Happy Friday! This week was a great one filled with beautiful weather and despite a few technically difficulties with my site, it was also a productive one. I was able to knock out a lot of filming and editing and loads of planning and execution for my upcoming e-book and e-course.
As we head into the weekend, I'm looking forward to spending tons of time outside and finally responding to all of your wonderful comments. Also, I am completely blown away that we hit 25,000 subscribers this week and I can't thank you enough for following along! It means the world to me that you're part of this community we're building and all of your support keeps me inspired to create content that will hopefully enrich your lives.
Now onto a few of the things I've been loving this week.
OPERA IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS | I was lucky enough to be exposed to a variety of music and receive classical voice lessons from a very young age - exposure that ultimately helped shape the majority of my formative years and led me to study opera performance in college. I often wonder how my life would have been different were it not for this exposure so you can imagine how much I love this group of musicians bringing opera to local schools. Simply by exposing young children to an unfortunately under-appreciated art form may spark a life long love affair that could otherwise go unrealized and it warms my heart to think about.
NEW SAOIRSE RONAN |One of my favorite actresses is the incredibly talented Saoirse Ronan and I love everything she does so needless to say, I'm looking forward to her new film. You can watch the trailer here.
TIMOTHEE CHALAMET ON JIMMY KIMMEL | Speaking of favorite actors, Timothee Chalamet of Call Me By Your Name has garnered impressive accolades for his heartbreakingly honest portrayal of a young man falling in love for the first time. As if that weren't enough, he's also quickly garnering an impressive fan base with his incredibly sweet nature and eloquent but relatable interview style and this interview with Jimmy Kimmel perfectly captures why.
PROVENCE BEAUTY COMPANY BASTIDE | If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a glimpse into my new fragrance journey (I'm on the hunt for one or two new scents that help represent who I am now as a woman in my 30's). In one of my Instagram stories, I shared a lovely new rose and olive perfume that I recently sampled from Bastide and I'm completely smitten! It's sophisticated but light and beautifully highlights my favorite scent - rose.
COLLABORATION OVER COMPETITION | One of my favorite content creators/creatives, Natalie shared a wonderful blog post this week all about the importance of collaboration over competition in the blogging and creative industry. It's well-written and perfectly captures the atmosphere of this growing and ever changing field. I definitely recommend giving it a read and then checking out the rest of her lovely site.