Happy Friday, friends! The weekend kind of snuck up on us, didn’t it?!  But I’m not complaining! How are your weekend plans shaping up? Anything fun on tap? I’m planning a pretty low-key couple of days, but on Monday I expect things to get crazy around here! Lake Forest is playing host to this year’s BMW Golf Championship, which means that my fair city will also be playing host to over one hundred thousand out-of-town guests!  All of the PGA’s top stars will be competing in the championship, among them, my favorite player, the gentleman of the game, Phil Mickelson (who bares an uncanny resemblance to my late father). More on the big event coming in next week’s posts. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite links from around the web for your weekend perusal. Enjoy and make it a good one!

1. New York Fashion Week parties kicked off last night and if you weren’t among the list of invitees, we’ve got a peek at what you missed here. {newyorkmag.com}

2. Speaking of Fashion Week, in yesterday’s post I mentioned that street style is as much a part of this mega-event as the unveiling of the new spring collections. Interestingly enough, yesterday the streets were awash in casual minimalism.  {newyorkmag.com}

3. If you’re curious about what colors we’ll be wearing this spring, look no further than here. {pantone.com}

4. Celebrating 100 never looked so good! Check out the iconic images and articles of this well-worn publication. {vanityfair.com}

5. As one who is an eternal creative, I found this list of The 10 Paradoxical Traits of Creative People fascinating (and so true!). {fastcompany.com}

6. In the market for a New York City apartment, formally owned by a president? It’s your lucky day! Check out the apartment here. {today.com}

7. This is just a classic piece of video of a very young, nervous Steve Jobs preparing for  his first on-camera interview. {time.com}

8. This comes from the sounds-too-good-to-be-true file—tips on negotiating a four day work week. {forbes.com}

9. If you’re looking for a sweet treat to pair with that morning cup of coffee {or tea} you’ll definitely want to try this blueberry banana muffin recipe. {jacquelynclark.com}

10. And finally, see New York like you’ve never seen it before, through the eyes of my virtual-friend, Robin and her fabulous blog, Gotham Girl Chronicles. Robin shares the best of her beloved city and often introduces you to those off-the-beaten-path places you never knew existed, but can’t wait to visit.