The Hit List – November 2016

Hit List November 2016

Things I need right now – a month of sleep, this giant knot in my neck to disappear, and the new Gilmore Girls season to drop THIS INSTANT.

Things that are awesome – heading to Canada this week (we ARE coming back), the peanut butter cups in my freezer, and this feature in Mashable (!!!).

November was one hell of a roller coaster. But I think I’m ready to get off.

Anyway – on to the favorites.

The Chemist. While I had a hard time with the writing, the story was addictive. It’s got global conspiracies, science, action, and a little bit of romance. I couldn’t put the book down by the second half – and I was sad when it was over.

The same can be said of Petty Magic, which I discovered during a Google search for books similar to the All Souls Trilogy.

I’m not a witch/vampire literature person, but this book was so much more than a witchy tale. It’s almost as if the book was written just for me – sharp writing, historical roots (split between WWII and the present day), and complicated characters.

If you’re looking for books for upcoming holiday travels, check them out. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

I’ve admittedly been holed up at home (and in sweats) most of this month, working on the new B2A site relaunch and our #givingtuesday campaign. But when I do venture out, I’m usually wearing all of the following – Everlane wide-legged trousers (paired with a matching sweater), my Dagne Dover Simone bag, and M.Gemi moccasins.

It’s my new fall uniform.

These pants are magic – comfortable, flattering, and an unexpected departure from my usual skinny pant style. Topped with a sweater (this one is my favorite), and you have the perfect outfit. Just add shoes (I’ve bought three pairs of these and they’re just the best) and this bag (roomy, elegant, and hyperorganized) and you’re good to go.

I’m admittedly a new fan of By Terry, after meeting her for lunch during her Clickstick launch.

But I’m a fan for life. Her beauty line is just incredible. Her hero product, without a doubt, is the Baume de Rose.

Calling it a lip balm would be a disservice. It’s a miracle product – especially now that winter is (finally) here. It heals any chapped skin – lips, cuticles, elbows, feet – while feeling so good.

Yes, it’s expensive. But a little goes a long way. And…treat yo’ self?

And now, for the random.

I wrote my senior thesis for my history degree on obelisks, as symbols of personal and imperial power during the ancient Roman empire and the Holy Roman Empire.

Ever since, I’ve been obsessed with these historical, beautiful objects (and not because of their…um…shape?).

Obelisks as home accents tend to be pricey. But I found this one while perusing Target’s website (also picked up this tent for Rho and this bar cart for our home), and it’s absolutely perfect. I love that it’s a modern twist on such a historic symbol. It now has a place of pride in our family room’s shelves – alongside with our Stormtrooper helmet, “Khaleesi’s dragon eggs”, and my Ravenclaw Harry Potter book collection.

Stay nerdy, my friends.

Did you make any great discoveries this past month? COMMENT below and let me know!

See what I loved last month, and in September.