A Few Things

with Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo

Co-founders of the emerging design site Of a Kind, expand upon the theme of their highly popular “10 Things” newsletter to share their latest and greatest discoveries. Each episode drills down into the nitty-gritty of two to four finds—covering topics across food, beauty, technology, literature, you name it—and often features a guest who has insider intel to contribute.


Episodes

  • Gift Guide, Part 1—Whiskey Stones Not Included!What’s this? A holiday gift guide?! You bet. We solicited your Qs for hard-to-shop-for loved ones on Instagram, and we have so very many thoughts. If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for here, tune in next Monday for the second half,...
  • What It Has Felt Like to Shut Down Our CompanySo, you may have heard: Of a Kind is no more. What’s it been like for us to step away from the business we built and ran for nine years? How are we doing over here? What are we still processing? Oh, so very many thoughts and feeeeeeelings ahead…...
  • 196: A Fresh Fall Crop of the Best of 10 ThingsSuper compelling topics on this week’s episode include paper towels and pasta straws—and if you’re thirsty to know more about what exactly that means, read on. The linkage… For some sustainable sipping, scoop up a Stojo cup and HAY! straws....
  • 195: We’re Answering Your Biz Qs with Bosslady CEO Julia HunterWe rounded up your mailbag questions all about being a boss, having a boss, and just, like, WORKING and asked Julia Hunter, the CEO of the ultra-cool fashion and home line Jenni Kayne for her take. Oh, does she deliver the insights and realness. The...
  • 194: Answering Your First Round of Listener Questions!You had questions, and this week Claire and Erica have the answers to some of them—keep an ear open for answers to even more in coming weeks. If you’re wondering what to read next, how to show thanks, or how to prepare for your due date, tune in...
  • 193: A Fall Crop of Things Too Popular for 10 ThingsClaire and Erica are deep-diving into all the things they just can’t get enough of—but that don’t exactly qualify as new. From iPhone bedtimes (totally not what you think) to traveling the world for yogurt, they’re covering all the bases....
  • 192: A Reproductive Psychiatrist on What That Means, ExactlyDr. Alexandra Sacks is there this week to give us the scoop on matrescence—basically, the idea that the transition into parenthood is similar to a second adolescence—and, wow, are we thrilled to have her. Listen in to hear her advice for how both...
  • 191: A Pilates Pro on What the Fuss is All AboutToday we’re busting pilates myths with Heather Andersen, the star instructor-turned-entrepreneur behind New York Pilates, an airy-and-excellent NYC chainlet you’ve definitely heard us talk about before. Listen in for the scoop on pelvic floors,...
  • 190: How Taylor Lorenz Turned Her Tumblr Obsession into an NYT Reporting GigAaand we’re back! In this first post-hiatus episode, we’re talking tech with Taylor Lorenz, an incoming reporter for The New York Times whose byline has been synonymous with “ooh, this is going to be good!” for us for years. Listen in to hear...
  • 166: How Friendship (And Mutual Respect) Fuel Call Your GirlfriendWe’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 1.18.19 What an ep! This week, Claire and Erica had the pleasure of chatting it up with Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, and Gina Delvac, the three long-distance work...
  • 154: Angela Garbes on Doing Things Like a MotherWe’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 10.12.18 This week, we got to break it down with Angela Garbes, a total badass and the author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of...
  • 105: V.I.P Author Celeste Ng on Writing a Super-Buzzy NovelWe’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 10.16.17 It’s officially cozy-reading season, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have Celeste Ng, the author of one spectacular recent release Little Fires...
  • 174: New Mom Life—and How to Handle it as Work WivesWe’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 4.7.19 If ya haven’t already heard, Claire had a baby in December (welcome to the A Few Things family, Cam!). Today, she and Erica recap what having a baby and...
  • 15: Our Season One Coversation with Cup of Jo's Joanna GoddardWe’re revisiting some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 8.20.15 In 2015, just fifteen episodes into A Few Things, one of our all time favorite guests, Cup of Jo's Joanna Goddard, stopped by for a timeless chat about...
  • 189: Rachel DeLoache Williams Goes Deep on Her Book About Fake Heiress Anna DelveyThis week, we’re thrilled to sit down with Rachel DeLoache Williams, whose new book, My Friend Anna—the BTS story of how the fake heiress Anna Delvey scammed her out of $62,000—you probably preordered the second you heard about it. Rachel has so...
