Nine Favorite Things – something new soon!
After returning home from LA last week, I spent the week in the kitchen. I spent part of Sunday prepping for that big photoshoot I mentioned last week. I was so nervous for Monday. But I’m happy to share that all went really well and I’ll be able to share more details very soon!
To say I was relieved once we completed the shoot would be an understatement. It took me a minute to recoup, but the rest of the week was spent cooking and shooting. I’ll be traveling a little more than usual in November and December, so I’m doing my best to work ahead. This means thinking about Thanksgiving! Which is just crazy, but I’m looking forward to creating a whole new Thanksgiving menu for you all.
You have to let me know if there’s anything specific you’re really wanting to see this year! Or how I can best help you all to have the BEST holiday season yet! I really want to make this year’s content fit for you all and yet still be so special. I’m really excited!
I’ve already ordered new holiday decor and pieces for upcoming tablescapes and holiday cocktails too. Wahoo!
Asher has taken on the task of unboxing everything and she’s sure having fun with all the holiday pieces. It’s made us both so excited. I made her our very first mug of hot chocolate for the cozy season. We had two days of snow and FREEZING temperatures, so of course hot chocolate was on the menu. She’s the sweetest.
Also, Chicago I’m coming to see you all! Sharing details on our events below. Can’t wait!
1. Things i’m loving, wanting, and excited to try.
loving…the APL TechLoom Zipline Bubblegum sneaker. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness, from October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024, APL is donating 20% of their Women’s and Men’s Zipline Bubblegum sneakers in Satin Pink to the Women’s Cancer Research Fund.
wanting…the Diptyque Advent Calendar 25 scented treasures. Love this. But very pricy.
Speaking of jackets, this Double Breasted Cinched Blazer from Source Unknown is in my shopping cart.
Adding the Reformation oversized sheer shirt to my holiday looks. CUTE.
Need this biker boots from H&M.
dreaming of going to…Adare Manor. A beautiful fairytale-like Irish manor. What a pretty hotel and property. Read more here:
loving…the Furtuna Skin Rinascita Replenishing Balm. I’ve been using this on my legs before bed, it’s super moisturizing.
shopping…Compartes 24 Chocolate Bar Gift Collection. This is so cute and wow, sounds delicious. A great way to try a lot of fun new chocolate bars too. Love this as a holiday hostess gift.
wanting…trench coats for the season. Here are a few favorites.
everything in my cart (beauty)…October is breast cancer awareness month. A good handful of the beauty brands I love are supporting – so cool! IS Clinical is donating 100% of profits from the Poly-Vitamin Serum to the National Breast Cancer Coalition for the entire month of October. Estée Lauder will donate 20% off select products. Try their Limited Edition Pink Ribbon Advanced Night Repair. Jo Malone London will donate 50% of their Special-Edition Peony & Blush Suede Cologne. A few more below too!
watching…. This is fun, we kind of get a tour of her house too. Her garden is incredible!!
everything in my cart (high)…these Gucci Mallory Leather Slingback Pumps with this Miu Miu embroidered denim blouson jacket. Or my current favorite Prada coat, their single-breasted velour cloth coat. Oh or how about this pretty shearling coat. So cute.
watching… . I really love these Vogue video series. This takes us through the streets of Milan for fashion week. A mix of food and fashion, my 2 favorite things.
2. October baking with pumpkin.
3. For your Halloween Party.
4. Chicago events this week!
So excited! I will be in Chicago this week for 2 LIVE events. The first with Ulta Beauty and the second with Williams-Sonoma.
Snif Ulta Beauty Meet and Greet – Thursday, October 19th
I’ll be hosting a meet-and-greet at the Ulta Beauty in downtown Chicago on October 19th from 5-7 PM CT. We’re launching the Pumpkin SMASH candle in select Ulta Beauty stores across the US!!
Tickets are FREE, you can get them here (the first 150 to show with a ticket are guaranteed access to the meet-and-greet opportunities).
We’ll also be having some fun giveaways, including a chance to enter a raffle for a year’s worth of Snif candles. And what’s even more exciting? You’ll get a free sample of another secret project we’ve been working on that’s coming in November! It’s going to be so much fun!
Williams Sonoma Lincoln Park, Chicago – Friday, October 20th
We’ve already had an overwhelming amount of sign-ups for the Ulta beauty event so we decided to add one more Meet and Greet in Chicago! On Friday, October 20th, I’ll be at the Williams Sonoma Lincoln Park at 6 pm CT. I didn’t want to miss anyone on this trip (sorry about last time). So if you’re interested in meeting up with me, and you can’t make it to Ulta on Thursday, then Friday at Williams Sonoma is the event for you! I will be signing books in addition to our Pumpkin Smash candle. You can purchase the 2 together, which would be the cutest holiday or hostess gift.
Reserve your tickets here – looking forward to this so much!
5. What are your “worth every penny” buys?
Got this idea from this Cup of Joe Post. So cute and fun!
Without a doubt, skincare. You’ll have your skin forever and ever. Take care of it now and the less you’ll have to do as you age. I look at skincare as an investment in my health.
A nice hotel room, every time. This has been a GAME CHANGER for me in terms of travel. Knowing I will be staying in a comfortable place while traveling has actually helped me love traveling. I love staying in a pretty hotel, it makes me want to travel more.
A cast iron skillet – get yourself a nice one, trust me. You’ll use it just about every day for the rest of your life. Mine see more use than you could ever guess.
Breville Espresso – I use my espresso machine every single morning. It’s part of my morning routine. I can’t imagine getting through the morning without it!
What are your “worth every penny” buys?
6. Inspiring me – moody, spooky October.
7. Favorite links i’m loving.
…these look so festive and cute – getting excited for Christmas!!
…I would happily stay at any of these spas.
8. From J.Crew.
On sale at Ann Taylor
9. This week’s dinners + favorite weekend eats.