Good morning hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far. Very busy one here, coupled with us getting the hurricane and still four days later having no internet, TV, phone, etc…..downed trees and lines down everywhere. They clearly didn’t see this one coming! On a brighter note, the work has officially begun on our new warehouse which is very exciting, they have started the painting and “it’s coming to life”. I am starting to visualize all of our products there and what can I say, it’s the highlight of my summer:) Have not done a whole heck of a lot this summer, its been pretty underwhelming with many canceled plans and events, limited get togethers,etc…..Especially since I am not really comfortable being out and about, it just doesn’t feel worth it, with the social distancing, no handshakes, hugs and deliberate measures which of course have to be implemented. I thought this would be one of those fun, frivolous types of posts. So often, I use something and think about how there is simply no other. My personal favorites and my bests. We all have them…..this is a wide variety of odds and ends from household cleaners to skincare to my favorite paper towels:) Hope you too will chime in with a few of your favorites via the comment section as I love learning of new things to try! Here we go…. __________________________________________ FAVORITE CANDLE I have two. One is our own signature scent, which took my breath away when I walked into the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans years ago,they had them burning all over the hotel and I was hooked. So we found the candle maker and now have our own vessels filled with this delectable scent!! Click here to see our candle collection The second is from East Hampton Gardens, it’s their signature scent and is pure heaven, I have to admit I am kind of addicted to this candle, a beautiful blend of freesia, lily of the valley with a light musk. Love this candle! Click here. FAVORITE NIGHT AND DAY CREAM This is one of my luxury must haves, La Prairie just works for me. It really agrees with my skin and I love using their products. They are expensive but we only have one face, so I feel I am worth it:) FAVORITE HOUSEHOLD CLEANER I love liquid Soft scrub. It gets out everything! Its perfect for stubborn marks on marble countertops, on cabinets and just about anything else you need a little but gentle abrasion for. I use it in the kitchen, bathroom and anywhere else I may need it! FAVORITE LIPSTICK I have used Mac’s Angel lipstick for years. I buy it by the 4’s and 6’s because they are often out of it and God forbid they ever discontinue it, I am in trouble! Its a perfect soft pink with just a hint of color, great for daytime but I use it a night too. I also really like the consistency. FAVORITE HAND LOTION This is my all time fave. Nothing like Gold Bond hand cream….. I have tried many but none as good as this. I will also slather it onto my feet, put on a pair of socks and sleep with them, my feet wake up baby soft. I always, as anyone who knows me, will attest have a tube of this with me wherever I go. FAVORITE BRUSH The wet brush all the way. I literally cannot use any other brush. I have a super sensitive scalp and this makes brushing my hair (wet or dry) bearable and painless. No other brush will do! MY FAVORITE CHIPS/INDULGENCE How I wish I didn’t love Cape Cod chips so much….there are many imitations but none in my book even come close. When I need a salty indulgence, there simply is no other! FAVORITE WATER I love Poland Spring, I have tried nearly all of them and this is my favorite water hands down. We get them delivered to the house and its definitely my go to drink of choice. FAVORITE PAPER TOWELS- I am life long Bounty aficionado but during the pandemic, one day when I could not find any paper towels of any brand,I was at a store that was just getting a shipment and lo and behold I scored a giant pack. of Viva. I had not heard of them but something great happened- I discovered another brand that I really liked. I still tend to buy Bounty but Viva is a super close second, I like that they feel more like a cloth than a paper towel. Silver linings! FAVORITE NAIL POLISH I do not really get my nails painted just my toes. I keep my nails short and clear of polish. most of the time but always get pedicures which are a treat. I love Essie polishes and my two favorite shades are Ballet Slippers and Fiji, here they are along with two other very simliar shades. Essie polishes last and are my go to polish. FAVORITE LAUNDRY DETERGENT I am a Tide girl all the way, always have been and suspect I always will be:) I used to use the liquid but now almost always buy the pods. Tide girl for life:) FAVORITE SILVER POLISH Like many other things I have used for years, Wright’s Silver polish cream is another must have. I love this stuff….I actually really enjoy the act of polishing silver. There is such a satisfaction watching things gleam and come back to life. Wright’s makes it easy and is very gentle, comes with the sponge so it’s easy peasy. FAVORITE MASCARA So I am including two, a high and low, both really good. Thrive mascara did live up to the hype, but it’s not cheap (about $24) With even one application, you see your lashes really lengthen, its good! I really like it but you can only buy it from Thrive online and its pricey. Click here L’Oreal fiber lashes is good, very good. you need a few more coats than the Thrive but essentially just about the same results for less than half price. FAVORITE TOILET TISSUE- Again there’s one brand I buy, Charmin. Nothing softer. If they are out I will buy other brands out of necessity but I have yet to find a brand I like as much as Charmin, it’s the best IMO. FAVORITE TANNING LOTION/CREAM This is out of all those i have tried, my most favorite. I use it on the face and body when I need a litlte color. I have wised up over the years and know now, to stay far away from the sun, or at least in it with good protection (because it feels soooo good). This tanning milk/cream is super natural, not orange and has a really nice creamy consistency. It often wins beauty awards for reason. FAVORITE FLOWER I could not choose just one, that would be like choosing a favorite child. But tied for first place would be peonies and hydrangeas. Both such exquisite flowers that pack a lot of punch per bloom. FAVORITE WRITING PENS You think a pen is a pen. Think again….I found these by accident but seriously do not want to write with another pen. I buy them by the box on Amazon, they make my writing as good as it can be. Love these pens, you can thank me later!! Click here to see them on Amazon _________________________________ I think I could have gone on and on with this as I guess I have more favorites than I realized, so I will have to do another favorites post in the near future. I tend to be very loyal, when I like something and it works for me, I stick with it. That said, I will try new things otherwise how do you know that there’s not something even better out there! So I am all ears and look forward to hearing your favorites too. Thanks for stopping in, wishing everyone a happy Friday and smooth end to you week. Until next time…..