In addition to today’s Monday Memo, there’s also a new outfit post here!
Rich and I just got our first few deliveries of Blue Apron and I can’t even begin to describe HOW MUCH WE LOVE IT SO FAR. We’re four weeks in and I can’t imagine going back. Excellent quality food, generous portions, healthy options, and absolutely delicious. Living the start-up life in NYC means no time to go grocery shopping and even less time to prep and plan meals. Blue Apron has been our savior. If you sign up HERE, you can get $30 Off Your First Blue Apron Order (which equates to your first three meals free). HIGHLY recommend.
After a friend kept raving about this brush from Amazon I finally ordered one and I now can’t BELIEVE I’ve lived my entire life trying to detangle my thick hair with a regular brush. It makes detangling wet or dry hair completely easy and pain-free and, most importantly, minimizes breakage during the process. Not only do I use it on wet hair, but the tangle teezer brush is also amazing to use after spraying my dry hair with hairspray when I’m styling it (as described in this post on how I curl my hair).
If you haven’t perused this sale yet, RUN DON’T WALK. They’re offering an extra 20% off in these final days of the clearance, and the items included are truly IN. SANE. You’ll find these amazing pants which I wore in this post; this super versatile denim dress which I wore during 30 Dresses in 30 Days; this GORGEOUS red blouse which I just purchased, and even gorgeous swimwear like this adorable one-piece. And don’t even get me started on the shoes and bags on sale. Nutzo.
POPSOCKET + POPSOCKET HOLDER MOUNTS
If you’ve seen these everywhere for months, I apologize for beating a dead horse. However, I feel like I get asked at least once a day what the heck is on the back of your phone?! Well here it is: a popsocket. You can watch the video here on everything it does, but it makes holding your phone (especially if you have a larger phone like the iPhone plus) WAY easier and also doubles as a stand. NOW, if you already have a popsocket and this section is a giant snoozefest for you, take a gander at these popsocket mounts if you haven’t already. I have one mounted on the backsplash in my kitchen as well as the mirror in my bathroom and they allow me to easily watch a show or listen to a podcast while I’m getting ready in the morning or preparing a meal.
NYC RESTAURANT FAVORITE: Loring Place
Loring Place opened in NYC last May and it’s quickly become one of our absolute favorites in the village. It’s no surprise since chef Dan Kluger hails from ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina but if you go, don’t miss the baked ricotta and roasted kabocha squash.
Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Matte Lipstick
If you follow me on instagram or have peeped my ultimate list of beauty favorites, you know I’m a huge fan of Laura Mercier. The brand just launched a new line of matte lipsticks which I’ve been testing over the last several weeks and I can now confirm I’m an enormous fan. They’re full coverage, matte, moisturizing, and come in the most insanely beautiful range of colors. I’m also a huge fan of the long, slim “bullet” packaging with a built-in shaper for when you need a perfect line.
If you haven’t already, check out today’s new outfit post here! Happy Monday!