Happy Friday from California! We’ve been out in California visiting Dave’s parents this week and it’s been such a lovely change of scenery. It’s actually been pretty chilly for these parts, but you can’t beat the sunshine! (And the fact that I heard it was -6 in Chicago this week… woof!)
I’ve been quiet on Instagram stories because we’ve had a pretty low-key week! Our days have mostly been spent on our computers, but we’ve gone out for a couple of nice dinners with Dave’s parents. I haven’t wanted to be that girl with my phone on the table documenting our meals, but I’ve been keeping notes to share in an updated Santa Barbara travel guide sometime soon!
Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead! I’m determined to soak up some time alfresco before we head home on Monday.
What I Read & Listened to This Week
I met Robyn of @SilverLiningExplorer a few years ago when she was helping my friend with a photo shoot! She’s so sweet, talented, and hardworking, and I had tears in my eyes as she was explaining her ‘retinitis pigmentosa’ diagnosis. She just shared her story on Travel + Leisure this week… I’m a Professional Photographer Who’s Traveling the World Before I Go Blind — Here’s What It’s Like
I can’t wait to make these immunity bombs when I get home! They seem so easy to make and so convenient to keep in the freezer. Right up my alley!
Kelly’s “Under-the-Stairs Secret Harry Potter-Style Room” is just darling!
What I Shopped & Browsed This Week
Added this book to my Amazon cart… Saw it recommended by a therapist I follow on Instagram. Not Drinking Tonight: The Workbook: A Clinician’s Guide to Helping Clients Examine Their Relationship with Alcohol
I keep reading about Alex Mill sweaters! 100% cotton (aka: not itchy!), timeless, reasonably priced, and they look so incredibly luxe and cozy. I did a little research and the brand’s co-founder, Alex (Drexler), is the son of Mickey Drexler, who was formerly the CEO of both Gap and J.Crew.
You may remember this cotton top I bought from Old Navy a few months ago… I just bought it in brown because it’s on sale for $13! It’s held up so well in the washer and dryer and fits so nicely. I take a medium!
I saw this gold foil Shit List notepad at a store this week and decided I didn’t *need* it since we traveled out here with only carry-on luggage, but I’ve added it to my mental wishlist. Thankfully it’s online!
I also came across this leather cocktail shaker set! Save this for the next time you need a gift for him or even a housewarming gift. I have a feeling it would patina beautifully!
Also added this ‘clutch’ to my wish list. Please tell me I’m not the only one addicted to bag organizers and dividers?!
Other Things of Note
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