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Friday, May 16, 2014

Other Favorites

Although it may seem like it, beauty isn't the only facet of my life. I won't go into (boring) facts about myself--i.e. that I attend school all day, then go to ballet in the evenings and weekends. See, I told you: boring. But it's accurate to say that I'm not all blush and mascara (although, sometimes, I wish I was). Today, I'm sharing a list of some of my "other" favorites as of late. But I have to admit: it was a little hard restricting beauty.

I got myself into a dangerous trap when I picked up two items from Rifle Paper Co. a few weeks ago. The Lined Paper Notepad and the Jardin Journal are both stunning. I use the notepad to make to do lists and write down reminders, and I'm still getting to grips on the exact use of the notebook, as I already have another Moleskin one on the go for all my blogging "ish." The worst part, though, is that I now have an excuse to pick up as much stationary as I'd like. Uh oh. Food-wise, the Kind Granola has become a staple in my kitchen cabinet and on my shopping list. Nearly all the flavors are good--I think my favorites are the Cranberry Dark Chocolate and the Blueberry Vanilla, but the Maple Quinoa is yummy, and the only subpar flavor I've tried has been Cinnamon Flax.

I've also discovered my love affair with tulips. I don't normally buy flowers for myself, so my mom bought me this bunch of pink beauties after my show last weekend. P.S. You'll be seeing them a lot in photos over the next week; they're too gorgeous to resist. I wasn't that much of a music listener until recently when I discovered some nice artists that curate music suitable for working and studying. Télépopmusik has become my favorite. I've listened to Genetic World plenty of times, and also ping to the inspired Pandora station. As far as individual songs, some Mozart stunners--actually used in the gorgeous ballet Petit Mort--have also caught my heart: "Piano Concerto No. 21, K. 467: Adante" and "Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: 2. Adagio." Another honorable mention goes to Bitter:Sweet's "Bittersweet Faith."

I couldn't do a rambling of miscellaneous favorites without mentioning blogs. My recent favorites are From Roses, written by the gorgeous Rebecca, and 9 out of ten, written by Wengyee. Both mend lifestyle and beauty seamlessly for amazing reads. And it's worth noting that Rebecca's room has me swooning. I've ditched Instagram filters for the VSCO CAM app. I find the filters to be better, and it also offers more flexibility in terms of editing.

See, I'm a bit more profound than just beauty. If you'd like to see more posts like this, let me know. 

13 comments :

  1. I recently came across Wengyee's blog and its such a delight to read! They dont have tulips here in India! SAD!

    An impulsive Cult Beauty Haul | The Conscience Fund

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  2. I find the fact you do ballet in the evenings extremely interesting and not at all boring :) I'm a sucker for pretty stationary as well; the floral print on the Jardin Journal has me swooning! I really like the Australian brand (but Scandavian-inspired) Kikki K for stationary as well, if you have it in America! It's always interesting to read posts other than beauty :)


    Michelle [michalogy]

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  3. I'd love to read more about non-beauty things - even your show! Maybe that's because I'm nosy and a performer myself... but how did it go?

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  4. Eeee, I'm so chuffed to be in your faves list! You're one of my all time fave reads, too. VSCO is my go-to app (they've got some cool extra filters you can add) and your notepads are speaking to the stationary freak in me. Ah, and tulips... my fave flower. Gosh, we've got more in common than I thought, ha!

    find me on 9outoften.com

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  5. I loved the two concertos from mozart. they made me feel i was in a jane austen story/movie. and the two beauty/style blogs too. well I adore your blog too, the photos are just lovely and your writing is simple and carefree.

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  6. Omg I /need/ to try that KIND maple granola... I think they just started selling 1 kind here over in the Great White North!! Fab post love

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  7. No tulips?!? That's insane; I didn't know flowers were that specific to country. Nevertheless, you do have India in the beauty that it is. x

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  8. Haha! Thanks, Michelle. I've actually been looking for a new journal (unfortunately, I've developed a new organizational strategy where I now need more than one journal....). x

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  9. Your interest is greatly appreciated. (: The show went really well, actually; thanks for asking. x

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  10. I just had to share the love. I knew I loved you and your blog for a reason. x

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  11. Ahh, thanks so much Roberta! (: x

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  12. Merci, merci. The maple isn't my favorite, but give one a go if you can. x

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  13. He he thanks Lillian.. I have a lot of jasmine around and it is amazing! :-)

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