I hope your 2022 is off to a superb begin. It’s been a COLD week in NYC — I’m penning this Thursday night time however there may be numerous snow on the bottom by the point this publish goes stay. I really feel like I’ve been in full introvert due to the climate plus omicron. I’ve been spending most of my downtime on the sofa both studying or watching TV. Not the worst factor!
Wherever you’re I hope you’re staying heat, cozy, and secure this weekend 💗
Favourite Issues ⤵️
My new plant!!!!
I’m formally a (very nervous!) plant mama! After performing some analysis on massive, low-fuss vegetation, I made a decision to get a Bamboo Palm from Bloomscape for my lounge.
To date I’m proud to say it’s nonetheless alive… and now I would like extra vegetation 😂
Organizing my bookshelves
I had a couple of days off from educating final week and spent a stable afternoon reorganizing my bookshelves. I’m positively not an expert with regards to bookshelf styling, however I gotta say I’m fairly pleased with my work! Seeing my bookshelves wanting all cute has introduced me a number of pleasure this previous week.
Making my 2022 imaginative and prescient board
I really like making imaginative and prescient boards for the brand new yr. Prior to now, I’ve hosted imaginative and prescient board of occasions, and final yr I ended up assembly up with a buddy on Zoom to make ours collectively for the yr.
This yr I ended up making one solo on New Years Day. I purchased a bunch of enjoyable magazines, placed on some information, and spent the afternoon crafting my imaginative and prescient board for 2022. There’s one thing actually soothing about performing some arts and crafts for a couple of years.
I’ve spoken about making imaginative and prescient boards a couple of instances. My very own methodology isn’t something particular — I simply sift by magazines and lower out issues that catch my eye after which paste them down.
Sure, I shamelessly put on UGG boots. They’re a necessity when it will get chilly in NYC however I’m nonetheless out and about strolling in all places.
I’ve been sporting the identical UGG boots since HIGH SCHOOL. Whereas I really like them, I used to be positively due for an improve. I made a decision to get the Traditional Clear Mini boot to put on with yoga pants.
They’re PERFECT for NYC winters — heat and comfortable but additionally have a water-resistant outdoors.
One other UGG favourite: These slippers.
I’ve additionally had the identical UGG slippers since highschool. My previous pair had been beginning to get a bit worn down and I requested for a brand new pair for Chanukah.
I’ve been sporting my new slippers just about each second I’m in my condo, together with proper now as I sort this. I can communicate from expertise that these slippers LAST — I obtained my previous ones in in all probability 2007!
This face moisturizer.
My pores and skin will get so dry within the winter. My dermatologist really useful this face moisturizer to make use of through the winter. It’s thick with out being too greasy and leaves my pores and skin tremendous tender.
Cozy winter candles.
I actually wish to burn candles at night time after I’m studying on the sofa. I’m particularly a fan of something that smells like a Christmas tree. It’s one in every of my favourite scents and all the time feels so cozy. This one from Thymes has been my favourite Christmas tree candle to this point… I’ve now tried fairly a couple of 😂
What I’m Watching – TV
Intercourse Lives of School Women
I completely LOVED this present. It’s created by Mindy Kaling and follows 4 roommates throughout their freshman yr of faculty on the fictional Essex School.
This present is totally hilarious but additionally actually touching at instances. I can’t watch for season two and truthfully want I had savored watching the primary season a bit extra.
GO WATCH IT in the event you haven’t.
By no means Have I Ever, Season 2
Additionally by Mindy Kaling, I used to be tremendous excited to begin season two of By no means Have I Ever. This present is all about Indian-American highschool scholar Devi determining herself and her life after a traumatic expertise.
I watched season one through the early pandemic days largely whereas portray my nails at 2 AM. It took me a short time to get again within the groove with season two, however as soon as I did I began to essentially adore it once more. Positively price a watch.
And Simply Like That
Ahhh sure, the Intercourse and the Metropolis rewatch. I’ve been passionately watching the present week after week… even when it’s cringey at instances. As a large Intercourse and the Metropolis fan, I’m dedicated to watching the present it doesn’t matter what and have been having fun with discussing every episode with all of YOU on Instagram every week.
Is it must-watch tv? No. Is it good to see Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte each week? Oh sure.
What I’m Watching – Motion pictures
Tick… Tick… BOOM
I first noticed the musical Tick.. Tick… Growth off-broadway as a 12-year-old. The present follows Jonathan Larson, the eventual creator of the musical Hire, and his personal freak out main as much as turning 30.
This present has been a long-time favourite of mine… and was one thing I wrote about main as much as my very own thirtieth birthday.
I used to be positively nervous about how the present would adapt to a film. I’ve now watched it twice, each in theaters and in addition on Netflix, and must say WOW, it does a rattling good job. Andrew Garfield offers the efficiency of a lifetime which I used to be NOT anticipating. It’s a wonderful love story to theater and creating artwork.
A must-watch for theater lovers.
Spiderman No Approach Dwelling
No spoilers right here, however I did wish to say that I noticed and LOVED Spiderman No Approach Dwelling. I’m not tremendous educated concerning the Marvel Comedian Universe, I feel moreover Spiderman-related motion pictures I’ve solely seen one or two different issues. My buddy needed to catch me up on a couple of key particulars however in any other case, I used to be good getting in with not a ton of Marvel data.
West Facet Story
I like West Facet Story each as a present and film. The unique film is arguably my favourite film musical. I used to be excited to see how Steven Spielberg would adapt this beloved traditional. As anticipated, I assumed he did a surprising job bringing the present to life in a brand new means on display screen.