Lately: June Faves

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It’s that time of the month again. Wait, no, not THAT time of the month. It’s time to look at some of the things that have captured my attention over the last month.

WATCHING: The Real Housewives of New York City

hqdefault.jpgWhen it comes to live-tweeting, these ladies and their antics are my bread and butter. Half of my top ten tweets are #RHONY-related!

Even though the show has been on for nine seasons, these ladies have somehow found ways to act even crazier than ever.

Sometimes alcohol is to blame, and oddly enough, a lot of times it’s not. While these women live enviable lives financially, a lot of them struggle with their relationships – and it makes for really interesting television.

READING: A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

51KFegQTQXLThat’s right, people; I’m still not done with it.

I am so proud of my reading progress so far this year. I am actually ahead of pace to meet this year’s goal, so I decided to take advantage of that and go back to a book I never finished.

I have less than 300 pages left, and two other books on standby for the moment I finish.

Plus, I can pretty much guarantee that the moment I get through this fifth installment for the “A Song of Fire and Ice” series, Mr. Martin will finally release the long-awaited sixth installment, providing me with 1000+ more pages of fantasy and adventure to read.

I know the HBO series has diverged from the books already, but I still want to be caught up before the show returns next month.

LISTENING TO: A Broadway Mash-Up

85000-3.jpegThe new kids on the block (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress) have proven to be fantastic additions to my regularly-played Broadway playlist, which already includes selections from Rent, Les Miserables, and a slew of songs from other classics.

Blame it on the Tony Awards earlier this month, but this playlist has been on a loop for the past couple of weeks.

I can’t make it to nearly as many Broadway shows as I would like (because…money), but I love the immersive feeling of listening to a cast album, and a good one takes you right to center stage.

#cantstopwontstop #youcantstopthebeat

EATING: Less than I’m used to…

weightwatchersAs I’ve gotten older, I’ve started gaining weight. I know that’s not really anything groundbreaking; it’s pretty normal for metabolism to slow down a little with age. But over the past few months, it’s gone beyond vanity and become more about my health.

I don’t care too much about being “skinny” per se, but I do care about feeling good.

After talking to a few people, I decided to take the plunge and give Weight Watchers a try. The benefit is what everyone says it is – you CAN eat whatever you want. There’s a catch of course. One slice of chocolate cake, and you basically can’t eat anything else for the day without going over in points.

It’s been challenging, but it’s a fun way to make smarter food choices. I’m signed up for three months, so we’ll see how it goes!

WEARING: Sandals

t-strap-esspresso-pdp-imageHaving grown up in Miami, my footwear consisted of mainly flip-flops well into my twenties. But there came a point a few years ago where all of a sudden I felt somehow wrong leaving the house in them – unless the beach or a day by the pool was involved.

I will never judge anyone for rocking flip flops well into their adult years; it’s just not for me anymore…which means I had to upgrade my summer shoe game.

There are so many cute sandals out in the world, so I’ve decided to focus on one basic option: the Sseko t-strap sandal.

The company is based in Uganda and partners with artisan groups across East Africa to manufacture their products – making these sandals both cute AND responsible. Plus, the interchangeable straps make them a versatile option.

What are YOU loving right now? Anything (including, but not limited to movies, TV shows, music, podcasts, books, theater, [NYC] restaurants, recipes, clothing/accessories, websites…) I should put on my must-check-out list?

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3 thoughts on “Lately: June Faves

  1. Yentl says:

    The Broadway Mash-Up sounds great to listen to!! I have been doing a lot of TV watching lately. Here’s the list:
    The Handmaid’s Tale
    Orange is the New Black
    Jane the Virgin
    Chasing Life
    The Community
    And the list goes on… LOL

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