That is all.
That is all.
It’s a long weekend and I’m spending it hiding away at my parent’s new house. As I get older, I’m realizing that I actually don’t mind getting out of the city once in a while to hide out, slow down, and just relax. I’ve always been a homebody, but I’m definitely appreciating the days I get to come out here. Since I don’t know how to drive, I’m literally stranded at home and end up finding ways to entertain myself… aka I tend to binge watch and FINALLY catch up on shows I love, read multiple books and catch up on work or blogging.
I’ve also started bringing tea here and binge drinking my teas – I mean, what else am I to do? Since I’ve stopped drinking coffee, I’ve started drinking teas with yerba maté and guayusa – two of the most commonly used natural stimulants in the world. I was actually introduced to both at DAVIDsTEA, which is probably why they make my favorite maté and guayusa blends. Queen of Tarts was one of the first blends that I tasted at DAVIDsTEA, and it still remains one of my favorites.
SO MUCH GOOD MUSIC. SO LITTLE TIME.
Highlights: ED SHEERAN. (Duh.)DJ KHALID + BEYONCÉ + JAY-Z. LINKIN PARK + KIIARA. GALANTIS. TOM GRENNAN. JOHN LEGEND + CYNTHIA ERIVO. SELENA GOMEZ + KYGO. CASHMERE CAT + CAMILA CABELLO.
And new Christina Grimmie. (RIP.)
So basically this whole playlist. Yep. This weeks’ releases were THAT good. (At least IMHO. I also get easily excited.)
Everybody knows that I love tea. I especially love Earl Grey tea – my new favorite tea latte is the London Fog. My absolute favorite version of Earl Grey is Twinings’ Lady Grey, but since I’m out and won’t get more until I trek off to the UK (because I’ve tried the Twinings of USA version and it is not the same), I’ve been trying different variations from different tea shops. I found Harney & Sons’ Winter White Earl Grey sometime last winter and loved it, so I’m drinking it until I can stock up on my usual Lady Grey.
Winter White Earl Grey is also a perfect cup of tea for a lazy day at home. There’s something about any version of Earl Grey that’s just so comforting – maybe it’s the bergamot? Not quite sure what the magic factor is, but I’m glad I always have some version of Earl Grey stocked in my cupboard. (more…)
Why are the Fifty Shades movies always so bad but the soundtracks always SO GOOD. Birthday by JP Cooper has been on repeat since Friday.