Current Mood

Reading... When Life Gives You LuluLemons. This hilarious sequel to The Devil Wears Prada which finds Miranda Priestly's catty assistant Emily Charlton in the suburbs of Connecticut is the perfect light, summer read. Once again it delivers a lesson that things aren't always as they seem on the surface.

Watching... Queer Eye Season 2. We loved the first season of the reboot and this keeps the good times rolling and the tears rolling. The spirit of humanity is still the best thing about this show. They could've done better with one episode that featured an entitled pathological liar who came off like a total scammer. Surely there was someone more deserving. Hopefully they will do a better job of vetting next season. And my husband is such a fan of the French tuck now. Thanks Tan France!

Listening...  to the R2C2 podcast.  It's no secret that I'm a big Yankees fan! This podcast which pitcher CC Sabathia does with Ryan Ruocco is a fun listen especially when they manage to get CC teammates on there. Okay I might only listen to those episodes.

Obsessed... with Trader Joe's Green Goddess Salad Dressing. I usually concoct my own salad dressings but green goddess is more work than I like. This is a vegan dressing made with avocado, green onion, chives,  basil, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, & olive oil. These are simple clean ingredients I would use myself. The flavor is amazing and two tablespoons is only 20 calories. I like it straight up but my husband finds it a little tart so I mix in some Japanese Kewpie mayo to tone that down and add a little creaminess. The flavor is even more bomb this way.

Eating... rainier cherries.  So refreshing and delicious. Cherries are on the dirty dozen so I do buy the organic ones.

Drinking...  guava tea. I used to drink this regularly and came back around to it again. Guava tea is rich in antioxidants and excellent for detox and regulating blood sugar. I drink it hot. I actually quite like my hot beverages during the summer.

Not... quitting sheet masks any time soon. While I may not talk much about it I have kept up a regular habit of using sheet masks 3 - 4x weekly. I feel like my skin has seen real benefits. I'm currently loving the Polatam Water Gel Extra Force Sheet Mask Set. I picked up a few sets on sale and think I may get a few more.

Wearing... these floral printed silk pants non-stop since I got them from J. Crew. They are seriously chic, not to mention comfy and easily dressed up or down. I also recently added this sweet dress and lovely Rebecca Taylor silk top to my summer wardrobe.

Seeing... more Broadway shows. My husband and I were talking about how we don't take enough advantage of all the incredible culture in NYC so we're going to take in the theatre and visit museums more often. We saw Kinky Boots last weekend and it was marvelous. It's based on a true story and the songs written by Cyndi Lauper were incredible as were Neon Trees' frontman Tyler Glenn and J. Harrison Ghee who star as Charlie and Lola. I loved Lola and Raise You Up was my favorite number. The underlying message of acceptance is also so uplifting and needed right now. Fingers crossed we win the Hamilton lottery one of these days.

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Kinga K. said...

Great things ❤

Paola Lauretano said...

In love with your current mood!
Kisses, Paola.


Jackie Harrison said...

Great Current Mood will like to try Guava Tea never heard of it.

Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

Emmylou said...

Those J Crew silk pants are pretty rad! And I've been meaning to read that Weisberger book because I love her other ones (even the Prada sequel...hahaha) so I'll definitely add this to my TBR list:)
Happy Monday!
PS Thanks for the reminder that I should start doing mask sheets again, chingu!

Gabrielle said...

Your dedication to sheet masks is truly inspiring Rowena, haha! I always love your Current Mood updates and this one is no exception - When Life Gives You Lululemons sounds like such a fun read!! :)

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

Hey, I'm back!

I'd like to try that guava tea and I do face masks but I should try using the sheet ones more. That book sounds great, too, and I'd love to see Kinky Boots one day.

Unknown said...

Very interesting!!!

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little luxury list said...

I definitely miss seeing shows in NYC! Hopefully we get to see some next visit! I think I may have to check out that dressing next visit as well. I bring back so many Trader Joe's products it's crazy lol.

Hena Tayeb said...

I didn't know Lululemons was a sequel to Devil Wears Prada..
I love Broadway.. we don't live in the city but try to at least catch a show a year.. last year we took my eldest and now he's itching to go back as well.

Shireen L. Platt said...

I heard Queer Eye is freaking brilliant and even my husband enjoyed the original. We're looking forward to watching this reboot!

Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

LianaLaurie said...

Amazing post, dear ♥

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh yeah lose fitting floral pants are a no brainer for summer. Funny I love the movie The Devil Wears Prada, and watched it for the umpteenth time Friday night. Though makes me sad as how much as changed in the magazine industry since 2006. And I think the direction and the cast did a stellar job, a classic for sure.

But I HATED the book. I thought it was boring (the majority of the book are angry inner tirades in the main characters head. This got boring fast. Also very very contrived. With characters going in an out of character just to push along a non believable plot.

I did not have sympathy for main character at all. She came across to me as psyduo intellectual entitled elitist. And the under lying message that women should embroil themselves in their friends drama instead of focusing on their career. And you can't have a mate and a career as woman. Lame. If the film was made exact to the book it would have flopped at the BO and been panned by critics. In fact the scene where Meryl Streep goes off on the Ann Hathaway character about her blue sweater is a direct send up to the book and kind of a middle finger to the whole pretense of the book.

So yeah as you can tell I really hated the book and have no desire to read anything by that writer. But it did lead to a great film that is destined to be a classic so it is not all bad! I also hated Gone Girl...don't even get me started hahaha.

Allie of

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

I never try guava tea, but would love to taste it. The Queer eye sounds great. I never heard about it. I love your current mood updates. This post is also so interesting. keep it up girl <3
Have a great day <3

sonia // daring coco said...

I've been sooooo wanting to see the Queer Eye reboot. Soooo many people talk about this over here but I don't have access to it. Boooo. I'm hoping our cable provider will hopefully acquire it because I was such a fan of the original.

Hope you've been doing well Rowena, got a lot to catch up on hahahaha!

Mica said...

Okay I had no idea that there was a third Devil Wears Prada book - I'm going to have to add that to my must read list, after I finish my current (rather uninspiring!) work related book, ha!

Hope you are having a lovely start to your week! It's a cold one here in Brisbane!

Away From The Blue Blog

R's Rue said...

Great. Blessings.

Shireen L. Platt said...

I need to set some time for myself to enjoy more sheet masks, I miss them and every time I do one, my skin thanks me. And guava tea? I didn't even know there is such a thing!

Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

No Basis In Reality said...

I've never even heard of that book, but now I want to check it out! The title alone makes me lol!


Jenny said...

Ooh I love Trader Joe's stuff, they're always so yummy and affordable! I still haven't found a salad dressing I love yet, so I will check that one out. Thanks for sharing!

Jenny // Geeky Posh