  • 188: A Major Alex Update and the Best of Summer SnacksIt’s the penultimate episode before our summer break, and we’ve got a final (for now!) Alex update for ya, because this guy’s headed west. If you need to self-soothe after, we follow that up with plenty of crunchy, salty, and sweet snack news. ...
  • 187: Mira Jacob Illustrates Important Questions in Her New Book, Good TalkOne of our all-time favorite podcast guests, author Mira Jacob, is back! This time, she’s talking Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations, her new graphic memoir that we’re basically obsessed with. The book explores the vulnerability of difficult...
  • 186: This Unstoppable PR Duo is Reinventing the Industry’s Sustainability StandardsWhen Erin Allweiss and Melody Serafino started their PR firm No. 29 in 2013, it was out of a desire to leave an impact on the world. Stick around to hear exactly how they bring their work-wife dynamic to crazy cool, sustainability-minded,...
  • 185: A Summery Round of Stuff We Can’t Get Enough OfOn this episode of A Few Things, Claire and Erica are having another food moment. As Claire puts it, 70 to 80% of these podcasts are 90% about food, and this week’s show features yummy things like Jon & Vinny’s (which Erica was craving before...
  • 184: How Mickey Rapkin Wrote a Book-Turned-Blockbuster and the Greatest New Children’s BookIf you’ve been alive on this earth for the past few years, chances are you’ve heard of a little movie called Pitch Perfect. Well, you can thank today’s guest, Mickey Rapkin, for that—he wrote the original book the blockbuster series was based...
  • 183: A Wildly Successful Denim Line Was Just the Start for These Work WivesThis week on A Few Things, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott have a lot to say about keeping a business partnership alive through a whole lotta changes. This badass duo met at UCLA, co-founded (and sold!) Current Elliott, and are the brains behind...
  • 182: Old News That’s Seriously Worth a RevisitThis week on A Few Things, Claire and Erica go deep on their favorite stuff that’s not exactly newsy but still worth plenty of attention. Listen in while they share their favorite random but wonderful faves, from the best dips to, well, the appeal...
  • 181: The NYC Duo Making Entertaining and Good Eating EasierSettle in for an extra-delicious week of a A Few Things, why don’t you? We’re picking the brains of Jill Donenfeld and Tiana Tenet, the food-plus-business badasses behind The Culinistas, a New York-based in-home cooking service that connects busy...
  • 180: The Female VCs Changing the Funding GameTwo very important (and very different) topics coming at you hard this week: pelvic-floor strength and the power of putting women in charge of venture capital. Anu Duggal and Sutian Dong are the brilliant minds behind Female Founders Fund, an...
  • 179: Rabbit Care, a Netflix Rec, and a Call for Shorter ContentWe’re back with a banner best of 10 things week, featuring the cream of Claire and Erica’s recent 10 Things newsletter picks. If you love Diane Keaton, planking, and cool new ways to mend your jeans, this is truly the episode for you. P.S. And if...
  • 178: How LaTonya Yvette is Making Space for Women of ColorIf you’ve ever spent time in lifestyle-blog land, chances are you’ve stumbled across LaTonya Yvette—and that first encounter probably involved a gasp at how great her OOTD game is. But in addition to being a stellar stylist, she tackles weighty...
  • 177: The Founders of Loom on the Radical Way They’re Teaching Women About Their BodiesIf your sex ed was more than a little lacking, you’re not alone—but Erica Chidi Cohen and Quinn Lundberg are firm believers in a better-late-than-never mantra when it comes to learning more about their sexual and reproductive health. The pair runs...
  • 176: The That’s So Retrograde Gals on All the Best of L.A. Wellness and WeirdnessToday we’ve got a West Coast wellness dispatch from Elizabeth Kott and Stephanie Simbari, the hilarious work wives behind the podcast That’s So Retrograde (a.k.a. “the Ab Fab of new age”). It’s a crash course in the woo-woo—and in many...
  • 175: The Co-Founders of Squeeze on Leveling-Up Their Work-Wife RelationshipToday’s ep features our very first live taping, coming to you from sunny L.A.! Our guests kicked off their relationship on the job when Drybar co-founder Alli Webb hired Brittany Driscoll to work as the brand’s head of marketing. Fast forward to...
