5 Things I Love // 1

I love a lot of things and I really like to share these things, so I am starting a new weekly post just to talk and share and maybe hear about what other people love. Love it!

First of all, I hope everyone had a chance to reflect of the life of Dr. King today, whose words never become antiquated. Today more than ever his speeches, his work and his method of non-violence are great examples of how to fight for social justice. Every year I spend some of this day talking to Maddie about Dr. King's message and I can only hope that it helps form her and inspire her to be a change agent in her world.

On to much less meaningful things now: five things I am totally digging.



1. Nars blush in Orgasm. I have had this on my to-buy list for ages and was forced urged by my husband to finally buy it Saturday afternoon before a date night. I love it. It is the perfect color, the perfect amount of shimmer and actually lasts the whole day. Sold.

2. Bastille Kitchen in Fort Point. Speaking of date night, we went on one of those Saturday night for a friend's birthday and decided to grab dinner before meeting up with everyone at Bastille Kitchen. The only reservations on Open Table were really early or really late but instead of going to another restaurant, we decided to wing it and try and get in. Lo and behold, as soon as we walked in the two seats at the end of the bar opened up, which was prime real estate for two lovebirds without their toddler. We sat, ate delicious food and talked and it was awesome. The steak frites I had and the scallops Matty had were fantastic, as was the chocolate mousse tart with bruleed marshmallow that tasted like a smores (YUM). Also, the butter that comes with the croissants has salt soaked in earl grey tea made by the chef and it was awesome. I am looking forward to going back, for sure.

3. My new belly band that has once again given me the ability to run comfortably with this big ol' 7 month pregnant belly of mine. I have been having bad pain in the thinned out muscles under my belly button and hopped on-line to see what other third trimester runners have used in the hopes that others have dealt with this too. I discovered rave reviews about the Gabrialla Belt, including endorsement by pregnant marathoners. I ordered it off Amazon, got it yesterday and immediately went to the gym to test it out on the treadmill (it was a still a bit too icy out to give it a real test). It really made a difference and had I not just had a big lunch with a big need to pee, I felt like I could have run a lot farther than I have been able to lately. I am hoping this can carry me through until I pop this baby out; maybe I will run to the hospital to make sure I am dilated enough...

4. TINY BABY CLOTHES! Once we found out we were having a girl this time around we knew we were all set in the clothing department, but we have wanted to get a special little coming home outfit to put her in for the first trip home. Maddie and I hit up the Assembly Row shops with my AIL and were met by Matty so we picked out the cutest teeny tiny outfits. Anchors and bikes! I die! I am so excited for a teeny, squishy baby!

5. Birchbox, One of the besties got me a subscription for Christmas and I am obsessed. I love make-up and samples and all things beauty and it is just so fun to get random treats in the mail each month. Such a great gift idea (thanks, K!).

And that rounds out five things I am loving; be back next week with some more Stefanie approved randomness :)

Comments

Kiersten Kaye said…
Girl, you have no comments so I will do you a solid and add mine. =D

I don't have any this-minute-I'm-super-infatuated-withs so I opted to give you my timeless treasures with a couple new additions.

#1 My signature scent: been at it since 2007 and will never give up on it! Described as "sweet and delightfully playful" -- just like me! http://www.jomalone.com/product/3585/10079/Fragrances/Colognes/Fruity/Nectarine-Blossom-Honey/Nectarine-Blossom-Honey-Cologne

#2 My hair salvation. It's new but will stay in rotation as long as possible. Dry Touch Up spray: http://www.kmscalifornia.com/en-us/products/usage/start-dry-shampoo-conditioner.2.32.detail.aspx

#3 Go here, ask the bar staff to put your name on the list (on busy nights for dinner) and then sit your ass down. Start with the Milk Punch. It's beyond amazing (ask me!) and then eat something totally decadent. http://easternstandardboston.com/

#4 Trust me you just need to try this. All the grownup feel of sipping cognac with none of the harsh "this tastes like burning" feeling. ;) Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur is an original blend of Brillet Cognac and the essence of Williams Pears (Poires Williams)

#5 If all your glasses are made in China why do you pay so much for them? EXACTLY. Do this next time! https://www.warbyparker.com/spring-2015

Kiersten Kaye said…
Girl, you have no comments so I will do you a solid and add mine. =D

I don't have any this-minute-I'm-super-infatuated-withs so I opted to give you my timeless treasures with a couple new additions.

#1 My signature scent: been at it since 2007 and will never give up on it! Described as "sweet and delightfully playful" -- just like me! http://www.jomalone.com/product/3585/10079/Fragrances/Colognes/Fruity/Nectarine-Blossom-Honey/Nectarine-Blossom-Honey-Cologne

#2 My hair salvation. It's new but will stay in rotation as long as possible. Dry Touch Up spray: http://www.kmscalifornia.com/en-us/products/usage/start-dry-shampoo-conditioner.2.32.detail.aspx

#3 Go here, ask the bar staff to put your name on the list (on busy nights for dinner) and then sit your ass down. Start with the Milk Punch. It's beyond amazing (ask me!) and then eat something totally decadent. http://easternstandardboston.com/

#4 Trust me you just need to try this. All the grownup feel of sipping cognac with none of the harsh "this tastes like burning" feeling. ;) http://www.kobrandwineandspirits.com/portfolio/product/belle_de_brillet_belle_de_brillet_pear_liqueur

#5 If all your glasses are made in China why do you pay so much for them? EXACTLY. Do this next time! https://www.warbyparker.com/spring-2015

Paulina said…
Hi there! I enjoyed reading the five things you love, my colleagues at my last company were obsessed with Birchbox. I was hoping to ask you a couple of questions via email, could you let me know where to reach you? Thank you!

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