SO LONG 2020
Surprise, surprise I’m back!
I could give you you a l-o-n-g list of reasons I’ve been MIA for so long but I’m here now and hello again. It’s hard to believe that this year, which feels like a decade, is finally coming to an end. It’s been a crazy, trying and confusing year unlike no other. Many have died or suffered devastating illness, but for those of us still standing there is a collective sigh of relief at finally being able to show 2020 the door.
One of the great ironies of this year’s New Year’s Eve is that while there’s never been a year we are more excited about bidding adieu, in-person celebrations have been cancelled. And I’m really, really OK with that. Celebrating with those in our little pods seems the sanest, safest way to usher in 2021. Covid is only going to get more widespread as we enter into the New Year regardless. Hopefully we’re all going to shake off the pandemic fatigue and do the right thing.
I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. But I do like to take stock of the year and reflect on what worked for me (and didn’t).
My Best of 2020
Best Netflix: The Queen’s Gambit
Favorite Food: Anything avocado, spicy tuna sushi, Mexican
Best Books: Hidden Valley Road, The Immortalists, The Authenticity Project, Why We Sleep, Where The Crawdads Sing. Just started Mr. Wizard and it might have made the list (I’ve been reading a lot lately)
Clothing: Activewear, jeans, scarves, Patagonia
Candles: Le Labo Figue 15, Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davina, Volupspa Santal Vanille, D.L. & Co Tahitian Surf, Thymes Frasier Fir
Hand sanitizer: Jean Nate cologne (technically a cologne but does double duty), Marcus hand sanitizer + lotion
Exercise: Tennis, hiking and walking on the beach. Just did an 11 mile hike last Sunday with my daughter WAHOO that felt good.
Podcast: Terrible Thanks For Asking, Sword and Scale, Unlocking Us, You’re Wrong About, The Shrink Next Door.
Perfume: The Seven Virtues Jasmine Neroli, Melange #5, Floral Street London Poppy, Creed Love in White, Replica Flower Market, Kai, Van Cleef & Arpels California Reverie, Kiel’s Original Musk, Miller Harris Lumier Doree, Cadeau Butterfly Beach (my own fragrance which I hope to launch one day). I’m leaving out some great ones in my collection but these are the one’s I’ve been turning to this year.