Nine Favorite Things
Happy February! This might be a little cheesy, but I’ve been looking forward to the start of February for a while now. I know it’s Valentine’s Day month, and while we don’t all love, love Valentine’s Day, I think it’s a fun holiday to celebrate over the cold winter months. For me, Valentine’s Day is an excuse to buy ourselves flowers, bake fun cookies, and buy rose-scented candles. I always have fun with this month!
This year, I want to make sure to find Asher something little but fun for Valentine’s Day. I remember when I was her age, my Nonnie would always send something special for Valentine’s Day. No matter where she was in the world, I’d get a cute stuffed animal, piece of jewelry, or box of chocolate from her. She always made it a special day. I want to do the same for Asher since she never got to experience that. I already have my eyes on some jewelry I know Asher would love. But I’m going to do a little more looking around before I buy. Do you do anything to celebrate? I celebrate ALL month, not just on the 14th!
Also, it’s almost Super Bowl time!! Normally, I wouldn’t be talking much about the Super Bowl, but I think we can all agree that Taylor Swift has really put this year’s Super Bowl on the map. Many of us “non” football watchers are surely tuning into the game to get some Taylor content. Also, the halftime show! I’m excited for Usher this year. He’s such an incredible performer. I think it will be a fun game to watch all around!
I’m feeling a lot of excitement for the things to come this month, including a trip to New York! I love visiting the city! As I type this, I’m in the LAX airport heading back home to Colorado. All you Cali people, this rain is zero fun. I missed the sunshine on this trip!
I’ve been in town for a day of filming with my friend Benny. I’m looking forward to sharing the recipes we shot together very soon! Benny has an upcoming cookbook launch, so we made a recipe from his new book too! It’s so delicious!
This was a fast, just over 24-hour trip, which is usually how I try to make my LA trips. In and out! I stayed at The Maybourne in Beverly Hills. After many trips to LA, I think I finally found a hotel I love to stay at. The rooms are cozy and spacious, the hotel itself is really pretty, and you can’t beat the location. It’s very central, which makes getting around the city easier.
I filmed with Benny, packed in a few meetings, and had a great brainstorming session with some of our team that was in in LA. It’s been a very successful trip! Oh, and I got my hair trimmed too. It’s been almost a year, so I desperately needed a cut. I trimmed a lot off and I’m feeling a whole lot lighter – I love a fresh cut!
I’m home this week, then off to New York the following week, I simply can’t wait! We have a lot of ideas brewing and fun projects in the works!
The family had a fun time in Aspen last week. Red competed at X Games and finally took home his first X Games gold medal. If you know the industry at all, and you know Red, then you know what a huge deal this is. This was a long time coming. I’m so proud of him, and it makes me so happy inside seeing him go after and achieve his goals! He’s on fire. Go Red, GO!
That’s all for today! Hope you’re having a cozy February weekend – enjoy this week’s favorites!
1. Things i’m loving, wanting, and excited to try.
loving…. This is the coziest home. The photos are stunning, but the kitchen steals the show. I am obsessed with that island, it’s gorgeous. And the home as a whole is just so sweet, warm, and cozy – a perfect winter escape to the mountains.
everything in my cart (low)…Nordstrom always carries the best basics. The Wiley Boat Neck Knit Top from Reformation is currently in my cart.
Loving jewelry, these Nura Wrap Stud Earrings from Monica Vinader could pass as designer. They are really pretty.
listening to…. As someone who fears change, this was an inspiring listen for me. But more than anything, it’s just a nice conversation. Mellow, relaxed, and leaves you feeling happier. Also, this week, I loved . Super informative for women looking to feel more balanced with their hormones. I learned a lot. And I can’t not mention, . Love these guys!
dreaming of going to…Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa. It’s almost time to start thinking about spring break. I vote tropical islands only. This Caribbean Resort is very much my tropical vacation vibe.
wearing… the new APL Women’s TechLoom Traveler sneaker. I’ve been living in these sneakers. They’re lightweight but supportive, very sleek, and super comfy. I’m highly recommending!
shopping… splurge-worthy candles. I have a few I have in my cart. Some are major splurges like the Loewe Orange Blossom Candle. But some are more affordable like the Boy Smells Slow Burn Candle. And I’m really curious about this new-to-me candle, the Rain Rock Creek Scented Candle.
