Hello beautiful people. March is off to a bang with just having come back from a trip to Mardi Gras in Nola - so fun! I’m a little bummed with myself for not pulling together blog posts for this week, but is it what it is! While I was lounging last night, I thought about how there are so many things I want to catch up on with you all. Just little tidbits to share and life stuff. It’s been so long since I just sat and wrote about things happening and miss sharing some personal notes with you all! Here’s hoping this is interesting to you (lol) or that it will at least inspire you in some way. A few things for March…
I turn 29 this month on the 25th! I don’t know how March snuck up so fast, but somehow my birthday is almost here. I haven’t thought at all about what I want to do, but I did ask for tickets to go see Aladdin this summer - it’s coming to the Kennedy Center - so that is something to look forward to. 29 doesn’t seem that exciting to me, but it does seem significant that I’m entering the last year of my 20s. Insane! Feeling much older, but grateful and much more sure of myself. So that’s something to celebrate.
I’ve gotten back into dedicating time to read before bed each night, rather than scrolling through social media. My goal is to read at least one book a month - for me, that’s pretty good. I ended up finishing two books in two weeks and almost didn’t recognize myself. I finished The Last Time I Lied within maybe three or four days. If you’re into crime and murder mysteries, this one is GOOD. I loved the storyline, and every time I thought I had it figured out, another twist. I also read Circe and loved it. If you’re into mythology, I highly recommend this story about the infamous goddess. A story about love, power, drama, and magical beings… what’s not to love? In January, I had also read One Day in December, which I finished within one week. A fun, cheesy YA love story. Just a feel-good, beach read type book.
I started a new beauty routine this month and am really trying to stick to it. I’ve been wanting to invest in a full skincare line-up from a good brand, rather than mixing different items together from different brands. I went ahead and snagged Drunk Elephant’s Littles kit so I could try them out. I’ve only heard good things. I opted to snag the sample sizes first since each item is pricey and this way I can test them out a bit before plunging into buying them all. It’s been one week, but loving it so far and already noticing a difference in my skin.
Mom got a puppy! I only met him yesterday and you probably saw a couple photos on Instagram stories already. His name is Reilly and he’s a little Cockapoo nugget. And I’m in love. He’s so cuddly!! That’s really all I have to say about that.
I’ve been loving Umbrella Academy on Netflix. It’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but I love superhero/action stuff, science fiction, crime, comedy…. all those things in one show? Sign me up. It’s based on comics written by Gerard Way…the My Chemical Romance singer, and I’ve highly enjoyed. It has some Kingsmen/Avengers vibes and I dig it. To completely counteract that, I’ve been watching Monty’s garden shows… from Italy, to France, and England, I’m smitten with Monty and his adventures. Learning about the history of famous gardens across Europe has been so interesting and sorta kinda feeds my wanderlust. If anything, it’s a beautiful show to watch or have on as background while you’re getting work done.
Ok, so as mentioned, I spent the first weekend of the month in New Orleans at Mardi Gras for my highschool gf’s bachelorette trip. We had a blast! I definitely don’t drink and party like I used to back in the day, but it was the perfect amount of embracing the craziness of Mardi Gras (don’t worry, I kept my top on) and exploring the city… and lots of eating good food. We stayed at the Inn on St Peters - perfect location in French Quarter. About two blocks from the wild Bourbon Street and close to everything we had to do. We went out for drinks obviously and just wandered and danced in the streets, as you do. Sunday we did breakfast at Stanley, a cute, bustling cafe in Jackson Square. Then we went on a swamp tour with Cajun Encounters, very cool!! That night we had a wonderful, fancy little dinner at GW Fins. Monday we went to Cafe Du Monde, and then hopped the trolly for a tour of the Garden District with all the to-die-for homes. Monday night we snagged dinner somewhere random and then caught a ghost and vampire tour - a must when you’re in the city!! Then I hopped a plane early Tuesday to get back to work. Perfect weekend. More big travels to come!! I’ll share more soon, promise, but this year I’m really throwing my money at traveling and planning trips and I couldn’t be happier about it.