErsQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds"> Hermès passport holder</a>   Recovering cool girl that doesn't want any more vinyl, just something useless + gorge.  ---<a href= "https://instagram.com/somthings2021?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y="> Somthings2021 vase or candlestick</a> ---<a href= "https://www.escentric.com/collections/gift-sets">Escentric Molecules gift set</a> ---<a href= "https://www.casa-veronica.com/objects">Casa Veronica</a> wall hook or candle holder ---<a href= "https://www.isabelhalley.com/imported-products/fall-pack-of-wine-cups"> Isabel Halley wine cups</a> ---<a href= "https://www.goodeeworld.com/products/siafu-home-beaded-water-carafe/"> Siafu Home beaded water carafe</a> ---<a href= "https://mollyj.life/products/the-advent-calendar">Molly J. CBD gummies advent calendar</a> ---<a href= "https://kiosk48th.com/search?type=product&q=advent+calendar"> Kiosk48th advent calendar</a>   Everyone Else! Brother's girlfriend who loves to read, has 2 cats, hates clutter, and many food allergies. ---<a href= "https://store.moma.org/products/coway-airmega-150-air-purifier?gclid=CjwKCAjwh4ObBhAzEiwAHzZYU22O6UoV8xVT3PCZtm9GazcFk1NgCR-3GVvwD0jJ2nztDIptpjTt0BoCXW0QAvD_BwE"> Coway air purifier</a> ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780525619260">Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes</a>  ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+sI4koAXPFiXw9gWZB5Ikew">Craighill perch bookmark</a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+CIJW4pHWhJdzNM3SCsg3Pg">Cat ruff collar</a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+utfM7R0xaWuwcwqbOEjcCQ">Meyou Paris cat scratching post or bed</a> ---A donation to a local cat rescue organization   Gymnastics moms who plan trips, organize fundraisers and figure out carpool. ---A bottle of something fun and a little surprising: <a href= "https://www.astorwines.com/SearchResultsSingle.aspx">Pipeno</a> red ( with <a href= "https://www.papayareusables.com/products/reusable-paper-towels-2-pack?variant=42956322046191"> Papaya Reusables</a> paper towels?), [Forthave Spirits Red Aperitivo] (https://www.astorwines.com/SearchResultsSingle.aspx?p=2&search=36807&searchtype=Contains&gclid=Cj0KCQjwteOaBhDuARIsADBqRegcy0As_HXR0pKzNC-7DhoM-wF-KTC74UqI3MEAAo8pqMSaYTSGV-AaAiAaEALw_wcB) , non-alcoholic <a href= "https://drinkdesoi.com/">De Soi</a> or [Non] (https://www.non.world/) or [Proxies] (https://drinkproxies.com/pages/drink-proxies) ---Stationery / office-supply grab bags with finds from <a href= "https://yosekastationery.com/">Yoseka Stationery</a>, <a href= "https://shop.stlartsupply.com/">St. Louis Art Supply</a>, or your local art store ---<a href= "https://cheerielanepopcorn.com/collections/shop/products/kitchen-set"> Cheerie Lane kitchen gift set</a>   Millennial who loves gardening and just started a high powered public job in the city. --- [Leath at-home growing system] (https://growleath.com/) ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+rXLhDYrs2W_fidpVrv-0YQ">Soltech Solutions hanging grow light or bulb</a> --- [Sneeboer garden tools] (https://sneeboerusa.com/) ---<a href= "https://www.gardenheir.com/search?q=clogs">Garden clogs</a> from Gardenheir ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+xvKMseWH89CiHD0fgbqQLw">Natureking flower press</a> ---<a href= "https://www.grownyc.org/school-gardens">Donation to GrowNYC</a> ---<a href= "https://shopgoodfriend.com/products/watering-ball">Ichendorf Milano waterlife ball</a> Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... 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Gift Guide Part 1: Partners, Parents, and Grandparents

