Every once in a while, I like to make a list. (OK, fine, I’m actually quite obsessed with list-making.) And since it’s my birthday (month), time to whip out that wish list for family and friends. These are the things I’m digging right now.
Misa Nail Lacquer in Beyond Infinity
It started with Chanel Jade. And then that elusive putty-clay color. Now pretty much everything goes — from navy to neon yellow. Unfortunately, for anyone over a certain age, those colors just look … well … desperate. Which is why I’m loving Misa‘s latest line featuring all these indescribable, out-there colors that are incredibly unique. My favorite is Beyond Infinity, a sort of periwinkle-teal with a hint of charcoal. (Don’t let the picture above fool you — the lacquer goes on way deeper and richer than that.) More grown-up that blue, way more fun than grey.
Free Shipping and Returns
I may not love everything on the ASOS online shopping boutique, but when I score, I score big. Add to that the fact that shipping and returns are free. Ditto for Zappos, Zara, and Warby Parker. It’s a model everyone’s gonna have to follow in order to compete. Now if only H&M and Uniqlo would get online …
Snap Stamp from InvitationBox.com
Say what you will about the environment and everything going online — I still can’t give up the need to pay my bills by snail mail. There’s something wholly satisfying about writing a check, sticking a stamp and manually updating my checkbook to the exact penny. Call me old fashioned (or obsessive) — I call it a soothing ritual.
A small treat to add to this little practice of mine — a personalized address stamp from InvitationBox.com. Instead of the usual boring address stamp, these have cute fonts and fun circular shapes that make paying bills even more fun. (Sign, stick, stamp — yup, the girl sure knows how to party.)
Sanrio X NEiVZ
A collaboration between L.A.-based designer Steven Shein and Sanrio, the Hello Kitty bow ring in layered birch plywood makes me smile as I type the day away.
I’m a terrible wine buyer — my knowledge is limited at best and I usually just go with how pretty the label is. Until my brother-in-law brought over some oenophile friends and we sampled a particularly good wine from Cupcake Vineyards. I liked the name (and the fact that is sounds like Cakebread), so I went to my local grocery store and was delighted to find that Cupcake was a less than $10 wine. Now that’s a good wine — affordable and yummy. And it hasn’t disappointed me yet. From the crisp Sauvignon Blanc to the earthy Pinot, Cupcake is my new go-to after-work wind-me-down.
What are some of your favorite things right now?