This has been such a fun but BUSY week. I took three of my team members with me to Minneapolis to talk all things Target for 2019 and we even got a sneak peek into the fall collection WHICH IS SO VERY VERY GOOD. I want to give a huge shout out to Minneapolis for being such a lovely city to host us, including the 15-foot Scandinavian-style hot tub on the roof. That never hurts. But they had no 5 am celery juice, so it’s really all a fail.
First, we need to discuss the celery juice trend and how I feel about it. This is the one where you wake up and before coffee, you wash, chop and juice an entire thing of celery using all 15 parts of your highly underutilized yet expensive juicer. Then you drink that 16 ounces of pulp-less juice fast with nothing, I mean NOTHING, else in your stomach and don’t you dare put anything in your stomach for 20-30 minutes after. Why? Mostly, it’s supposed to be detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and something about hydrochloric acid and stomach bile to assist in digestion, able to metabolize food better and flush out fats, etc. It has “magical medicinal powers.” I had two people (not good friends, but strong testaments) that said it was life-changing. So I tried it, obviously, for three days in a row (stopped only because of travel) and I will say this: my stomach felt very “bright” and yes digestion was great (but souping makes it great). Day three, my stomach felt extremely unbloated. But you guys, the amount of WORK to juice and clean each morning at 5:30 or 6 am (I get up before juice bars open or likely I would just buy this stuff) is INSANE. And no, you can’t make it the night before. No you can’t make it in batches and NO you can’t mix it with apples. It’s like we are all being punked because it’s SO RIDICULOUS. But that’s not the best part…the best part is the fact that LA IS RUNNING OUT OF CELERY. Rumors were that Erewhon (a natural foods store that is even fancier than Whole Foods in WeHo) actually ran out of celery. They couldn’t keep it in
stalk stock!!!! While I do love to try these hilarious wellness trends, sometimes I literally can’t believe the town that we live in (and yet, I love to embrace). Will I continue to do it? Probably. Hell, I invested in this massive juicer (anyone have a smaller, less expensive juicer they absolutely love??) so I have to”stick” with it…
The opener image is from the East Hampton home of Maxwell Ryan (founder of Apartment Therapy) and it honestly stopped me while flipping through the new, recently rebranded House Beautiful. He’s a friend and not even knowing it was him, I said this to myself “this is so my style, well, but better.” It has personality and quirk, and feels fresh and inventive but pulled together and cohesive. GREAT JOB MAXWELL. See the full tour here.
I know we talked about Leanne Ford’s amazing lighting collab with Target a few weeks ago but now it’s available online! RUN before it’s all gone. I bought this floor lamp and this table lamp for myself. 🙂
Another friend of mine, Joy Cho of Oh Joy, recently came out with an online business class on how to grow a team. I have always admired her incredible business sense so I have no doubt this class is incredibly helpful. Way to go, Joy.
I love this Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C™ Vitamin C Bright & Plump Moisturizer. Historically, I have very dry skin, and it makes my skin feel moist and plump (though maybe it was all the celery juice??)
Speaking of all things beauty, Grace HIGHLY recommends the YSL The Shock Volumizing Mascara. She discovered it from a beauty vlogger in December and has loved it ever since. She says it’s the most volumizing mascara she’s ever used and it smells good! A welcomed bonus.
Did you see this house tour on Archectitural Digest?? Rebecca de Ravenel’s home design gave my eyeballs the visual happy escape they needed. (And Arlyn is dying over all the “English cottage vibe” textiles.)
Bowser read a great article on Domino on why/how to diversify your Instagram feed with 47 creative people of color to follow now. It’s a MUST READ.
Chef Arlyn has another kitchen staple recommendation…the perfect use for basically anything and everything “pasta” bowl from Williams-Sonoma. She went months with no dinner plates after her move and didn’t even miss them.
Unlike Arlyn, Jess would NEVER be mistaken for a chef (her words). But in the midst of JanSTEWary, she found this delicious Lemony Kale White Bean Soup from Fork Knife Swoon (veg optional). She says it’s super easy to make (one of her cooking requirements) and could eat it every day. The only adjustments she makes is using a chicken bone broth instead of chicken stock.
For any true crime lovers out there, Sara could not stop watching Abducted in Plain Sight on Netflix last weekend. In her own words, “it was wild, upsetting, engrossing, and mind-bending. The entire time I was holding my face going ‘oh noooooo’.”
Julie is bringing the happy tears this week with this article from 2016. Even though it’s a few years old, it still makes her happy cry. FYI the video is a happy emotional doozy.
We’re never NOT talking about the Enneagram in our office (I’m a 7)—if you are unfamiliar, it’s a personality typing and super interesting. For those of you as into it as we are, you can have a thought sent to your email every day for your specific number and one other number (maybe your wing or your partner’s numbers). Bowser (our resident Enneagram expert) says that they can sometimes be a little basic, but often times cut DEEP.
If Jess isn’t crying while reading emotional articles on the internet, she is probably laughing at MyTherapistSays’s Instagram account.
It’s about to be a long weekend for me and the team (perks of being a boss and demanding we take holidays off). No Sunday scaries happening over here. We won’t have a post up tomorrow, but come back Tuesday for SUCH FUN CONTENT next week (makeover takeover intro and reveals, a renter-friendly budget reveal, and more). Hope you have a great rest of your Sunday. xx