before this bag went back to my aunt, i snapped a quick photo of it surrounded by some of my favorite things to remember it by.
since i lost my razor while i was traveling in asia, i thought it was a perfect opportunity to try harry’s. co-founded by one of the co-founders of warby parker, harry’s is committed to offering great razors and accessories at a fair price.
i bought the truman set in navy, and was thrilled when i saw the package that arrived.
the kit includes a razor, two extra blades, and shave cream, all for $15.
i tried this recipe for coconut cupcakes on a recent rainy afternoon.
they were so delicious that i may have eaten them for breakfast the next morning…
i have traveled more this year than ever before, and these five purchases have proven to be worth every penny.
#1 classic black carry on. i initially balked at spending so much on a suitcase, but years later, it still looks gorgeous. mine is anya hindmarch, but any classic style in a dark color will do.
#2 lightweight tote bag. this longchamp tote is the perfect size on its own for an overnight trip, and matches my carry on for when i am traveling for a few days. as a care tip, i wipe down any stains on the tote or suitcase with baby wipes before i store them.
#3 preprinted packing list. i am one of those people who always forgot something, but this pad now saves me. it lists everything you can think of (organized into helpful categories), and you can simply tear off the page when you are done.
#5 small point-and-shoot camera. i use this camera for almost every photo on this blog. while i do have a digital slr, i usually find myself reaching for this instead because it is so easy to travel with. in addition, considering that it is a point-and-shoot, i think the photo quality is excellent.
while i was digging around on the internet this weekend, i discovered this inspiring and interesting clip on claire chambers, journelle’s founder. i didn’t know much about the company before i stopped into their store, but after watching this, i am thrilled that i had the opportunity to support her business.
i dropped by journelle on the upper east side last weekend, and i was thoroughly charmed. the sales assistants were lovely, and each fitting room was outfitted with everything one needs when trying on lingerie (including chocolate!).
i came home with these. beautiful lingerie is truly one of life’s pleasures.
eberjey french briefs.
i just got back from an amazing trip to india and asia, and i am in the process of sorting through my pictures. i thought i would start my recap with the awesome virgin atlantic clubhouse at heathrow, where i connected on my way to and from mumbai.
the clubhouse had a full menu to order from. i chose the eggs florentine.
great mid-century decor in the lounge. this was hands down the best part – the beautiful and impeccably clean showers. a good shower fully refreshed me, especially after 24 hours of travel.
this was my first time flying virgin atlantic, and after the experience, it definitely will not be my last.
since the berries in nyc are returning to their winter state (i.e. they taste like cardboard), i thought i would switch my baking back to chocolate. i had never made truffles before, and it turned out to be pretty easy, albeit messy. i used this recipe, and coated one batch in cocoa powder and other batch in dark chocolate.