It’s that time of year: the unveiling of the best gift guide in the podcast multiverse (we like to think). Part 1 stars your most charming—and trickiest—partners, parents, and grandparents. Next week, tune in for part 2, and, in the meantime, dig into <a href= "https://streaklinks.com/BR0pKXjRUU8KWfr7Fw0hbZFR/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.athingortwohq.com%2Fgift-guide-episodes"> the ol’ present-paralysis back catalogue</a>. For the full episode recap—with ALL THE LINKS!—<a href= "https://streaklinks.com/BR0pKXfZWauoznysuAAego6c/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.athingortwohq.com%2Fpodcast-episodes%2Fgift-guide-part-1-partners-parents-and-grandparents">head to the A Thing or Two site</a>. ---Get the ecomm support you need with <a href= "https://streaklinks.com/BR0pKXnjY9lr0qwEQwVC7tmM/https%3A%2F%2Fshopify.com%2Fathingortwo"> Shopify</a>. Get a free 14-day trial with our link. ---Shop our favorite <a href= "https://streaklinks.com/BR0pKXbISAzUv5AOFw6W1e4X/http%3A%2F%2Fmo.ma%2Fathingortwo"> MoMA Design Store</a> finds—so many holiday crowd-pleasers! ---Feel your best in <a href= "https://streaklinks.com/BR0pKXfCQvM-leY-SwSS-Mc9/http%3A%2F%2Fhoneylove.com"> Honeylove</a> and get 20% off with the code ATHINGORTWO. ---Book that doctor’s appointment already by downloading the free <a href= "https://streaklinks.com/BR0pKXbBwYa8YZQfrQN0lDFm/http%3A%2F%2Fzocdoc.com%2Fathingortwo"> Zocdoc</a> app. Husbands and Boyfriends! 42-year-old male. Recently started dating. Lawyer. Dad. World traveler. Cyclist. Just bought a new house. Moved back to the area (Philly) from upstate new york. photographer. reader. avid home cook. knows a Parisian knot. loves a good meal out. linen shirt wearer. loafers/boat shoes with shorts kind of guy. Enjoys wine and cocktails. catholic raised. city dweller. nerdy and thoughtful. ---<a href= "https://www.linoto.com/100-linen-boxer-shorts/">Linoto linen boxers</a> ---<a href= "https://artemisdesignco.com/collections/mens-loafers">Artemis loafers</a> ---<a href= "https://shop.strangersguide.com/subscribe/">Stranger’s Guide Fellow Travelers Club</a> ---<a href= "https://www.fast-growing-trees.com/products/coffee-plant?refSrc=6650672676926&nosto=productpage-nosto-5"> Arabica coffee plant</a> ---<a href= "https://photodom.shop/shop/photodom-croc-jibbitz/">Photodom photography-themed Croc Jibbitz</a> (Or really anything from Photodom—they have <a href= "https://photodom.shop/gifts/">a cute gift guide</a> on their site.) ---<a href= "https://ghiaiacashmere.com/collections/shop-all">Ghiaia cashmere </a> ---<a href= "https://www.lasaluminany.com/collections/boxes/products/la-salumina-gift-basket"> La Salumina Amatriciana kit</a> ---<a href= "https://www.rapha.cc/us/en_US/off-bike-accessories/category/off-bike-accessories"> Rapha cycling backpack</a> ---<a href= "https://tiptopcocktails.com/products/espresso-martini"> Tiptop cocktails</a> ---<a href= "https://linktr.ee/depthsofwikipedia">Depths of Wikipedia tickets</a>—NYC live show on 12/14 or Pittsburgh show on 12/16—or <a href= "https://depthsofwikipedia.com/">mug</a> ---Donation to <a href= "https://tiltinstitute.org/programs/teen-photo/support/"> TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image</a>’s teen photo program in Philly   Husband who thinks he's outdoorsy but hasn't been camping in decades. ---<a href= "https://store.moma.org/products/bluefeel-kruca-camping-fan"> Bluefeel Kruca camping fan</a> ---<a href= "https://gramicci.com/search?q=gadget">Gramicci gadget shorts or pants </a> ---<a href= "https://battenwear.com/collections/fw22-full-collection"> Battenwear bouldering pants</a> ---<a href= "https://www.seventeenthirtythree.com/shop">1733 duffle</a> ---An actual camping weekend for next summer for him—a lot of places book a year or 9 months in advance. Recs: <a href= "https://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/hitherhillsstatepark/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=297"> Hither Hills State Park</a> and <a href= "https://www.nps.gov/asis/index.htm">Assateague Island</a>. --- [Getaway House gift certificate] (https://getaway.house/) ---<a href= "https://www.wildsam.com/collections/national-parks">Wildsam National Parks</a> or <a href= "https://www.wildsam.com/collections/road-trips-1">Road Trip guides</a> ---Donation to a local preservation organization, like, say, <a href= "https://www.savetheboundarywaters.org/">Save the Boundary Water</a>s in MN  ---<a href= "https://www.rei.com/events/a/outdoor-skills-navigation"> REI outdoor skills classes</a>   Husband who owns a ceramics company and has an eye for design. ---<a href= "https://www.couriermedia.com/shop/">Courier mag subscription</a> ---<a href= "https://store.moma.org/products/dusen-dusen-for-moma-subu-slippers?variant=43228675539174"> Dusen Dusen for MoMA Subu slippers</a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+8lej48tQIvOMVKmVJVUU2w">Quark pegboard</a> for his office or studio ---<a href= "https://www.carsonconverse.com/shop?Collection=Color+Study+Series&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=athingortwo&utm_content=052322"> Carson Converse small-format quilts</a> ---Glass-blowing or leather-working class ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780593235041">Sight Unseen book How to Live With Objects</a> ---Donation to <a href= "https://www.peoplespotteryproject.com/">People’s Pottery Project </a> Wives and Girlfriends!   Chronically ill wife with long-covid 2.5 years, doesn't like surprises, and in bed most days. loves sports, her friends, sitting in the park, and a great deal. ---<a href= "https://www.nocsprovisions.com/products/standard-issue-8x25-waterproof-binoculars?variant=32642388131918&gclid=Cj0KCQjwteOaBhDuARIsADBqRehyk8mxu0BV8BxyxsP1Cr5d3HH230OB1S-Noe16R-FrLra0fqvyTbQaAhpSEALw_wcB"> Nocs Provisions binoculars</a>—they did <a href= "https://www.rei.com/product/212823/nocs-provisions-honor-native-land-binocular-bundle"> a cool collab</a> with the Native artist Amelia Winger-Bearskin that includes a strap ---<a href= "https://www.cliqproducts.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=17422550100&utm_content=138228762195&utm_term=click%20chair&gadid=612862409022&gclid=Cj0KCQjw7KqZBhCBARIsAI-fTKJg0-0wwlBT9-2c4Qwejr269OtbVUm-zomwwjOyrlhU62jOWySfHJMaAqvREALw_wcB"> Cliq portable chairs</a>  ---Vintage Masters golf gear, like [this eighties ringer tee] (https://rstyle.me/+AiNU7JL0x9t_L8lWwM6NRg) or <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+_tse2KaAO0Kgxm2fptJZRQ">this nineties hat</a>) ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+vY5hDX-imjaUa5f6B0_O0A">WNBA custom jersey</a> ---<a href= "https://offhours.co/collections/shop-all">Offhours home coat</a>   Grandparents! My 90-year-old grandma who refuses hearing aides because we don't visit enough and lives off of chipotle and chips. ---<a href= "https://www.houseofcardoon.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/2-in-1-game-set-ludo-backgammon"> Liberty London 2-in-1 game set - ludo and backgammon</a> ---<a href= "https://yourotherleftear.com/products/snakes-and-ladders-set"> Quilted Snakes & Ladders set</a> ---<a href= "https://www.goldbelly.com/frontera-grill/carnitas-taco-kit-for-2-3?ref=merchant"> Frontera Grill carnitas taco kit</a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+3dhC-HTRIaXvleSzEASayQ">Fancy chip clips</a> + <a href= "https://www.salsaexpress.com/p-3119-chips-and-salsa-of-the-month-club.aspx"> chips & salsa of the month club subscription</a>   My mostly home-bound grandma. Loves her tomato plants, vitamins, and Bob Barker. ---<a href= "https://flamingoestate.com/products/roma-heirloom-tomato-soy-wax-candle?variant=41922573467816&currency=USD&utm_medium=product_sync&utm_source=google&utm_content=sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic&gclid=Cj0KCQjwteOaBhDuARIsADBqRei37mbU0d5gk0WMVl8UDAvcibSl97isW-vV028Ph0yf5ivZM2mn8KEaAvtFEALw_wcB"> Flamingo Estate roma heirloom tomato candle</a> ---<a href= "https://nonnasgrocer.com/en-us/products/tomato-familia"> Nonna’s Grocer tomato famiglia candle set</a> --- [Bordallo Pinheiro tomate apertifs plate] (https://shopstyle.it/l/bNpWt) —or <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+A_h2WZYoK_9JBHJ_S3Crrw">lamp</a>! ---If you have kids who she can share it with: [Tomatoes for Neela by Padma Lakshmi] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780593202708) ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+FEQuTlZtkbwdvkeYnYL-yA">1986 Price Is Right board game</a> ---<a href= "https://www.cbsstore.com/collections/the-price-is-right/products/the-price-is-right-come-on-down-fleece-crewneck-sweatshirt"> Come on Down sweatshirt</a> ---<a href= "https://www.chronicallychicboutique.com/shop/p/tortoise"> Chronically Chic pill organizer</a> for her vitamins   Moms, Stepmoms, and Mothers-In-Law!   