Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday Sessions: I

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I miss doing casual Thursday posts, so I thought I'd do a similar kind of thing again - not every weekend, but here and there, to share some of my ongoing interests (beauty and non-beauty).


listening to:
Clairity: DNA. Like many others, S. and I are running our free trial of Apple Music right now - we have pretty diverse tastes and like to listen to a lot of different artists, so we've always had some sort of music subscription. iTunes seems to have been nerfed (ah, my gaming days), but I'm still finding great artists, like Clairity. This EP is too short. Reminds me of Frou Frou and Sia (and I guess Katy Perry, but I'm only familiar with what gets played on the radio), with lots of amazing bass. Upbeat - a fun summer jam as I'm driving.

Bourbon Empire, by Reid Mitenbuler. I read more nonfiction now than I did growing up, probably because I'm no longer in school and have room for more information nowadays. This book describes the development of bourbon in parallel with other moments in American history. It's pretty interesting and easy to get into. Of course, it helps that I have an interest in bourbon, ha.

Dior Nude Cosmpolite Illuminating Face Powder. I blame Paris. It looks gorgeous, and lately I've wanted a really subtle highlighter - my current powder has a more metallic finish, which is lovely, but sometimes I want something softer. In the US, it appears that this is only available on Dior's website - it's $45.

waiting for:
I ordered a Kate Spade Tenley crossbody bag (in guava, on sale at Lord and Taylor and free shipping at $99, plus 3% at ebates) for travel - it's nice to have a less structured, soft leather crossbody that I can stuff into my Longchamp weekend travel bag or suitcase without taking up a lot of space; I think it will be a good size for carrying necessities (keys, phone, card case/small wallet, passport, gum, lipstick). Plus, the color is so cheerful.

indulging in:
Maine Root Blueberry Soda. I don't drink soda that often, but I like a treat every once in a while, and I love all things blueberry. This one is good. It's a bit sweeter than I'd like, but still delicious.

Plans for today include breakfast out with friends, a stop at Nordstrom to return a pair of shoes that didn't fit (a rare miss in my online shopping expeditions), and then some well-deserved relaxing and reading. Next weekend I'll be in Boston with S.! Looking forward to that. And then we're traveling to Korea at the beginning of September, which I am ridiculously excited about. We'll stay with my parents and EAT ALL THE THINGS. We're also trying to plan a trip for next summer...maybe someplace tropical.

What's on your plate at the moment? Tried anything new, have any recommendations? Any favorite craft sodas that I should try? Making travel plans? Let me know!