A Few of My Favorite Things
Today I’m sharing some of the things that bring me joy in my everyday life. With so many stimuli and new content out there, it can be hard to sift through and find what is right for you. I’m not selling anything here, just suggesting a few things that I enjoy and maybe you will too. Here’s a list of some things that may encourage, inspire or expose you to something new! I hope you like it and if you do leave me a comment below!
New designer: Anatoli
She may not be new, but she is new to me! I met the founder and designer of anatoli.co at the FAD market in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Anatoli turkish towels are made by local artisans in Anatolia, Turkey. They are quality towels with simplistic designs and can be used as towels or worn in as scarves, wraps and so many different ways. Check out their website here or find them at different markets in Brooklyn, NY.
Blog: The Simply Luxurious Life
The simply luxurious life.This blog has everything from fashion, to great recipes and guides on how to live a simple, yet luxurious life. I love her latest post about welcoming serenity to your life. Find it here. She is launching French Week on her blog starting today (Aug 6) and will have a whole week’s worth of blog posts on everything French inspired! You know I’m super excited for this.
Podcast: The Simple Sophisticate
This podcast is brought to you by the blogger I just mentioned. She talks about fashion, food and living your best life. I really love her latest podcast: Love and Self-Discovery: How to be One Half of a Healthy Relationship. Listening to it made me examine myself and how I deal with situations in my own life. One of the many things she said about relationships that resonated with me most was this: “From time to time we will fall back on defaults that are unhelpful. However, the key is to recognize these instances when they occur, and gradually with mindful attention, understanding why you do so, choosing a new action that is helpful and healthy rather than hurtful and destructive.”
The episode is fantastic and she has a blog post for each episode if you prefer to read it rather than listen to it. Episodes are about 30 minutes and there’s a bonus at the end le petit plaisir, where shares one simple pleasure with her listeners.
Recipe: Turmeric Ginger Mango Lassi
This recipe is refreshing and delicious. If you followed along on my IG stories, you may have seen me make it. I recently started integrating herbs and supplements into my health regimen and I discovered that turmeric works wonders for digestive health. This is a top priority to me when it comes to my health concerns so I’ve been taking turmeric in a pill form for a few months now and I have overcome so many digestive issues I was dealing with. This recipe is packed with nutrients to help boost immunity and fight inflammation. Here is the video on how to make it.
Yoga Studio: Upper West Side Yoga
I discovered this studio because my boyfriend lives 3 blocks away from it! The owner, Ingrid has created such a warm and welcoming space. She has beginner, restorative and open level classes. You can drop in the studio for $23 a class or get a new student special which is $39 for 2 weeks of unlimited classes.
This isn’t just a yoga studio where you come to work out; Ingrid connects with her students and takes time to address their concerns on and off the mat. She also offers free 20 minute meditation classes for a donation. Her studio is fully stocked with props like blocks, bolsters, blankets, and straps to support you in your yoga practice. Go check out the studio and let me know what you think! You won’t be disappointed.
Product: Ouai Haircare Rose hair and body oil
This is a hair and body oil that should be used sparingly. It smells amazing with a mix of Rose, Bergamot, Lychee and White Musk. I put one pump in my hand and rub it in my hair when it’s damp. Then I rub the excess on my arms instead of using perfume! It make my hair look super sleek and shiny and prevents frizz in the summer heat. It makes styling so much easier as your hair will be tame when it dries.
Activity: Going to the Bronxville Farmers Market
I’ve listed a lot of my favorite vendors in my previous post here. I love spending a Saturday morning here sipping coffee and trying all sorts of yummy new treats. They are open from 8:30-1 p.m. every Saturday until November 18. Go check them out and support your local farmers and artisans!
Style inspo: Damsel in Dior and Krystal Bick
These two bloggers have a great fashion sense and I love going to their sites to get some major style inspo! Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior nails the effortlessly cool look and Krystal Bick of This Time Tomorrow is has more of an elevated look with lots of dresses and mixes high and low pieces together perfectly! Check out 2 of their recent style posts that I really like here:
Book: Meditations on the Mat
I started this book during my yoga teacher training, but it wasn’t until this summer that I started reading it on a daily basis. It brings so much insight into living a full life and taking my yoga off the mat. Every page I read helps me start my day mindfully. It has served as a guide to being a better yoga teacher and living a more authentic life. You can find it on amazon here. It’s great for seasoned yogis, beginner yogis, and non-yogis too!
If you liked this roundup and you’d like to read more posts like this, let me know! I’ll try to do at least one every month! Leave me a comment below or on my instagram page here.