My mom is my white whale: needs nothing, no guilt in buying herself things she wants. Hates Christmas but derives joy from getting to complain about it. Good cook with a global palette (has all the gadgets she approves of and a long list of gadgets she does not endorse), news junkie, reads a lot. 61, both of my parents are retired, lives in the Pacific Northwest. Has taste but no style, hates clutter. Buys her clothes at Costco. Drinks nice wine that she also buys at Costco. Thinks art is stupid (I am an artist). She's very funny but she really leans into her brand of "antisocial curmudgeon." Successful gifts in the past were an NYtimes subscription and a fancy amaryllis bulb that she can text me about and shame it for blooming the wrong time of year. I try to veer towards consumables. She can also appreciate a handmade ceramic (functional, not decorative). ---<a href= "https://masienda.com/collections/all/products/tortilla-starter-kit?variant=42499201597589"> Masienda tortilla starter kit (with Dona Rosa tortilla press)</a> and <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781797209920">the companion Masa cookbook</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.diasporaco.com/products/chai-kit?variant=41596798271659"> Diaspora Co. chai kit</a> ---<a href= "https://www.talbottandarding.com/products/3-month-cheese-club"> Talbott and Arding cheese club subscription</a> ---<a href= "https://yunhai.shop/collections/yun-hai-selection-taiwanese-dried-fruit"> Yun Hai dried fruit</a>—there’s <a href= "https://yunhai.shop/collections/yun-hai-selection-taiwanese-dried-fruit/products/yun-hai-dried-fruit-gift-set"> a gift set</a> ---<a href= "https://omsom.com/products/the-iykyk-shaker-set">Omsom IYKYK shaker set</a> ---<a href= "https://store.nytimes.com/products/spelling-bee-baseball-cap"> NYT Spelling Bee hat</a> ---<a href= "https://www.hedleyandbennett.com/collections/all-aprons"> Hadley & Bennett apron</a> ---Roz Chast books, like <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781608196890">What I Hate from A to Z</a>, or <a href= "https://condenaststore.com/collections/roz+chast">Roz Chast wall art</a> ---<a href= "https://www.rachaelpots.com/kitchenware/">Rachael Pots functional ceramics</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.utility-objects.com/product/ikebana-bowl-bulb/105?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false"> Ikebana bowl & bulb from Utility Objects</a> (could pair with fancy <a href= "https://www.shokuninstore.com/product-category/japanese-gardening-tools/japanese-florist-scissors/#scissors-link"> Japanese floral scissors</a>)   My mom: She always asks for electronics and then ends up not being able to figure them out - or just doesn't use them. Want to get her something meaningful she will use. ---<a href= "https://support.1password.com/explore/membership/">1Password membership</a> ---<a href= "https://store.moma.org/products/lomi-food-waste-composter"> Lomi composter</a> --- [M0de electric toothbrush] (https://m0de.com/) ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+eRvzvjP1OraFyq3Vxh87JQ">Aarke water purifier </a> Stepmother-in-law who is a spiritual counselor in Colorado. Obviously vegan. ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781784882846">Vegan JapanEasy by Tim Anderson</a>, with <a href= "https://moromishoyu.com/shop/p/moromi-gift-set">Moromi soy sauces</a> ---<a href= "https://rebel-cheese.myshopify.com/">Rebel Cheese club membership</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.yellowleafhammocks.com/">Yellow Leaf hammock</a> ---<a href= "https://shop.esalen.org/collections/clothing/products/xlg-box-landscape-champ-sweatshirt-lt-grey-esalen"> Esalen Institute merch</a> or <a href= "https://shop.esalen.org/collections/jewelry/products/esalen-digital-gift-certificate"> gift cert </a> ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/contributors/nora-mcinerny">Nora McInerny books</a>  ---<a href= "https://eskerbeauty.com/collections/gifts-all">Esker gift sets</a>   Mother In Law - has more clothes than Nordstrom. Lives alone but her party line is always ringing. ---<a href= "https://issimoissimo.com/?s=Bitossi+Home+Set+of+6&post_type=product"> Bitossi set of 6 wineglasses</a> ---<a href= "https://gohar.world/products/copy-of-bottle-apron-bobbin-lace"> Gohar World bottle apron</a> ---<a href= "https://www.casavelasquez.co/product/COROSAL-BOLERO-APRON"> Casa Velasquez bolero apron</a> ---<a href= "https://shop.gossamer.co/products/happy-hour-hemp-cbg-pre-rolls"> Gossamer Happy Hour hemp pre-rolls</a> ---<a href= "https://conservaculture.com/collections/gifting/products/the-stockist-gueyumar"> Conserva Culture tinned fish gift set</a> ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780063143227">Snacks for Dinner: Small Bites, Full Plates, Can't Lose by Lukas Volger </a> ---<a href= "https://www.mcnallyjackson.com/coming-events">McNally Jackson seminar</a>  ---Custom sweater mending from <a href= "https://rrepairs.shop/">Repair Shop </a> ---<a href= "https://www.bignightbk.com/store">“Come Over” hat</a> from Big Night  --- [Dress for Success donation] (http://dressforsuccess.org/)   This one is for my five-foot-tall Italian American mother in law who has the thickest New York accent I've ever heard and could be described as "a tiny tank" in both stature and personality. she lives on Long Island and has access to everything; also tends to buy herself whatever she wants. so she's extremely hard to gift for. Whatever we give should probably be a physical gift vs. an experience. she is very judgmental and critical and not warm and fuzzy - but she has also had the difficult task of being a single parent to two kids, one of whom, my SIL, is living at home with significant physical and intellectual disabilities and who my MIL devotes all her time to - my SIL is so well taken care of. Looking for a gift that somehow recognizes/responds to all of this. ---<a href= "https://www.unspun.io/products/giftkit?utm_source=Klaviyo&utm_medium=email&_kx=nz4GpnRI2W7_JMjgdhIgLLHs7gmG_GJw_njLx09aYp60jET3CX8OST51VuJcwXAS.KG8QQB"> Unspun gift kit</a> ---<a href= "https://eatipsa.com/collections/all">Ipsa</a>, depending on part of Long Island --- [House cleaning from We Can Do It! – Si Se Puede Women's Cooperative] (https://wecandoit.coop/) (only operates in the five boroughs)  ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+bi5_K5yAoINmIwZTHIc64w">Missoni Home blanket</a> ---<a href= "https://www.roscioliwineclub.com/">Roscioli Italian wine club</a> ---<a href= "https://www.gustiamo.com/italian-gift-baskets/marcella-hazan-favorite-italian-food/"> Marcella’s favorites gift set</a> from Gustiamo   Mom and her husband just bought a boat. So something nautical or for small space living. ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781419732805">Year of Knots by Windy Chien</a> ---<a href= "https://malaikalinens.com/search?q=beach+towel">Malaika hand-printed beach towels</a> ---<a href= "https://www.preferredliving.com/personalized-life-saver-buoy.html"> Personalized life saver buoy</a> (U.S. Coast Guard-approved!)  ---<a href= "https://salty-home.com/products/atlantic-coast-classic-white-tide-clock"> Salty Home tide clock</a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+nWjIkULrf-q3gaKd_ESmcw">Framed nautical flags</a> ---<a href= "https://www.hapticlab.com/products/sailing-ship-kite-white"> Haptic Lab sailing ship kite</a>  ---<a href= "https://www.petitkouraj.com/shop/svnr-x-pk-ecru-mini-tote-with-large-shells"> Petit Kouraj x SVNR tote fishnet seashell tote</a> ---<a href= "https://issimoissimo.com/prodotto/issimo-x-rivolta-carmignani-yellow-terrycloth-mini-pillow/"> Issimo inflatable mini terrycloth pillow </a> ---Ingredients for <a href= "https://food52.com/recipes/76971-session-dark-n-stormy"> a session dark ‘n stormy</a> ---Donation to <a href= "https://theoceancleanup.com/donate/">The Ocean Cleanup </a>   Mother-in-law who is the solo living grandparent to our 4-year-old and Buddhist priest who wants nothing but time with us. However, she is always a generous and thoughtful gift-giver so I can't just give her time. She is a tea lover but you can imagine how much tea I've already given her. She has a dog, loves the color periwinkle, and spends a lot of time on Zoom with her Sangha. She's forever 'writing a book' and loves getting on board with a system (for writing, for organizing, whatever). Help! ---<a href= "https://www.yamibuy.com/en/p/joyoung-soymilk-maker-smart-multifunction-juice-coffee-soybean-maker-dj10u-k1-brown/1029033271"> Joyoung soy milk machine</a> ---<a href= "https://www.hightidestoredtla.shop/products/dharuma-doll-tosainu-dakko"> Daruma doll holding a dog</a> ---<a href= "https://greenvinepet.com/products/greenvine-automatic-ball-launcher-dog-ball-thrower-chuck-it-fetch-machine-1"> Dog ball launcher</a> ---<a href= "https://www.mquan.com/search?q=bell&type=product">MQuan Bell</a> ---<a href= "https://shopgoodfriend.com/products/rice-wax-white-candles"> Rice xax candles</a> for meditation ---<a href= "https://www.trueleafmarket.com/products/seed-starter-kit-medicinal-herbal-tea?gclid=CjwKCAjwh4ObBhAzEiwAHzZYU7D-hDhLQm6zY_gnap96uKf1HhfbXJPG0ww84Fcd6cLlaIMLs0O_RhoCnV8QAvD_BwE&variant=14694660505715"> Mountain Valley Seed Company seed starter kit medicinal & herbal tea</a> ---Books to read with the grandkid: Jon J. Muth’s [The Three Questions] (https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780439199964) and <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780439339117">Zen Shorts</a> and Thich Nat Hanh’s <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781952692055">Where is the Buddha?