Favorite Things, Lifestyle

June Favorites 2019

June 22, 2019
June Favorites 2019

It’s been awhile…♥️

For the past few months, life has been a perfectly imperfect storm of hectic and crazy mixed with wonderful highs and devastating lows, but my goodness, I’m glad to be back here.

I thought I’d write the first post of a new series where I’ll be sharing all my favorite things with you every month!

This won’t be your typical ‘favorites’ post that you find on most blogs. I’m aiming to share more resources and information than products. The products I do share are things that are fun and simple (…and tangible. No $3,000 handbags on here) or have the ability to improve your life in some capacity. In addition, none of the brands I’ve mentioned below have sponsored or payed me to share their information. This is just me, talking to you about what I genuinely love.

I’m glad to be back and I hope you enjoy my June Favorites 2019! Please share what you are loving in the comment below.


The Wabi Sabi Podcast by Candice Kumai

Candice Kumai is articulate and raw in the way she shares her experiences and masterful advice on everything from business and travel to beauty and dating. She started out as a model and the youngest contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef. She then paved her own path to success as an editor, content creator, chef and author of 6 best-selling books. (#GIRLBOSS) Candice’s words have provided me with peace and confidence to pause, reflect and ultimately believe in my own path. In a world full of external expectations, it’s refreshing to listen to those who’ve achieved success gracefully and unconventionally. 

Nutrition Rounds by Dr. Danielle Belardo, MD

Nutrition Rounds is a podcast for anyone interested in learning about plant-based nutrition through an evidence-based approach. Dr. Belardo interviews leading experts in medicine, nutrition and health-sciences and shares current data and information in tangible, approachable manner. 

I’m also still a diehard fan of This American Life and The Daily by The New York Times too. What podcasts are you loving? Comment below!

Music wise, Sara Bareilles’ newest album, ‘Admits The Chaos,’ has been on repeat. I’ve also been listening to a lot of Leon Bridges and Maren Morris’s acoustic album on iTunes.


The Blue Zones of Happiness by Dan Buettner

After reading The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner last year, I instantly picked up his second book, The Blue Zones of Happiness, where he explores regions of the world where people live the most happy, fulfilling lives. Hint: money and status have nothing to do with it. 

How Not To Die by Michael Greger, MD

This book comprehensively details the connection between nutrition and disease.  Written in a way that’s easy to understand for those new to the subject, but also substantive enough that those already familiar with health and nutrition will learn a great deal of new information.


Frontline on PBS

Frontline is a flagship investigative journalism program that provides an in-depth and unflinching look into some of today’s most pressing issues and current events. This is exquisite broadcasting and my most cherished resource for staying up to date on current events.

Little Joys:

Moleskine Classic Notebook

I am slightly reluctant to admit that I’m still a pen and paper kind of girl, however, the thick, ivory pages in this notebook paired with inky, black pens is nothing short of magic in these tech-laden times.

Ella + Mila 7-free nail polish in shade ‘Honeymoon Bliss’

I’m always on the hunt for the perfect neutral shade of polish and this one ticks all my boxes. It’s not too pink yet not too nude. It’s somewhere in between and it makes for an elegant, eye-catching manicure. I’m also a big fan of the polish remover from this brand.

Klean Kanteen tumbler

I recently purchased this mug knowing full well I would use it every day. It’s durable, easy to wash and slips nicely into my work bag. There are multiple size offerings, lid options and colors and it’s a fantastically simple way to cutback on disposable coffee and tea cups.  



You guys, it’s been a YEAR. (More on that later, I promise.) I’m truly luxuriating in reintegrating creativity and writing back into my routine after a particularly brutal few months. Sitting here at my desk, with a pot of oolong brewing by my side, is easily my favorite place to be.


I live with chronic anxiety and getting outside everyday has become an integral part of how I stay well. I love going for long walks around my neighborhood sans technology (no headphones + smartphone on airplane mode just incase of an emergency). I use that time to reconnect with myself and process the day. Spending time alone with your own thoughts is so important!

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