1. ♪ Jazz Vibes on Spotify ♫
This may be the one playlist I bring to a deserted island. I’ve been listening to it while working, relaxing, entertaining, dishwashing…anything!
2. Gucci Bloom
New fragrance Gucci Bloom captured on a decorative plinth—showing the same ornate details found on the frames of the windows of Sunke Villa in Shanghai, where Gucci held a party to celebrate the launch of #AlessandroMichele’s first scent. #InBloom #GucciBeauty Discover the fragrance through link in bio.
It’s the first scent from current Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele—and the first fragrance I’ve ever purchased after sampling an ad insert in a magazine. The main notes are jasmine and tuberose; this is the year I discovered I love white flowers.
3. Opening Ceremony drawstring bagI’d been low-key hunting for a backpack for a while when it dawned on me that all I wanted was a bag I can carry hands-free and that is not ugly or boring. Those freebie nylon drawstring bags came to mind. I even entertained the idea of making my own for a a minute…but then found this one on sale for about $30. It’s been the VIP of my summer and fall day trips.
Korean finally came to Duolingo this fall and I’m in love. For some reason(s) that I’m still pondering, Korean on Duolingo feels much more effective and satisfying than the other two courses I have going (French and Swedish). Also, as these screenshots demonstrate, it could get pretty entertaining.
5. Open MarketThis all-in-one lunch place by my office in FiDi has pretty average reviews but Yelp, but let me tell you: It’s got the best hot food/salad bar I’ve come across—fresh, delicious, and a good variety. I’ve been having their buffet bar for lunch pretty much anytime I buy lunch at work. TBH, they had me at the japchae.
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Top image: Bard College campus