</a> and <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781937006211">A Handful of Quiet</a> ---<a href= "https://peacetowel.lenacorwin.com/product/peace-towel-div-berry-eggplant-div"> Lena Corwin peace towel</a> + <a href= "https://peacetowel.lenacorwin.com/product/kid-towel-div-berry-eggplant-div"> matching kid-size one for the grandkid</a> --- [Scrivener subscription] (https://scrivener.app/)   Dads, Step-Dads, and Fathers-in-Law! My dad, who is a retired chef (he still has knives from 40 years ago that he painstakingly cares for and finds most home kitchens to be very pretentious), can build/fix anything, loves to read non-fiction, and was suspended from Twitter frequently for tweeting insults at Donald Trump ---<a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780374157357">The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow</a> ---<a href= "https://peekooysters.com/collections/the-new-peeko/products/the-one-nighter"> Peeko oysters</a> ---<a href= "https://www.sitkasalmonshares.com/">Sitka Salmon Share</a> ---<a href= "https://cabifoods.com/products/cabi-original-trio">Cabi original trio</a> ---Vintage <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+8ZnV4djZ65YKTkl8pYCmsA">RAADVAD bread slicer</a> ---<a href= "https://lostandfoundshop.com/products/white-vinegar-jar"> Manufacture de Digoin vinegar jar</a> to make his own vinegar ---<a href= "https://store.177milkstreet.com/products/pazaar-kozmatik"> Milk Street Turkish közmatik</a> ---Donation to his local food bank   Mid 60's Frenchman who lives in Alsace with his wife and they travel a lot in their RV. they are also coming to the states next spring on a cross-country RV trip so I really think it should revolve around that. but more about him- he doesn't drink or smoke (some Frenchman he is) when we would drive to Florida once a year he would always be so excited to get to put on Latin American music on the radio. last year we got him a record player and records that I am 100% sure he doesn't use. he loves scrabble and card games, and he builds these badass card holders out of wood that he then does wood-burning personalized deco on. he has everything he wants and he wears lee jeans. ---<a href= "https://food52.com/shop/products/8366-handmade-collapsible-woven-food-tent"> Neepa Hut food tent</a> ---Camping chair from <a href= "https://www.cliqproducts.com/products/cliq-chair">Cliq</a>, <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+spgpmEtq5OLOjP_U7dxAGw">Woods</a>, or <a href= "https://blueridgechair.com/product/the-blue-ridge-chair/"> Blue Ridge Chair Works</a> ---<a href= "https://6ixthsensela.com/products/penco-box-tote">Penco box tote</a> ---<a href= "https://www.papier.com/us/joy-39921">Papier travel journal</a> ---<a href= "https://shop.usparkpass.com/products/america-the-beautiful-national-park-pass?adgroupid=114474376038&gclid=Cj0KCQjwteOaBhDuARIsADBqRehwLj38pONmLZbd6s0-ssw1Z15QZ3L9bMRVhfRXJIaF_oeAK45f2kUaAizzEALw_wcB&utm_campaign=11667120939&utm_content=318258751609&utm_term=national%20parks%20and%20federal%20recreational%20lands%20pass"> National Parks pass</a> ---<a href= "https://shop.pbs.org/WD4422.html?p=1&websource=PBSGOOGLE7&source_code=PBSGOOGLE7&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&coupon_code=PBSGS21&websource=PBSGOOGLE76&source_code=PBSGOOGLE76&gclid=CjwKCAjwh4ObBhAzEiwAHzZYUzCGcxgFX8Mt1wW1kA_aODuxEgO1reobMUxCfpRCyBR83h1kOJb9PRoCECQQAvD_BwE"> Personalized leatherbound America: National Parks Atlas</a> (from PBS shop)   Dad who enjoys perfecting logistics and explaining credit card point strategy. ---<a href= "https://scottscheapflights.com/premium">Scott’s Cheap Flights premium membership</a> ---<a href= "https://www.timeshifter.com/">Timeshifter app</a> ---<a href= "https://solgaard.co/products/carry-on-closet?variant=41612082970797"> Solgaard carry-on closet suitcase</a> (there’s <a href= "https://store.moma.org/products/solgaard-carry-on-closet-suitcase?variant=43228740387046"> a MoMA collab</a>!) ---<a href= "https://www.historycompany.com/products/clipper-club-1950-pan-am-membership-lounge-rocks-glass-gift-box-set-of-2"> “Clipper Club” 1950 Pan Am membership lounge rocks glass</a> ---<a href= "https://judy.co/products/the-mover-max">Bug-out bag from Judy</a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+Z6Du9Kjd_nEUYGPS0dvHBQ">Portable phone charger</a> ---iPad keyboard + <a href= "https://www.valerieconstance.com/tablet-cases-sleeves/personalized-custom-ipad-keyboard-case-smallfont-black"> Valerie Constance monogrammed keyboard case</a>    Former CIA and green beret but loves appletinis and bubble baths. ---<a href= "https://straightawaycocktails.com/">Straightaway Cocktails</a>  ---<a href= "https://bathingculture.com/collections/body/products/16oz-refillable-rainbow-glass-mind-and-body-wash"> Bathing Culture body wash</a> ---<a href= "https://sophieloujacobsen.com/products/piano-cocktail-glasses?variant=39746169864236"> Sophie Lou Jacobsen martini glasses</a> ---<a href= "https://eskerbeauty.com/products/bath-board">Esker bath board</a> ---<a href= "https://avecdrinks.com/products/avec-atelier-saucier-cocktail-napkins-drink-kit"> Avec x Atelier Saucier bundle</a> of cocktail napkins + drink mixers + garnishes + recipes   I need help finding a gift for my picky and hard-working lawyer Dad. He loves outdoor adventures, Neil Young, doing puzzles with my Mom, and reading. My parents recently became part-time New Yorkers and keep buying art museum memberships. He loves to do research before purchasing anything and tends to buy whatever he wants. My Mom is a chronic shopper, so he usually has multiples of whatever he confesses to liking - Ugg slippers, Jack Black face wash, William Henry knives. He is a big guy and doesn’t fit into standard S-L sizes. He also doesn’t drink alcohol or coffee. In the past, he has disliked gifts that involve more labor (i.e. a smoker, a drone). I am not opposed to making a donation in his name, but my family’s love language is gifts and I would need to accompany a donation with something for him to unwrap. Per Claire’s request for dental records, he lost his front teeth as a kid playing Pee Wee football. He broke his fake set in a fight the day of his junior prom and attended the dance sans front teeth. He is so fun and deserves a great gift. Last year, I got him a Storyworth membership and he loved it (thanks for the recommendation!) I am hoping for a repeat success. Also, he is a January birthday, so I could use multiple ideas. Please help! --- [Birding Bob walk in Central Park] (https://www.birdingbob.com/) , plus a donation or membership to <a href= "https://www.wildbirdfund.org/">Wild Bird Fund</a> --- [Tickets to a Happy Medium art class] (https://happy-medium.co/)   ---Day at <a href= "https://www.qcny.com/en">the spa at Governor’s Island</a> ---<a href= "http://www.joycegoldhistorytours.com/">Joyce Gold tour</a> ---Fancy pajamas from <a href= "https://shop.p-lemoult.com/products/8902-blue-white?variant=39955623084121"> P. Le Moult</a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+LGENaZbEO5Q3ejY4bEKXOw">Todd Snyder x New Era nubby Yankees cap</a> (see also:<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+_9Oo-P-qnibjHkAr50dj-A">Dodgers, Cubs, and Red Sox</a> hats) ---<a href= "https://store.moma.org/search?q=puzzle">MoMA Design Store has great puzzle selection</a>. Also: <a href= "https://fineartamerica.com/featured/neil-young-painting-paul-meijering.html?product=puzzle&puzzleType=puzzle-18-24"> this Neil Young jigsaw puzzle</a> and [Different Puzzles] (https://differentpuzzles.com/) , which are fun and *challenging*   Wisconsin Father in Law who likes sports. End of list. ---<a href= "https://www.packershofandtours.com/explore/stadium-tours"> Lambeau Field stadium tours</a> ---Depending on his teams, gear from a previous stadium—signs and even seats that go up for sale ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+ixdZA-0GF0yNbTLl9fgGew">ChamberlainMade keyboard sticker</a> ---<a href= "https://oldworldchristmas.com/products/wisconsin-hoodie-ornament"> Wisconsin hoodie ornament</a> ---<a href= "https://mlbballparkpassport.com/http:/mlbballparkpassport.com/orders/the-mlb-validation-pass-port/?utm_source=pocket_mylist"> MLB Validation Pass-Port</a> ---<a href= "https://rstyle.me/+x8omIZtB5cWtC0paFp46Ng">Wisconsin tri logo tee/sweatshirt</a> ---Donation to <a href= "https://www.specialolympicswisconsin.org/">Special Olympics Wisconsin</a> YAY. Produced by <a href= "http://www.dearmedia.com/">Dear Media</a> ... Read more

