Yay, Friday is here once again! As usual, we're linking up with Darci, Natasha, April, and Christina to share five things we're loving this week.
1) Pamela Barsky makeup bag
I've been eyeing these sassy pouches for quite some time now, but haven't been able to narrow down my selection until I spotted this clever beauty at Chelsea Market earlier this week. It's perfect for my emergency makeup stash that I keep in my office for last-minute touch-ups! If you're not in the NYC area, you can still snap up a Pamela Barsky creation through her Etsy shop.
2) Annual hot chocolate festival
I stopped by City Bakery to check out its annual Hot Chocolate Festival - every day in the month of February, the bakery featured a new flavor of gourmet hot chocolate. My cup contained the delicious Banana Peel hot chocolate, complete with a huge homemade marshmallow on top. It was definitely a decadent way to kick off the weekend!
3) John Green novels
I read The Fault in Our Stars last year and was immediately smitten with this author but I didn't jump into his other works right away. That changed this week when I devoured An Abundance of Katherines and Looking for Alaska. If you're looking for additions to your reading list, his entire canon should jump to the very top.
4) My new friend, Smitty
While on vacation in Florida (I wish I was still there!), I made friends with an alligator named Smitty (that's him above, just after he smacked me with his tail - I like to believe it was out of love!). I'm not exactly what you'd call an outdoorsy gal, so getting this close to Smitty was a bit out of character for me! However, I did keep my distance from Smitty's other pal, the alarmingly-named Crazy:
5) New job!
And while we're on the topic of trying new things, I'll be starting a new job next month! No, you did not somehow wind up rereading M's post from last Friday about her new job...amazingly enough, M and I both wound up getting new jobs within the same week! A job search can be very stressful, so it was wonderful to have my co-blogger/BFF going through the same process at the same time - we definitely leaned on each other through the tough parts and cheered each other on when we succeeded! I'm so excited that this new opportunity will reconnect me with my theater roots and I can't wait to get started!
Have a beautiful weekend!