Happy Friday and end to the first week of 2018! Since solidifying my 2018 goals yesterday I've felt incredibly motivated to get a jump start on the new year and am excited to share so much more content with you soon. Today I'm filming my winter capsule makeup collection and routine to add to a short vlog from yesterday's unexpected snow day. In the meantime, here are some of the things I've been loving this week.
ALL-NATURAL PARFUM | A while back I mentioned that I'm on a bit of a fragrance journey in which I'm looking for a potential upgrade to my signature scent. While I still use and adore my beloved Jo Malone Red Roses, I would love to invite a slightly more sophisticated scent into my life and I wouldn't complain if that scent was also cruelty-free and natural. So, with these parameters in mind I've recently discovered quite a few new brands that I'm excited about including L'Vnea - a lovely, luxe and natural brand that offers everything from fragrance to skincare. I've ordered a few samples to try and will definitely keep you updated on my thoughts.
THE TRIP TO SPAIN | As a lover of British humor, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon I thoroughly enjoyed each of the films in their franchise "The Trip" so you can imagine my excitement when their latest installment came to Netflix! If you enjoy either of these actors, great food or beautiful scenery I highly recommend popping this film on. My only complaint is that I'm left with an almost incurable case of wanderlust after each viewing.
FLIGHTS TO PARIS FOR UNDER $500 | If you saw my 2018 goals then you know that I really want to make travel a priority again this year. One of the ways I'm making this a reality is by signing back up for Scott's Cheap Flights - a wonderful service that shares inexpensive flight options every day. When Jason and I were signed up in the past we received such amazing deals as flights to Paris for under $500 so I can't wait for the gems we may receive this year.
NO MORE PAY WHAT YOU WANT AT THE MET | One of the things I miss the most about the city is the Met. As yearly pass holders, Jason and I would frequent the halls of the storied museum a few times each month and loved supporting their ongoing efforts. If you've ever been, then you know that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has always had a pay what you want policy where guests can choose a "donation" amount (as little or as much as they'd like) rather than pay the standard admission of $25. In a surprising change of events this week, the Met announced that they will no longer uphold this policy for tourists.