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?