14 Nov 2022

1 HR 06 MINS

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14 Nov 2022


#373

Jamie Beck's Thingies...and Hate-Gifting?!

We’ve got the French-culture report AND a bunch of glorious Thingies from <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/jamiebeck.co/">Jamie Beck</a>, whose book <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781982186951">An American in Provence: Art, Life and Photography</a> is out tomorrow, just in time for holiday wish-listing. Related: We take a min. to talk about hate-gifting, sparked by some of the requests we’ve gotten in recent years.    You really have to see Jamie’s book <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781982186951">An American in Provence</a> to believe it (and to live vicariously through it, obviously).   Jamie’s Thingies include <a href= "https://www.driesvannoten.com/en-us/products/001-09841?variant=41227448287428"> Dries Van Noten refillable lipstick in Antwerp Vermeil</a>, good lighting (via a soft ring light, natural sunlight, or a fridge) and <a href= "https://jamiebeck.co/collections/iphone-14-series">a chic phone case</a>, cooking over a fire with <a href= "https://permanentcollection.com/products/original-egg-spoon"> an Alice Waters–approved egg spoon</a>, <a href= "https://www.westman-atelier.com/products/super-loaded?variant=31574043426859"> Westman Atelier’s Super Loaded Tinted Highlight in Peau de Rosé</a> and <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+BsTnII4LFrddiSgR6b4qDw">Chantecaille’s Liquid Lumière</a>, and <a href= "https://www.maison-du-savon-de-marseille.fr/en/blog/3_the-magic-stain-remover-soap.html"> Savon de Marseille</a> for stain-removal (related: <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/jennymwalton/?hl=en"> Jenny Walton on IG</a>). For some very French gift-giving, she loves anything from [Buly 1803] (https://buly1803.com/en-us) .    For all your gifting quandries, hit us up at at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/podcast-episodes/recho-omondis-thingies-and-know-regrets#:~:text=athingortwohq.com%2C%20or-,%40athingortwohq,-.%20And%20try%20out"> @athingortwohq</a>. And try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/podcast-episodes/halloween-candy-crowded-travel-and-embracing-our-fandom#:~:text=a%20Secret%20Menu%20membership"> a Secret Menu membership</a> for more recommendations!  Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

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07 Nov 2022


#372

Jamie Beck's Thingies...and Hate-Gifting?!

We’ve got the French-culture report AND a bunch of glorious Thingies from <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/jamiebeck.co/">Jamie Beck</a>, whose book <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781982186951">An American in Provence: Art, Life and Photography</a> is out tomorrow, just in time for holiday wish-listing. Related: We take a min. to talk about hate-gifting, sparked by some of the requests we’ve gotten in recent years.    You really have to see Jamie’s book <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781982186951">An American in Provence</a> to believe it (and to live vicariously through it, obviously).   Jamie’s Thingies include <a href= "https://www.driesvannoten.com/en-us/products/001-09841?variant=41227448287428"> Dries Van Noten refillable lipstick in Antwerp Vermeil</a>, good lighting (via a soft ring light, natural sunlight, or a fridge) and <a href= "https://jamiebeck.co/collections/iphone-14-series">a chic phone case</a>, cooking over a fire with <a href= "https://permanentcollection.com/products/original-egg-spoon"> an Alice Waters–approved egg spoon</a>, <a href= "https://www.westman-atelier.com/products/super-loaded?variant=31574043426859"> Westman Atelier’s Super Loaded Tinted Highlight in Peau de Rosé</a> and <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+BsTnII4LFrddiSgR6b4qDw">Chantecaille’s Liquid Lumière</a>, and <a href= "https://www.maison-du-savon-de-marseille.fr/en/blog/3_the-magic-stain-remover-soap.html"> Savon de Marseille</a> for stain-removal (related: <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/jennymwalton/?hl=en"> Jenny Walton on IG</a>). For some very French gift-giving, she loves anything from [Buly 1803] (https://buly1803.com/en-us) .    For all your gifting quandries, hit us up at at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/podcast-episodes/recho-omondis-thingies-and-know-regrets#:~:text=athingortwohq.com%2C%20or-,%40athingortwohq,-.%20And%20try%20out"> @athingortwohq</a>. And try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/podcast-episodes/halloween-candy-crowded-travel-and-embracing-our-fandom#:~:text=a%20Secret%20Menu%20membership"> a Secret Menu membership</a> for more recommendations!  Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

07 Nov 2022

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07 Nov 2022


#371

Halloween Candy, Crowded Travel, and Embracing Our Fandom

Happy Halloween from two people who nailed the theme! Today we’re celebrating the joy of dressing up for *any* occasion and sharing some more thoughts on travel when it just feels like everyone is going to the same places.    The inspiration behind our conversation about travel: <a href= "https://www.vox.com/the-goods/23388038/positano-travel-instagram"> Rebecca Jenning’s article “The Instagram capital of the world is a terrible place to be” for Vox</a>.    If you want some outfit inspo for your next concert, Harry Styles or otherwise, check out <a href= "https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/harry-styles-fans-put-on-a-show"> this New Yorker Photo Booth feature</a> or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/reel/CjRePNMAWYF/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y="> Paola Mathe</a>’s GRWM.    For more on the impact fandom has on popular culture, check out <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780374539184">Everything I Need I Get From You by Kaitlyn Tiffany</a>.   Come at us with your hot takes! Share them with us at 833-632-5463, <a href= "mailto:podcast@athingortwohq.com">podcast@athingortwohq.com,</a> or <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/podcast-episodes/recho-omondis-thingies-and-know-regrets#:~:text=athingortwohq.com%2C%20or-,%40athingortwohq,-.%20And%20try%20out"> @athingortwohq</a>. And try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu">a Secret Menu membership</a> for many more recommendations.   Produced by <a href= "http://www.dearmedia.com/">Dear Media. </a> ... Read more

31 Oct 2022

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31 Oct 2022


#370

Recho Omondi's Thingies and "Know Regrets"

We’re chatting with [Recho Omondi] (https://www.instagram.com/omndi/?hl=en) , a fashion designer and the host of the incredible podcast <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor">The Cutting Room Floor</a>, and you’re going to want to hear her Thingies (and everything else she’s interested in, honestly). Also: a tattoo that got our wheels turning.   If you’re looking for a follow-up to our convo about <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/episode/5NJy52M3Y6oXGKmLnYpzvF?go=1&sp_cid=819a7d35-f64c-422c-bade-1d44d4c0b301&utm_source=embed_player_p&utm_medium=desktop&nd=1"> living with longing</a>, check out this <a href= "https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/09/19/the-enduring-allure-of-choose-your-own-adventure-books?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=athingortwo&utm_content=052322"> this New Yorker article about choose your own adventure books by Leslie Jamison</a>. See also: <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/memory-is-eloquent-with-lois-lowry/id1565264740?i=1000536855174"> Lois Lowry on the 70 Over 70 podcast</a>.   Hit play on Recho’s podcast <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/thecuttingroomfloor">The Cutting Room Floor</a>; do all your chores! A recent cool guest: <a href= "https://play.acast.com/s/omondi-presents-the-cutting-room-floor/2080d260-4246-42a8-83b6-c1e5e956f73c"> Mina White</a>. A few dream guests: <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/melzy917/?hl=en">Mel Ottenberg</a> and <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/piergiorgio/?hl=en">Piergiorgio Del Moro</a>.   And if you’re YouTube-curious, <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/c/ColinandSamir/videos">Colin and Samir</a> is a Recho-recommended channel.    Recho’s Thingies include <a href= "https://kinnstudio.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=18608363221&utm_content=142014249826&utm_term=kin%20jewelry&tw_source=google&tw_adid=628442163782&gclid=CjwKCAjw-rOaBhA9EiwAUkLV4mxoAHAAix_EkeZ8FFccXaf77hMc3Ez7NwxoqmXtUuF1pHK2r2R28hoC-nsQAvD_BwE"> Kinn fine jewelry</a>, <a href= "https://www.camberusa.com/">Camber hoodies</a> (more ℅ <a href= "https://www.gq.com/story/camber-the-worlds-best-hoodie"> a recent GQ story</a>) <a href= "https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GXctMPAkMMcPCwwEAAAKf?utm_id=sa%7c71700000067476212%7c58700007015876573%7cp71200888363&gclid=CjwKCAjw-rOaBhA9EiwAUkLV4m_I5YD8UmYLDKpZ0RgUz4Sgvo7IHTabOxEhJvgDcX1EJCa2aZzfYBoCOM8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds"> Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown</a> (specifically <a href= "https://explorepartsunknown.com/destination/massachusetts/"> the Massachusetts ep</a>), <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+s1AKC9bolHwTBcYOy7fCGA">Parachute linen bedding</a> (our other recs: <a href= "https://www.linoto.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw-rOaBhA9EiwAUkLV4qGaZGMBZklvfbua7_3vnOoMJsEyHLe8LRpjCXcVLu7qpmsB7cJ9uBoCMGcQAvD_BwE"> Linoto</a>, and <a href= "https://merci-merci.com/en/collections/draps-en-lin">Merci</a>), and <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+rtkxAEhY1-jSKSg6rvGF7A">her Jenni Kayne Home bed</a>.     Do you have dream Thingies guests? Share them with us at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>. And try out <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu">a Secret Menu</a> membership for more recommendations.   Treat your curls to [LUS] (http://lusbrands.com) and take 15% off your first purchase of $50 or more with the code ATHINGORTWO. Get the ecomm support you need with [Shopify] (https://shopify.com/athingortwo) . Snag a free 14-day trial with our link. Feel your best in [Honeylove] (http://honeylove.com) and get 20% off with the code ATHINGORTWO. YAY.   Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

