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Ciao!

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.

XOXO,

Friday finds, Volume XII (April/28/2017)

Friday finds, Volume XII (April/28/2017)

    There is something about spring that makes it easier to work harder during the week in order to get to today and to the weekend!

Happy Friday!

This weather (when there are no April showers) is so rewarding!

    A lot of exciting affairs are coming up on The ALB Standard in the next few weeks! In the mean time, the fabulous Friday Finds are just as riveting! (hint, a Goop pop-up in NYC!)

In Middle School, Polo shirts, cashmere sweaters, and 7 Jeans made you cool. // But, what makes you “cool” in real life?

The ideal day of the chef of your ideal meal. // Massimo Bottura, the world’s best chef, of Modena’s Osteria Fracescana.

“Don’t compare your hustle to their highlight reel.” // Listen up, #Girlbosses.

“Don’t compare your hustle to their highlight reel.”
— Sophia Amoruso.
The original #girlboss, Sophia Amoruso, at the  Girlboss  Netflix premiere. Image via Bustle.

The original #girlboss, Sophia Amoruso, at the Girlboss Netflix premiere. Image via Bustle.

A Manhattan kindergarten application. // Sense of realistic humor encouraged.

Flow. The zone. In the moment. // Can you enter?

Challenge versus skill. Image via Headspace.

Challenge versus skill. Image via Headspace.

A Goop pop-up shop. In NYC. // Starting tomorrow, you can physically venture into the land of Goop Beauty at 252 Mott Street.

The best places to travel based on your definition of “ideal weather.” // You could spend hours tinkering with this map!

Alessandro Michele and Gucci. // ALB is just slightly obsessed. So is everyone else. That is why Michele was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017.

Alessandro Michele shot by Pari Dukovic. Image via  Time .

Alessandro Michele shot by Pari Dukovic. Image via Time.

“On a quiet night in January 2015, just outside of Milan, there was a creative explosion.”
— Jared Leto writing about Alessandro Michele in Time Magazine.

What does your bookshelf say about you? // A reader of the world.

Live like Gatsby. // But, really. You can.

Live like Jay Gatsby in Long Island, NY. Image via Trulia.

Live like Jay Gatsby in Long Island, NY. Image via Trulia.

Live the life of luxury. Image via  House Beautiful .

Live the life of luxury. Image via House Beautiful.

XOXO,

Header image, the view from the Long Island estate for sale. Image via Trulia.
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