I was late to the game when it came to this TV show, This Is Us. My friend finally convinced Dave and I to give it a go and now I am the one suggesting it to all my friends. It is the most beautiful TV show I have seen in some time. Although you should definitely be prepared to shed some tears so have your tissue box and chocolates ready. The show is about a family of triplets and it jumps through time from their childhood to adulthood and everywhere in between. We just finished the second season and I can hardly wait for the third to come out, whenever it does. I can't recommend this more to everyone, if you need a show to start, this one should be it!
As I mentioned last month I am really enjoying the Forever35 podcast and thinking about self-care. I have always loved taking baths but sometimes it feels more like a chore than something relaxing. Now that I am in full swing of training for my next half marathon (June 17) I have made sure I take a weekly bath, usually right after my run. This doesn't only help me decompress from the day and relax but more importantly it helps my muscles recover from the distances I am running. If I take a bath after a run I feel 100 times better the next day and my recovery is so much quicker than if I just shower and stretch. I use Epsom salts and bubble bath so that it can be both relaxing and working on my sore muscles. Epsom salts do wonders for sore muscles and the Magnesium in it really helps in breaking down all the lactic acid.
I have also been incorporating a weekly face mask into my routine. This is something I usually do right when I get out of the bath and have washed my face of makeup and build up from the day. I was working my way through a pile of sheet masks I had got over the holidays and when I ran out I didn't know what to do! I didn't want to keep buying them, as that can be quite pricey but also wasteful so I decided to do some research and purchase a cream mask. As you have read from previous posts I am loving all things Glossier at the moment. Their products are great and everything I have bought from the company is replacing my old cosmetics, one at a time. I recently ordered this mask online and it was delivered last week. It was perfect to add to my weekly Sunday self-care routine so after a bath and I put it on and baked some cookies while it soaked into my skin. At first it did tingle a bit but that quickly went away. It made my face feel smooth and bright, I'm already looking forward to putting it on next weekend.
This is my newest addition to the podcast lineup I listen to. One of my favourite TV shows (despite Dave's disapproval) is Made in Chelsea, a reality show about young, wealthy Londoners, living their lives. I know it's trash but it's my one trashy TV show that I watch and it reminds me of living with my cousins in London. I have been watching it every season (15 total!) and don't ever plan on stopping. That's why I was so excited when I discovered two of the people on the show: Jamie Lang and Francis Boule had a podcast. It is a hilarious podcast where they interview people and talk about anything and everything. I love their banter and find myself driving to work literally laughing out loud wondering what the people driving by me think. If you are a fan of the show I would highly recommend it and even if you aren't and want a good laugh, give it a listen!
After finishing my last read about Galliano and McQueen, I decided I wanted to continue my reading into the fashion industry. My friend Kate gave me this book for my birthday so I thought it was fitting to start it next. I started it last week and cannot put it down! The way the author Alexandra Shulman writes her diary is so interesting and keeps the reader wanting more. I like how she writes short pieces for each day and shows us an insider view of how British Vogue works. As the editor she has so many things to plan, from upcoming issues to events and more, as well as living her own life with her family. It is such an interesting look into someones life that you probably will never get to know in real life. She is brutally honest about things and hilarious about others and I can't wait to see where it goes. If you have any interest in the fashion industry or journalism I would highly recommend this read!