A Few Of My Favorite Things…


Now more than ever, self-care is a necessity. Self-care simply means taking time to invest in yourself and doing those things that are meaningful to you – from a yoga practice or running to carefully curating your meals or deciding which piece of non-fiction is at the top of the bedside stack…and everything in between!  Here are a few of my favorite things that are basic necessities for me and that bring me joy. What are your favorite things?

Food Products

There’s honestly NOTHING like a good meal to boost your mood! These products help you create meals that make your taste buds sing:

Maldon Sea Salt Flakes / Maldon Smoked Sea Salt

Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Bean Paste

Tio Pepe Dry Sherry

Conchita Guava Paste

Diamond Kosher Salt

Tio Pepe

Kitchen Favorites

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and it definitely brings me joy when I have the proper tools to make it easy to prepare and host a wonderful meal. Here are my favorites:

Global Cromova 18 Stainless Steel Knife G-61

De Buyer Swing Plus Mandoline

KitchenAid Stand Mixer, Pasta Attachment

Paderno World Cuisine Spiralizer

Lodge Cast-Iron Skillets – 12” & 14”

Vitamix Blender

Weck Jars

Bodega Glasses

Butter Keeper Crock

Razab Meal Prep Containers

Coffee Favorites

For me, coffee really is the best part of waking up. Here’s what I need to get the perfect cup of java:

Hario Coffee Grinder

Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Kettle with Built-In Thermometer

Chemex Classic Series Drip Coffee Glass Coffee Maker


A good book is food for the mind and soul. Here are my faves, not including my own :), that I keep in rotation:

“The Flavor Bible” by Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg

“Sweet” by Yotam Ottolenghi & Helen Goh

“Savor” by Kimberly Stevens

Make time to take care of yourself, and you’ll be better prepared to care of the important people in your life!

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