Monday Must-Have Lust List

1) BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PRODUCTS

I love products with a cause.  And I particularly like to support the Breast Cancer Awareness cause.  Many of you probably already know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so there are tons of ways that we can show our support.  And what’s great is we can do so without having to donate tons of cash or attend swanky events (if you have the means, I want to see pictures of the event!).  We can help just a little by purchasing some of the products that in turn will donate a portion of their proceeds to charity.  Here are a few of my favorite products:

Deborah Lippmann Shape of My Heart

10% of proceed will benefit Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, CA

10% of proceeds will benefit the Beast Cancer Foundation Center

10% of proceeds will benefit the Beast Cancer Foundation Center

Boscia Tsubaki Beauty Oil

20% of the proceeds is given to The Rose, a charity that supports women with breast cancer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) PUMPKIN PATCHES

I love this time of year.  And one thing that really gets me in the spirit is heading to a pumpkin patch.  I love to wander around and find the perfect pumpkins for carving.  I’m no master carver but there’s nothing more fun to me than the traditional lopsided pumpkin smile.  Stay tuned on my social media accounts if you’d like to see the final product!

Pumpkins

3) HALLOWEEN PARTIES

It seems like most Halloween parties are happening this weekend and it’s one of my favorite parties of the year.  It might be tied with Christmas and New Year parties…  I can’t decide.  Seeing everyone’s costumes is always a blast and I usually have mine planned out for the follow year by November 1st.  I’m really excited about my costume but it’s a secret for now!  You’ll just have to wait!  Oh, the suspense!  What are you going to be?

4) PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING

You want to know how I know it’s fall?  It’s not boots, not sweaters, not the changing colors of the leaves.  It’s pumpkin spice everything emerging!  I mean, seriously!  You can get candles, creamer, coffee, beer, soap, etc in pumpkin spice flavors.  And of course pumpkin pie starts popping up on menus all over.  I personally love it.  I tend to over do it and will be over it by December but I can’t help it!  It’s like my cat nip!

starbucks-pumpkin-spice-latte

5) FASHION 2.0: SEASON OF CHANGE BY YULI ZIV

Yuli Ziv’s next book in her Fashion 2.0 series will be a controversial hit discussed widely among those in the industry.  It forecasts how the changing world of technology will disrupt the fashion industry.  Without a doubt, technology will change all of us but this book sounds interesting and scary specific to fashion.  My copy is on its way and I’m looking forward to doing a book review on it soon!

Yuli Ziv

Pike Place Market: Seattle, WA

Me at Pike Place Market

We were in Washington this past week to celebrate my step sister’s wedding so we took advantage of this time to do a bit of exploring!  I love Seattle and no visit there would be complete without a walk through Pike Place Market.  This continuous farmer’s market has been going for over a century and is full of many treasures and sights.  It’s home to the Pike Place Fish Company where the men throw your purchases (with astonishing accuracy!) across the whole store front for packaging.  It’s a fun sight to see!  I can’t imagine I’d be very good at catching a slippery fish!!

We nibbled on salmon on a stick while checking out the few blocks worth of gorgeous flowers.  These bouquets are done with expert skill and won’t break the bank.  Most large bouquets were only $10!  If I were a local, my house would always have fresh flowers.  There are also many other artisans there with everything from jewelry to clothing to obsidian knives.  It’s really a fun spot to check out for both tourists and locals alike.

Oh and you can’t forget it’s across the street from the very first Starbucks!  It’s crazy how long the line gets but still a good stop before heading into the market.  Dont’ forget your souvenir mug!!

Fish Fly

Flowers at Pike Place MarketPike Place Fish CoCrab legsMe eating salmon on a stick