Today's Friday Fives guests, Carly Zakin and Danielle Weisberg, have a game-changing newsletter called theSkimm, designed to make those who don't already regularly consume news from a daily source smarter and more informed.
Every morning at 6AM, a recap of the events from the day before shows up in your inbox, focusing on all the things you need to know to carry on an intelligent conversation with friends or coworkers. The idea and their mantra is perfect for 2014: They read, you Skimm. They've actually managed to somehow make current events cool, using a voice that resonates with young people. And by that we mean it sometimes includes True Blood references.
carly & danielle's "perfect for" picks
"It’s right by our apartment and their roasted chicken with fries will turn a bad day around. Even their salad is good."
"Café Cluny has been a good luck charm for us when it comes to celeb sightings. Julianne Moore (as nice as she is beautiful), Karlie Kloss, Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield, Cameron Diaz…the list goes on."
"I (Carly) love the chocolate croissants at Maison Kayser, so we stop by there a good amount. Any place that serves Stumptown Coffee works for me (Danielle)."
"Palma, again in the West Village, has a beautiful outdoor garden. The Italian food is top notch and it’s really calming. Tough to find in this city."
“$8 Macaroni and cheese in a skillet? Yes, please. The one with fig blows my mind."