It has been a bitterly cold week in Chicago. Henri and I have had to skip the dog park and long walks and play inside. One of my goals this year is to take some time off each week. I was going nonstop for months on end without a break in 2021 and I ended the year being burnt out. I am still trying to figure out my “day off” for the week but this time around it is a normal Saturday. I napped, did a yoga class, cooked, and had a slow day. I put a time limit on my social apps which is a new challenge. I hope I can continue this habit for 2022.
Grab your coffee and croissants and join me for this week’s links I love.
I loved hearing the history of this economy candy store in NYC. We had a much smaller version in Cincinnati when I grew up and we loved to visit. (NYT)
22 Design Trends to Try in 2022. I already have a few in my home.
If you tried last week to grab a bag of coffee on me, I have a new code. Apparently, I shared all my referrals too quickly! I reached out to the brand for help and they gave a new code. I love this company because they highlight small roasters from across the US. Since we recently got a new coffee machine and switched from French Press to drip, we wanted whole beans. You can take a quick flavor profile quiz and they recommend beans to try.
Do you remember the Sheertex tights I shared around the holidays? They lowered their prices and now have a $29 version. I bought a 2 pack in the medium. It is always good to have a good pair of tights on hand.
I am finally back into a workout routine. I used to dance daily and I let that slide with the holidays. I bought a few new shirts to add to my rotation. This one is from Nordstrom and this one from Vuori. I also bought a new larger glass water bottle. Also, this sports bra from Lululemon.
I love my friend Jess’s approach to goals for the New Year. It’s a must read.
These waterproof boots are on my wish list. The first round sold out in hours. I want the sand color.
One of my favorite French beauty brands is 20% off for their Friends and Family Sale. Use the code FAM20 for all orders over $50 They make my favorite shampoo and dry shampoo that I have been using for years.
From Parisian-Inspired Style to Multi-Purpose Spaces – these are the Top Decor Trends of 2022, According to Design Pros
Sezane’s January collection is so good and has me excited for spring. I have so many items on my wish list.
How to be intentional with rest outside of work –This is What Checking Email After Work Does to Your Brain
The Le Creuset grill pan is one of my favorite kitchen items. I have been using it daily to make chicken. It is way too cold to grill outside but this gives the same great flavor. It works the same way, just make sure to spray with a little olive oil before grilling.
Looking to boost your career in the new year? Here’s How to Find a Job With Healthy Work-Life Balance!
The Laundress is currently 25% off right now at Nordstrom. I am well stocked up on laundry products but I recently fell in love with their cleaning line so I bought a few new items and restocked their surface cleaner. It all smells so good!
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Best Sellers of 2021 (reader favorites)
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