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The End of an Era: Re2pect

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The Yankees will never be the same again. Is that melodramatic? Perhaps, although I've never been lauded for my calm and sunny disposition.  Growing up I was the girl not with movie and tv stars papering her bedroom walls, but instead with a very, very large poster of the 'next generation' of all-stars, all of whom are now retired.  When I think back over the last 20 years of Derek Jeter's career, I remember the moments - the game-winning homerun during game 4 of the 2001 World Series; the epic seat dive catch against the Red Sox in 2004; the flip pass during the 2001 ALDS; and of course, his last at-bat at Yankee Stadium which won the game. But more than just his moments - I remember my moments: dates at the stadium with my first boyfriend, being taken out of school by my dad (and later calling out of work) to go to each and every opening day; changing in the bathroom of my cousin's wedding and leaving early to head to a playoff game; and so many more that this post may venture into embarrassing territory (if it is not there already).  So as we say goodbye to a legend, it does feel like I need to say thank you, of course for an amazing stretch of wins and unbelievable plays, but also for having a small part in some of my favorite memories.  #Re2pect. - SR

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Tunes to Travel With

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Tunes to Travel With

Everyone has a summer playlist that they listen to, but when you work in the travel industry, a good travel playlist is essential.  When I'm not reading or binge-watching shows on Netflix, I'm usually passing the time on the plane or train by listening to my old-school iPod (an antique now that Apple recently took them off the shelf; RIP).

Raised by huge Rolling Stones and Beatles fans (my middle name is Jude if that tells you anything), my iPod playlists range widely from pop to Broadway showtunes to country and classic rock.  Having grown up with a musical background and gone on to study it in college, music has always been a big passion of mine.  I relish the moments while traveling of having nothing to do except sitting back, relaxing and listening to some good tunes.

Below are some of my personal favorites and suggestions for your next trip, whether it's a fall road trip, business trip or vacation. - DB
 

Devyn's Travel Playlist


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My Dirty Secret

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My Dirty Secret

I hate to shop.  I know among my kind (and by that I mean females), this is tantamount to heresy, like not liking chocolate or never having watched Sex and the City (which I have corrected, somewhat, thanks to old reruns but I digress).  

The point is, well, there is no point.  I simply don’t like the process.  Or the time it takes.  And I especially do not like the inevitable welling of anxiety that comes when I need to make a decision.  I may have a very definitive point of view when it comes to strategy but straight leg vs. boot cut?  Fuhgettaboutit!  I need help and I found it thanks to the divine styling pros at Stitch Fix.

Stitch Fix is the first fashion retailer to blend expert styling, proprietary technology and unique product to deliver a shopping experience that is truly personalized.  This is what they say.  I say Stitch Fix is easy and convenient.  Best of all, I was delighted when my box arrived.  Packaged beautifully, it contained five pieces that someone else chose (probably without fretting and wondering what else she could be doing and it is a she, my personal stylist is Erin) that I absolutely loved, including black ponte (I have no idea what that means) pants that look and feel great.

And for you haters out there, they are not a client.  I get nothing from this endorsement except the joy of knowing I’ve helped a girl out and the 25% I get off my next order if you use this referral code: http://stitchfix.com/sign_up?referrer_id=3936652 .

Enjoy.  Nothing to bitch about this Stitch.  -CD

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