After coming back from my sunny vacation, I was happy that at least it was a short work week and that the weekend is here again! And what better way to start a weekend than with the five things I'm loving this week?
My vacation wrapped up earlier this week and while I wish I could still be relaxing on the beach, all good things must come to an end and this really was the perfect recharge. I basically did nothing except lay out on the beach, read some books and magazines, eat delicious food, sip cocktails, and lounge in the hot tub - it was heavenly.
Plus, you just can't beat those beautiful sunsets!
A surprise from Rituals
I spent a really fun morning at Rituals back in the fall and was thrilled to come back from vacation to discover a sweet surprise package from them waiting at my doorstep! Their products are all totally luxurious and you seriously cannot beat their lotions - my skin has never been softer. I can't wait to add these new products from their Ayurveda line to my daily routine!
Even though I was sad to come back from the warm weather to re-enter the frigid cold in NYC (nope, still not over vacation ending!), I was able to ease back into the real world by having a daytime date with T. We had a totally yummy cheesefest at the Cellar at Beecher's, which is where I had my Cheesy Birthday Dinner last year, and we followed it up by visiting the City Bakery Hot Chocolate Festival (and therefore crossed one item off my Winter Bucket List). The chocolate is super rich, but my very favorite part are those huge, gooey, homemade marshmallows.
I couldn't resist sharing these "Single Lady Cupcakes" that I encountered over Valentine weekend! Though why is there no love for Bradley Cooper?!
On Tuesday night, T and I randomly decided to host an Oscars viewing party this Sunday, so I've been scouring Pinterest for all sorts of party ideas. This is a bit of a late start for me when it comes to party planning, so I'm crossing my fingers that everything will come together between tonight and tomorrow. Do you have any recommendations of fun awards party games or decor?
Cheers to Amanda, Jennie, Karli, Clare, Rebecca, Katie, Natasha, Heather, and Tif for hosting today's link-ups!