Hello!!! I am back in Florida and typed up another fun Things I’m Loving Friday post to share with you guys during my flight to Orlando from San Francisco.
Below you will find a few simple things that made me happy this week. I’d love to hear what is making you smile in the comments section of this post, so please feel free to play along!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- The Dinner by Herman Koch
I bought this book at the Orlando airport right before I boarded my flight to San Francisco on Thursday evening. I purchased it because a quote on the front cover said it was “unputdownable” and as I began reading, I realized the quote was more than accurate. I ended up making my way through three quarters of the book in one sitting and was immediately drawn into the dark plotline by the smart yet incredibly disturbing narrator whose character became more complex with each chapter. It’s an easy read and I recommend it to to anyone looking for a page turner that’s creative and also quite chilling.
- Balsam & Cedar Candle from Anthropologie
One sniff of the balsam and cedar scent of this candle transported me to a log cabin. The smell makes me want to curl up on the couch, wrap myself in a big plaid blanket, light a fire in the fireplace and watch the snow fall outside. Living in Florida, I know this will never happen, but when Raechel lit this candle on our first night in San Francisco, I couldn’t help but daydream about a cozy winter evening in a cabin. This candle is now on my Christmas list!
I’m sure this car service is incredibly commonplace for many of you, but for someone who lives in a town with basically no need for cars services or taxis, I was blown away by Uber! Cotille, the marketing manager at Stitch Fix, introduced us to Uber and after downloading the app, I couldn’t get over just how easy it was to call for a car and have someone meet you, ready to drive you anywhere within minutes. So efficient and easy to use!
- Winter Dream Tea Latte from The Coffee Bean
Jenna deserves all of the credit for bringing this unbelievably delicious latte into my life! She recommended it to me and Gina on Wednesday and we could not stop raving about the chai-like flavor of the warm drink. I am now on a mission to recreate this latte at home.
- Direct Flights
Direct flights happen once in a blue moon for me since I often fly out of a small airport in Jacksonville and want to keep my travel as budget-friendly as possible. I forgot just how fabulous it is to be able to hop on a plane and end up at your final destination without enduring the headache of a layover (or two) and possible delays along the way. Catching a direct flight from Orlando to San Francisco and back again was such a treat this week and made my travel to the west coast absolutely seamless. I know direct flights aren’t something I’ll get to enjoy often, so I was loving my direct flight this week!
These lip colors were two impulse purchases at Walgreens on Monday. I went into the store to buy travel-size hairspray and left with two different Revlon lip colors because they were buy one, get one 50 percent off. The Just Bitten lip stain + balm (in Passion) adds a very subtle pink color to my lips and is perfect “day makeup” when I am looking for a lip color that’s more muted. The Lip Butter (in Wild Watermelon) is a much bolder color (it’s the lip color I wore on Tuesday that a few of you asked about) and I think it’s a lot of fun! It’s soft and moisturizing and feels more like lip balm than lipstick.
Past Things I’m Loving Friday posts:
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Question of the Day
- What is one thing you’re loving lately?