Wearing: I've been wearing a lot of white and lace lately like the white lace romper you see on me above! I'll be sure to post the outfits soon because they're the perfect summertime look!
Reading: This article from Esquire is such an interesting read. It profiles 4 men at 4 very different bank accounts. It's so interesting to read each one's thoughts and opinions on all of the questions they are asked. It really puts everything in perspective. I thought the most interesting part was the budgeting question.
Loving: These Fromm brushes. I was sent this trio of brushes and was so excited to try them out since I love my Fromm blow dryer so much. If you haven't heard of the brand, I definitely recommend checking it out! These brushes are made to pair with your blow dryer and cut drying time. The 'square' brush is a variation of the standard rounded barrel brush. I find that the square shape is a lot easier to use and produces a great result. I'm not much of a blow-out person, but this actually makes me want to blow out my hair more often! The Glosser paddle is the brush I have been using daily. It easily brushes through my hair and has replaced my drugstore hairbrush. The hot paddle is probably my favorite of all of them. The aluminum ceramic plate in the brush actually heats up while you blow dry. It really cuts down on the frizz for me and the drying time!
Loving II: Staying with the hair category today, I just received these two products from Paul Mitchell: Texturizing Sea Spray and Marula Oil. I haven't tried the sea spray yet, but it smells wonderful... I'll report back, my hair is never good at beach waves, but I'm totally down to try it out! And the Marula oil is heavenly! I have been using the super skinny serum for probably over 15 years and am about to run out, so I'm replacing it with the Marula oil to see how that goes! It smells wonderful-- almost woodsy, but still very light. The bottle says to use a few drops, but since I have so much hair, I use about 2 full dropper's worth. I love that it makes my hair super soft after blow drying!
Watching: My sister, Callie, is in Banshee, a show on Cinemax (screenshot above!!). The series is filmed in Pittsburgh and Callie got to be an extra on it this summer. It is so cool to see her on TV-- I'm so proud of her! She graduates next week and I can't wait to see all of the amazing things she does as a post-grad!
Watching II: This video. I saw Coldplay in 2009 and to say it was an amazing concert would be an understatement. I love music and love seeing/hearing live music. I think it's amazing how music can cross language barriers, cultural barriers, etc. and bring people together. I also think it's amazing how music can literally tap into your emotions. This video is heartwarming and brought tears to my eyes. I know that when I first heard Fix You, it was emotional for me, too. The music is so powerful and the words are touching. Plus, knowing that Coldplay wrote it for Gwyneth Paltrow when her father died brings even more meaning to the song. When I was at the concert and they played it, it actually gave me goosebumps because the entire crowd sings along (like here at 4:25)and it becomes hauntingly beautiful... it's incredibly uplifting and sad all at the same time. If you have surround sound, I recommend listening to a live version and putting it on really loud. This version is actually really amazing, too, this guy spliced together a bunch of different versions. The Scientist is my second favorite- and I can't forget Viva La Vida (the best version, here.. wait until 4:30!!) because we sing that every Christmas Eve.
Eating: Gaby et Jules salted caramel macarons. I've written this before but they are THE BEST macarons in the entire world. My friends got me a sleeve for my birthday and I ate them all.
Paris tea. I went to tea at The Frick last weekend and it was lovely! I have a full post coming up, but the tea I had was wonderful. I love Harney and Sons Paris tea and The Frick's version of Paris was just as delicious.
Listening: Not trying to jump the gun, but I've already started my May playlist! I got really bored of April's playlist as it was definitely not one of my best, so I really wanted to start fresh. You can listen, here. I'll embed it in next week's post once I have added some more songs. My favorite right now is I'm in love by Kygo and Into the Sunset by Mako. Do you have any recommendations?!
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