Well today is the day, folks. A day I’ve been dreading since November 8th. Donald Trump officially becomes our 45th president. I’m torn about watching the inauguration today. While I would normally think it’s important to watch under any circumstance, I feel like it will cause me more anxiety than anything else, so the jury’s still out on that. I’m trying to focus on being positive and hopeful for the next four years. And apparently the Dalai Lama agrees!
Compared to the feelings I had in 2008, it couldn’t be more different. I was working at my first job out of college (as a Sales Assistant at Condé Nast), and they set up a big screen in the conference room so everyone could watch Obama get sworn in. The entire room cried tears of hope and happiness. It’s a memory that I’ll never forget.
In other news, I’m planning a trip to Charleston with Victoria and Grace in March (hence the gorgeous pic above), and we need your recommendations! Let me know of any great restaurants or must-do activities. I already got a lot of great ones on Instagram but keep them coming. We’re going to go through them all and make an itinerary with your help.
How to be a successful blogger. My friend Jess relaunched her site this week (how gorgeous!?) and also wrote one of my favorite posts from her ever, on how to be successful at blogging. Such an amazing resource! Read the post.
House goals. Abby Capalbo is one of my favorite accounts to follow on Instagram, so I was pretty stoked to see Glitter Guide feature her home tour this week. I love her laid back, coastal style. Check it out.
Recipe of the week. If you follow me on Snapchat, you saw me making this incredible slow-cooker beef ragu. I replaced the Papardelle with spiralized sweet potato for a healthier version. Anel’s reaction was that it was so good I should go on Top Chef, ha! Oh and by the way, it couldn’t be any easier to make. Get the recipe.
A Dog’s Purpose. When we saw La La Land last weekend (you must if you haven’t yet), they played a preview for A Dog’s Purpose and I lost it, like full-on tears in the theater… at a preview! I think anyone who has a dog will probably cry when they see it too. I can’t wait to see the whole movie soon. Watch the preview. UPDATE: Based on the comments below, I watched some videos and read a bunch of articles. I’m so sad to say that it looks like animal cruelty was happening on set and I will now, for sure, be skipping this movie.You can see more of the heartbreaking footage here.
All of the colors. Anel and I are planning a warm-weather trip in Februray, and I’m so excited to pick up a few pieces from the new Persifor collection. I especially love this wrap dress. Gorgeous! Shop new arrivals.