  • 174: New Mom Life—and How to Handle it as Work WivesIf ya haven’t already heard, Claire had a baby in December (welcome to the A Few Things family, Cam!). Today, she and Erica recap what having a baby and pop-up shop during the busiest month of the year looked like—and all the interesting,...
  • Introducing Motherhood Sessions from GimletConfronting Your Parents After Motherhood Julia was born in South Korea, but was adopted and raised by a white family. Now that she has her own child—the first biological relative she’s ever known—she’s rethinking her relationship with her own...
  • Listen Up: Loss and Community-Building with the Founders of The Dinner PartyLennon Flowers and Carla Fernandez are here to discuss their work-wife partnership and their incredible non-profit The Dinner Party, which facilitates a series of potlucks around the country to support people in their twenties and thirties who have...
  • "172: Red Lentils, Rachel Bilson, and More Random Things We Can’t Get Enough Of "Claire and Erica are back in the studio with a real great grab bag of an episode today, answering listener questions re: treadmill TV and supplying the red lentil content nobody asked for—but that we swear you’ll be grateful for! P.S. Cut down on...
  • 171: How Two Pop-Culture-Obsessed Friends Built @commentsbycelebsEven if you’re not up on your celebrity gossip, you’ve probably seen a post from @commentsbybelebs, the now famous in its own right Instagram account that highlights all the hilarious chatter between, say, J-Lo and Ellen in the comments section....
  • 170: The Culinary Work Wives Behind the Japanese Comfort-Food Gem BessouWhen Maiko Kyogoku decided to open Bessou, a ridiculously satisfying Japanese comfort-food restaurant in Manhattan’s Noho neighborhood, her former Boulud Sud co-worker Emily Yuen asked if she might need an executive chef. The rest is (delicious)...
  • 169: How Two Longtime Friends Created the Cheese Empire That Is Cowgirl CreameryYou may not know them by name, but Sue Conley and Peggy Smith are the dairy mavens who founded Cowgirl Creamery, the famous Bay Area maker of such delicious cheeses as Mt Tam and Red Hawk. On this ep, Claire and Erica had the pleasure of hearing the...
  • 168: A Candid Convo with Two of the Coolest Moms (and Podcast Co-Hosts) AroundAre you listening to the Cool Moms podcast? Because you should be. It’s hosted by Elise Peterson, an artist and illustrator, and Lizzy Okpo, co-founder of the fashion line William Okpo, and they both joined Claire and Erica on this ep to break down...
  • 167: Talking Partnership with the Siblings and Romance-Novel Experts Who Signed a Sony DealToday on the pod, Claire and Erica chat with two extraordinary sisters, Leah and Bea Koch, founders of The Ripped Bodice, the only romance-novel bookstore in all of the United States. But they’re up to even more than that—from landing a deal with...
  • "167: Talking Partnership with the Siblings and Romance-Novel Experts Who Signed a Sony Deal "Today on the pod, Claire and Erica chat with two extraordinary sisters, Leah and Bea Koch, founders of The Ripped Bodice, the only romance-novel bookstore in all of the United States. But they’re up to even more than that—from landing a deal with...
  • 166: How Friendship (And Mutual Respect) Fuel Call Your GirlfriendWhat an ep! This week, Claire and Erica had the pleasure of chatting it up with Aminatou Sow, Ann Friedman, and Gina Delvac, the three long-distance work wives behind the gold standard in bestie podcasting, Call Your Girlfriend. They share their...
  • 165: Two Cannabis Work Wives With a Powerful Friendship PactAre you ready to meet two of Claire and Erica’s fave work wives, Barbara Diner and Deb Baker? These two are the founders of Higher Standard Packaging, a Denver-based cannabis packaging company. Tune in to hear how they turned a friendship that...
  • 164: The Pod Is Back With a Work-Wife Double Date!Hey, there, we missed ya! To celebrate our return from hiatus, we’re bringing you a meet-cute, a pseudo-breakup, and the full story of a thriving bi-coastal relationship on the podcast today. Who are we chatting with? That would be Andrea Oliveri...
