Things are feeling pretty chilled at Chez Chai this afternoon. This morning I made breakfast, put my hair up, slipped into my seen-better-days barre socks and went to my weekly Barre class to sweat things out for an hour before seeing a Personal Trainer at the gym to set up a workout plan. I’m suitably stretched out and worked out now and with a bellyful of couscous salad and a sneaky chocolate yoghurt, what better time than to sit down and note down some favourite things of the week thus far.
There’s a lot to be said for appreciating the smaller, not necessarily finer details of the everyday mundane. Here’s to another list of petite joys, ten minutes spent recounting the things I show gratitude for…
一. My gym membership! Not to sound like a broken record but I’m really enjoying taking time out from work and from being at home to push myself.
二. The dream team pairing that is Glossier’s Cloud Paint in Haze and Beam. Dot a little of each on the back of your hand, swirl with a duo fibre brush and blend into the cheeks for the perfect autumn glow. Shop with my link for a handy 10% off your first order.
三. Morning Milo. His I-woke-up-like-this face is beyond compare.
四. Red, orange and yellow leaves falling through the air like snow.
五. Nails Inc. Nailkale polish in ‘Victoria’, a dramatically rich burgundy so perfect for a short, square autumn nail look.
六. This Sézane Orson jumper, winging its woollen way over to me this weekend. I’ve got my eye on the Sophie next. Also, my Girlfriend Collective leggings in dusty pink that’re en route to me: all proceeds from their sales on pink products go towards Breast Cancer Care and Research. Praise be.
七. Beginning the Christmas shopping! I am an absolute sucker for Christmas and decided to try and get ahead of the game this year. I’m also working on a handful of Daisybutter gift guides, as is tradition.
八. The news of Animal Crossing’s new mobile game! Bring. It. On.
九. Watching ’While You Were Sleeping’ which is such a great K-drama. And Suzy is pretty great too, I suppose. I haven’t had the chance to start a new drama in FOREVER but took heed of a sick day a week or so ago to stay in bed and indulge in some new series.
十. Pear drops. That’s all.
What are some of your petite joys, lately?