Hello there, my friends far and wide. I hope your week has been going along well. It’s been business as usual over here, with writing, blogging, teaching classes, working out, etc. This weekend is pretty light on activities for Dave and for me. I’m on-the-fence about an event I am supposed to attend tonight in the City, and Dave has to work at a basketball game. Tomorrow, we’ll probably try to get outside during the day, and we have a group dinner date in the evening in Oakland. But right now, it’s about that time to talk about what I’ve been loving lately. Let’s get on to the favorites …
This week’s finds for “Friday Favorites”
As you know, every Friday is a chance to keep it light with a random selection of things making my happy …
My favorite new toy of the week
Ever since the new iPhone 6S came out, I’ve been calling and popping into various AT&T locations near me to try to get my hands on the bigger 6S Plus version. It took a while, but last week, I finally got one. And I got the rose-gold color, which I had been wanting. And yes, I really needed this iPhone. My previous phone had virtually no storage space and was about two models back.
This new phone, although rather large, is so fast and user-friendly. I love that the thumb-print button unlocks it in an instant, so I don’t have to put in a code. Also, the voice/speaker is clearer, the icons are large, the camera is awesome, and it has so much space to store my 8,000 daily pictures of my dog and my food. Truth. If you need an upgrade, get this beauty. Get it!
My favorite hot beverage of the week
I’m totally on a roll when it comes to trying new varieties of hot tea. Last week, I picked up this tea from Whole Foods (on a special mission to find my dear dark purple Japanese sweet potatoes), and I’m pleasantly surprised.
I had never heard of the brand Traditional Medicinals before, but they make a good bag of tea, that’s for sure. So refreshing.
This past week, I’ve been having an afternoon helping of tea, in addition to my morning mug, so I’m moving through this bag quickly. Something to note: You have to let this one steep for 10-15 minutes, which is longer than normal, so plan ahead.
My favorite jewels of the week
My latest delivery from the Rocksbox jewelry subscription service was another winner. I’ve been keeping about one piece per set for the last few months, and I think I’ll keep the earrings from this one …
This necklace is by Slate, these earrings are by Perry Street and this bracelet is by Nakamol. Wouldn’t you know that the day this box arrived, I wore all three items out that night!
I only wish I got to dress up more so that I could get more usage out of this cute stuff. Right now, I’m lucky if I put on clothing outside of workout wear twice-a-week. So sad. By the way, if you haven’t heard of Rocksbox, it’s a really cool way to have fun accessories delivered straight to your door as often as you want. You wear the stuff, then send it back or buy it and keep it. Easy as pie. If you want to give it a try, use this code for your first month free: aladygoeswestxoxo. I’ve been getting the service complimentary, but continue to share it with you because I’m such a fan.
My favorite links of the week
Did you miss some of the good stuff on A Lady Goes West this week?
- A blog refresh, my weekend and my weekly workouts
- Les Mills BODYPUMP release 95 group fitness review
- Social media chatter and some pictures of tasty food
- Positive thoughts and a list of things that I am just plain bad at
Also from around the web: This is an awesome set of shoulder exercises, designed to help you improve your posture and upper-body strength. And this is an awesome set of core exercises, which don’t include crunches (I even used a couple of these in the core class I taught last night — they work!) And don’t miss out on Cassie’s write-up of my “Bay Area Blogger Meet and Sweat” event.
That’s it for today. Have a great weekend my, friends. Hope to see you over on Instagram until we meet again.Need a pick-me-up? Check out these #Favorites #Fashion #iPhone Click To Tweet
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Questions of the day
What are you up to this weekend?
What’s something fun you’ve been loving lately?