  • 133: We Can’t Get Enough of Mary H.K. Choi, Author of Emergency ContactThis week on A Few Things, we’ve got Mary H.K. Choi, a.k.a. @choitotheworld, a.k.a. the brilliantly badass writer whose debut novel, Emergency Contact, is charming existing YA fans and converting new ones, both.
  • 166: Olivia Milch on Making the Movies We All DeserveFirst things first: Claire and Erica have quick updates on the competitive alpaca scene and the conclusion of The Great HDVB Shortage of 2018. Then—even more excitingly, if you can believe it—Olivia Milch joins us to talk about her first feature...
  • 156: Nike’s Coach Bennett on Why Running Makes Everything BetterWe’re re-running some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 10.24.18. This week, Claire and Erica talk all things running with Coach Bennett, motivational guide and total athletic powerhouse (his résumé includes a four-minute...
  • 145: On Choosing —and Not Choosing—MotherhoodWe’re re-running some of our favorite episodes from the archive! Originally aired 8.20.18. Today, a topic that’s been much-requested by our listeners: parenthood! Claire and Erica share their own personal decisions, some recommended reading, and a...
  • 163: Top-Notch Advice on Long-Distance RelationshipsThis week, Claire and Erica sit down with longtime pal Julie Alvin, SVP of content strategy at Refinery29 and self-certified expert on how to make a long-distance relationship (or in her case, marriage) thrive. She makes it feel quite aspirational....
  • 162: The Story Behind Our New Favorite IngredientThis week on the podcast, we’ve got a fellow work wife on—her name’s Amy Zitelman, and along with her sisters Shelby and Jackie, she runs Soom Foods, source of the creamiest, dreamiest tahini we’ve ever tasted. She’s sharing hard-earned...
  • 161: The Food Blogger Behind Half Baked Harvest Is Here To Solve Your Cooking WoesToday in soft news, there’s a lot going down in the realm of stuffed animals, and Claire and Erica have the whole scoop. But an even more delightful subject is their interview with the food blogger and recent cookbook author Tieghan Gerard. The...
  • 160: A Much-Needed and Extra Fun Best of 10 Things EpisodeThis week, Claire and Erica are bringing you another round of highlights from their weekly 10 Things newsletter. Read on for all sorts of easy and delicious ways to upgrade your life.
  • 159: A Compelling Case for the Handwritten Thank You NoteThis week, Claire and Erica get totally inspired by Gina Hamadey, the mind behind the brilliant project Thank You Year. What is this undertaking exactly? It involves Gina, a freelance writer and editor (who previously worked at places like Oprah...
  • 158: Grace Bonney Gives Us the Scoop on Her New Magazine That’s All About Being RealWe’ve loved us some Grace Bonney for a long while (see: this A Few Things ep featuring her and her lovely and talented wife Julia Turshen). So Claire and Erica were especially thrilled to get to talk to the Design*Sponge founder about her new...
  • 157: Katie Sturino on Good Body Vibes, Great Fashion, and Making a Pet IG FamousThis week, Claire and Erica talk with fall in love with Katie Sturino, founder of style blog The 12ish Style, dog momager to these famous pups, and the mind behind Megababe, the internet’s most empowering female hygiene brand. Clearly, there’s...
  • 156: Nike’s Coach Bennett on Why Running Makes Everything BetterThis week, Claire and Erica talk all things running with Coach Bennett, motivational guide and total athletic powerhouse (his résumé includes a four-minute mile!). On the docket: how meditation practice plays into his running philosophy, who should...
  • 155: Our Best Not-New DiscoveriesIn this very dairy-heavy episode, Claire and Erica are talking ice cream cakes, miniature coffee creamers (officially known as milkettes!), and more things that you’ve probably heard of—but maybe don’t appreciate as much as you should. P.S....
  • 154: Angela Garbes on Doing Things Like a MotherThis week, we got to break it down with Angela Garbes, a total badass and the author of Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy, the only parenting book Claire insisted her husband read immediately. But having or...
  • Episode 153: Glory Edim on Diversifying Your BookshelfThis week, Glory Edim stops by to talk about founding and building the Well-Read Black Girl community—and what it was like editing some of the best writers in the whole dang world for her new anthology of the same name. P.S. It’s fall! Which means...
  • Episode 152: Fall into the Latest Best of 10 ThingsIt’s baaack—and we’re not just talking about crisp weather. This week, Claire and Erica are bringing you another round of highlights from their weekly 10 Things newsletter. Read on for all sorts of easy and delicious ways to upgrade your life. ...
