Current Mood

Drunk Elephant Babyfacial, Drunk Elephant

Obsessed... with Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial. This was my lone purchase during the recent Sephora VIB sale. It's a clean beauty product that gives you baby soft skin just as the name suggests. This mask is so fabulous that I always look forward to using it (1x/week).

Listening... to vintage Jay Chou 周杰倫. Seven Mile Fragrance 七里香 is my favorite song. His current music just doesn't resonate the same way.

Reading... Food52 Mighty Salads by Editors of Food52 and looking forward to trying out the recipes.

Watching... The Night Of. I'm not usually a fan of crime dramas but the plot of this one is compellingly and intricately constructed and well acted. I think limited run mini series are the way of the future.

Crushing on... Riz Ahmed whose performance in The Night Of was totally transformative. No surprise he was recently named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People. His talent, intelligence and activism make him very attractive and Riz is pretty easy on the eyes as well.

Eating... bread at home again since I discovered Dave's Killer Bread which is organic, non-GMO and packed with protein and fiber. I'm partial to the 21 Whole Grains and Seeds which is perfect for avocado toast and BECs.

Planning... our vacations for this year. We're thinking of going on two Stateside trips. Despite being US citizens, we just don't feel comfortable leaving the country right now while 45 is still around.

Excited about...  the Yankees being in first place even though it's still early in the season. They've played much better after a rough start. Aaron Judge has been a big contributor and his humility in the wake of his success is so refreshing. He's drawn some comparisons to Derek Jeter for that. I always thought Jeter was more measured and calculated while Judge comes across more genuine. Either way he's someone who's easy to root for.

Wasting time... on Parts Unknown, the companion website to Anthony Bourdain's CNN show of the same name.

Running back and forth... taking care of my mom after her shoulder surgery. She's recuperating well after getting her stitches out earlier this week but her arm is still in a brace and she's not supposed to move it for a few more weeks so I've been helping her out.

Celebrating... my husband's much deserved promotion. He just became the youngest director at his firm. I'm so proud of him!

What's up with you?


Doctor Anne said...

Oh, congrats to your husband, and it is so nice to hear that your mother is on the mend, even if it takes a little longer.
We are about to go on a mini vacation next week, staying in Germany, and I am really looking forward to it. We just have a few days off and didn't want to have to travel a long tome with the kids.

Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

oomph. said...

i've never heard of dave's killer bread, but i see that they sell it here at our safeway stores! sometimes you just crave white bread and theirs looks might be worth trying. thanks!!

Pooja Mittal said...

looks pretty cool!
keep in touch

Jackie Harrison said...

I'm excited to about the Yankee, have a great weekend.

Emmylou said...

Ack! Being on an arm brace is no fun:( Sending your mum healing vibes, Rowena. And OMG! Congrats on your hubby's promotion. That's may-juh!:)
And thanks for the link to that Jay Chou vid. He's a cutie:D
It's been raining here constantly, so we're all doing just indoor stuff...sigh...Anyhoo, have an awesome weekend, my friend:)

Lilli said...

Congrats to your hubby, you must be very proud of him indeed! And hope ur mom heals soon. Yummy for that bread, must be very tasty, here there isn't a place able to make a good one anymore!:/ Kisses dear and have a nice weekend xo

Stanislava E. said...

Congrats on the promotion of your hubby, Rowena! This is very cool and I wish him lots of success in the future. I am interested to know where are you going on a vacation soon. The US are big and there are many possibilities. That bread sounds very delicious, and although I don't eat much bread, I'd love to try the one with the seeds. Happy Friday, Rowena!

Shireen L. Platt said...

Congratulations on your husband's promotion, Rowena! And I hope your mum recovers well too, surgery regardless big or small is tough on the elderly.

Paola Lauretano said...

Wow, congrats to your hubby! And good luck to your mum!
Happy Friday doll!
Kisses, Paola.

Unknown said...

