This week really felt like summer. My older kids were busy with their jobs and hanging at the beach, and my youngest had the best time at camp, even capping this Friday off with a canoe trip down a local river. To celebrate feeling a little more normal than usual, here are a few of my favorites for this week.
Of Literature & Lattes: This book! I’m half way through and so happy that we’re reading Katherine Reay’s newest novel Of Literature & Lattes for our July book pick. Please plan to check back to my blog at the end of this month for a recap of this fantastic story written by one of Lake Forest’s very own.
Prairie Espresso: It’s my goal to begin every summer Friday shopping at the Lake Bluff Farmer’s Market and grabbing a coffee from one of the Village’s most darling gems, Prairie Espresso. If you haven’t checked them out and you need a dose of summer, visit this nook right off of Scranton Avenue in downtown Lake Bluff.
Supergoop: Supergoop! made my week by sending me an assortment of their skincare top-sellers. A friend of a friend tipped off the company’s CEO that I was a fan of the brand and this box magically appeared at my door. If you haven’t heard about this company, Supergoop! is clean beauty brand that offers the same protection (probably even better!) than those formulated with all sorts of chemicals. Supergoop’s founder Holly Thaggard originally developed this product to be used at schools and applied to children before they headed out to the playground for recess. I can’t recommend this line enough. It’s well-priced and will change how you think about sunscreen.
Before I let you go, here are some other things I’m obsessed with this week:
- Currently downloaded: The Intentional Friend podcast with Claire McCarter. Claire dives deep into all things friendship and recently interviewed local blogger Katy Rexing. They had such a sweet discussion about the importance of close friends, which I found to be such an uplifting message for 2020.
- Currently watching: 90-Day Fiance, Before the 90 Days (on TLC). If you watch one episode, I guarantee that you’ll be hooked. This unlikely cast is looking for love in the most unusual places and you will find yourself rooting for every single one of them (more or less). My daughters and I have gone back to the beginning of this series and are binge-watching it. So. Darn. Good!
- Currently wearing: The Supergoop! Illuminating Eye cream in Daydream. It goes on like eyeshadow but doubles as sunscreen, preventing your eyelids from getting sunburn. Glam and substance…I love it!
Photos of me and Of Literature & Lattes by Jenn Marie Photography
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