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Listen, Eat, Wear, See, Read. Repeat.

It’s Friday, friends! And I’m gonna try and start a lil’ weekly post with all my favorite things for the week: Some food, some tunes, some fashion, a good book. You know, all that makes like good. Without further ado, here’s a smattering of stuff I’m excited about:

LISTEN: “The Sound” by 1975 is your new, infectiously fun gym tune:

EAT: Peanut Butter Brownies courtesy of Handle the Heat:

Choc PB brownies from Handle The Heat

Baked by Satan. Just kidding. But I’d sell my first born to him to get a plate of these.

WEAR: This Vici Bardot Maxi Dress is exactly what I’ve been looking for, and I predict it’s gonna be sold out in 5 minutes, since in the past 20 minutes it’s gone down to just one size – Small:

Bardot Maxi Dress - Vici | Covet Living

SEE: The First Monday in May, a new documentary opening in theaters tonight. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the 2015 Met Gala. Ya know, basically the Super Bowl for fashion. Which Anna Wintour presides over. Who is the scariest woman on the face of the planet. And also one of the most fascinating people to watch in action. Check out the trailer:

READ: “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi:

When Breath Becomes Air via Cup of Jo

Currently a NY Times bestseller, this memoir was written by Kalanithi, a 36-year-old neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer and suddenly found himself not as the surgeon dealing with the dying, but the terminal patient facing his own mortality. I just finished it and I gotta say, as sad as it sounds (and is, at times), it’s also really uplifting in a way. And just very beautiful.

That’s it for this week! Steph and I are joined in LA this weekend by our third bestie, Melissa… the girl we’ve known since we were wee ones in Indiana. The girl whose home we’ve collectively spent 100,000 hours at, who was the base to my lift in cheerleading. She’s here for work, and tonight we’re gonna celebrate her birthday by taking her out on the town. Life is good! Happy Friday all 🙂


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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Helllloooo, we’re back!  So we know we’ve sucked at keeping the blog updated lately, but what can we say, life keeps getting in the way.  In a good way!  Steph’s jumped head first into her rad interior design job, and I’m watching from the sidelines like the proud bestie I am.  And oh yeah – I’m TWO HOURS AWAY. Which means weekend trips to explore So Cal/shop/eat copious amounts of Mexican have commenced.  Life is so good.  ANYWHO – for the first time in a while, here’s a list of what’s getting our rocks off at this very moment:

1. This dress, this dress, this dress. Until you try on a Rachel Pally maxi dress, you just won’t understand how incredibly soft and pajama-like they are.  Trust me and Steph: We’re obsessed (I even outfitted my bridesmaids in RP!):

2. This Tempur-pedic eye mask that will literally change your life. In a span of a week since my hubby got a pair I’ve watched him go from being a super light sleeper – tossing and turning every night and waking me up – to falling instantaneously into a deep, restful sleep.  Meaning I now get a deep, restful sleep.

3. Am I the only one who’s shown up on a friend’s new apt doorstep only to realize I should’ve brought them a housewarming present and didn’t?  Or any friend’s place for that matter who’s having some people over?  Yeah, I need to get better at that. And I will, starting now, with this: The perfect hostess gift:

4. This succulent monogrammed planter box, perfect for those of us (ahem) who have a wee problem keeping plants alive.  I’m especially digging this to hang on our balcony:

5. The newest addition to my running playlist: Calvin Harris’ new club banger “Summer”:

Happy Friday everyone!