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Welcome to The ALB Standard.

I look forward to inspiring you in all areas of life, so that you can live as your best self.

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Friday finds, Volume XI (April/14/2017)

TGIF and happy long weekend! ALB was just mentioned by her friend and fellow #girlboss, Stephanie Nass. Talk about women supporting women! Girlfriends pursuing creative businesses.

Via Refinery29.

Via Refinery29.

And, speaking of girls, this is possibly one of the most fabulous events to attend this spring. // Refinery 39 x GIRLS.

Taking a hot bath burns as many calories as a 30 minute walk. // Plus, passive heating can help reduce inflammation. Retreat to a bubble bath this evening.

What would you do if you went to see Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and realized you were sitting next to Draco Malfoy? // Would you befriend the Slytherin?

Yeah we did @chrisc1492

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How to be mindful. // Do you find it challenging to settle your mind when something has really angered you?

It is about the process. Savor the now. // You will get there.

Just because it is sold at Whole Foods does not mean it is *magically healthy.* // Touché.

He did it. Artist Pete Majarich, that is. // A Poster a Day. 365 minimalistic redesigns of movie posters.

London and Manhattan are “close cultural cousins.” Until the mid-2000s, however, New York was a culinary metropolis, London not so much. // Things have changed; London is home home to some of the world’s finest restaurants. The cities are growing increasingly similar, but they still do differ when it comes to eating: English versus American.

Image via Urban Design Forum.

Image via Urban Design Forum.

Non-Milanese are known for saying “Milano is beautiful, but I would never live there.” // It is, indeed, a beautiful metropolitan city, and, despite the grey winters, a fantastic place to live. Especially when you habitually walk through entryways like these.

Via Mario Giuriati, 5. Architect: Giovanni Muzio, 1930-31. Floor: Palladiana of Giallo Siena marble and mosaics; Nero di Anzola diorite. // Via  The New York Times .

Via Mario Giuriati, 5. Architect: Giovanni Muzio, 1930-31. Floor: Palladiana of Giallo Siena marble and mosaics; Nero di Anzola diorite. // Via The New York Times.

Yoga. Breathing. Stretching. Strengthening. Peace. // It serves so many functions and is so fantastic for the body. It can be as easy or as hard as you make it, and you certainly do not have to be a pro to begin. Or belong to a studio or gym. Your living room floor is calling your name.

Artists find their inspiration from that which their senses absorb. // Fashion inspired by Paris. Literally and figuratively.

Chanel Haute Couture dress and cape. // Paris. // Image via  The New York Times .

Chanel Haute Couture dress and cape. // Paris. // Image via The New York Times.

May you be graced with boisterous bunnies, blooming flowers, and copious amounts of chocolate, regardless of your faith. All great things! Happy weekend!

XOXO,

The Art of Burning a Candle

The Art of Burning a Candle

The Gratitude of Giving

The Gratitude of Giving