There has been a lot going on at the studio lately. We’ve invited on some new team members and put some pretty robust new project management tools in place, and although it feels like we are busier and working more efficiently than ever before, we all needed to take time to pause and chat about all the simple things we are loving right now. So without further ado, here is what the WD team and I are crushing on these days. From burning Palo santo every day at the studio, to this ever-glowing purifying seaweed micro-scrub, this is what we are into. What products are you loving on this summer?
I may be a little late to the Palo Santo game but this is my ultimate favorite latest obsession. We’ve been burning– otherwise known as smudging– Palo Santo in the studio (and at home) nearly every day and the good vibes (and smells) seem to be working in our favor. Unlike sage, which is a very potent and powerful cleansing agent, Palo Santo is a great alternative for daily cleansing. At my house, we smudge at the end of each day. August enjoys the ritual too and he often saids, “PALO SANTO!” when we get out our sticks.
The team loves this Raven and Lily Getaway tote, it goes with nearly every summer outfit and it is also great if you have an office meeting or a little coffee date on the books. I like that they put their own spin on the average leather tote!
The team has been working on putting together a “Gold Jewelry” round-up and these Paillette Drop Earrings from Raven and Lily recently caught my eye.
Who doesn’t like the Scandinavian style blogger Pernille Teisbæk?! This OG fashion blogger has style nearly everyone at this studio can take a cue from. And I love flipping through this “Dress Scandinavian” office or coffee table book she recently came out with, stylish and fun, too!
Raquel, a designer on our team, recently received this white charcoal detox mask in an Ipsy Glam Bag and she said it gives her face the exact right kind of tingly clean feeling, not too much, not too little. And I love the minimal packaging!!
We’ve been seeing and styling a lot of beautiful Bembien bags in our studio lately. They are the perfect summer accessory whether you are heading to the farmers’ market or out on a simple summer date.
I am a huge fan of scarves whether worn in your hair, around your neck, around your waist as a belt or even tied around your ankle. Need some more summer styling info? Just check out our recent article “6 Ways to Wear a Neck Scarf.”
If you know me just a little bit, you know I love wine! Sour Grapes on Netflix is a wildly entertaining documentary about how a fraudulent winemaker sold millions of dollars of wine through the top auction houses. Best while watched with a glass of delicious red wine.
Pixar’s Coco is probably the most adorable children’s (and adult’s) movie I have recently seen. Our family bought the film a while back and have subsequently watched it 100x times. August often asks for Mama Coco when he’s ready to wind down for the day. Even though I can quote this movie in my sleep, it still brings me to tears. So cool to see Pixar making movies about real kids with real family problems, without losing any of the magic. The perfect family flick.
This Craft the Rainbow book is a designer’s and a crafter’s dream. I love flipping through the pages and looking at all the different color palettes as well as placing post-its on various pages for future design inspo. All the designers in the office have been passing this one around!!! So much goodness inside.
First of all, I am a total Glossier fan, but I think there are a few girls on the team that could be crowned the glossiest of the Glossier girls. This perfume has made the rounds in our weekly Pings (shout out, Basecamp!). The coolest part? Glossier creates it to react with your own personal pheromones, so it is a more natural approach to wearing perfume and I like that it will smell completely different on everyone. Ooh Lala!
If you are on the hunt for a new media cabinet, like I have been lately, (and I have been really into wicker everything!) I’m loving this Warwick Accent media cabinet that will nicely hide all of your electronics that tend to be an eyesore. And guess what? It’s from TARGET.
Our editorial director, Stefani, recently tried out this purifying micro-scrub from The Seaweed Bath Co. and she won’t stop raving about it. The natural ingredients paired with the soft, sandlike micro-scrubs give you that just the right amount of clean feeling. I tried it out this week and can confirm her reports. Easy on your skin, great scent, and leaves you moisturized!
Anything our team should be giving a try this month, dear readers??
BY Kate Arends - July 6, 2018
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.