illustration: MDS STRIPES – MARK D. SIKES
Did you have an amazing New Years Eve? I hope you spent the evening with people you love and a full champagne glass!
Thank you so much for your support in 2016! We are grateful that you visit – and hope to see even more of you in 2017. Here’s what we’re reading, where we’re shopping and what we’re eating this week!
What to Read:
- These Party Planning Manners: The Duchess of Cambridge – she throws parties – and she’s just like us! In fact, she even uses Paperless Post! Here are the 16 hosting rules Kate Middleton never breaks.
- The most beautiful casual chic office in the south: Danielle Rollins and architect Bill Ingram’s ADAC Design Studio is what decor dreams are made of! Also, brb while I go paint my entire house Ralph Lauren Reservoir Blue.
What to shop for:
- THIS foam roller: If you aren’t foam rolling yet – take it from me – it’s a MUST. Why? For starters, foam rolling increases blood flow to your muscles and creates better mobility, helping with recovery and improving performance. Plus, it’s like an on demand self-massage. The hubs and I are both obsessed with this one.
- The best eyeshadow palette ever: Loaded with 12 bronze-hued eyeshadows in an insane range of textures including matte, satin, shimmer and sparkle, the Naked Palette by Urban Decay is my go-to for the office AND evening.
- My favorite ponytail holders: I’m kind of a ponytail holder snob. I bet you didn’t even know that was a thing. Well, it is, and these are the best!
- A Morning time saver – and hair whisperer! This round hairbrush from Drybar creates loose curls and waves in long hair (I think this is a good size for medium as well) and adds volume and helps straighten hair. The vented ceramic barrel reduces drying time – which is key for busy mornings.
What to eat:
- The healthiest grab-n-go bars I’ve found: RXBARs are whole food protein bars made with egg whites, dates, nuts and natural ingredients like 100% cacao or blueberries…because flavor matters. My favs are the Coconut Chocolate and Blueberry.
- Something to try?: Has anyone tried Soylent? It’s a 100% vegan meal replacement, with carbohydrates from beets, protein from soy and healthy fats from renewable algae sources. Their approach is that Soylent is not intended to replace every meal, but it can replace any meal – which is kind of the point. I’m thinking about trying it as a smoothie base.