24 Oct 2022

39 MINS

39:34

24 Oct 2022


#369

Margo Price’s Thingies and Fanny Packs

Introducing our first rockstar guest, <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/missmargoprice/">Margo Price</a>! She shares her Thingies and talks about writing her memoir, <a href= "https://bookshop.org/books/maybe-we-ll-make-it-a-memoir/9781477323502"> Maybe We’ll Make It</a>, which is a story of perseverance, tell you what.    The fanny-pack discourse: We have an update on the <a href= "https://www.bandolierstyle.com/">Bandolier</a>, a discussion of pockets ft. <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780063050839">Véronique Hyland’s book Dress Code</a>, and a pitch for goofier kids’ clothes inspired by <a href= "https://allsmall.co/products/belt-bag-crewneck-sweatshirt"> this crewneck with a built-in fanny pack from All Small Co.</a>    What inspired Margo’s <a href= "https://bookshop.org/books/maybe-we-ll-make-it-a-memoir/9781477323502"> Maybe We’ll Make It</a>? <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780060936228">Patti Smith’s incredible Just Kids</a>.    Margo’s Thingies include [T3 hair dryers and curling irons] (https://rstyle.me/+7Tt8p6eW_m5kpQ2koT-uyA) , <a href= "https://hellogreater.com/products/cbd-cbn-evening-tincture"> Greater Goods CBD/CBN Evening Tincture</a>, <a href= "https://www.youngliving.com/us/en/product/thieves-essential-oil-blend"> Thieves Oil</a>, <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9786070774621">Acid for the Children by Flea</a>, and two Nashville faves: <a href= "https://ashopofthings.com/">A Shop of Things</a> and [The Continental] (https://www.thecontinentalnashville.com/) .    If you’re new to Margo’s music and want a place to start, hit play on <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/track/6b7BxfzxgAUH2Jx6KHgJDj?si=59d386af77a14dc7"> "Pay Gap"</a>...and get ready for a new album in January.   Do you have a dream Thingies guest? Thoughts about fanny packs you need to share? We’re ready for them at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) . And for more recommendations, try out [a Secret Menu membership] (https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu) . Destigmatize hair thinning by sharing your story at <a href= "http://shedthesilence.com">shedthesilence.com</a>.  YAY. Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

17 Oct 2022

33 MINS

33:11

17 Oct 2022


#368

High School Reunions and Snack 'n Condiment Updates

We're coming to you fresh from our high-school reunions, and there are lots of reflections ahead. On old friendships, yes…and also on dips, chips, and the controversial baby carrot.   Some condiments we’re excited about include [Cabi] (https://cabifoods.com/) <a href= "https://cabifoods.com/collections/all/products/sweet-yuzu-vinegar"> sweet yuzu vinegar</a>, <a href= "https://cabifoods.com/collections/all/products/umami-dashi-soy-sauce"> umami dashi soy sauce</a>, and <a href= "https://cabifoods.com/collections/all/products/zesty-sansho-peppercorn-miso"> zesty sansho peppercorn miso</a>. We’re also loving [Chicas tortilla chips,] (https://www.chicaschips.com/) <a href= "https://www.burlapandbarrel.com/products/black-limes-ground"> Burlap & Barrel black lime</a> and <a href= "https://www.burlapandbarrel.com/products/reems-spice-blends"> Reem’s spice blends</a>, <a href= "https://gjustagoods.com/">Gjusta Goods</a> <a href= "https://gjustagoods.com/collections/oil-vinegar/products/gjusta-marinated-olive-oil?variant=14272128581674"> marinated olive oil</a> and <a href= "https://gjustagoods.com/collections/salt-spice/products/salt-jar-herbed-zaatar-or-smoked-chili?variant=31676769894442"> herbed salt</a>, <a href= "https://www.ellasflats.com/">Ella’s Flats</a>, <a href= "https://www.zingermansroadhouse.com/2010/01/zingermans-pimento-cheese-recipe/"> Zingerman’s pimento cheese</a>, <a href= "https://www.gothamgreens.com/our-greens/">Gotham Greens pesto</a>, <a href= "https://mcclures.com/">McClure’s little pickles</a>, and <a href= "https://breadblok.com/products/almond-butter-thins">Breadblok almond thins</a>. For more tremendous munching, head to [Portugalia Marketplace] (https://portugaliamarketplace.com/) in Fall River, Massachusetts (or, you know, online).   An iconic book of our teen years: <a href= "https://www.betterworldbooks.com/product/detail/9780446524568?shipto=US&curcode=USD&gclid=CjwKCAjws--ZBhAXEiwAv-RNLz3uLSKZcdRksM3benFz8zXpSd5Vp9mJlo64d-PEk17E2R6t2dVqhhoCstUQAvD_BwE"> Swell: A Girl's Guide to the Good Life by Ilene Rosenzweig and Cynthia Rowley</a>.    Do you have thoughts on reunions (or hot snack tips)? Let us know at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>. And for more recommendations, try out [a Secret Menu membership] (https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu) .   Give professional counseling a chance with <a href= "http://betterhelp.com/athingortwo">BetterHelp</a> and take 10% off your first month with our link. Help your hair with [Nutrafol] (https://nutrafol.com/) . Take $15 off your first month’s subscription with the code ATHINGORTWO. Book that doctor’s appointment—today! Download the free Zocdoc app. YAY.   Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

10 Oct 2022

47 MINS

47:17

10 Oct 2022


#367

Jessi Hempel's Thingies and Reporting from the TikTok Frontlines

We have an amazing Guest Thingies episode today with <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/jessiwrites/?hl=en">Jessi Hempel</a>, prolific tech writer and host of the podcast <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hello-monday-with-jessi-hempel/id1453893304"> Hello Monday</a> whose new memoir <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780063079014">The Family Outing</a> you have to check out. Also: details about our blossoming relationship with TikTok.    A TikTok follow for your pop-culture PR needs: <a href= "https://www.tiktok.com/@mollybmcpherson">@mollybmcpherson</a>.    <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780063079014">The Family Outing</a>! A memoir! If this description doesn’t suck you in: “By the time Jessi reached adulthood, everyone in her family had come out: Jessi as gay, her sister as bisexual, her father as gay, her brother as transgender, and her mother as a survivor of a traumatic experience with an alleged serial killer.”   A book that gets at the challenges of memory: <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781416541530">David Carr’s The Night of the Gun</a>.   An A Thing or Two rec that Jessi cosigns: <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+OfFoY1B1zfMSx-rFL9j1Dw">this inflatable travel pillow</a> for flying with a kid…but probably for lots of other purposes, too.    Jessi’s Thingies: [Potette] (https://potette.com/) (as she’s on a potty-training journey that rivals Claire’s), <a href= "https://www.cliqproducts.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=17422550100&utm_content=138228762195&utm_term=click%20chair&gadid=612862409022&gclid=Cj0KCQjw7KqZBhCBARIsAI-fTKJg0-0wwlBT9-2c4Qwejr269OtbVUm-zomwwjOyrlhU62jOWySfHJMaAqvREALw_wcB"> Cliq portable camping chairs</a> for sitting…everywhere, <a href= "https://annehelen.substack.com/">Anne Helen Peterson’s Culture Study newsletter</a>, and adding your pronouns to your email signature.    Our conversation about returning to the office—RTO, y’all!—made us think of <a href= "https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/09/the-professional-try-hard-is-dead"> Delia Cai’s great piece in Vanity Fair</a>.   Share your dream Thingies guests with us at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) . And for more recommendations, try out a <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu">Secret Menu membership</a>.   Get your curly hair looking its best with [LUS] (http://lusbrands.com) and take 15% off your first purchase of $50 or more with the code ATHINGORTWO. Look into <a href= "http://aip.com">Allstate Identity Protection</a> (your employer may offer it, even). Use our link for a 30-day free trial. YAY.   Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

