this & that, volume 4

I skipped a week of this series. Which I literally said in my last post that I wouldn’t do, but then Idan visited for the weekend and I just didn’t feel like opening my computer. So here we are!

This past weekend was super relaxing and very needed. I got a facial on Friday night at the new Reishi Beauty in Wicker Park, and it was sooo wonderful. They use only natural ingredients, which is a big focus for me lately. Side note: getting a facial on a Friday night was among the best decisions I’ve ever made. I highly recommend it, especially if you’re Friday-night-plans averse like myself.

Sunday I had some friends over for the Super Bowl and ate my weight in this corn dip that my friend Sam made. It’s SO good and you should definitely bookmark this recipe!

I also stopped into Credo Beauty this weekend to pick up some new skincare supplies! If I like everything I purchased, I’ll report back. I love Credo overall though, because it’s safe to assume everything there is clean and natural–so definitely check it out if clean beauty is on your list right now!

Enough about me… how about some links?


This Week’s Links:

This is quite a roundup… the most beautiful coffee shops in every state in America.

This company sends your favorite food from every state in the U.S. Think Ess-a-Bagel, Lou Malnati’s, etc.!

Reese Witherspoon is killing it.

Would our lives be different if we applied this Japanese method of living? What would yours look like?

I LOVE this post from Jess about plant-based diets… I couldn’t agree more with everything she’s saying!

This hilarious article sparked me binge-watching SATC this past weekend.

Could this be more basic? Whatever. Kale Guacamole.

18 incredible women making black history.

In honor of #LadyChips… the science behind addictive junk food.

Some fun restaurant deals in Chicago right now: Ceres’ Table in Lakeview, Dusek’s in Pilsen, and Mott St. in Wicker Park.


Quote of the Week:

“Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.”

-Pema Chödron