  • Episode 151: Let’s Get into It with the Biz Whiz Behind Create & CultivateBring on the fellow female entrepreneurs! This week, Claire and Erica are chatting with Jaclyn Johnson, creator of the wildly empowering Create & Cultivate conference. Oh yeah, and she’s a newly published author, too! Hit play to hear all about...
  • Episode 150: Maternity Fitness and Some Amazing Things You Might Already Know AboutThis week, Claire’s talking about the highs and lows of getting workouts in while expecting, and then we dive into all sorts of other great finds that aren’t fresh enough to make into 10 Things but that are still very much worth knowing about....
  • Episode 149: Meet Your New Favorite News Journalist, Alicia Menendez
  • Episode 148: A Very Snacky Best of 10 ThingsThis week, Claire and Erica’s last dispatch from L.A. is a real snack mix—with a couple of bonus Best of 10 Things nods thrown in for good measure. P.S. Word Notebooks will forever be an Of a Kind favorite, and you can snag a three-pack for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 147: Wine Times with the Whiz Who Is Helen JohannesenThis week, fruit is front and center—first, Claire and Erica break down why and how they’re eating all the watermelon, and then it’s onto grapes with wine guru Helen Johannesen, the cutting-edge beverage director for the restaurants in the Jon & Vinny’s empire, the founder of Helen’s Wines, and a person we now desperately want to be friends with.
  • Episode 146: What to Expect When Claire’s ExpectingSo, last week was a big one, and this week we’re doing a deeper dive into motherhood and pregnancy, talking all about Claire’s experience growing a human so far. Listen on for reading lists, shopping tips, and a least one toy that this fetus won’t be playing with for years but is probably already coveting. P.S. The best baby gift around are Estella’s squishy rattles, which we’ve got in hot sauce, hot dog, and avocado shapes, because you’ve gotta start ‘em young on all the best things in life.
  • Episode 145: On Choosing —and Not Choosing—MotherhoodWe’re baaack. And we’re jumping right in with a topic that’s been much-requested by our listeners: parenthood! Claire and Erica share their own personal decisions, some recommended reading, and a little bit of news. (We missed you, too.) P.S. We’ve been generously swiping on the hydrating, brightening Olio e Osso balms ever since we got our hands on them, and you can do the same for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 116: Talkin' Shop with the Founder of Ban.do, The Most Fun Brand This Side of the WebWe're highlighting some of our favorite past episodes! Original air date 1.8.18. If you properly appreciate the mood-boosting power of a fun phone case, you’ve probably come across Ban.do. The pop-culture-heavy accessories line is the brainchild of Jen Gotch, and she’s just as delightful, honest, and badass as the moniker mugs she sells.
  • Episode 122: All the Books We Can’t Wait to Read and Listener Mailbag! We're highlighting some of our favorite past episodes! Originally aired 2.18.18. In this episode, Claire and Erica are responding to some particularly noteworthy messages they’ve gotten recently, and chat about all the amazing books they can’t wait to curl up with.
  • Episode 103: Joe Holder, Trainer to the Stars (and Claire!), on All Things ExerciseWe're revisiting some of our favorite episodes! In this one, originally aired 10.2.17, Joe Holder, aka @ochosystem, talks about why getting your head right is more important than getting your body tight.
  • Episode 144: Glynnis MacNicol Has So Much to Say About Being a Woman in Her FortiesAfter Claire and Erica talk TSA, yogurt parfaits, and the intersection of the two, they have a chat with Glynnis MacNicol, whose new memoir No One Tells You This is about turning forty as a single women with no kids—and just how satisfying that can be. Sidenote: Let the eyes have it with Lily Lolo's all-natural mascara that stays put and makes your lashes look good as hell. It’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS!
  • Episode 143: Claire Wasserman on Doing Her Part to End the Wage Gap On this week’s episode, Claire and Erica have a topic hot off the garlic presses: whether or not those little kitchen devices actually work. And speaking of work, Claire Wasserman, the powerhouse founder of Ladies Get Paid, stops by to talk closing the pay gap, negotiating promotions, and what happens when women share their money stories. P.S. If you’re looking for some light in your life, Claire and Erica recommend the Hawkins candlesticks—which are 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS!
