How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was lovely- just the right balance of friends (including Aimee over at Little Luxury List), family (after 3 crazy days, Lukus was able to leave work a little earlier on Sunday and we actually had dinner as a family) and me time (I knocked back the novel The Best Thing That Never Happened To Me by Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice, a feat rarely accomplished these days).
I also made some time for web perusals, and with that I thought I would start a new series, Monday Mentions, which will include finds from the previous week, you may have missed or want to comment on now. So here it goes!
1. By now you have all probably heard about Blake Lively’s new site Preserve. After taking a couple days to reflect, this is my impression: More than enchiladas, Preserve is craving a bit of direction. It kind of feels like an attempt at a cooler/ hipper take on GOOP, but instead the result is a little confusing. That being said, some of the wares offered are quite lovely. But, don’t take my word at it, HERE’s a glimpse of what the rest of the internet is saying.
2. I am REALLY excited to announce the return of The Refined Pursuit blog, written by Veronica Amarante. Veronica was one of my first blogging buddies, and while we haven’t had the pleasure to meet in person, I always enjoyed her incredibly fashion knowledge and distinct perspective. Now after a 2-year absence, she is returning to the blogging sphere. Make sure to stop by her blog and show some love!
3. I love seeing old friends and classmates do well in their grown up lives. Mat Sanders (with whom I attended college) now works for Domaine and had the pleasure of working with Jessica Alba to redo her master bedroom. Check out the before and after HERE and then remember to check out Jessica Alba’s The Honest Co. –as I mentioned last week, The Honest Co. Honest Sunscreen Stick is my pick for budget friendly mineral based sunscreens!
Images via: Preserve, The Refine Pursuit & Domaine. (links in post)