Monday, May 9, 2016

Favorite Finds

Last week was busy in the world of fashion, education and politics.
  • A time to celebrate our teachers – This week and specifically, Tuesday, May 3, marked Teacher’s Appreciation Week and Teacher’s Appreciation Day. The social world exploded with love for teacher’s everywhere – from kindergarten to college professors. Teacher’s even got to reap the benefits of their selfless work with some good deals at a variety of places – like Chipotle!
  • Record settingThe Tony Award nominations came out earlier this week for the upcoming awards show on June 12, and by no one’s surprise Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton picked up quite a few nominations – 16 to be exact! The musical about the life and death of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton is the first production to ever be nominated for this many awards. Other shows that picked up multiple nominations include School of Rock, Waitress, Bright Star and The Color Purple.
  • Worn technology – As you may have seen, fashion’s biggest event was last Monday - the Met Gala was held in NYC with the theme ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.’ Some stars took the theme quite literally (Claire Danes, Gigi Hadid and Lady Gaga) while others strayed away from and focused more on their own glam. Either way, the gala is a spectacular event that launches their yearly Costume Institute exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • The ‘presumptive nominee’ – Switching gears into politics…the Indiana primary was make or break state for both Ted Cruz and John Kasich to attempt to stop Donald Trump from receiving the majority of delegates to clinch the nomination. After landslide losses for both Cruz and Kasich, the two GOP candidates  called it quits. With this turn of events, Trump is the ‘presumptive nominee’ and it is unlikely that there will be a contested convention later this summer.
  • Public speaking tips from “nerd prom” – The White House held its annual White House correspondent’s dinner last Sunday night and it was certainly a star-studded event. As a tradition, the President took a few punches from comedians during a roast, but he also knew how to deal them out as well. We can all take a few tips on public speaking from our Commander in Chief, like always use humor, knowing your audience and using what you know.

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