  • Episode 142: Why Older Athletes Are Thriving, with the Guy Who Wrote a Book on ItOn this episode, Claire and Erica are pondering a cashless economy—and what that that means for the bankless. They’re also talking about how big-money athletes are staying stronger, longer, with Jeff Bercovici, the San Francisco bureau chief of Inc. magazine and the author of Play On: The New Science of Elite Performance at Any Age—and what that means for the rest of us. P.S. There’s more than one way to go pro. Snagging the Floral Society’s Ceramic Flower Frog Vase will make anyone feel like a
  • Episode 141: A Grocery-Centric Round of Listener Feedback A few weeks ago, Claire and Erica came clean about the dirty truth that they’re not so into washing produce—and you people had some opinions (and tips!) about that. You also delivered some brilliant ideas for using up a can of chipotle peppers and thoughts on the best GF breads, and we are here for all of it. P.S. Of a Kind’s big summer sale is happening now through July 9, with 30% (and more!) off all kinds of amazingness—including this thoroughly wonderful woven tote by Someware. Get it before i
  • Episode 140: A Mixed Bag of Things We Can’t Put in 10 ThingsClaire and Erica are diving right in this week with the topic of showering at night. Is it worth the effort, really? That’s just the first of many groundbreaking topics covered this week, including crosswords and even more alternative mylks. P.S. Speaking of showers, it’s all about Shhhowercap showercaps, which look cute, will last forever, and are currently 10% of with the code AFEWTHINGS!
  • Episode 139: We’re Reading Author Rumaan Alam Loud and ClearWe’re kicking off this week with an overdue (and not overly long) Alex update! Then! We’ve got the brilliantly insightful author and editor Rumaan Alam on the record about his second novel That Kind of Mother, which explores family, race, motherhood, and (to a lesser extent) Princess Diana. P.S. Who knew everything looks better with a touch of tortoiseshell? The designer behind Machete, that’s who—and you can snag all of her earrings for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 138: Alex Capano Schools Us on Women's Health Issues and CannabinoidsOn this episode of A Few Things, Claire and Erica sit down with Alex Capano, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC (tl;dr she knows her medicine!). You can just think of her as your friendly neighborhood expert on reproductive sexual medicine and cannabinoids. P.S. Speaking of health, if you didn’t put sunscreen on today, we’re not mad, just disappointed. Unsun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS, so no more excuses, k?
  • Episode 137: We TB with D C-T! Authors Joana Avillez and Molly YoungThis week on A Few Things, Claire and Erica chat with writer Molly Young and illustrator Joana Avillez about their new NYC-themed book of illustrated word puzzles, D C-T!  It’s exactly as charming as they are. P.S. Code cherry red: The Megan Huntz Charlie Dress is your answer to anything that requires a pop of color, and it’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 136: Anthonia Akitunde on Showing Up for Moms of ColorThis week, Claire and Erica go deep with Anthonia Akitunde, the founder of Mater Mea, a website that shares stories of black motherhood. Take a listen and keep her in your sights—there’s a lot more where this convo came from. P.S. Add mancala to your list of things to do when phones are off the table. We’re playing Wolfum’s set, and it’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 135: Getting Bubbly with Sommelier Jordan Salcito You don’t have to pour a glass of wine to listen to this episode, but it would be appropriate: Claire and Erica are chatting with Jordan Salcito, Momofuku wine whiz, co-founder of Bellus Wines, and creator of Ramona, a very refreshing, canned take on a wine spritz. Get ready to drink up all her knowledge. P.S. Know what else is fresh? Being a better-smelling version of you. Escentric Molecule’s Molecule 01 Eau de Toilette gets you there, and it’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 134: A Super-Satisfying Installment of Best of 10 ThingsHungry for another Best of 10 Things? Prime recs comin’ right up! Claire’s living her best #taconight life, Erica’s got new bingeable TV, and—well, we don’t want to give too much away before you dive in. P.S. While you’re at it, get our most popular dress of the season while it’s hot and 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS!
