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5 Fun Things to Brighten Your Week


Happy Monday! Did everyone have a great weekend? Mine was so relaxing — good food, friends, impromptu naps on the couch, and a bunch of movies (we finally saw Gone Girl. Highly recommend!). The weather has been perfectly autumnal here, and this weekend I splurged a little early and indulged in one of my favorite fall rituals — the purchasing of a holiday candle. There’s nothing better than a pine-inspired candle burning when it’s chilly out! Yeah, yeah, I know it’s not even Halloween yet. Don’t judge.

Anyway, it’s been a long time since I’ve put together an I’m Loving post, and I’ve had a couple items saved up to share with you. First, you have to know about Bauble Bar’s latest guest bartender collaboration with Megan Rusner (1). You can read about her story here, and as part of this collection, Bauble Bar is donating 100% of their net proceeds to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Pretty cool! Next, I’m totally intrigued by this konjac sponge (2). I’ve tried these sponges before, and found they were gentle on skin, while also being great at exfoliating. This one has the added benefit of having French pink clay in it/on it — so you don’t need to use extra cleanser. And let’s be honest –I think this would just look pretty in the bathroom!

I spotted this clutch the other day (3) and thought it was really lovely. I love items like this that can match an occasion perfectly — like a holiday party, or New Year’s Eve — but are also versatile enough to pull out at other times of year. I kind of hate buying holiday specific clothing and accessories only to wear them once per year! The holidays have also been on my mind as far as gift giving, and I’ve had Oyster bookmarked for a while now (4). It’s one of a few new services that allow people to download as many books as they want each month, for one set price (instead of paying per book). I don’t own a Kindle, and instead use the Kindle app on my iPad, and from what I’ve heard, Oyster is beautifully designed for these types of devices. If you use a Kindle, and like this idea as a gift, here’s a great guide to the top services available right now.

Finally, it’s chilly out, and tea is my antidote. I’m starting to amass a small collection of teacups and saucers, and to Joe’s dismay, I’m all for growing the collection, available cabinet space be damned. I think Anthropologie has some of the most beautiful items for home, especially during the holiday season (I got these wine glasses there last year and they continue to be favorites). This tea cup and saucer (5) is stunning and would make drinking your morning cup of tea a little more glamorous!

Anything you’re loving lately?

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Gold Tassel Necklace | Konjac Sponge with French Pink Clay | Beaded Ikat Clutch | Oyster | Gold Tea Cup and Saucer

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Whew, what a weekend! We had a great time upstate doing basically nothing. The house we rented was incredible — set in a forest, at the top of a hill, with beautiful (western!) views of the Catskills. The sunsets were unbelievable. On Saturday, I organized a private yoga class at the house, and I have to say, there was nothing like doing 2 hours of yoga in the sunshine, with mountains in the distance. It was very restorative! So restorative in fact that as my body had a chance to slow down and unwind and detox, I think the cold I held off last week came back with full force. I’m pretty sick today, but I’m using this as an excuse to extend the weekend for an extra day and head back to bed, basically after I publish this (very belated) post.

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Lots of little things I’ve discovered or added to my life lately that I’ve been saving up to share with you — no better way to ease into a Monday, right? First, I think I must’ve been living under a rock, because I totally missed the launch of San Francisco designer Jay Jeffers’ first book Jay Jeffers: Collected Cool earlier this spring (1). I wrote about Jay aaaages ago — he’s crazy talented (see here), and if we ever move back to SF and buy a place, his firm is on my short list of designers to investigate. This one’s in my shopping cart on Amazon. Next up, this shampoo. Right before we left for Paris, I was totally out, and wanted to get something Joe and I could both use, and potentially even double as body wash. Intelligent Nutrients was the obvious choice (2). I’ve used this shampoo once before, in a hotel, but I was reminded of how much I love it, and I will definitely be buying it again once this bottle runs out. The Harmonic shampoo is minty and tingly on your scalp, and feels incredibly refreshing in this hot summer weather! You gotta try it.

These pants from Joie were also a purchase before Paris — I snagged them in black and a green fatigue color (3). To be honest, I’ve never owned a pair of harem pants before, but HOLY AWESOME TRAVEL PANT. These babies were super versatile in France, and back stateside, I’ve been wearing them both around the house as lounge pants and out to dinner with a pair of heels. Truly great to have in the wardrobe! This RMS Lip2Cheek color was also a pre-France purchase, because I thought it’d be easier to bring a single color for blush and lip gloss (4). I got the “Promise” color, and I love how the warm, dusty pink hue looks on my skin and lips. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well Lip2Cheek hydrates your lips too — it actually heals chapped lips, so no lip balm needed underneath.

Finally, I was visiting Julia the other day and she was sweet enough to gift me with this adorable ‘BIENVENUE’ wall placard (5). It’s from a company named Rosanna, who I wasn’t familiar with, but as Julia showed me, these little signs come in all kinds of fun words (this one would be kitchen or living room safe; this one, perhaps bedroom only (or kitchen or living room…who am I to judge?!)). I am debating whether to hang this in our stairwell or in my office…the former for obvious reasons, the latter because I think it’s cute and spend more time in my office, so I want to see it more!

How was everyone’s weekend? Anything you’re loving lately?