As much as we
tolerate like the "say what you're thankful for" tradition, it's not always the optimal time to gush about your favorite new author or which politician you admire. Sometimes, it's best to keep the dinner table and our soapbox separate. And, yet, when it comes down to it, there are more than just a few women we could thank for making 2013 a year that stands above the rest — and they deserve much more attention than the 10 seconds we'd get at the table.
And, so, in the spirit of the season, we're honoring 16 next-level ladies who may not be seated around your cornucopia but fully deserve a horn of gratitude this year. These gals have scored Oscars, Pulitzers, and Man Booker awards; they've led by example and led Harvard classes; and, yes, they've even gotten pixie cuts (well, one of them did). It's been a big year, and we think there's no better way to give thanks than with a legit shout-out that trumps a turkey leg any day.
Oh California, how we love you and your beachside weddings. Ashley + Danny had the ultimate SoCal wedding. She’s always had dreams of being a mermaid, he’s always loved the beach, and together they’ve shared a love for classic rock. So naturally they incorporated all of that into their wedding. read
If you're a fan of Teruyoshi Hayashida's seminal preppy-fashion playbook Take Ivy, or Patricia Mears' Ivy Style, you may have found yourself wondering what the ladies were doing while midcentury men were getting natty in Brooks Brothers tweeds, bucks, and beat-up chinos. Well, the answer to that question has finally read