Wednesday, April 19, 2017

March 2017 Lifestyle Favorites

Movie: Moana
Not only was this movie another Disney hit, I am constantly belting out (or attempting to belt out) the soundtrack to this in my car. SO GOOD!

TV Show: The Good Wife
Ben's and my new Netflix (Hulu) show after we finished Parks and Rec. We're only a few episodes in and after Ben agreed to it, he asked "oh, this is a lawyer show?". Obviously, what else would I choose? (The other choice I debated was Prison Break). 

Savory Food: Does Beer Count?
I'm counting it. I went to some amazing breweries in Asheville (Wicked Weed, Green Man, & Catawba, to name a few), & fell in love with some incredible IPAs. Also, I drink IPAs now. I don't know when that happened, but I definitely prefer hoppy beers more than I realized.

Sweet Food: Vortex Donuts
Because obviously. Another Asheville staple - highly recommend the Mini Apple Fritters.

Restaurant: Curate (Asheville, NC)
This could be rivaling as my favorite North Carolina restaurant. It is so good that I will now eat there every time I go to Asheville, even though there are so many good places to eat there. I've now eaten there twice, one for lunch and one for brunch, and I cannot say enough good things. It's a Spanish tapas restaurant, and you can sort of eat your way through the menu, guided by your waiter. Squid ink pasta and the honey eggplant are a must.

Starbucks Drink: Iced Cinnamon Almond Milk Macchiato
Starbucks' newest macchiato. They always suck me in.

BookThe Girl Before by JP Delaney
A super interesting twist on the psychological thriller novel. It was captivating & I couldn't put it down.

Song: Hamilton Original Soundtrack
Ben and I listened to this all the way to and from Asheville, and I'm addicted. I cannot wait until it comes to Charlotte!

Podcast: Pod Save America
OMG A NEW TOPIC. I've been really really into podcasts since the election (shocking). This has been my long-standing favorite. If you're looking for a very informative, unscripted podcast about politics to stay in touch with what's going on in hte world right now, this is definitely the one to check out.

iPhone/iPad app: Spire
For Valentine's Day, Ben got me a stress tracker (because I'm me). It's this little rock-looking thing you either clip to your waistband or the center of your bra (I do that & always forget it's there), & it tracks your breathing throughout the day. It learns your breathing patterns, & when you are breathing heavier than normal, or you "haven't taken a deep breath in a while" (that happens to me more often than it should, apparently I hold my breath when I'm stressed out?), it notifies you & reminds you to take a deep breath (or just exhale). I learned really quickly that I'm a walking ball of stress, & that also driving stresses me out a lot more than I realized. In any event, this is a sweet app & an awesome product for the stressed-out significant other in your life!

Person: Molly
I met Molly my freshman year in college at Michigan and while we were never super close, we always had a connection and stayed in touch throughout our four years at school. Fast forward through law school and a few years after, and Molly had completely changed the direction of her life, ignored everyone's expectations of her, and began doing the most inspiring things.  Every time I read her posts or watch one of her videos, I'm so inspired by her bravery to be vulnerable, break the mold, and only take with her what is bringing positive change into her life. For those of you interested in Molly's content (or in working with her!), her website can be found here. I love you Moll, and I'm so proud of you!

1 comment:

  1. The book of joy is my favourite one too. Really loved your picture with your friend. You both look really cute in it. I enjoyed a lot reading your whole blog


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