She's my Maid of Honor, my best friend, my former college roommate — and quite possibly the funniest person I've ever met. Here, what she's taught me over the years:
With food and friends and relationships, always be adventurous.
A long, neat list — complete with several types of handwriting — solves just about anything. Or, at the very least, make you think you've solved it.
Never underestimate the power of a gorgeous dress.
Be the friend who says "yes" to plans even when all you want to do is turn them down. There's something to be said for that kind of everyday, up-for-anything support.
If you really, really adore a pair of shoes, buy two pairs. You won't regret it.
Travel. Do things. The point is: Get out and explore.
One of the best ways to step outside yourself for a little while? A long, aimless walk through your city. (Preferably with a stop at your favorite bakery and/or ice cream shop.)
Nothing beats a good, witty one-liner.
A best friend can tell you exactly what you want to hear and exactly what you don't want to hear — and she always knows which route is appropriate.
When in doubt, order dessert.
And when you really love a person, you don't need to say it. She knows. The easy joy and inevitable, incessant laughter speaks for itself.