Saturday, June 30, 2012

{sweet things} june 2012

It's time for another edition of sweet things. Here's a look at seven things I've been loving during the month of June.

1) Crossfit:  I've run a marathon and two half marathons, gone through a major Physique 57 phase, and endured an entire summer of Brooklyn Bridge Bootcamp classes, yet none of it was as hard as a ten minute Crossfit workout. It's intense to say the least, but it's also fun and constantly changing, so hopefully this will be one fitness phase that sticks. 

2) Kerastase Cristalliste Lumiere: I don't consider myself a beauty product junkie, but after two decades of struggling against humidity ravaged hair, I practically have a PhD in fighting frizz. I love Kerastase products, and this serum from the new Cristalliste line has done wonders for keeping my tresses smooth and shiny this summer.

3) Harmless Harvest Coconut Water: Harmless Harvest calls their coconut water "the world's best" and I'm inclined to agree. Besides being raw and organic, it's also the sweetest, most delicious coconut water I've ever tasted. My go-to post-workout thirst quencher. 

4) House of Harlow Evil Eye Bracelet: I'm not superstitious per se, but I have been feeling just a little luckier since I started wearing this bohemian bracelet emblazoned with a protective evil eye. Layered with some skull bracelets I picked up on Etsy, it also adds a bit of toughness to my girly wardrobe.

5) Society 6 iPhone Cover: My iphone cover is obnoxiously bright and cheery, but it makes me happy every time I look at it. I'm not the only one--I've gotten more compliments and questions about where it's from than nearly any other accessory I own. 

6) Barney Butter: Hands down the best almond butter I've ever tasted. I've been slathering it on apples, spreading it on toast, stirring it into my oatmeal, and eating it by the spoonful. 

7) Nora Ephron Classics: Like many, I'm a longtime fan of Ephron's movies, however, this past week I've been revisiting some of her lesser known writings on two subjects that she treated just as brilliantly--if not more so--than romance: food and Manhattan. On the former I found this article on going out to dinner quite hilarious. As for the latter, I'm particularly fond of this piece she wrote for the New Yorker about her apartment in the Apthorp on Manhattan's Upper West Side. One of my favorite Ephron quotes, from Heartburn, hits on all three genres: "I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around looking for action, love, and the world's greatest chocolate chip cookie, and my heart does a little dance." Indeed. 

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