Thanks for all your comments and emails following last week’s post. As a brief update, a couple of you got me thinking about acupuncture and a few other treatments, and I actually went in to my doctor’s office to see an integrative specialist. After a week of taking it easy, starting Whole30, and taking mucho supplements, I’m feeling a lot better and my skin started clearing up! I’m practicing as much self-care as I can, and my energy has slowly started to return, too. Fingers crossed!
Maybe this will sound funny, but part of my self-care routine has been daydreaming slash loosely planning a beach getaway with Joe for later in the summer. We’re not totally sure when we’ll be able to go, but that hasn’t stopped us from planning. I mentioned it briefly here, but we’re thinking about going to Hawaii. I’ve actually never been, and the last time Joe was there, he was a teenager. (On that note: any recommendations? We’re debating between doing something really easy like hitting up a resort on the big island, versus going more off the beaten path to a place like Lanai. Thoughts, stories, experiences welcomed!) Is it just me, or is planning a vacation half the fun of it? Something about planning out where to go, what you want to do, and how you want to look and feel while doing it is so refreshing and puts a pep in my step. Anyway, once we started talking about doing a beach getaway, I found myself randomly bookmarking pretty accessories and dresses I’d definitely want to pack. Feels like I’m already there!
Of note in my imaginary suitcase: Everlane just launched new striped dresses that would work great as an easy cover up, or to throw on while sightseeing. Bonus: they’re all under $40. I also keep coming back to these slides they debuted earlier in the summer — something about this tan color, I haven’t been able to find any quite like them, especially under $100. I bookmarked this striped tote a while back, and though it’s definitely a summer-specific purchase, it’s the kind of tote I’d be happy to carry season after season. Finally, I stopped into local shop Anomie on Union this past weekend, and was excited to see their huge selection of Herbivore goodies (I stocked up on my fave jasmine body oil, and picked up a bar of this pink clay soap which has been super soothing for my skin). I also tried out their Coco Rose Lip Color — it’s a gorgeous, warm, rosy shade that would look great on lips or cheeks. I’m trying to work my way through a few other lip/cheek pots I already have at home, but once gone, this one’s on the list.
Let me know if you have any Hawaii advice, or if you have another hidden beach spot you think we should check out. At this point, put me on a plane with a carryon filled with dresses and bathing suits, and I don’t really care where I end up!