It’s Sunday so we’re kicking it off with something real fun: LINKS! Shocking I know but we like to keep you on your toes:) It’s been a year of a month already so just take it easy today and do something nice for yourself. But first, links…
This week’s home tour is an insanely charming Amsterdam tavern turned home. The space has so many wild quirks and design risks (check out the sconces above the bed) and is full of vintage character. It’s designed, styled, and photographed by Helma Bongenaar and it’s incredible – AMAZING JOB, HELMA!
From Emily: Two of my friends recommended these – TWO. They are washable paper towels. What makes them different than just rags is that they roll back onto a roll by sticking to each other. It’s more work for sure and they are an initial investment but so far I love them. Plus they are made in Oregon which makes me feel good.
From Caitlin: I’ve written before about my mom’s practical gift-giving prowess, but she knocked it out of the park this year with this flat-pack travel neck support. I’m a pretty frequent flier (clocked 26,000 miles in 2021 which wasn’t too shabby seeing as, uh, the world was/is ending) and this is SO much better than the inflatable pillow I’d been using previously. Full stamp of approval from me and such a great idea for any travelers out there!!!
Also From Caitlin: I made my first clothing purchase of 2022 and I’m so jazzed about it!! I grabbed this UNREAL, very literal scarf from a small business called Verloop Knits (seriously – you gotta look at it – literal) and I was blown away by their customer service. I made an error during checkout, emailed them at 11:41 PM to ask for help, and they responded and fixed everything by 7:43!!! In the morning!!! Verloop’s a sustainable brand that stocks everything from home goods to balaclavas and I feel like I’ve discovered the motherlode: cool products, kind people, reasonable prices, AND it’s all environmentally friendly. BIG FAN. 🙂
From Jess: For Christmas, my friend got me two amazing spray travel hand sanitizers that smell GOOD and take up almost zero space in my purse. I have the Bergamot and Eucalyptus ones. If there was ever a chic but actually awesome hand sanitizer it would be these.
Also From Jess: My jaw dropped when I first saw this dress and I think everyone should know about it.
From Ryann: Have you guys tried wordle yet?? It’s a daily word game where you have to guess a 5 letter word in 6 tries. It has really brought out my competitive side because every day I text my fiance to see if he’s solved it and in how many guesses. I don’t think he knows we are competing but we absolutely are. It’s also become a positive part of my morning routine and is something I look forward to doing every day. It pairs great with morning coffee and is just a good brain teaser to start the day with.
From Mallory: I’ve been craving wearing houndstooth lately (anyone else? lol) and I was SO thrilled when I found this coat on sale at Nordstrom. I’ve worn it every day since I got it!! It’s warm & stylish and I’m heavily into the style. I’ve been wearing it with these boots I got for Christmas (they’re $100 off right now!!) and it’s my go-to outfit right now. FYI, online it says that it runs small but if anything I think it runs normal/on the bigger side. It’s a looser fit on the body – I got a 2 and it fits my broad shoulders and incredibly long arms if you’re curious 🙂
Have a beautiful rest of your day and see you all tomorrow. xx