My quest to make life in a pandemic a little less strenuous through "Order Confirmed" emails continues.
Courtesy of Apple
AirPods Pro, $ 249
Bandwagon, I'm here for you. In the pre-pandemic world, I liked having headphones wired to signal that I was unavailable for conversations with random men who thought I would like to chat at the gym, but since I am not that often hanging out with strangers, it's finally time to try wireless too. And the AirPods Pro don't disappoint. I love that I can turn the noise cancellation on and off: for drowning out the window AC unit during zoom calls and for hearing the traffic during a bike ride. I can't wait to seamlessly switch between devices with the iOS 14 upgrade.
Modway Veer Drafting Chair, $ 120
After sitting in a chair that was definitely not intended for 12-hour days for six months, I indulged in this adjustable office chair. I work at a counter-height table so that larger drawing chairs will fit nicely. It's nice that I can tweak the fit to improve my posture as much as possible – without breaking the bank. I notice less pain, especially in my hips.
Courtesy of Nordstrom
Moonlight Dream Crop Pajamas, $ 55
The bloggers don't lie: these pajamas are possibly the softest thing I've ever worn. I've already bought a pair for a Christmas present. And if you want a different look, they come in long sleeves and shorts too. They are very large, so you should consider scaling them down.
NTONPOWER Power Strip, $ 25
This was a basic need for my table-swiveled desk, but there is something about the clean white design that I find so appealing. The circular shape with three USB plugs helps me plug in my many Apple devices – known for taking up too much space in power strips – without overtaking my small work area.
Olehenriksen Invigorating Night Transformation Gel, $ 38
I'm still on my pandemic skincare kick, but I think this will be the last new product I'll add in a while. With this gel, AHAs (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) work to make the skin smoother and reduce wrinkles – which I definitely need after months of stress and screening time. It glides on so gently and gives a little tingling sensation. I layer it between retinol and moisturizer.
With kind permission of Simon & Schuster
Great Friendship: How We Hold Close, $ 26
I originally bought it as a birthday present, but then grabbed a copy and read it in just a few days. It's the first time I've read a book where every sentence is written and it didn't feel uncomfortable at all. I felt so much from this book, and maybe I even wrote a few sentences here and there for a maid of honor's speech.
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