03 Oct 2022

41 MINS

41:29

03 Oct 2022


#366

The Jibbitz Origin Story, “Affordable” and “Expensive,” and a Good Gift Q

Updates AND new topics? Wow, this episode really has it all. We issue a correction about Jibbitz, share some third-birthday gift recommendations, and present some alts for words like “affordable” and “expensive,” which are loaded ( ... Read more

26 Sep 2022

44 MINS

44:01

26 Sep 2022


#365

Ellen Van Dusen's Thingies and Creativity Insights from Elder Celebrity White Men

We’re so excited about this week’s Guest Thingies with <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/dusendusen/?hl=en">Ellen Van Dusen</a> of <a href= "https://www.dusendusen.com/">Dusen Dusen</a>—great recommendations await! But first, some nuggets of wisdom from famously creative famous dudes.   We’re definitely taking inspiration from <a href= "https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-50403561">Rod Stewart’s model railway</a> side project and <a href= "https://www.gq.com/story/gq-hype-austin-butler">Tom Hanks's advice to Austin Butler</a>.    Ellen’s Thingies include being comfortable inside and outside the home (please see: [ her delightful robes] (https://www.dusendusen.com/pages/shop#bathrobe) …and <a href= "https://store.moma.org/accessories/apparel/dusen-dusen-for-moma-subu-slippers/17875-160523.html#q=dusen&lang=en_US&start=1"> brand-new slippers</a>!!), [@Favetiktoks420] (https://www.instagram.com/favetiktoks420/) on Instagram, and cool silverware (especially <a href= "https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18621771/"> David Tisdale’s Picnic Flatware</a>, which makes us think of <a href= "https://ahimsahome.com/">Ahimsa dinnerware for kids</a>). She also loves tile right now—see: <a href= "https://www.heathceramics.com/pages/heath-tile?utm_campaign=%7Bcampaign%7D&adgroup=%7Badgroup%7D&utm_content=591167398047&utm_term=tiles&gclid=Cj0KCQjwmdGYBhDRARIsABmSEePJI2LQZl493sC7EAen8bmv0bBfaRBepywM5HiPrlPPRzJOCbW8bnoaAgZmEALw_wcB"> Heath Ceramics</a>, [ her collab with Concrete Collaborative] (https://concretelove.com/products/cooler-gallery-flower-dusen-dusen-box-of-13?_pos=1&_sid=84382caf8&_ss=r) , [Fireclay] (https://www.fireclaytile.com/) , and <a href= "https://oasistile.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwmdGYBhDRARIsABmSEeMqgaXG-cFwX3jVFkkBRUajtv8L_c4zfSh4btg8-DFCAiSqZM0UnbEaAoAyEALw_wcB"> Oasis</a>—and you have to, have to check out [her backyard mosaic] (https://www.instagram.com/p/CUliB7ONIrE/) . Last but not least: Her love of bird-watching has us asking when she’s going to start selling <a href= "https://www.bbg.org/feature/birdhouses/ellen_van_dusen"> the birdhouse she designed</a> for <a href= "https://www.bbg.org/">Brooklyn Botanic Garden</a> (in the meantime, <a href= "https://store.moma.org/for-the-home/home/indoor-outdoor-gardening/wildlife-garden-birdhouse-and-feeder/400274-400274.html#q=birdhouse&lang=en_US&start=1"> the MoMA one</a> we’re all into). Ooh, and as we told Ellen, Where'd You Go, Bernadette is <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780316204262">a great book</a> and <a href= "https://www.hulu.com/movie/whered-you-go-bernadette-3ff159e6-e8b7-4f6a-b911-9218f4a6c22d?entity_id=3ff159e6-e8b7-4f6a-b911-9218f4a6c22d"> a much better movie</a> than it gets credit for being.   Share your dream Thingies guests with us at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or [@athingortwohq] (https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/) . And for more recommendations, try out [a Secret Menu membership] (https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu) .   Give professional counseling a shot with <a href= "http://betterhelp.com/athingortwo">BetterHelp</a> and take 10% off your first month with our link. Help your curly hair look its best with [LUS] (http://lusbrands.com) and get 15% off your first purchase of $50 or more with the code ATHINGORTWO. YAY.   Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

19 Sep 2022

46 MINS

46:54

19 Sep 2022


#364

A Romantic-Fiction Primer and Some Identity-Protection Intel from Allstate

Let’s go in-depth on romance novels! But first, we’re chatting with Madeline Nusser from [Allstate Identity Protection] (http://aip.com/AThingOrTwo) , which oh-so-graciously sponsored this episode, to dig into something equally sexy: doing what you can to thwart identity theft.    Go to <a href= "http://aip.com/AThingOrTwo">AIP.com/AThingOrTwo</a> today to see if Allstate Identity Protection is available through your employer. If not sign up there to get a 30-day free trial.. Check out <a href= "https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2021/04/15/romance-novels-history/"> The Washington Post article on the rise of romance in the U.S.</a> and <a href= "https://twitter.com/hels/status/1433498542971277313">this Twitter thread from Helen Rosner</a> on the weirdness of publishing categories.    Some books that are not romance novels but kind of are:  <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781984822185">Normal People by Sally Rooney</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781250169440">Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781250012579">Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780553496710">The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon</a> (but her book <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781524718992">Instructions for Dancing</a> counts!) <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780307389732">Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781400078776">Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro</a>   Books we endorse for romance newbs: <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781250125903">The Idea of You by Robinne Lee</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780593101605">The Roommate by Rosie Danan</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780593358955">How to Fake It in Hollywood by Ava Wilder</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781982173401">Something Wilder by Christina Lauren</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781538719107">Seven Days in June by Tia Williams</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780593334836">Book Lovers by Emily Henry</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780451490841">The Heart Principle by Helen Hoang</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780062941237">Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert</a> (see also: <a href= "https://www.athingortwohq.com/podcast-episodes/weird-coffee-habits-writing-juicy-inclusive-romance-novels-with-talia-hibbert?rq=talia"> our podcast ep with Tallia</a>) <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780525619260">Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780063141483">Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola</a> (who’s <a href= "https://twitter.com/BeeBabs">a great Twitter follow</a>) <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781250316776">Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9780593438534">Every Summer After by Carley Fortune</a>   More romance authors with many books to dive into:  <a href= "https://bookshop.org/contributors/jasmine-guillory">Jasmine Guillory</a>  <a href= "https://bookshop.org/contributors/abby-jimenez">Abby Jimenez</a> <a href= "https://bookshop.org/contributors/tessa-bailey">Tessa Bailey</a>   Have a romance novel you want, neeeeeed to recommend? Let us know at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>. And for more recommendations, try out [a Secret Menu membership] (https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu) .   Support your hair with [Nutrafol] (https://nutrafol.com/) . Take $15 off your first month’s subscription with the code ATHINGORTWO. Look into <a href= "http://aip.com">Allstate Identity Protection</a> (and see if your employer offers it, too). Use our link for a 30-day free trial. Try <a href= "https://bombas.com/athingortwo">Bombas</a> and take 20% off your first purchase when you use our link. Book that doctor’s appointment: Download the free Zocdoc app. YAY.   Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/)   ... Read more

12 Sep 2022

46 MINS

46:10

12 Sep 2022


#363

Crowd Favorite: Michigan Star Restaurants, Patient Advocacy, Covid Weddings, and A+ Apps