  • Episode 133: We Can’t Get Enough of Mary H.K. Choi, Author of Emergency ContactThis week on A Few Things, we’ve got Mary H.K. Choi, a.k.a. @choitotheworld, a.k.a. the brilliantly badass writer whose debut novel, Emergency Contact, is charming existing YA fans and converting new ones, both. P.S. We’re gearing up for sunny weather in a major way with Carla Colour’s Lind and Barton shades. These bright sunnies are 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 133: We Can’t Get Enough of Mary H.K. Choi, Author of Emergency ContactThis week on A Few Things, we’ve got Mary H.K. Choi, a.k.a. @choitotheworld, a.k.a. the brilliantly badass writer whose debut novel, Emergency Contact, is charming existing YA fans and converting new ones, both. P.S. We’re gearing up for sunny weather in a major way with Carla Colour’s Lind and Barton shades. These bright sunnies are 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 132: Wake Up—It’s Time for Claire’s Morning Routine!Ready for the very fascinating rundown of how Claire gets revved up in the A.M.? You’ve come to the right place. In this ep, she makes a strong case for drinking coffee while lying down, taking a bunch o’ morning mirror selfies, and giving yourself plenty of time.
  • Episode 131: Olivia Milch on Making the Movies We All DeserveFirst things first: Claire and Erica have quick updates on the competitive alpaca scene and the conclusion of The Great HDVB Shortage of 2018. Then—even more excitingly, if you can believe it—Olivia Milch joins us to talk about her first feature film Dude, which she wrote AND directed and that’s out on Netflix now. NBD. PSA: Co-ord w/ Permanent Collection by Of a Kind’s tank and midi. Snag ‘em for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 130: Loads of Pro Tips from the Dynamic Interior-Design Duo of Jesse Parris-LambWhile we wait for the spring part of spring cleaning to kick in, Claire and Erica sat down to chat all things interior with fellow work wives and design gurus Amanda Jesse and Whitney Parris-Lamb, who are responsible for making Claire’s new place really feel like home. PSA: The way-chic Suede Circle Tote by Hopp is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS! High fives all around.
  • Episode 130: Loads of Pro Tips from the Dynamic Interior-Design Duo of Jesse Parris-LambWhile we wait for the spring part of spring cleaning to kick in, Claire and Erica sat down to chat all things interior with fellow work wives and design gurus Amanda Jesse and Whitney Parris-Lamb, who are responsible for making Claire’s new place really feel like home. PSA: The way-chic Suede Circle Tote by Hopp is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS! High fives all around.
  • Episode 129: Rise and Shine—It’s Erica’s Morning Routine!This week, Erica shows us how she gets up and at ‘em, and we wonder why this Alpaca Championship in her hometown of Peoria, Illinois, didn’t get as much coverage as March Madness. P.S. Definitely take a page from the alpacas and put your best face forward with Consonant’s DHE Clay Mask. Double win: It’s now 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 128: Fact-Checking with Misinformation Expert Rex Sorgatz!Call this the conspiracy-theory ep, if you like: After we revisit the oh-so-mysterious HDVB (Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean) shortage, we sit down with Rex Sorgatz, authority on all things hoax-y, misinformed, and just plain false. He literally wrote the book on them—it’s called The Encyclopedia of Misinformation, and it’s as intriguing as it sounds. P.S. Something that’s definitely true: Our amazing new Permanent Collection by Of a Kind duster is now 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 128: Fact-Checking with Misinformation Expert Rex Sorgatz!Call this the conspiracy-theory ep, if you like: After we revisit the oh-so-mysterious HDVB (Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean) shortage, we sit down with Rex Sorgatz, authority on all things hoax-y, misinformed, and just plain false. He literally wrote the book on them—it’s called The Encyclopedia of Misinformation, and it’s as intriguing as it sounds. P.S. Something that’s definitely true: Our amazing new Permanent Collection by Of a Kind duster is now 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 127: Dan Frommer on How to Score All the PointsClaire and Erica talk with Dan Frommer, creator of the Points Party newsletter, about which credit cards truly give you a bang for your buck. P.S. Don’t give up on dry shampoo just yet: La Tierra Sagrada’s smells great, absorbs fast, and is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 126: Fake Ketchup and Real Celeb Talents on the Latest Best of 10 Things Ep!
