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 Iâ€™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. Itâ€™s got global conspiracies, science, action, and a little bit of romance. I couldnâ€™t put the book down by the second half – and I was sad when it was over.
Iâ€™m not a witch/vampire literature person, but this book was so much more than a witchy tale. Itâ€™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 youâ€™re looking for books for upcoming holiday travels, check them out. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Iâ€™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, Iâ€™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.
Itâ€™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 (Iâ€™ve bought three pairs of these and theyâ€™re just the best) and this bag (roomy, elegant, and hyperorganized) and youâ€™re good to go.
Iâ€™m admittedly a new fan of By Terry, after meeting her for lunch during her Clickstick launch.
But Iâ€™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. Itâ€™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, itâ€™s expensive. But a little goes a long way. And…treat yoâ€™ 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, Iâ€™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 Targetâ€™s website (also picked up this tent for Rho and this bar cart for our home), and itâ€™s absolutely perfect. I love that itâ€™s a modern twist on such a historic symbol. It now has a place of pride in our family roomâ€™s shelves – alongside with our Stormtrooper helmet, â€œKhaleesiâ€™s dragon eggsâ€, and my RavenclawÂ Harry Potter book collection.
Stay nerdy, my friends.
Did you make any great discoveries this past month? COMMENT below and let me know!
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