​​You know what we have a lot to say about in this best-of-2011 ep? A lot of things, from high praise for neighborhood restaurants and actually useful apps to sharing weddings FAQs and advocating for yourself at the doctor’s office. If you want to sell others on the Michigan Star restaurant, maybe send them <a href= "https://bestadvice.show/episodes/finding-your-michigan-star-with-erica-cerulo-and-claire-mazur-817"> this quickie podcast pitch we did on The Best Advice Show</a>.    Behold, the Covid wedding template of our dreams: Our beloved friends & family, It's only 30 days until our wedding! We're so glad that you are coming and celebrating this special day with us.  A few announcements regarding the wedding:  Serious stuff ---You must be fully vaccinated to attend the event. Please send your proof of vaccination to EMAIL ADDRESS. ---For children and adults with underlying medical conditions preventing them from getting vaccinated, we ask that you obtain a negative PCR Covid-19 test result within 48 hours prior to the event. ---Your health is of utmost importance to us, and we have therefore decided to cancel ANY CHANGES TO EVENT SCHEDULE. Fun stuff ---X, Y, Z!   Apps worth your limited phone storage space: <a href= "https://www.weatherstrip.app/">Weather Strip</a>, <a href= "https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/">Libby</a>, and <a href= "https://www.picturethisai.com/">PictureThis</a> (related-ish: <a href= "https://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/">Merlin Bird ID</a>).    We’re here for your feedback!  Share it with us at 833-632-5463, <a href= "mailto:podcast@athingortwohq.com">podcast@athingortwohq.com</a>, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>. And for more recommendations, try out [a Secret Menu membership] (https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu) .   YAY.   Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

05 Sep 2022

41 MINS

41:18

05 Sep 2022


#362

Stroll Don’t Scroll, Organized Whimsy, and Grandma Sayings

Join us! We’re revisiting how we approach creativity and talk about people who refuse to be hemmed in by expectations and the algorithm.    For some insight about opening up to what interests you at a time and trusting that it will serve you, check out Steve Martin’s memoir, <a href= "https://bookshop.org/a/1385/9781416553656">Born Standing Up</a>, and read <a href= "https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/film-tv/a39435220/voices-lifes-work-april-2022/"> Pamela Adlon’s essay for Harper’s Bazaar</a>.   After watching the newest <a href= "https://www.hbomax.com/series/urn:hbo:series:GYip0jQfJ7MPDDQEAAAAD"> Julia on HBO Max</a>, we’re doing a Judith Jones deep-dive—next up: reading her memoir <a href= "https://bookshop.org/books/the-tenth-muse-my-life-in-food/9780307277442"> The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food</a>. Another book that’s making us think about creative possibility: <a href= "https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/margiela-kaat-debo/1125894067"> Margiela: The Hermès Years</a>.    People who spread their (creative) wings: Stacey Abrams and her romance career as [Selena Montgomery] (https://selenamontgomery.com/) , <a href= "https://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/tennis-chris-chase/serena-williams-talks-nails-vogue--tennis.html"> Serena Willaims and her nail technician story</a>, Venus Williams founding her design firm <a href= "https://www.vstarr.com/">V Starr Interiors</a> the same year she was ranked No. 1, <a href= "https://filmandfurniture.com/2019/11/david-lynch-makes-furniture-as-well-as-strange-and-beautiful-films/"> David Lynch and his woodworking</a>, and [Bella Hadid, who has a new glassblowing hobby] (https://www.instagram.com/p/CgaONpjgwNf/) .     Rachel Tashjian’s Opulent Tips newsletter—<a href= "https://twitter.com/theprophetpizza/status/1493611474295611393?lang=en">sign up via DM</a>!—introduced us to the idea of STROLL DONT SCROLL, and her recent Harper’s Bazaar pieces on <a href= "https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-week/a40233434/christopher-john-rogers-resort-2023-review/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=athingortwo&utm_content=052322"> Christopher John Rogers</a> and <a href= "https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/designers/a40513522/schiaparelli-exhibition-paris/"> Schiaparelli</a> are great reads that show ya how her brain works.    Tune into <a href= "https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/details-matter-from-jenni-kayne-home/id1606431518"> Details Matter, from Jenni Kayne Home</a>, a podcast we’re producing that has also been giving us a whole lot of inspiration, including the IG algorithm bit we mention ℅ <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/amandagnwn/?hl=en">Amanda Gunawan</a>.   Do you have any top-tier grandma sayings? Share them with us at 833-632-5463, <a href= "mailto:podcast@athingortwohq.com">podcast@athingortwohq.com</a>, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>. And for more recommendations, try out [a Secret Menu membership] (https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu) . Take your business to the next level with <a href= "https://shopify.com/athingortwo">Shopify</a>. Try a free 14-day trial with our link.   Right now, our listeners can get 15% off your first purchase of $50 or more!  But ONLY when you go to <a href= "https://lusbrands.com/">LUSBrands.com</a> and enter promo code ATHINGORTWO   Produced by [Dear Media. ] (http://www.dearmedia.com) ... Read more

29 Aug 2022

37 MINS

37:06

29 Aug 2022


#361

Kavi Ahuja Moltz’s Thingies and a Good Ol’ Potty-Training Update

It’s Guest Thingies Day! We’re so excited to chat with <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/kaviahujamoltz/?hl=en">Kavi Ahuja Moltz</a>, the CEO of the exceptional scent co. [D.S. & DURGA] (https://www.dsanddurga.com/) and the sort of person who knows cool stuff, always.   But first: potty-training and a related story from <a href= "https://www.romper.com/life/tips-camping-with-kids-2022"> Romper about camping with kids</a>.    Our favorite <a href= "https://www.dsanddurga.com/">D.S. & DURGA</a> perfumes include <a href= "https://www.dsanddurga.com/products/italian-citrus">Italian Citrus</a>, <a href= "https://www.dsanddurga.com/products/coriander">Coriander</a>, and <a href= "https://www.dsanddurga.com/products/rose-atlantic">Rose Atlantic</a>…and don’t sleep on <a href= "https://www.dsanddurga.com/collections/candles">the candles</a> and <a href= "https://www.dsanddurga.com/collections/auto-fragrance"> genius auto fragrances</a>, either. Ooh, also: <a href= "https://www.dsanddurga.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwi8iXBhBeEiwAKbUofRltU231wMWwDRisbZq1A1CHuxel6yWZ-BHrtqGiqndrLHfD1DIzwBoCbREQAvD_BwE"> This one-minute quiz</a> is surprisingly delightful.   Kavi’s Thingies include traveling with playing cards, <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+M6LQerpMpV-nskXeuuI5_A">Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Cream Blush in Daiquiri Dip</a>, looong walks, and potato chips (<a href= "https://charleschips.com/">Charles Chips</a> in the tin especially—and shout-out to <a href= "https://www.eater.com/23053238/potato-chip-flavors-america-international"> this Eater story</a> about why we don’t have masala chips at our grocers). She also loves fun socks! Her faves are from <a href= "https://shop-us.simonerocha.com/search?q=socks&type=product&options%5Bunavailable_products%5D=hide&options%5Bprefix%5D=last"> Simone Rocha</a> and <a href= "https://tabiousa.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwxb2XBhDBARIsAOjDZ35ddcw8M-GBoqhZaszEJpwQ_O5mthooy9nyGbKfPqyXQVu63hvaGS0aAkPkEALw_wcB"> Tabio</a> (see also: <a href= "https://darnersocks.com/">Darner</a> and <a href= "https://rstyle.me/+zJMovS5W6hWskdkxB4oeTQ">Hysteria</a>), and her standard go-tos are <a href= "https://shopstyle.it/l/bKf7C">Adidas</a> black with white stripes.     Do you have tips for how to make walking meetings work? Please share them with us at 833-632-5463, podcast@athingortwohq.com, or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/athingortwohq/">@athingortwohq</a>. And for more recommendations, try out [a Secret Menu membership] (https://www.athingortwohq.com/secret-menu) .   Get professional counseling with <a href= "http://betterhelp.com/athingortwo"> BetterHelp</a> and take 10% off your first month with our link. Check out <a href= "http://aip.com">Allstate Identity Protection</a> (and see if your employer offers it, too). Use our link for a 30-day free trial. Sip on <a href= "http://drinkdesoi.com">De Soi</a> and get 15% off when you use the code ATHINGORTWO. Vacation with <a href= "http://beistravel.com/ATHINGORTWO">BÉIS</a> and snag 15% off your first purchase with our link. Book that doctor’s appointment: Download the free Zocdoc app. YAY.   Produced by  [Dear Media] (http://www.dearmedia.com/) ... Read more

22 Aug 2022

49 MINS

49:04

22 Aug 2022