When was the last time you didn’t set an alarm, slept in and woke up with zero agenda or set plans? If you can’t remember, then trust me, you’re not alone! Even on the weekends, most of us get up and go-go-go. I looooove a productive morning but I think it’s also so incredibly important to have at least 1 day a month (weekend… or weekday!) where you give yourself a “personal day” to catch up on sleep, slowly roll out of bed and do all of those self care/self love/girlie things that help you reset. Maybe it’s one of the things I touched on in this post, or even just casually strolling to your favorite coffee shop, indulging in a little treat, and people watching. Charlie and I headed to one of my favorite local bakeries; Gjusta, the other day after I realized I hadn’t had a quiet morning like that in ages. I can’t tell you how good it felt to leisurely move about my day with no set agenda! Sometimes, we need to just throw out our normal schedule/routine and leave time to “stop and smell the roses.” I’ve found that taking little moments like that give me clarity and really boost my creativity. I’ve been obsessed with everything rose lately (how gorg is this shade of these roses btw?!)… and cannot get enough of Philosophy’s new Pure Grace Nude Rose perfume, a more whimsical take on their signature scent, Pure Grace. It has a deeper, richer rose scent than most rose fragrances, with notes of cedarwood, neroli and bergamot. It gives off the perfect floral rose musk smell and exudes that uncomplicated, bare, feminine, effortless grace vibe that I’m all about. I love that the collection features an eau de toilette, shampoo, bath + shower gel, and body lotion which is sold exclusively at Philosophy.com or Macys. I keep one set in my bathroom and one set in the guest bathroom. Guests are always commenting how luxurious it smells and I can’t disagree! I like to put a drop of the shower gel in the tub for an extra bubbly bath. Ahhhh the best! This week’s giveaway is… you guessed it ;) A set of the entire Pure Grace Nude Rose collection + all of my favorite lazy morning goodies like a plush robe, slippers, and silk eye mask. To enter, simply sign up for my newsletter and comment below “Signed up” (even if you’ve already subscribed still leave a comment for a chance!) The winner will be announced on Friday!
A Leisurely Morning
Jessica Alexander Photography