travel snacks…I’ve been carrying around these EPIC Venison & Beef Strips while I travel. They pack in healthy protein and are super delicious. But what I love most is that they’re free of any citric acid, sugar, or other weird ingredients. Just 100% grass-fed venison beef, onion powder, pepper, and salt.
wanting… the Staud Mini Joli Dress for Valentine’s Day. If I had somewhere to wear this I would get it for this month. It’s the perfect dress for a girly girl on Valentine’s Day, super sweet and cute. If you want something a little cozier and less pink, try this knit dress from Helsa.
everything in my cart (beauty)…curious about this Dermal Defense Hand Cream from Retrouvé. It sounds super moisturizing, which is what we all need in the winter. If you need a tried-and-true hand cream, I already know I love the Salt and Stone hand cream. In my Ulta car, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Lightly Scented
Loving the Luminous Matte Beauty Blush from Gucci. The packing is the cutest, but the product is actually so good. I love a rosy cheek for February too.
For the hair, love the dae Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream.
watching…. Also, here .
eating…Deux Cranes Chocolate. These bars sound so delicious. I’m ordering the Crem Brûlée bar (mainly because I’m so curious about what this tastes like). The Milk Chocolate with Ginger Sesame and Buckwheat, the Dark Chocolate with Miso Almonds, and the Pistachio Rose. Also, the bars just look pretty!
everything in my cart (high)…long coats are very popular right now. I’m eyeing the Ojama Wool Blend Bouclé Coat from Acne Studios. The the Prada Canvas Corduroy Collar Jacket. We need this jacket. I feel the same about the new Miu Miu blouson jacket. Can’t decide which I love more, but I am swaying towards the Miu Miu.
Bags, I am still obsessed over The Row Margaux 17 Bag in Leather. It’s such a classic forever bag. Maybe someday.
Lastly, this Gucci watch is so pretty.
shopping…Partake Foods. Better for you boxed cookies and baking mixings. I’m very curious to try out this brand after reading about them. They sound great! Especially for busy moms or any of us who can’t be in the kitchen day in and out cooking.
ordered…Heritage Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
shopping…corduroy pants. Loving that corduroy pants seem to be back in style. I’ve seen so many cute pairs recently.
curious to try…fermented garlic honey for colds. Love a homemade remedy, this one actually sounds delicious too. Have you tried it?
2. The most popular recipes of January.
Also have to mention:
My personal favorite:
Ok, last one:
3. Few New Crate & Barrel Kitchen/Home Finds.
4. What is an ordinary moment in your day that brings you joy?
This was a recent Q&A question from Instagram. I loved it so much that I thought I would ask you all the very same question!
What is an ordinary moment in your day that brings you joy? Share in the comments! Mine are below.
– hiking with the sunrise
– the smell of coffee + 1st sip
– getting to clean the kitchen with my dad
– nightly calls with my mom
– talking fashion things with Asher
– watching Oslo get excited about the cookies I made
– cooking for my brothers
– reading DM’s and getting to hear your stories/see the recipes you’ve made
– burying myself in blankets before bed (lol)
– a podcast while I get ready
5. The Valentine’s Day edit.
6. Inspiring Me + Life this Week.
Life this Week
landed in LA and went straight to Nine One Zero to see Lisa for a chop
the pretty flowers at the Maybourne Hotel in Beverly Hills
LA day one, filmed with Benny all day, then two meetings
love the new Aureum belts
legs up every night to reduce inflammation, increase circulation, and calm my anxious energy. This is especially important while traveling
The Maybourne lobby
LA day two, meetings, then off to the airport
always colostrum too, secret to good skin, hair, and nails + improved immunity
I always use these Holdon bags at home and while traveling
current favorite Snif candle, Big Flirt
back in the kitchen, always testing and creating something new
7. Favorite links i’m loving.
4 Of Victoria Beckham’s Daily Wellness Hacks.…
…love this workout.
…love this collection. It’s stunning.
…liking this method a lot.
…would love to visit.
…super cute and fun.
…good to know.
…if you want to organize.
…I’m into it.
8. The Jean Edit.
to wear with jeans
new from J.Crew
cozy looks (the pieces we all want)
9. This week’s dinners + weekend eats.