Of the moment // four.19.19


It appears like Of the moment posts have been the only factor that men and women actually missed sooooo…here I am! Even although they’re quite fast and straightforward, I do not feel I can fairly commit to carrying out them as soon as a week but I am going to attempt and pop in right here month-to-month or quarterly and share a handful of of the favored issues that I’ve found and enjoyed more than the previous handful of months.San Diego paraglidingAnd in terms of upcoming travel plans and thrilling issues: I have a handful of operate trips to New York City that I am quite excited will coincide with peak cherry blossom bloom, a single of my girlfriends is obtaining her bachelorette celebration in San Diego (aka: tacos, yoga, beach, and I can sleep in my personal bed, so I am STOKED), and I lastly booked my birthday trip! We’re going to Belize (my 42nd nation!), and I’m so excited for laid-back beach vibes and some jungle adventures and all of the rum punch. Bart's Books in Ojai, CaliforniaConversations with Friends


I’ve been quite committed to maintaining my Goodreads updated and the ideal element of this sabbatical has been how substantially a lot more time I have to study. The best 5 books I’ve study so far this year: Girls Burn Brighter (definitely kept me 100% engaged from the initially web page till the quite final sentence, and there are not quite a lot of books that can say that), The Sympathizer (the tale of a double agent in the Vietnam War that keeps you guessing–what is ideal and who is incorrect?), There There (a single of my favored varieties of books–so a lot of stories that all interconnect in unexpected approaches, and also a portrait of an underrepresented neighborhood I didn’t know substantially about), Dopesick (non-fiction about the opioid epidemic that is so eye-opening and devastating) and My Absolute Darling (this book is NOT for absolutely everyone and it is quite intense and disturbing but also a single that I could not place down). Honorable mention to Heartburn, which is Nora Ephron gold! I’m also about to commence Conversations with Buddies, and I’m quite excited mainly because it comes very advisable by so a lot of men and women and I loved this podcast episode with the author.

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The issues I’ve been wearing more than and more than once again, collectively and separately: this Everlane Japanese Go-Weave V-Neck tee (straightforward to dress up for operate, down for weekend), a pair of Everlane white jeans (at $68, they match, they’re flattering and if I spill some thing on them as I inevitably will, I will not be devastated), the softest and coziest millennial pink Aritzia teddy bear coat, and Madewell mules that are definitely so comfy and so flattering and go with almost everything. In terms of jewelry, I’ve loved the brand Mejuri for a though: super easy gold pieces that are great for every day, and spend for themselves quickly in expense per put on. I also just found Cleo earrings, which are super entertaining and bold!

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Earlier this year, I went to Palm Springs with some girlfriends and felt so substantially lash envy! It felt like I was the only a single out of my mates who didn’t have lash extensions…until a single of my mates stated that her lashes have been genuine, just the outcome of typical applications of Grande Lash serum. I straight away purchased some and have been making use of it religiously for the previous handful of months, and I have observed such a distinction! My lashes look legitimately longer and fuller devoid of mascara, and when I use my exact same typical CoverGirl mascara that I’ve utilised considering the fact that higher college, they are luscious.

A handful of other beauty goods that have worked their way solidly into my routine in 2019: Glossier Boy Brow (I really feel like absolutely everyone hyped this for a though and I believed I didn’t require it mainly because I naturally have quite thick, dark brows for improved or worse buuuuut this actually assists tame them), The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid (actually assists with general skin hydration), Elemis Pro-Collagen goods (actually leaning into anti-wrinkle issues as I go into my 30s)  and RMS Living Luminizer (which is subtle but actually beautiful for a highlighter).

And for issues to assistance my skin that are not becoming place on my skin: I’m obsessed with Crucial Proteins Collagen Creamer (even though it only mixes in hot beverages, so I have to figure out a new option for iced coffee climate!) and Ultimate Omega fish oil (an additional powerful recommendation from my facialist considering the fact that the fatty acids in fish oil can apparently assistance decrease blackheads!).

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Spring! The greatest of seasons! It is been a magical time for me: I got to see the poppy superbloom just before it became insanity and the ranunculi at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad and Lastly the cherry blossoms in peak bloom in Washington DC.

Sunset in Ocean Beach, San Diego


“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” -Nora Ephron


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