I’ve become a bit of a candle snob in the last several months, and I judge a candle based on the strength of its scent both lit and unlit. I’ve seen diptyque candles pop up around Pinterest/blogosphere, and when Dani and I stumbled upon a diptyque boutique shop in downtown San Francisco I had the opportunity to check out all their different scents.
They had a lot of lovely scents, but the one I went home with was Violette / Violet. This is going to sound silly but the scent reminded me of Mr. Bubble bubble bath. It smells SO GOOD! Dani got the Mimosa one which also smells divine! I’ve been lighting mine in the morning as I’m getting ready for work and putting my makeup on. Makes me feel all pretty!
This month I have fallen in love with yoga again. I first tried yoga at my local community college about nine years ago. The instructor wrote her own textbook and our final for the class was to bring a homemade dish from one of the recipes in the book for a sattvic picnic potluck. I loved the class so much that I continued yoga as one of my classes when I moved to the bay area. Unfortunately the instructor was not as inviting as the other, plus life happened, so I went several years withoutout taking classes regularly.
At the beginning of this year I found a couple YouTube channels to follow, but wasn’t doing it regularly. This month Dani introduced me to a yoga studio right around the corner from our house, so I’ve been going to classes 2-3 times a week. I absolutely love it!
I first heard Hozier’s music when he performed at the 2014 Victoria’s Secrets Fashion Show, but it wasn’t until this month that I started getting into the rest of his music. I’ve had “Like Real People Do” as well as few other tracks on repeat all month. Something about his voice and style of music is very calming and puts me in a good mood.
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