Hey, friends! I hope your week has been going well, and I hope you have something fun and/or something relaxing on the agenda for your weekend.
This week was more of the same for me — featuring work, workouts, eating, sleeping, etc., and this weekend should be a good one. I’m going to a fitness event in the City tomorrow, and Dave and I are getting together with friends to watch the Warriors away playoff game on Sunday night. Other than that — well, perhaps a little downtime is in order.
By the way, I’m running a giveaway on Instagram right now for a free massage from Zeel. It’s a service available in 21 metro areas around the country, offering on-demand massages at your own home. Won’t you please enter it here? Now, let’s get to the favorites …
This week’s “Favorite things”
I mean, fun should really be the topic of this favorites post, but I’ve already showed you tons of pictures of my recent adventures as weekend recaps. I’ve had so many good times on the weekends every single weekend for months now, especially with our influx of visitors, and I love it. There’s never a dull moment. But one meal from this past weekend stands out …
I thought about staging a more fancy picture of this sandwich, but I couldn’t wait very long before digging in. Smoked salmon is the best.
Have you ever had a sandwich with smoked salmon, avocado, bacon, cucumbers, capers, sprouts, tomatoes and mayo on wheat bread? I mean, yum. This beautiful sandwich was from Yountville Deli in Napa, and I’d love to re-create it at home one day.
Last week, when I was taking my dear friend Judy through San Francisco, as we hopped off the Muni (public transit), she said she wanted to cross the street and go into a store in Fisherman’s Wharf. I was shocked to see that it was a lovely bath and beauty store, right in the heart of the busy tourist area. A reprieve from the madness, if you will.
Here’s what I picked up: Shimmery body cream? I mean it just brings me back. And this vanilla body spray is perhaps the best scent I’ve ever come across.
Judy and I were blown away by Laline. The products are amazing, and they were having a big sale that day, so we both picked up some stuff. Apparently Laline has three locations in San Francisco, and you can also order online. I will absolutely be going back for more gifts. By the way, I doused myself in body spray while we were there and smelled so good the rest of the day. Vanilla makes me happy. Enough said.
I bought this purse more than a month ago, but somehow forgot to mention it as a favorite. It’s the perfect color, fits nicely on my shoulder and has so many nice pieces of hardware.
If you need a cross-body bag or an over-the-shoulder one, may I suggest the Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac? You can also remove the straps to make it a clutch.
Of course, this beauty is from Nordstrom Rack, one of my favorite stores. I’ve been using it all throughout the weekend, and it goes with everything. But I must say, even though it’s nice to use little bags like this when you’re out and about, I also love a big bag. I’ve got my eye on this leather backpack too.
My favorite links of the week
Did you miss the latest on A Lady Goes West this week?
And from around the web worth checking out …
- This one is so true. You can’t change the length of your muscles. Find out “Why Trainers Need to Stop Saying Build Long, Lean Muscles.”
- And this is a breath of fresh air to remind you that it’s okay to skip the gym while you’re on vacation. While I like to be active, I rarely do real workouts when I travel. “Should I Work Out on Vacation.”
- Get ready to have your mouth water. I’m so happy to have one of my recipes featured on Julie from Peanut Butter Finger’s “Top Blogger Dessert Recipes.”
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Questions of the day
What’s something you’ve been loving lately?
What are you up to this weekend?