Here are a few things on my radar!
Drunk Elephant You know how smooth the surface of your skin is after a facial and how beautifully your make-up goes on? I think the soap provides the same effect. Love it.
JBrand Demim I love a pair of low rise jeans. I sometimes feel like the ripped look is a little too much for me so I bring them to my tailor to have them patched up so I get the ripped look without it looking like it is too much.
BR Bubble Sleeve White Shirt Great basic shirt. Love with a Hermes belt and a pretty sliver chain. Great with the suede shoes from JCrew.
BR Bell Sleeve White Shirt Ditto the above.
JCrew Drapery Jacket I purchased this as it is sweatshirt material, translation machine washable, and the cut makes it look polished. It is perfect to throw on over my yoga clothes. I have gotten a million compliments on it already!
Presence This book easily makes my top ten list for game-changers. Perhaps you have heard Amy Cuddy’s Ted Talk, which is amazing, this book has so many incredible ideas on how to be present and work through anxiety and fear. She notes that when we focus on something that causes anxiety, like in an interview the famous, “Why should we hire you?” question we are no longer present to the rest of the interview because our minds are only focused on answering the difficult question. The solution, you have to read the book to find out. I am kidding, she says, write down the answers to the “tough” questions so you feel prepared and this will reduce the anxiety and let you be present for the rest of the interview. Honestly, this is just one great example in the book of how to be present. Also loved the idea that your mind follows you body. So, (and this is in the Ted Talk) if you present yourself as confident physically, your mind will follow. I used this in teaching my yoga class over the weekend as every was glaring at me during core and I explained if they smile, they will trick their mind into thinking they are enjoying the sit ups. I am not sure if they believed me, but they laughed and the entire mood of the class shifted. A few people commented based on that a a few other funny things I said they realized they were supposed to be enjoying the class! It is supposed to be fun!
The Great Alone Kristin Hannah is one of my fav authors. I am so excited to start reading her new book.
Never Let You Go. This book is a total page turner. Build a fire and pour yourself a glass of wine. You will be totally happy staying in reading this book. As a bonus, I love discovering an author, loving one of their books and then being able to go back and read previous novels they have written. It is like someone giving me a list of recommendations.
Elsie Suede Pumps This is my favorite shoe! Comfortable from the moment you put them on, you will easily be able to elevate every outfit. I am so excited to see they now offer them in gray. For my friends who know I buy the same things over and over, (CAM, MT, AH) know what you are thinking, that I have black, blue and beige.
Fendi. If I had an extra $5,100 laying around…(if you have an extra $10,200 please pick me up one!)
Handmaid’s Tale This is the perfect binge watch for a rainy weekend. You will not be able to stop watching it!
The Escape Room This has been on my list of things to try and let me be the first to tell you, it does not disappoint. What a fun thing to do on a cold, rainy Saturday night. If you are not familiar, you have an hour to solve a puzzle in a room and “escape”. There are escape rooms all over so just google it. The one by me had options to accommodate group size and ages. My kids loved it!
Cooking. I finally made Chicken Marsala. It was so easy. I am shocked! If you have never tired cooking before, like me, I highly recommend giving it a try. I just googled the recipe. I also found this amazing shrimp lettuce wrap recipe in my Paleo cookbook, Everyday Paleo. It too was easy and so tasty. The best part is how healthy it was. No excess calories or carbs and tons and tons of flavor. My kids loved it too. Yay!
My kids love cookie cakes so I thought I’d bake them one of Valentine’s Day. There is a recipe here or you can google for other ideas. I plan to decorate with Valentine’s Day M&Ms and frosting. So fun!