There's been a lot of change happening in Rachel-land lately. The biggest of all is that we are relocating to Northern California, the Bay area to be specific. As much as the task of moving is quite possibly the most stressful thing in the world, I am super excited to start a new adventure in a "sweater weather" kind of town, especially with the heat in the valley being what I can only describe as "the worst", I'm ready to welcome Fall with open arms.
I'm a big fan of switching up my fragrances with the seasons, this summer I was all about a perfume I snagged on sale at Anthropologie called "Zuma"... named after the famous beach in Malibu, it was a perfect hybrid of perfume and suntan lotion smell. Jo Malone's White Jasmine and Mint is my staple year-round, and I just discovered their newest addition Wood Sage & Sea Salt. I've been wearing the sample for the past few days, and I'm pretty sure it's true love. It's got a slight masculine edge to it, it's herbal but not too heavy, fresh with a more Pacific Northwest vibe as opposed to freshly folded towels.
I was introduced to Isimo.Co's Samantha about a year ago through a mutual friend, she's a super accomplished florist and proving that her eye for design extend into unique handmade decor as well. I am so obsessed with these re-purposed Mexican blanket pillows, when we move I'm definitely picking up a couple for the new digs.
I've got a $20 off coupon burning a hole in my wallet, so I really hope my local boutique has these bronze beauties in stock on Thursday! I've been a long-time fan of Vans, my older brothers wore them in the 80's and I've been wearing them consistently since the 90's. The classic slip-on is by far my favorite. I'm picturing these with boyfriend jeans, but I think they'd be pretty sweet to wear with a long skirt too.
Apart from material goods, I've been trying to explore some new music as well. Of course, Jenny Lewis' new album The Voyager has been on a lot- which I'm sure is a relief to my poor boyfriend who has had to listen to Haim's Days Are Gone record on repeat since spring. My favorite tracks is "Just One of the Guys", but it really is a great album overall.
I'm going to do my best to keep this rickety-rickshaw updated regularly, so bear with me.