It’s that time of year when I’ve got the window shopping itch — both to gather ideas of gifts to give, and to put on my own wish list (there was a moment last week when my grandmother asked me for my list and I thought…dang, I can’t believe it’s that time already). A few of these items I’ve had bookmarked for ages, and have repeatedly revisited for some ogling (this insanely beautiful tote from Scholar tops that list). I also saved this pretty porcelain roaster when I spotted it over the summer — it’d look great year round, but would make an especially appropriate statement on the holiday table, don’t you think? Finally, I attended a book club a couple weeks ago and one of the attendees happened to be a BeautyCounter rep. I’ve wanted to check out more of their products having been a fan of the company’s mission (and that packaging!) for a while. It was fun to see a lot of the products up close and in person. My favorite was the Enrich body butter — it was thick and luxurious, and I couldn’t believe how fast it absorbed into the skin! I’m ordering a jar of it to use now that San Francisco is finally a little bit cooler…it’ll be a nice winter time body moisturizer for sure.
What’s topping your wishlist at the moment? Have you started doing any holiday shopping yet? (Oy.) I’m thinking I will spare everyone the gift guides again this year and instead do another one-page shop like I did last year (did you guys like that?). Gifting challenge already on my radar: last week at happy hour, my girlfriends were talking about needing to find the perfect laptop and gym bag for their husbands/boyfriends, and it’s challenges like these that I LOVE taking on. (PS, I already found it…stay tuned for the rec!)