Becoming a morning person isn’t an easy feat when you’re so used to sleeping in and rolling out of bed. Recently I’ve had to start rising before the sun and while it’s pretty great to watch the sunrise everyday, I’m used to sleeping in a bit more, so it has definitely been an adjustment.
Happy New Year! 2016 flew by so fast I’m still in shock that it’s already January 2017. I make resolutions every year and much like everyone else, I sometimes struggle to keep up with them. Throughout the year I will occasionally make new goals lists, and of course I have my ongoing 101 in 1001 list. For 2017 I’ve made some great resolutions that I can continue to check and keep up with throughout the year.
Last week I kicked off the holiday season with the lovely ladies at Leaf Boutique in Brookline! Not only was the night full of holiday fashion, but it was also a celebration of their 20th anniversary. Every time I go to Leaf Boutique I fall in love with everything and this night was no different; both outfits that I wore in the show, plus some more items, are currently hanging in my closet… I’m a shopping addict, what can I say?
Buying gifts for other people is never an easy task. We are already in December and I’ve bought approximately zero gifts for family and friends; I’m the worst, I know. But, I have put together a couple gift guides for December to make everyone’s (and my own) holiday shopping much, much easier. My first gift guide is Gifts For Her Under $50!
It’s the holiday season, officially. Thanksgiving came and passed, Black Friday was another full weekend of shopping deals, and now it’s the build up to Christmas and the New Year. Not to be a Grinch, but I feel like it’s harder to get into the holiday spirit as a 20-something. It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but it feels immensely different than in the past. I felt this way last year too as it was my first Christmas as a ‘real person’.
Now, I don’t want it to feel that way. Although I’m no longer attending Christmas cocktails with my sorority sisters or taking holiday breaks from school work, I still want that same old holiday feeling.
I’m thankful for a lot of things this holiday season, many of which are true, heartfelt things to be thankful for. However something that I think we can all be thankful for are cocktails; especially when you have the day off from work, family is around, and you just want to relax and enjoy the day. Not to say that you can’t enjoy the day without a cocktail in hand but it’s definitely an added treat to the holiday season.
This past weekend, I had a weekend getaway in Washington DC with one of my best friends, Nicole.
We had been counting down the days to this weekend for months and it seems like it came and went all too fast! We planned this trip for many reasons but mostly because we rarely see one another since graduating college, and also because Elle King was playing a show in DC! If you’re not familiar with Elle King, you likely know her song Ex’s and Oh’s, or her song with Dierks Bentley, Different for Girls. Elle King is extremely talented, and sounds exactly as she does on her record when she sings live which made for an unbelievable night!
One well known fact about me is that I love wine. My friends really got me into wine in college, and that translated into my post grad life. My friend Caroline joined a wine club and sent us a code to try it out ourselves. Long story short, I have been in the wine club for over a year now- I just love wine! In fact, I am a firm believer that wine is the only alcohol we should be drinking.
If you are unfamiliar with Graffigna, they are a winery in Argentina who have been in business since 1870. Their wines have unique and bold tastes! Recently, I had the opportunity to try out Graffigna Wines. I sampled three of their wines: Centenario Malbec, Pinot Grigio, and Grand Reserve Malbec.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these roundups. Now is a great time to get it back on the blog! My Currently Loving posts are the top things that are on my radar at the moment. I usually do 3 things, but since this post is a bit overdue, I’m doing 5! This week I’ll share some great music, comfy clothes, my current Netflix binge, and more!