Follies & Fixations: September 2015

Basically: my favorites! I want to share these with you all on a monthly basis and hopefully you find something you want to try out too. Be it experiences, products, songs, movies, books, thoughts, whatever! Yes, the entire point of these posts will be personal opinions. Feel free to completely ignore them, I won’t be offended. And if you disagree, all the better – tell me.

Harney & Sons Vanilla Comoro Tea

These little sachets are cute as hell. This has been a longggg time favorite and the smell of this tea alone is absolutely enamoring. A little on the expensive side, although now that I come to think of it I’m really not sure about the context of tea prices so hey – maybe this is actually pretty cheap. But compared to my usual box of Lipton, this is a splurge item. It’s so relaxing and I save this for when I want to have a nice little night on the couch watching movies or reading books. Or when my life is feeling particularly overwhelming.

Moleskine 18-month Softcover Planner

I thought it would be absolutely ridiculous to include a planner as a favorite item because like come ON, it’s not like this is new to the world I’m sure you’ve all seen them. But in one of my classes over the summer a girl spied me writing notes in this trusted buddy and she asked to look through it. Yes, I felt anxiety at what her eyeballs might happen across because I make a lot of weird notes to myself in my planner but that’s not the point. Apparently my assumption is wrong and not everyone knows about these so if I can help someone out all the better! I actually found this particular Moleskine one because my best friend used them and I thought it looked great so I got one too and now I’ll never use anything else. I can personally swear by the quality, my last planner not only made it through 18 full months but also adventures on 3 different continents.

Mighty Squirrel Original Beer

I am the last person on this planet that will try craft beers. I like my Guinness and I very rarely make a move away from it. But a friend and I went to a favorite pizza place nearby his new real life adult time neighborhood and this was recommended by the waiter. I took a sip, just to try it, and literally stared back at my friend for a solid minute in silent surprise over the fact that I absolutely loved the taste. “Bundled in each serving of Mighty Squirrel, you will find a few of our favorite things: friendship, sports, entrepreneurship, innovation, and fun.” Those are my favorite things too! How the heck could I love it more? It wasn’t until I went back and googled the brand that I discovered this beer is Boston local and they have an intern affiliation with Northeastern. That’s how.

Visits from my best friend!

My favorite person on this whole planet is currently an entire United States away from me. In the past year my best friend and I have found ourselves living apart for the first time since we met in freshman year of college. The most incredible thing about our friendship is that it doesn’t seem to matter how far away we are, or how long we’re separated – when we get together it’s like we’ve never parted. I miss having her around but I’m also living vicariously through her west coast adventures. It was so wonderful to spend a few days with her this past weekend. Not to mention we went to see the last North America concert stop for One Direction on Saturday so… talk about follies!

Tuneage

I went ahead and made you a September 2k15 mixtape, a la Spotify playlist, to show you how “millennial” I am (shut up, old people – we get it already). And also just, here, look at what I’ve been listening to lately, maybe you might like something. Or maybe you might not. Whatever.

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