Yes, I said SPRING! Look, we’ll take any mood-boosting activity during these quarantined days, and I’m starting with spring finds at a discount. Including this dress, these cream loafers (which I already own in black and ADORE), this sunny dress, and this matching set... which is not necessarily my style but gives me a thrill simply by existing. Take 15% off select new season designer finds on Net-A-Porter until January 31st!
Today, in gross but useful news, this car cleaning gel exists. It’s a cleaning putty product (with over 15K positive reviews no less) that lets you clean the impossible-to-reach, dirty areas of your car. Look, no judgment, we’ve all been neglecting the car crevices. Let’s resolve to do better in 2021.
You know I love a smart home product, but without question one of the most useful tech innovations for the home are smart lights. And with this particular set, I’m not just talking about the ability to turn on and off. These lights can do SO much more by allowing you to change the overall ambiance of your space with tons of different color and intensity options... all with a tap on your phone. Also, no big deal, but the ability to turn lights down or off without leaving the cozy bed I’ve just crawled into will ALWAYS be a win for me.
My friends, we’ve been doing grapefruit ALL WRONG. This broiled grapefruit recipe is four ingredients + your broiler and you’re about to completely rethink your breakfast. Essentially a bruleed grapefruit, this is the cure for breakfast boredom, I can taste it. Literally. Yes, winter grapefruits are in season right now and they’re amazing. But, this upgrade is as good as it gets.
It’s the simplest ideas that are always the most useful. This bag clip attaches to your handbag strap and instantly creates a germ-free hanger for your bag for tables, bathroom stall doors, you name it. We’re living in an age where setting a bag on a public surface (of the floor) is a NO-GO, so this simple device is a game-changer.
I’m aware that there’s a HUGE community of Cricut fanatics out there, and that the hobby itself can get really involved. (Have you seen the AISLES dedicated to Cricut paraphernalia at craft stores, I mean HAVE YOU?) However, I would like to dabble in this sweet personalization craft machine without becoming a full-fledged Craft Mom. This machine is a great way to try your hand at Cricut because it keeps things simple and allows you to personalize cards, mugs, essentially all the little things you love to give as thoughtful gifts. For Colette’s birthday last Fall, a friend used this machine to cut out the letters of her name and artfully applied them to the outside of a darling birthday card. The same friend also has used it to create beautiful labels for household and pantry items. I love this kind of personalization and can’t wait to try it for myself.
Obviously, longtime Memorandum readers will know that this brand had me at the word cashmere. I’m very intrigued by Tkees new cashmere collection which contains six pieces, three colors, and two textures. I love capsules like this that make it so easy to select your favorites and wear them together or as stylish separates. And, honestly, when do we NOT need more cashmere wardrobe basics?
Generally, I’m not an artificial plant kind of gal. I want the real deal, no matter how many I inevitably kill. However, there are a few corners of our new house that really just don’t get enough light for plants to thrive, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want something green there anyway. This article on the Best Artificial Plants is positive proof that there have been major upgrades to the faux plant game, and it’s time for me to take another look!
I do love the Ember Mug, as you’re aware, but for those of us who are, ahem, particular about the coffee mugs we use, this little mug warmer lets you set any mug of your choosing on it and warms your beverage to the desired temperature, so you’re not running back and forth to the microwave all morning. A toddler parent's dream!
If you love a cloche (and who doesn’t) Target’s new candles for Spring are ideal. In addition to being incredibly affordable, this candle comes with a reusable cloche that adds to the style of your space long after the candle has burned out. There are actually a TON of stylish new arrivals for Spring at Target that I highly recommend you peruse.
Are we all obsessed with waffle texture towels yet? No? Just me? YOU GUYS. Check out these chic and PERFECT towels from Onsen, in a unique, lightweight waffle weave that somehow manages to absorb water better than your plush terry. They also dry quickly, so musty towels are a thing of the past. I also love the Onsen color palette!
Are you aware that you can just watch a bunch of old Jeopardy episodes on Netflix? Did you know it’s at least ONE thing to watch that’s not going to stress you out? Dare I say... it has a calming effect?? If you need something to watch that you really don’t have to invest yourself in, you know... so that you can RELAX, this is a go-to.
This is GENIUS. Siblings candles have finally come up with a way to reuse our beautiful jars and canisters once the original candles that came in them have burned down. The system offers an eco-friendly way to enjoy candles at home by delivering refill scented wax that you melt yourself and pour into the vessel of your choice. I haven’t tried them yet but one of my best friends has said that they’re so easy to make and the scents are divine. I will absolutely be using my stunning Jo Malone Townhouse candle canisters with Siblings wax. First on my list is scent No. 1. YUM.
Typically, Valentine’s Day isn’t a thing I get super into. But, in a pandemic? I will take every opportunity to party (in isolation, obviously). I just ordered these heart pajamas for Colette and me (she doesn’t know, please don’t tell her), but I also think they’d be such a sweet gift to send to someone you love as a cute Valentine’s Day surprise. Also chocolate. You can send chocolate. To loved ones or to me.
If the lack of sunlight in colder months is bringing you down, this popular and very highly-rated light therapy lamp can help with that. The UV-free lamp provides the recommended 10,000 LUX of brightness to help cure our winter blues, regulate our sleep, improve focus, and even boost energy. It’s designed to mimic the colors of daylight and has a slim design so the device doesn’t become an obvious tech-y eye sore atop your table.
The cuteness, the CUTENESS I TELL YOU! I recently bought two of these incredibly charming caps from LoveShackFancy, and I’m going back for more. I wear caps constantly in warmer weather, and I love all the pretty floral colorways. Oh, did I mention they FIT PERFECTLY?? I’m very particular about the fit of a baseball cap and these checked absolutely every box, complete with the ideal back adjustable strap. 10 out of 10.