The World According to Gayle: 6 Things I'm Loving This June
Usher is Back!
The Grammy Award–winning singer is releasing his seventh studio album, Looking for Myself,
June 12, and I was lucky enough to get an early listen. His music has covered serious topics in the past—from the ups and downs of love to raising children—but this album is all about dancing and enjoying life. I love the sensual "Dive," but my favorite is "Show Me." The line "Let's have some fun, show me what you're made of" inspires me to bring out my bad dance moves!
Jammin to Usher
One of the Best Parts of Working at O...
is that people just love to send us stuff. When New Yorker Millie Peartree
delivered some of her delicious bite-size cupcakes, I had no trouble convincing my coworkers to join me in tasting flavors like raspberry lemonade, Oreo, and my personal favorite, banana pudding. One staffer (hey, Ashley!) put it best: "This is the only cupcake I want to eat for the rest of my life!"
I'm Not Normally a Magnet Person...
but kudos to Rachelle Reichly for raising a cheer for the little delights with "Yay! Life!," a line of bright, colorful magnets. Inspired by Rachelle's husband saying, "Yay! Pie!" when she pulled a fresh-baked pie out of the oven, Rachelle's magnets now include "Yay! Bacon!" and "Yay! Vacation!" My favorite? "Yay! Big Hair!"
O staffer Crystal G. Martin with Gayle's favorite magnet
Every Woman I Know Who's Been Pregnant...
has read Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel's What to Expect When You're Expecting
, and now it's hitting the big screen with an all-star cast, including Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, and Chris Rock. The film captures the humor, frustration, and excitement of pregnancy—which affects women and
men (in the movie, one father-to-be even goes to a "dudes" support group!). It's a must-see, even if you're not expecting.
Elizabeth Banks and Brooklyn Decker bump bumps in
What to Expect.
I'm Ready For Summer...
and these nautical bracelets from Lemon & Line's Nantucket collection are the perfect accessory. They're available in a variety of colors at just $25 each. I can't wait to wear them with a warm-weather maxidress—it'll be like carrying around a little piece of the beach with me here in New York. (lemonandline.com)
"In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell, teach or preach, as I am in how you choose to live and give."
Newark mayor Cory Booker and I are good friends...and anyone who follows him on Twitter knows he tweets a lot. I love this quote he recently shared.
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