Friends of Birdling
Posted. June 22, 2018

Meet Bev Weidner

Meet Bev Weidner! Not that she needs an introduction, but in case you haven't come across her hilarious Instagram posts, she's a food and lifestyle blogger at Bev Cooks, the mom of boy/girl twins Will and Natalie, a minimalist home lover, a hyperactive plant lady, a thrift store junkie, and she drinks a lot of rosé. She's currently living the dream and spending her summer exploring coastal Connecticut with her family. 

BB: Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

BW: I sang (and recorded) the revamped Rainbow Brite theme song in 2009. DIDN’T SEE THAT ONE COMIN’, DID YA. 

BB: What’s in your Birdling? What are the essentials you can’t leave home without?

BW: The Weekender is my LIFE. I can seriously get so much in it! Shoes, tightly rolled up jeans, blouses, toiletries, curling WANDS, you know. Anything and everything can fit inside it, with some proper Tetris skills. It’s most perfect for road trips, when you’re not messing with airport security and long lines. Plus it looks super stylish all up in the back of your car. Ha-boom. 

BB: What do you love most about your Birdling?

BW: You mean aside from the handy compartments, the amount of space, the durability and sturdiness? THE STYLE. The color palette. Neutral and classic. No dumb bold primary colors or hideous, dated patterns that make you want to scream and rip your eyeballs out. But I’m not dramatic about it or anything. 

BB: What’s one thing you do to stay more organized and sane in everyday life?

BW: This one’s easy! Every morning after I drop the gremlins off at school, I spend about 30-45 minutes picking up. Making beds, rolling up blankets, throwing toys into a basket. Whatever they somehow managed to destroy in the 90 short minutes they were awake before school, I take a small chunk of time to put it all back, wipe down counters, and maybe put on some deodorant or something. Hard maybe on that one. 

BB: How do you manage to stay organized while traveling (especially with kids)?

BW: In the car I like to have water and snacks at the ready (for me, not them). And once we’re at the destination I like to pour a glass of wine, and immediately get everything out of our bags and into their own place. I clean as I go, keep an extra bag on hand for trash, and OKAY they get snacks, too. 

BB: If you could drop everything and travel today, where would you go? Who would you bring?

BW: We've been in Connecticut since the end of May and are staying through the beginning of July. We road tripped 20 hours ONE WAY with two small humans AND A DOG to New England. I’m talking LOBSTER ROLLS, CLAM DIGGING, GETTING ON CUTE LITTLE WHITE FISHING BOATS. (<—not sure why I yelled all of that.) It's been nice to breathe that fresh New England air, man. Mate. Lovey. BRAH. Whatever they say up there.  

BB: What’s your most funny, terrible or memorable travel moment? 

BW: As much as I love supporting local spots when I travel, I’m a total sucker for seeking out famous film or TV locations. (Don’t roll your eyes at me like that.) Like, when I was in NYC a couple of weeks ago, I sought out Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment! And the Friends apartment! And the Amélie café in Paris! I love that kind of stuff. I still need to visit the brewery in Laverne and Shirley, the diner in Seinfeld and Katz’s Deli from When Harry Met Sally. I’ll GET THERE SOMEDAY, GUYS. 

BB: What’s your best travel tip? 

BW: Besides rosé in the passenger cooler? JAY KAY JAY KAY. (<—maybe.) I think for Aaron and me, we like to When Harry Met Sally it. Three hours on, three hours off. Whoever’s in the driver’s seat gets FULL CONTROL of the music. (Hello, Lilith Fair.) And whoever is in the passenger seat takes care of the impatient blobs of human in the backseats. It’s fair. I think. 

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