I’m still recovering a bit from a very quick, but jam-packed trip to Toronto for the Fortune Global Forum earlier this week. I’ll have some posts on that next week, but sadly to say, there was not nearly enough poutine. I guess I’ll just have to go back. (The fries and cheese curds pictured above were served at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.)
But while traveling (and eating) I did manage to catch up on a number of features on my never-ending Pocket reading list, some of which I linked to below.
I have always wanted to use Rent the Runway more, but don’t go to enough weddings or galas to justify ordering more dresses. That said, if I had this option in my office, maybe I’d reconsider things. WeWork Is Getting Into Workplace Fashion With Rent the Runway (Bloomberg)
I was eager to read this because I have genuinely been interested to hear her side of the story. And there are many elements I believe and truly empathize with (including her being young and looking to launch her career, but it was tied to the mercurial whims and moods of a richer, more well-connected man). That said, I also believe that she didn’t support women when she was later in a position of power and wouldn’t have done so if her partner hadn’t been publicly exposed in the way that he was. I do believe she is genuinely sorry now, but I still have trouble with wanting to support her in the near future. April Bloomfield Breaks Her Silence About Harassment at Her Restaurants (New York Times)
Am I the only one who wondered about the kitchen where Duchess Meghan baked the banana bread while on the road? Even in an Airbnb, I hate not knowing where all the measuring cups in the drawers are or where the flour is in the pantry of a kitchen with which I’m not familiar. (Yes, these are the thoughts I have about Royals when traveling: logistics.) Royal Tour: Meghan and Harry Get a Spring Rain (Go Fug Yourself)
It’s refreshing to see someone saying what so many people (everyone) in San Francisco has been thinking for a long time. Salesforce CEO: Tech Billionaires 'Hoard Their Money' and Won't Help Homeless (The Guardian)
I love Ellie Kemper, and I’m not saying what I’m about to say in order to shame in her in anyway whatsoever, but “SoulCycle classes at dawn” is not a guilty pleasure. That’s just maintaining a good schedule. I go running at dawn and that’s not a guilty pleasure. I feel guilty if I don’t do it. Ellie Kemper Is a Rooster and a Warrior (Vulture)
If your future spouse insists on playing a CD of Aladdin at your wedding reception, that’s a red flag. (If your future spouse is also Ted Cruz, another red flag.) Heidi Cruz Didn’t Plan for This (The Atlantic)