Interessant post dear!!!
A big kiss,

Carolina G. Ticala said...

Interesting post! Thanks for sharing! 💛💛💛

Beauty Unearthly said...

So precise and detailed thanks! Have a great weekend! xx


It's good that your mum has you to help her out. Wishing her speedy recovery. Yes, Riz Ahmed is a great actor, I'm a longtime fan of his and it's good to see him get more praise globally! Happy weekend!

Lenya said...

I love crime dramas, esp the British ones, well the night of is based on the British criminal justice one, anyway it's not bad at all, love it. Aaron Judge, yeah well, I have to admit he is quite brilliant. I still remember last September his moonshot home run against the Dodgers, we lead 6 to 1 when that guy blow the ball well.....just wow! I have to give him that. Happy Friday, Rowena.
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Blackswan said...

Glad to know your mom is recovering well, Rowena. Take care! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Wishing your mom a swift recovery and congrats to your husband!


Eleine said...

Great post dear!

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Oh wowww Congrats to you husband sweet Rowena.
Maggie Dallospedale

ALLIE NYC said...

The Night Of, yes I heard of this. My coworkers always talk about this. I wanted to watch it but for life of me I could not keep the name of it in my head. Now I will remember it!! And I think I mentioned this before but I would be Drunk Elephant just for the name alone. And this mask sounds amazing.


Midnight Cowgirl said...

Congrats to your husband, and I hope your mom's recovery is going well!

sonia // daring coco said...

Oh congrats to your husband on the promotion! I've been wanting to try anything from drunk elephant (preferably their serum) but I keep putting it off because of the $$$. I've just finished watching Big Little Lies and loved that series. I do agree with you on the mini series being the way of the future too. Dragging shows is so unnecessary.


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So amazing!


GlamourZONE said...

Great post.I really really get to watching Night of
lovely week ahead

Lena L said...

Hope you're staying cozy and warm this weekend! This weather is rather insane and disgrace to May (pouts), but we're still enjoying good food and had a chance to go see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (fun!). Meeting up with you for that nice event certainly made the highlight of the last week. "The night of" is so great, isn't it? I remember looking forward to it every time and wondering how this complex drama could possibly end in such small number of episodes. I LOVED the ending, btw.

Wish you and your family a great week ahead! :)

Unknown said...

I would love to have baby soft skin, I can’t believe you see results in only 7 days! Wow, sounds like a great product. Rowena, thanks for sharing

Coco said...

Wow, congrats to your husband! And to you for taking such a good care of your mom: best wishes to her. I need to check out The Night of, I wonder if it's available on Netflix. And that face mask sounds delightful, totally worth trying. Much love dear! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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Sakuranko said...

Well darling I don´t have so much to say
My best wishes to you and to your husband

Fashionably Idu said...

Congratulations to your hubby on the promotion. Thats exciting. Glad to read your mom is doing better. She's lucky to have you taking care of her Rowena. I'm watching a lifetime crime movie .. A Mother's Revenge. Will love to check out 'The Night Of'. Happy new week!

Pilar said...

Congrats to your husband on his promotion, and I'm glad to hear your mom is recovering well! Have a wonderful week Rowena!

Mica said...

Congrats to your husband on the promotion! :) Great to hear that your mum is recovering well too, must have been a very stressful time for the family.

Hope you had a great weekend :)

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Oh congrats to your husband & good luck to your mum too!! This product sounds so good, baby soft skin, yes please :) xx

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Congratulations to your husband Rowena! That is awesome! So happy for him :D I love Parts Unknown,so I will have to check out the website. I bet its Wanderlust! I've been wanting to try Drunk Elephants Babyfacial. The other skincare products didn't work for me, but I still want to try this one. Thanks for the review.

ann-marie said...

Congratulations on your hubby's promotion and it's wonderful to hear your mom is doing better.

Ann-Marie |

Jane said...

Gonna have to look into The Night Of ;)