Good day, sunshine! ?
Did that make you believe of the opening lines to this song?
’tis a great day to celebrate love, so right here are a few of the things I’ve been loving lately…
1. This Serena & Lily French bistro-inspired kitchen
Now that’s a phrase I did not expect to ever see in print…because when have I ever believed that deeply about kitchens?
For the record, Serena & Lily is not a hip 20-something singer-songwriter duet. They’re a high-end furniture line kinda like a much more streamlined, bougie-er Pottery Barn (as if that were possible). believe Crate & Barrel satisfies minimalist French country.
As I was flipping with their newest catalog, searching for style ideas, these adorable kitchen area scenes caught my eye…
THOSE BLACK as well as WHITE BISTRO CHAIRS!
Now, I’m not typically a huge wicker person (hard to clean, feline claws get caught in it, squeaks when you sit down), however I like the look of these chairs. They restore so numerous memories of strolling the streets of Paris with El Hub (who was El sweetheart at the time) as well as sipping strong cups of coffee at cute, comfortable walkway cafes.
I like the feminine curves as well as exactly how the chairs look like they’d be comfortable to sit in for hours. They’re crazy expensive, though, so I don’t plan to get ’em, however I sure do like exactly how they look in this room!
2. Chantecaille everything
Speaking of French style, I have a low-key Chantecaille addiction brewing. I’ve been using their gel bronzer as well as blush on bare skin (apparently, I can’t be bothered with foundation anymore), as well as man! – ดีมาก. You can’t see the edges of either the blush or the bronzer, as well as neither one moves an inch.
I capture a small bit of the bronzer on the back of my hand, swirl a little blush clean around in it, then buff that on my upper cheekbones. then I do the exact same thing with the blush (same brush), applying it only on the apples.
I like that you truly can’t tell where the blush as well as bronzer begin as well as end (like something you’d see on Megan Markle on her wedding event day), as well as it’s the type of makeup that looks especially great in full sunlight, like at a BBQ or a beach wedding.
Cheek Gelle blush in pleased (cute name, yeah?) as well as glow Gel Bronzer… I’m 100% sure you’re gonna ask me about the polish now, so it’s Chanel Purple Ray.
Blush as well as Bronzer on my cheeks. loft sweatshirt from winter season 2018. The gloss is hourglass Unreal Gloss in Horizon.
3. “Say You Will” by Fleetwood MAC
Um…did I truly just immediately capitalize the word “MAC” when I typed “Fleetwood Mac”? Yes, yes, I believe I did.
My three-year-old likes this song, which in my mind likewise implies that she likes Stevie Nicks…
OK, my work right here is done.
4. Low-tech, old-school handwritten everything
Lately, I’ve been dumping my computer keyboard for ye olde paper as well as pencil. I’ve been composing whatever — lists, notes, blog drafts — longhand, as well as while it’s much slower than sprinting across the keyboard with my fingertips, there’s something therapeutic as well as practically meditative about seeing each letter emerge from the suggestion of my ดินสอ.
I’m persuaded that physically composing words down on paper unlocks different parts of my brain — those quiet, dirty corners where all the strange (and fun) stuff hides.
Side note: Do they still instruct cursive handwriting in school?! ฉันหวังว่าอย่างนั้น.
5. The Nudestix eyebrow Stylus Pencil & Gel
FYI: Not only is applying mascara a perishable skill. filling out one’s brows is, too, as well as yes, I understand this from personal experience. If you’re currently suffering from brow-filling amnesia (brow-nesia?), get one of these dual-ended pencils. There’s a goof-proof, long-wearing semi-transparent angled brow pencil on one end (so there’s no possibility of overdoing those fuzzy bit caterpillars) as well as a stiff, remove brow gel on the other.
It’ll get your brows best as rain.