Saturday, December 30, 2023

27 Favorites of 2023

As you might know if you know me well, I enjoy a lot of New Year’s rituals. In the past, I’ve made a video capturing 1 second of each day of the year, and my goal setting date with Austin is an annual highlight. This year, I thought I’d do something fun in addition and share a list of my favorites of…well, anything I feel like sharing. No matter the category, these were my tippity-tops of 2023.

1. Book: Atomic Habits. So good! Planning a reread for January.

2. Household chore: Laundry

3. Hometown restaurant: Ariake. If you live it Springfield and haven’t been yet, I highly recommend it for a special occasion meal.

4. At-home recipe: Slow-Roasted Salmon with Green Olive Salsa Verde by Craving California.

5. Meal I ate out: Via Carota. Absolutely divine!

6. Concert: The Eras Tour. Probably will be my top concert of all time, tbh.

7. Song: It only feels right to pick a Taylor song, so I’ll go with I Can See You or Is It Over Now? from the vault tracks we got this year.

8. Budget Purchase/Deal: This Rag&Bone dress I got for, like, $15 in a sample sale.

9. Splurge Purchase: Our new Fellow kettle

10. Photo from my camera roll: This one

11: Something I thought was over that I returned to: My pumpkin spice tour with Stephanie! (Maybe also blogging in general?)

12. TV series: Ted Lasso

13. Movie: Barbie

14. Pet: Boris

15. Trip: NYC! Went 3 times this year, but it still wasn’t enough.

16. Math problem I solved: Using tennis balls to spell “Shine” on a wall! iykyk, haha

17. Workout: Barre high at The Studio

18. Routine: Skincare — also Sunday sheet washing

19. Nail Color: Essie’s ‘Wicked’ is the color I kept returning to

20. Drink: Oat milk latte (the year I fully converted to oat milk)

21. Home Scent: Aromatech Santal (Le Labo duuuuupe)

22: Personal Scent: I just can’t quit Glossier ‘You

23. Gift I received: A Vogue coffee table book Austin got me for Christmas

24. Little luxury: Silk pillowcases

25. App: Lapse

26. Trend: Bows! 

27. Word: Brave

Thanks for being here. Wishing you all the best and a year of ultimate favs for 2024. xx

1 comment

  1. I love your faves! Thanks for sharing - gives me some new things to try!