Either our weekly round-up of people, places, and experiences we’re crushing on shows that Life in Pleasantvillers have diverse tastes and therefore provide readers options, or it proves we have the attention span of a squirrel with a mouthful of nuts and new ones falling at his feet.
It probably depends on the day. Today we want to show you beauty: beautiful clothes, beautiful you, beautiful gestures, and humour, which makes us all more beautiful.
Robin Edwards: “The best thing about warmer weather is having to think less about what to wear. Everything gets simplified. Less layers – less clothes – less thinking about putting together an outfit. I love this little off-the shoulder blouson dress from White House Black Market for many reasons. It’s as light as air for those steamy hot days where you rather be well – naked – but you can easily throw on a sweater or a shrug when it’s cooler and you want to cover up a bit more. The open arms are totally on-trend this season and the delicate print allows itself to be dressed up or dressed down. You can wear this dress with casual flip flops or sexy, strappy heels. Pair it with cowboy boots and a denim jacket for a completely different look. The possibilities are endless!”
Candace Derickx: “The truth is that for Mother’s Day I want for nothing. I have it all. Healthy, happy children, a great husband and a beautiful home. From the bottom of my heart I wish this for all moms. That’s why if my kids are to get me anything this year, I hope it’s Gifts of Hope from Plan Canada.”
Kelli Catana: “I am seriously crushing on this face wash by Clinique even though it’s not for me. As the mother of a newly minted teenager, we have been dealing with the kinds of breakouts that only teenagers can experience in my house. Because I want my daughter to understand the value of good skincare at an early age, I bought her the Clinique acne face wash after she began to experience mild breakouts. Within a few days (3 max) her skin was noticeably clearer. I know many parents out there are looking for a good acne solution for their kids, and at $20 for a good size bottle it won’t break the bank.”
Chef Christopher: “Sodastream has been a regular fixture in my house for the past five years, ever since I decided it would be cheaper and easier to make club soda at home. I love my machine so much that I’ve actually given one as gifts to friends and family. Being able to make a wide variety of sodas at home without all the extra added high fructose corn syrup is a big win. So why would I ever change? Because sometimes, even “awesome” gets an upgrade. The KitchenAid Sparkling Beverage Maker by Sodastream has done what other kitchen appliances trying to cash in on the home carbonation system craze haven’t been able to do; they combined ultra stylish with an established brand. It has a great retro look to it and appears to be even easier to use with a pull handle.”
Katja Wulfers: “Our phones are great for all kinds of things — and if you’re like me that’s primarily for taking photos and to text my near and dear ones — but they’re lacking the appropriate weightiness and romance with which to record our travel observations. Can you imagine Graham Greene or Bill Bryson or Peter Mayle furiously thumb-typing their humorous and evocative stories on palm-sized, soulless electronic devices? Of course not. They likely had or have a collection of journals on which to write. I love Bill Murray and if he wants to remind me of how awesome I am, then hook me up with one of these journals please.”