I’m always in a good mood when Friday rolls around, but I’m extra excited today. My whole fam is flying in for a little pre-Christmas holiday weekend. My boyfriend and I wanted to host our families for a big holiday dinner and the weekend is finally here!! I’m sure we’ll spend some time in NYC, but I’m also excited to show them our apartment and give them a little Hoboken tour, too.
Speaking of the city, I went in a couple of times this week and loved the Christmas spirit everywhere. It’s a little (okay, a lot) more hectic than normal, but it’s totally worth the crowds. I actually think it makes everything even more festive with all the hustle and bustle. I swung by Rockefeller Center by myself on Wednesday, grabbed a cup of coffee*, and watched the skaters in the rink! I was feeling a little crazed beforehand and I instantly felt a little calmer and more cheery about the season.
* I had a few people DM me about Ralph’s. I miss the old Ralph’s Coffee in their flagship store BUT, they just opened up a little pop-up in Rockefeller Center. They have chairs set up and all the coffee you could ever wish for. You can also buy little gifts like the amazing Ralph’s Coffee mugs there, too.
Okay here’s what was on my radar this week:
ONE // Spread Kindness and Joy
My friend Meghan started a campaign all about spreading kindness and joy this holiday season. I love her ideas on little ways you can bring a little kindness and joy into someone’s life right now. Great idea Meghan, I love it!! One of the things I’ve been doing recently is sending $5 virtual Starbucks cards or Venmos to friends if I feel like they could use a little boost.
TWO // A “Perfect” Tartan Scarf
This is a gorgeous tartan scarf!! I love both the black and the grey version. If you’re looking for a “perfect” tartan scarf, I think this is it.
THREE // “thank u, next” Music Video
Okay, Ariana Grande’s latest music video is incredible. I watched it five times in a row, each time noting a new thing in the background. She recreated scenes from some iconic movies and seriously nailed every detail. It was also the fastest music video to ever reach 100 million views on Youtube!
FOUR // Winter Lilly
If you’re going to be somewhere warm this winter like me (I’m celebrating Christmas in Florida!), definitely look into this gorgeous Lilly dress. It totally has holiday vibes, without being too wintery. Today they’re doing a free stocking with every purchase over $75!
FIVE // Rockette Auditions
Did I tear up watching this dancer audition for the Rockettes? Maybe 😉You know how much I love the Rockettes and I know being one is the ultimate dream for so many little girls. It’s crazy amazing to watch someone get the part!