  • Episode 125: A Very Sudsy Body Wash v. Soap RoundtableOk, it’s time for the great soap and body wash debate of 2018, and we brought in two beauty pros, Britt Aboutaleb and Claire Carusillo, to work us into a lather. P.S. Vote with your dollars! If you want! Daughter of the Land Hair and Body Shampoo Bar, Rohr Remedy Honey Myrtle Body Wash, Modern Wash Soaps, and Wary Meyers Striped Glycerin and Confetti Soaps are all 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 124: Things You Can’t Say in 10 Things, Armie Hammer EditionOur weekly 10 Things newsletter (sign up for it here!) is dedicated to Claire and Erica’s latest finds—but every now and then, they want to talk about things that are less discoveries than obsessions. Like Palm Springs! Ever heard of it? How ‘bout Armie Hammer?? P.S. Upgrade your hostess gift game with these beautiful Areaware Totem Candles, why don’t you? They’re 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 123: Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis CultureToday we’re looking at the world through a green lens with Verena von Pfetten, co-creator of Gossamer, a lifestyle-slash-media brand for people who also smoke weed. P.S. Because you’ll definitely want some after listening to this episode, our best-selling CBD Rub (which comes in lavender and lemongrass) is 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 122: Listen Up: All the Books We Can’t Wait to Read and Listener Mailbag! One of the best things about doing this show is the very enthusiastic feedback we get from out listeners—and this week, Claire and Erica are responding to some particularly noteworthy messages they’ve gotten recently. We’re also chatting about all the amazing books coming out in 2018 that we can’t wait to curl up with. Let’s do this. P.S. The Outdoor Kit is filled with stuff that can make even the indoor kids among us want to hang outside. Get it for 10% with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 121: Katonya Breaux Is So Bright, We Gotta Wear SunscreenJust because you haven’t seen the sun in weeks doesn’t mean you don’t still need SPF, and Unsun founder Katonya Breaux is here to chat all about how she made an effective one that doesn’t leave skin of any hue looking chalky. (She’s also Frank Ocean’s mom, which isn’t super-relevant except as proof that badassery runs in the family.) P.S. We think the Dimes Cedar and Neroli Candle smells like Italy in the summertime, and it’s 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 120: Talkin’ Female Friendship with the Woman Who Wrote the (New!) Book on ItWe’re going deep on the history of shine theory with friend of the pod Kayleen Schaefer, author of the fan-freaking-tastic book Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Female Friendship. P.S. If you’re feeling warm and fuzzy about your BFF after listening to this ep, split these Merewif White Topaz BFF Necklaces with her—we’ll even give you 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 119: The Cream (and Sad Egg) of the 10 Things CropThis week, Claire and Erica ponder an age-old issue: When the heck is the right time to re-apply lipstick? From there, they move onto...more recent finds they can’t stop talking about. Speaking of, now’s the time to sign up for our 10 Things newsletter, which brings the party to your inbox every Monday. P.S. If you’re looking for a life-changing shampoo, Virtue Labs makes it. Oh, it’s also 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 118: We Stretch Our Yoga Knowledge with Sky Ting Founder Krissy JonesThis week’s ep is a real high-low mix that includes both an ode to Russian dressing and a very enlightening conversation with Sky Ting Yoga’s co-founder Krissy Jones. P.S. We’re taking our love of Maison Louis Marie No. 4 Bois de Balincourt Perfume Oil and rolling with it—you can get your own woodsy, obsession-worthy bottle for 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 117: Things We Can’t Put in 10 Things But Are 🤗 About StillLess than 60 days ‘til spring, kids! In the meantime, Claire and Erica are cozying up to the simpler things in life. And by simpler things, we mean stuff you maybe, probably already know about (but that is still so great that it’s worth talking about!).  P.S. One way we’re keepin’ toasty over here is with Richer Poorer’s over-the-knee socks in black or tan, now 10% off with the code AFEWTHINGS.
  • Episode 116: Talkin' Shop With the Founder of Ban.do, the Most Fun Brand This Side of the WebIf you properly appreciate the mood-boosting power of a fun phone case, you’ve probably come across Ban.do. The pop-culture-heavy accessories line is the brainchild of Jen Gotch, and she’s just as delightful, honest, and badass as the moniker mugs she sells—just the kinda vibes you need for the first A Few Things of 2018. P.S. If winter is sucking all the dewy glow outta of your epidermis, we’ve got the fix—it’s the plumping HydrExtreme Serum by Consonant Skincare, and it’s 10% off with the

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