Bronzer is my go to. Some work days (and especially in the summer) I just throw on a little eye liner, bronzer and head out the door. My favorite item though is lipstick - I feel like you don't look completely made up until the lips are done and most of the time I'm wearing YSL color 26 rose libertin and Sephora brand rouge shine color 18 just dating on top.
Cocktail of choice?
Pinot Grigo. I love my wine and I'll switch it up with other whites but I'm not a red girl. If I'm feeling adventurous I'll go for a martini. One of our favorite date nights is running out to grab a drink before dinner or enjoying a drink at our home bar (I'll be sharing soon).
Vacation destination - repeat?
My favorite vacation was definitely our honeymoon in Bora Bora. But my repeat destination is definitely California. We love the area and have such fun there so we've been trying to make a point to go once a year - to our favorite places in Beverly Hills for part of the trip paired with a different place that we've never been before for the other part.
Vacation destination - wanderlust?
To be very honest, I'm much more of a domestic traveler international. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of places that I want to travel to overseas - London being at the top of the list but there are so many amazing resorts here that have me in this mindset for the time being.
The answer to this question really does change frequently - like by the month - but right now the top of my big trip list is Hawaii. And if we're being honest, I've already been but I really want to go back :)
Where did you go college?
I went to a huge school out west - the University of Arizona. No no, I'm just kidding but I ALMOST did. Almost as in my mom mailed in my dorm room papers and deposit then when I got cold feet about going so far she had to undo it.
I had good intuition because where I actually went was Johnson & Wales in Rhode Island and I still got a little homesick there. 5-6 hours in the car beats 5-6 hours in the air though. I didn't have school on Fridays, the only year in the dorms every room had a private bathroom, I made the best of friends, was the president of my sorority my final semester and even met my husband (and four of my bridesmaids!)
How did you meet Derek?
We met in college. I'll get into the specifics later (the date might be coming up) but his original plan wasn't for JWU either - he transferred in. God is so good isn't He?? We talk all the time about where we'd be or what would have happened if we each went with our initial college plans.
What type of dog is Stella?
I get this question a lot and she's a F-1 mini goldendoodle.
How did she get her name?
We always knew after a wedding would bring a puppy for us and joked that we'd call her Stella after Derek's favorite beer - Stella Artois. When we found a puppy to get (which happened pretty quickly) we didn't give it a second thought.
Room in the house?
My office or the kitchen - I love relaxing in my office chair watching TV but we have an open kitchen so I love being in there yet still being near the family room. I also love when our kitchen is full of people :)
Off day routine?
If there's nothing going on in the office on a Friday then I won't need to go in. My mornings usually start with the gym and/or Stella walk and grocery store then whatever errands need to be done. Every so often mom and I will do a little shopping or I'll do what needs to be done around the house and every few weeks that's a deep clean. I do love my home office so it's not rare to be home another day of the week too.
Can you cook?
Yes, but most definitely not gourmet, elegant meals. We're talking simple casserole, crockpot, on the stove, few ingredient dishes. But I have fun doing it, we like how it tastes and that works around here!
My favorite thing to serve up for guests is appetizers, if you couldn't tell from the endless list I share.
Roses. Sweet, simple and classic.
Date nights, my favorite.
Traveling, of course.
Celebrating holidays, literally any of them.
Tailgating and cheering on Penn State football.
Walking Stella, my favorite form of exercise but if not that then some kind each day.
Hosting, especially my family and best friends, spending time with them too.
Taking photos, I love documenting all our memories.
Cooking and baking, but like I said only easy things.
Shopping, let's be honest - who doesn't love it?
At the moment… baths. I'm addicted.
And probably a lot more that I just can't think of right now.
Linking up with Thoughts for Thursday today.