August 23, 2013
We have no plans this weekend and I’m so excited to just take some time and relax. All my picks for a relaxing weekend + what I really do to relax including my favorite day spa, nail place and routines (only slightly less glamorous than this collage:) after the jump.
What do you do to unwind after a busy week? Here’s my list from the predictable to the more personal—and I’d love to hear yours!
>> Online shopping while watching rom-coms or TLC bride shows. For whatever reason, browsing the latest online offerings while having You’ve Got Mail or Failure to Launch or Yes to the Dress is on in the background is one of *the* most gratifying ways for me to relax.
>> Taking a bath with Dr. Teal’s Milk and Honey bath while listening to relaxing music. And by relaxing music I mean Enya. Seriously. Not joking.
>> Getting my nails done. Meagan introduced me to G31 on Guadalupe years ago and it’s been my go-to ever since. Number 8 shellac now and always.
>> Reading a wonderful book and getting so into it. From classic to contemporary, philosophical to fantasy, I love it all as long as it’s a page turner. I’m not above 50 Shades of Grey and I’ve read all of the Game of Thrones books. Just finished The Art of Fielding and it was incredible—the perfect summer read if you’re in the market!
>> Watching cooking shows (Chopped, Master Chef, Top Chef, Barefoot Contessa and yes—even 30 Minute Meals. Don’t judge.) specifically while eating.
>> Getting a massage at Viva Day Spa. A big treat!
>> My Sunday chores and routine. I get a weird thrill out of doing the laundry, wiping down counter tops and planning our meals for the week. Something about an orderly, clean house on a Sunday night right as The Newsroom is about to start, (anyone else obsessed?), with a glass of wine in my hand and possibly a pint of Jeni’s Ice Cream in my other hand, makes me feel like all is right with the world.
Treat Yourself (clockwise from top left) : Luxe sweatshirt (A more budget version here that I think I might pick up this weekend in the peachy pink color) | Scotch Nail Polish in Neat | Clinique Moisture Night Mask (great reviews for this one!) | Pretty Socks | Dior Beauty Creme de Rose | Adorable Neon Boheme Undies Set | Clary Sage Tea Candle (just got this and love the amber and sandalwood undertones—I’m such a hippie when it comes to scents) | Black Scalloped bra (love that the straps are removable. Also available at Underwear off Lamar).
Have a happy weekend! — A